We've had our ups and downs like in any marriage, but we always come back to the place we call us.
Now getting back to that thing that came up in conversation again today; it was regarding the meaning of the name Kelleher. On Ancestry.com, they describe the Kelleher name meaning as "companion-dear" or "lover of company."
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One of my husband's friends told him that the name translated more closely to "a man who overly loves his wife." Now when I heard this, I have to admit I was a bit skeptical so I started looking on-line today to see if in fact this might be true. Ancestry.com's definition seemed on the right track.
To my surprise on another website called Irish Central.com, I found an article that made mention of this specific translation. Here's the link to the article: http://www.irishcentral.com/roots/families_clans/The-Kelleher-clan.html
This is an excerpt from that article called "The Kelleher Clan" by Conn Corrigan.
Kelleher exists also as Keliher, Kellaher, Kelliher, etc. The modern forms of the name are derived from the Irish name O Ceileachair, from ceileachar, which means "uxorious," or "excessively fond of one's wife."
Tom Kelleher, my husband, at the Grand Canyon in 2003.
Kelleher...I think the name is very fitting for this man.