Arwen?

(39 Posts)
Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 16:28:13

Anyone like this name or is The Lord of the rings connection mean its a no no?

Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 16:29:07

Sorry should have said as a girls name!

MissLToeishavingsantasbabyboo Sun 09-Dec-12 16:29:15

I thought lord of the rings as soon as I saw it which is a shame because it is a beautiful name.

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 16:36:16

How about awen which is welsh and said pretty much the same. Would get the lotr immediate connections either

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 16:43:41

Wouldn't

saycheeeeeese Sun 09-Dec-12 16:50:00

I love Arwen and actually wouldn't care about LOTR association......it's s beautiful name but I'm a Tolkien geek smile

Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 16:52:33

I've seen it spelt arwyn too which would remove the association but I don't think it's looks as pretty.

WayneDeer Sun 09-Dec-12 16:53:35

Lord of the rings but nice nonetheless

legalalien Sun 09-Dec-12 16:54:21

I say go for it, despite the lotr thing. Sam is still ok, isn't it?

I do think, though, that frodo might be not such a good idea.

squoosh Sun 09-Dec-12 16:56:50

I'd assume the parents were LOTR geeks who possibly took part in medieval battle reenactments at the weekend.

YDdraigGoch Sun 09-Dec-12 16:58:38

What about Anwen. Pretty Welsh name and no LOTR connection.

HoHoHoHum Sun 09-Dec-12 17:03:41

-wyn spellings are male, so it should definitely be Arwen, not Arwyn. I think it's lovely, might not use it if you & your DH are short though ;)

I know an Eirwen, meaning Snow White apparently.

PretzelTime Sun 09-Dec-12 17:07:06

I would name her something similar if you like the sound of the name but not spell it exactly like the LOTR character.

mercibucket Sun 09-Dec-12 17:07:55

So long as her brother isn't called Legolas

It's a lovely name, I really like it. Prob best if you and dh are the hippy lotr type

mercibucket Sun 09-Dec-12 17:07:56

So long as her brother isn't called Legolas

It's a lovely name, I really like it. Prob best if you and dh are the hippy lotr type

Weissdorn Sun 09-Dec-12 17:10:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

legalalien Sun 09-Dec-12 17:12:17

Hohoho - does that mean bronwyn shod be bronwen? No vested interest, just something to file away for future reference....

fossil97 Sun 09-Dec-12 17:17:09

Yes it's a lovely name. There is a LOTR connection but does it especially matter- try to think of a name not used in literature somewhere.

I knew an Arwen when I was at university - I did think her parents must have spotted the name in Tolkein but didn't assume they were complete role playing geeks. Galadriel might have been different!

Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 17:23:46

grin am laughing at some of these comments about hippies and battle reenactments!
Didn't realise the wyn and wen thing was for boys and girls so thanks for pointing that out.
Maybe it would make a nice middle name?

mysterymeg Sun 09-Dec-12 17:38:11

I like it. Hubby vetoed it yesterday though grrrr

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 18:25:36

YES it should be BronwEn

Sorry personal bugbear, can you tell? smile

hattymattie Sun 09-Dec-12 18:28:37

I think it's lovely - I love LOTR as well but this name passes. Again - steer clear of Legolas grin

TenthMuse Sun 09-Dec-12 18:29:55

I do think LOTR, but I like it - really pretty name. Came across one in a school I worked in - adorable girl, but definitely more of a Hobbit than an elf!

PandaNot Sun 09-Dec-12 18:44:57

I know a six week old Arwen. Parents are lotr geeks but they admit it! Their other two daughters have literary names too and she fits in beautifully. I like it.

LittlemissChristmas Sun 09-Dec-12 18:51:41

I like it smile

legalalien Sun 09-Dec-12 18:56:26

Gwyn/gwen -it's all making sense now!

VenusRising Sun 09-Dec-12 19:14:27

Ha ha ha "Maybe it would make a nice middle name? "
Middle Earth more like. You better hope she's an Elf, not a Hobbit, Orc or Dwarf. Her Elven sister could be Galadriel?

BTW Is your house called Rivendell - it's the most popular (last friendly) house name in the UK?
And 'The Hobbit' film is out in 4 days, so everyone will know her age!
Careful!

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 19:17:10

Galadriel makes me think of a tall ship

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 19:22:20

My Welsh friend is called Awen, which seems much nicer.

VenusRising Sun 09-Dec-12 22:47:23

Yes, exotic, Tolkien based the name on the Welsh name.

echidnakid Sun 09-Dec-12 23:49:40

Love it!

Polkadotfanatic Mon 10-Dec-12 19:38:24

I love it, but a life time of "oh Tolkien" would put me off.

A name I have loved aswell which has a similar feel is Elowen -Cornish meaning Elm Tree smile Perfection

Slothlorien Mon 10-Dec-12 19:48:28

Beautiful name

ContinentalKat Mon 10-Dec-12 19:52:29

Lotr definitely the first thing that springs to mind. Beautiful name, though. We have a lovely neighbour called Arwen.

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Mon 10-Dec-12 21:14:50

What squoosh said grin

Lovely name though.

chipmonkey Mon 10-Dec-12 22:31:35

I knew a family who named their house Bag End.

Jakeyblueblue Mon 10-Dec-12 23:53:10

Elowen is pretty smile

crazycrofter Thu 03-Jan-13 23:45:47

We have an Arwen! In eight years only two people have made the LOTR connection. Everyone else just asks if we are Welsh! I was worried about it but she is a fairly minor character amongst many and most people just don't remember all the names. So go for it!

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