Extinct Baby names

(25 Posts)
QueenLizIII Thu 06-Oct-16 01:03:19

Interesting article

www.brit.co/rare-unique-baby-names-extinct/

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 06-Oct-16 01:20:17

Pretty sure that's not how you pronounce Llewellyn.

Out2pasture Thu 06-Oct-16 01:23:12

I've only known one Llewelyn and that is how he pronounced it.

midsomermurderess Thu 06-Oct-16 13:22:35

I do rather like Inigo and Thisbe, a lot of the others seem quite American, Waldo, Sondra etc and I wouldn't seen them as a loss.

PatriciaHolm Thu 06-Oct-16 13:53:08

Well, Brit.co is an American site, and their source is talking about names registered in the US!

Soubriquet Thu 06-Oct-16 13:56:07

I would have thought Alpha was a boys name

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 06-Oct-16 15:37:02

I really liked me Inigo too, thought it was more popular.

chinlo Thu 06-Oct-16 16:15:41

"Pretty sure that's not how you pronounce Llewellyn"

It is

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 06-Oct-16 16:22:09

Not in Wales it's not. It is a Welsh name.

FlysInDreams Thu 06-Oct-16 16:49:10

There is a Llewelyn in 'No country for old men', and it was pronounced like that (in the film, anyway). So an Americanised version?

squoosh Thu 06-Oct-16 16:58:12

I take my pronunciation cue from the purple clad god.

tinkwastaken Thu 06-Oct-16 21:01:41

In Wales there are plenty of Llewelyns and I know a little Inigo too.

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 06-Oct-16 21:10:29

It drives me bonkers that no one would tell a French person how a French name should be pronounced. Or an Indian person how an Indian name should be pronounced.

But a Welsh name? Nah we know better.hmm

WeArePregnant11 Thu 06-Oct-16 21:31:50

I really like Remus and Elmo.

Alpha is pretty cool, tbh smile

TownMouseCuntMouse Fri 07-Oct-16 15:05:06

Hahahaha!!! Yeah, definitely not how you pronounce Llewelyn. Just like how Llanelli isn't pronounced 'lan-ELL-ee'. No matter how many times English people say it that way, it doesn't make it right!

ShutTheFridgeUp Fri 07-Oct-16 15:13:48

How do you pronounce it?! I need to know now!

TownMouseCuntMouse Fri 07-Oct-16 15:16:37

Ummm i'm not sure how to transcribe the 'll' sound...you basically put the front half of your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth and blow air down the sides of the tongue. That's the best I can do!

ShutTheFridgeUp Fri 07-Oct-16 15:21:30

That strangely makes sense, thanks! I shall ask the Welsh lady I work with to pronounce it for me next time I see her!

SansasEscape Sat 08-Oct-16 20:11:37

LOVE Alpha

JasperDamerel Sat 08-Oct-16 20:18:45

Inigo was on our shortlist for DS. But DD's name was rare enough not to show up on the list of names at all, do I am obviously a fan of rarity in names.

Blimeygirl Sat 08-Oct-16 20:24:24

May out me but hey ho we have a Remus! Have only had a few "that's interesting!" Mainly people love the name and I love that I haven't taught one neither has any other teacher I know!

LovelyBranches Sat 08-Oct-16 23:40:14

I am Welsh and know quite a few Llew's. Llewelyn. It's pronounced Ll (tongue behind teeth and blow) eeew-el-in

neonrainbow Sun 09-Oct-16 08:06:11

I like remus but i think it only ever be associated with Harry potter.

I like claudine.

Blimeygirl Sun 09-Oct-16 20:50:57

I think the association depends on which generation they belong to as the older generation seem to mainly think Romulus and Remus and the younger ones think of Harry Potter!

steppemum Sun 09-Oct-16 21:54:04

While I pay respects to the correct welsh pronunciation, I think it is true to say that many names do change their pronunciation when they are adopted by another language group. Names that spring to mind as being pronounced differently in English:
Ivan, Angelique, Irene, Jean, Isaac, Michael

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