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Is 'your' baby name popular? What does it mean? And what does Mumsnet's (not-so-serious) Baby name finder predict?
I don't mean William or Mary,I'd like to hear some old English names,like Ethelbert or Elfleda...
goralka I did know a (very old) Wolfie once - not sure it was from Beowulf though
Lovely names Don't forget about Caedmon (first poet in the English language!)Usually ae would have been written as ash (æ - not sure if that will show up properly - a digraph of a and e). Pronounced 'a' as in 'hat'. We think!Also Dunstan, Wilfrid, Cedd (Chad)... and of course not forgetting the most popular Anglo-Saxon girls' name, Aelfgiefu.
How do you pronounce Aelfgiefu?I like Caedmon...if I'm pronouncing it correctly...
Aelfgiefu is pronounced Alf-yiv-oo.Caedmon is pronounced Cadmon.Roughly speaking!
We toyed with Caedmon but went with Aidan.
Is Willow an old english name or am I just thinking of romanticised US films of Olde England? eg The Princess Bride..I only ask as I am expecting a girl and hubby loves this name but I'm not sure, even though I bloody well suggested it -durp...
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