Help with Welsh names

(25 Posts)
MalbecAndLindt Thu 15-Sep-16 14:14:39

First baby is due in Feb. We are planning on using Welsh names. Live in Wales, DP and his family have Welsh names, and are fluent in Welsh. This child, plus future children, will be going to a Welsh medium school, so just feels nice and natural.

Our boys name has been chosen even before TTC, I still adore it now and it definitely feels "right". The name is Rhys. I even think "When Rhys is born..." when we aren't even planning on finding out the sex until birth.

For girls, a favourite is Ffion and I also like Nia. Can't use Seren.

However, I still want to compile a list 'just in case', such as if the baby doesn't look like a Rhys or Ffion. Failing that, it's good prep for future baby #2! I prefer the more usual/mainstream Welsh names (especially for boys), just because I worry about the usability if they wanted to travel, etc.

What names can you throw my way?

Hinkypunk Thu 15-Sep-16 14:20:11

Morgan
Osian
Iolo
Lloyd
Iestyn

Rhiannon
Rhian
Megan
Bethan
Angharad

LadyMonicaBaddingham Thu 15-Sep-16 14:20:56

Idris
Dafydd
Steffan

Cerys
Manon
Angharad

user1470043860 Thu 15-Sep-16 14:21:43

My favourites:

Meddie

Deio

Hinkypunk Thu 15-Sep-16 14:22:09

Love Dafydd but we couldn't use it.

Hinkypunk Thu 15-Sep-16 14:33:54

Aled
Taliesin
Dylan
Bran

Eleri
Mali
Alis
Arianwen
Bronwyn
Catrin

MumiTravels Thu 15-Sep-16 14:39:21

Eleri
Elin
Cari
Alys
Arwen
Lowri

I love Haf as a middle name or Eira depending on the season.

I find boys names more difficult.

I like Bran
Osian
Ieuan
Gruff

wineapotamus Thu 15-Sep-16 20:28:29

Nye (short for Aneurin) is a great name.
I also like Gethin and Gwill. I would have either of these two as a name for Nye's baby brother but dh says no. If it's a girl I'm pushing for Anwyn/Anwen. I love Welsh names.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 15-Sep-16 20:33:44

Anwen
Gwilym
Dylan
Merryn
Gwynneth

ForeverEyesOfBlue Thu 15-Sep-16 20:42:38

My favourites are:

Celyn
Llinos
Alys
Also love Dyddgu and Lleucu but they're very Welsh, if you see what I mean...

Tomos
Hari
Ianto
Macsen

Caldini22 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:36:08

Huw

velocitygir1 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:40:44

I have a Meredith and if I had another boy he would be Geraint.

sonlypuppyfat Thu 15-Sep-16 21:43:34

I've got a Ffiongrin

katemess12 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:43:58

Arwen for a girl.

I'm not sure if it predates Lord of the Rings, or if it was created by Tolkien, but I love it. It's intuitive in pronunciation and spelling, too, in case she ever travels outside of Wales/the UK.

Sophronia Thu 15-Sep-16 23:05:08

Tesni
Aderyn
Alis
Anwen
Arianwen
Bethan
Bronwen
Carys
Cerys
Deryn
Elin
Eleri
Lowri
Megan
Morwen
Olwen

Aled
Bryn
Carwyn
Dylan
Ellis
Emlyn
Emrys
Evan
Gethin
Huw
Idris
Macsen/Maxen
Madoc
Merrion
Morgan
Owen
Rhodri
Rhydian
Steffan
Tomos
Tristan

GreatFuckability Sat 17-Sep-16 02:20:48

Cadi
Cerys
Celyn
Medi
Elin
Enfys
Siwan
Eleri

Taran
Cai
Ioan
Llyr
Gruff
Macsen

user1471734618 Sat 17-Sep-16 02:40:16

Tanwen
Angharad
Manon
Iola

Caio
Iestyn
Taliesin

TwllBach Sat 17-Sep-16 03:42:08

I met a little menna at music class this week. She's lovely and I like the name!!

fatowl Sat 17-Sep-16 05:07:07

I've got a

Bethan Myfanwy
Elin Arianwen
Cerys Rhiannon (we knew she was a girl and all through the pregnancy she was Rhiannon Cerys- but when she was born she looked much more like a Cerys- so I know where you're coming from OP)

Also on our girl list was

Bronwyn
Carys
Catrin
Ffion

Any boy we might have had would have been Owain Lewis (the Lewis being a family name)

For a boy we also liked

Gareth
Bryn
Ieuan

OvariesBeforeBrovaries Sat 17-Sep-16 18:55:31

I have a Celyn; she always gets complimented on her name. If her name didn't end in "yn" the next girl would be Deryn. Gorgeous gorgeous name.

Others we like -

GIRLS
Teleri
Lowri
Llinos
Cadi
Heledd
Angharad
Mai
Carys
Beca
Manon
Alaw

BOYS
Tegid
Bryn
Ieuan
Gethin
Huw
Arwel
Idris
Macsen
Owain

WhateverWillBe Sat 17-Sep-16 21:24:13

I've always loved Llinos for a girl - by far my favourite Welsh name.

nightandthelight Sun 18-Sep-16 17:47:40

For a Feb baby I would go for Eirlys smile

Flappergirl86 Sat 24-Sep-16 17:56:27

My name's Rhiannon, I'm sure you'll all agree its fabulous wink

Swifey Sat 24-Sep-16 17:59:09

A Welsh friend of mine has a son called Gwion, and his nickname is Gwi, which I love

Thatwaslulu Sat 24-Sep-16 19:14:17

My dad's family is Welsh. The girls have English names, but the males:
Enos
Alwyn
Bryn
Daffyd

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