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Struggling to find a cornish boys name

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mrspir8 Mon 19-Jul-10 15:54:23

My OH is a scot DD1 is named Isla, he got his scottish name!

I am cornish so I want our 2nd child to have a cornish name. Hubby is very conservative, especially for a boys name. His only suggestion is Tom or Tam. Tam I do like but it's another bloomin scots name so not fair!

Do not want Demelza or Karenza, Trevelyan, Piran, those are jaw achingly boring if you are cornish. Surname is Bevan

Choices are girl:
Morvah
Merryn
Tean
Hendra (more commonly a boys name)

Boy:

Jago
Ennor
Tean
Tyack

I LOVE Jago. Really cool I think and can be shortened to Jay which is very normal and conservative sounding.

I am worried that Tean is a bit, ahem, chavvy? (winces away from possible flaming-sorry) and the same for Tyack-because you know it will be shortened to Ty. I am not sure about Ennor but i think it's unusual and therefore interesting.

Colliecross Mon 19-Jul-10 16:02:04

I love Merryn for a girl. Have also just head of a new baby girl Lamorna.
I know a little boy called Sennen, which is nice, only people do ask if he was conceived there.
I agree with you about Tean tho, bit chavvy.

mrspir8 Mon 19-Jul-10 16:06:16

Tried out Sennen and lamorna on hubby but to no avail!

Sorry should have said it's aminly the boys name were struggling with. The girls names are ok with him and his top choice is merryn, I think Merryn Bevan sounds a bit weird in the mouth though.

MrsFlittersnoop Mon 19-Jul-10 16:06:32

Jago is v. cool smile.

piratecat Mon 19-Jul-10 16:10:03

yes I like Jago, its great (am assuming it's pronounced with the J sound not a Y sound sorry have german in family)

Colliecross Mon 19-Jul-10 16:12:04

I think Merryn Bevan is lovely and leaves lots of scope for middle names.
I have never known it was 'Jaygo' as I thought it was 'Yaygo' IYSWIM, like Jaeger.
What about Tremayne?

happywheezer Mon 19-Jul-10 16:12:40

I knew a Mawgan, who lived in Mevagissy!
His name was indeed cornish.

Tidey Mon 19-Jul-10 16:13:09

Kenan
Yestin
Cador
Talan
Tristan
Meryn (could be used as a boys name too)

I like Jago though.

Redfox Mon 19-Jul-10 16:26:21

I have a Jago aged 8 who is cool dude, not many Jagos round here - south east, I know its very popular in cornwall.
I dont tend to shorthen it though

MrsZuko Mon 19-Jul-10 16:45:35

I named my ds (2) Jago thinking that he could shorten it to Jay if he wanted. I decided to have the courage of my convictions though and not shorten it myself. Bafflingly my MIL, who was the one who suggested the name, will only refer to him as Jay..

TarkaLiotta Mon 19-Jul-10 16:55:27

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SpiderWilliam Mon 19-Jul-10 17:07:14

I'm not Cornish, so hope I'm not about to say anything stupid, but isn't Petroc a Cornish name? I knew one at uni and have always liked the name, but have no roots that could justify using the name myself.

Lio Mon 19-Jul-10 17:13:12

Thumbs up for Jago.

Octoberduedate Mon 19-Jul-10 17:34:12

I know a Jago and he is very cute. Wonderful name. I think it's the Cornish for James, isn't it?

GladioliBuckets Mon 19-Jul-10 17:42:29

I know a girl called Sennen.

UnholyMoley Mon 19-Jul-10 17:50:54

My niece's middle name is Sennen, and I know a (7yr old) Jago, who's sister's middle name is Sennen too.

We were going to have a Jago if we had a boy (didn't), and then we got a dog, so we called him Jago instead grin

freerangeeggs Mon 19-Jul-10 18:37:42

Jago is fab. We have a couple at school and it works well. It sounds great with Isla, too.

You've inspired me to look up some Cornish names now am fascinated by them! I found Kitto, which is pretty cool for a boy. Is it really used in Cornwall?

overmydeadbody Mon 19-Jul-10 18:41:04

Sorry to sound ignorant, but is it pronounced Jaygo or Yaygo?

meadowlarks Mon 19-Jul-10 18:53:06

My favourite Cornish name is Kenver for a boy. I've never been a fan of Jago but I like Tremain and Ennor.

skidoodly Mon 19-Jul-10 18:59:51

Another vote for Ennor - swoonsome

meadowlarks Mon 19-Jul-10 20:14:28

overmydeadbody - It's Jaygo unless you're Dutch.

I've always pronounced Ennor "Enna" but I suppose it's meant to have a Cornish drawl to it? Like "Ennorrr" grin

missy10 Mon 19-Jul-10 20:20:16

jowen ( its cornish for john )

CapitalText Mon 19-Jul-10 21:04:18

Morvah for a girl, Jago for a boy.

twolittlemonkeys Mon 19-Jul-10 21:06:32

I like Meryn and Jago best.

vaunieathome Mon 19-Jul-10 21:57:46

Think Jago is cool and love Ennor too. There was a girl at my old school with the lovely and v unusual cornish name of Breock. Also, what about Endellion...or is that too Tolkien-esque?

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