A question related to Gaelic names
Halò! I have found a question related to how to spell some names in Scottish Gaelic: When translating non-Scottish names or Lowlander names into Gaelic, do I need to Gaelicize the forenames? For example, should I write Alex Salmond’s name in Gaelic as Alasdair Salmond?
No. You call him what he wants to be called, which is, I assume, Alex. I have a son called Dafydd (the Welsh for David); I would object if someone were to call him David, if for no other reason that he has Dafydd on his birth certificate, and that is his name, and that is how he wishes to be addressed.
I'm not a master of Gaelic names or Orthography but I think that if Lacey were to be rendered in Gaelic it would probably have an ì for the y sound and an s instead of a c. I know there're lot's of places to find Irish spellings of names so i'd bet you can find something equivalent for Gaelic.
In practice, if there is not a straightforward "traditional" Gaelic-English equivalent for a first name, most people would be likely just to keep the non-Gaelic name as it is. The fact that a name contains letters not present in the Gaelic alphabet is not really an issue. There are plenty high-profile people in the Gaelic world with first names without "traditional" equivalents, who use the same first name in Gaelic and English (at least in public, I don't know them personally) - Julie Fowlis, Joy Dunlop, Karen NicMhàthain/Karen Matheson etc. That's not to say that you can't/shouldn't have fun creating your own Gaelic version of your name with a phonetic spelling or some other way if you want to...
That makes complete sense I appreciate that:) When writing and speaking I will probably just use my English name although I am curious to know how my name would have been spelled, would you know how to figure that out because i am still new to Gaelic and am not familiar with sounding out words.