Aneurin - I have questions

(39 Posts)
YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 21:44:57

Is it pronounced A-NYE-rin? Or An-YUR-in? Or something else? And how would you shorten it? DH has Welsh heritage but we are English living in England, could we get away with it? I really love it...

JanePurdy Thu 02-Jan-14 21:52:21

A NYE rin. I love it. I have known two who were both shortened to Nye. One is in his 30s and one is a toddler.

YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 21:54:44

Thanks JanePurdy I thought that was right!

Does it sound too much like Anakin? Love Star Wars but hate the Skywalker brat!

mejon Thu 02-Jan-14 21:56:37

The Welsh pronunciation is An-ey-rin (the 'ey' sound is like the 'ay' in hay or say) but it is also prn. (incorrectly in my view wink) An-eye-rin - which lends itself to the shortened Nye.

greeneyes1978 Thu 02-Jan-14 21:57:48

I have an Aneurin and lived in England before moving to Wales. We use Nye nearly all the time and pronounce it a-Nye-rin if we use his full name. I know someone who has just use Nye as the full name. I love both of them.

YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 22:01:49

mejon would we be upsetting Welsh people if we pronounced it with a NYE rather than a NAY? I like both ways!

BrokenFairylights Thu 02-Jan-14 22:02:02

I think the pronunciation depends on which part of Wales you hail from, Northern and Southern welsh folk pronounce it quite differently. Both ways are fine but personally I'd always say an-eye-rin. I've known a few who all pronounce it that way. grin

TheAwfulDaughter Thu 02-Jan-14 22:04:17

I love it. The only thing you might want to consider though is that it makes me think of Aneurin Bevan (Labour politician who created the NHS), and I'm sure it would spring to people's minds too. I personally think it's a lovely namesake to have.

greeneyes1978 Thu 02-Jan-14 22:08:51

Mine is named partly in honour of Aneurin Beven and I love that connotation. I have had no negative comments about the way we pronounce it, we live in South Wales. It is quite old fashioned here, a bit like calling your child Sidney in England!

sonlypuppyfat Thu 02-Jan-14 22:11:05

Love Welsh names. Greatest country in the world.

YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 22:26:15

Thanks all, it is firmly on THE LIST! Boys names are incredibly hard!

squoosh Thu 02-Jan-14 22:29:00

Welsh names are lovely but Aneurin just makes me think 'aneurysm'.

HermioneWeasley Thu 02-Jan-14 22:30:55

As a non Welsh speaker I would assume Aneurin was a girl's name. I would pronounce it "an-new-rin" if I saw it written down.

Reminds me of Anadin and aneurysm.

HermioneWeasley Thu 02-Jan-14 22:31:23

X post with squoosh!

Pronounced An-nay-rin. DS1's best friend is called Aneurin, Nay for short.

mum2jakie Thu 02-Jan-14 22:34:00

I also assumed this was a girl's name. It reminds me of a brand of pain killer. Might be a good choice if you are planning to move to Wales but can imagine the name being difficult to carry off in England.

TheFabulousIdiot Thu 02-Jan-14 22:35:11

It is ah-neigh-rin if you want to pronounce it properly. Typical that the first response was incorrect.

All the 'depends on what part of Wales you are in' stuff is still incorrect. The way the welsh alphabet works the correct way to pronounce it is not 'nye' but people do li to convince themselves otherwise.

peppapigmustdie Thu 02-Jan-14 22:38:40

Ah neigh rin here in North Wales and have never heard it pronounced Ah nye rin.

greeneyes1978 Thu 02-Jan-14 22:55:02

Oh dear, seems we've been pronouncing our son's name wrong for 5 years grin Still no one seems to mind down here!

YuffietheNinja Thu 02-Jan-14 23:00:00

A-NAY-rin is nice grin people are going to think it is "weird" either way (couldn't give two shiny shits about that), but I'd like to get it right!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 03-Jan-14 00:44:39

TheFab is correct.

Accents in different parts of Wales may alter the sound slightly but the Welsh alphabet doesn't change.

It's An-neigh-rin.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 03-Jan-14 00:45:37

Also it's a great name! smile

Kniternator Fri 03-Jan-14 01:01:18

DS2 is Aneurin, we pronounce it An-eyer-in. He is Nye for short.

TiffanyAtBreakfast Fri 03-Jan-14 01:01:48

Really made me think of Anadin or an aneurism sad sorry.

TheFabulousIdiot Fri 03-Jan-14 23:25:21

There's a woman on tv called Sian. She pronounces it sigh-Ann but it's clearly not supposed to be pronounced that way (should be Shan).

Same with Sinead or Siobhian. There are correct ways to say them and incorrect wats. A-nye-rin is wrong.

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