Well, I suppose I have Irish roots a few generations back...
Yeah it's a very gaeilge (Irish language) looking word! I didn't even know if it WAS a word and some googling came up with a possibility of two put together. What is it then? And by gaelic do you mean Irish or Scottish gaelic?
If it's Irish, it's probably pronounced "John Smith". Irish pronunciation just doesn't track the written word at all.
Nah, you're just reading it wrong... only joshing, know what you mean. It doesn't track the English pronunciation of those letters/combinations. Then, most other languages don't, being different languages!
(I'm Irish, as in from Ireland not American/Canadian/Timbucktoo-an Irish, so I could pronounce and read it just fine - just didn't know what the hell it meant! )