The other day at work someone was talking about Irish names. I joined the conversation and stated that my oldest son’s middle name was Irish. They inquired as to what the name was. I looked them straight in the eye and said again “My oldest son’s middle name is Irish.” Of course they thought I was losing it until I spelled the name for them “I-R-I-S-H.” His middle name is in honor of his great great grandfather whose last name was “Irish.” He was not from Ireland though. I think he was from Missouri.