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Angharad - how do you pronounce it?

(26 Posts)
BuntyPenfold Mon 13-Jun-11 16:10:36

Is the d pronounced? I don't know anyone called this.

thebeansmum Mon 13-Jun-11 16:13:08

'Ann-Harrod' is the only way I have known it to be pronounced

QOD Mon 13-Jun-11 16:13:54

I know one - It's Ann Harrad

pooka Mon 13-Jun-11 16:14:27

An-harrad. That's how my best friend at school pronounced it.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 13-Jun-11 16:16:48

I've only ever known it be pronounced Ang-Harrad.

oohlaalaa Mon 13-Jun-11 16:22:25

I have heard it pronounced both Ang-har-ahd and Ann-Harad.

I've always pronouced it Ang-har-ahd, the same as my Welsh DH's pronounces it. He may not be correct.

oohlaalaa Mon 13-Jun-11 16:23:28

The g is quite soft, so perhaps in English accent Ann Harrad is better?

CherryDrops Mon 13-Jun-11 16:24:23


GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 13-Jun-11 16:25:34

I've heard it both with 'g' and without. Lovely name.

BuntyPenfold Mon 13-Jun-11 16:35:04

It's not a th on the end then?

JemimaMop Mon 13-Jun-11 19:26:12

Ang-harrad (I am Welsh and it is my DD's middle name).

"ng" is a letter in Welsh, you say it as as you would say the "ang" part of "angst"

Definitely a hard "d" at the end. Are you thinking of the letter "dd" which is like a hard "th" eg at the end of Dafydd?

squeak2392 Tue 14-Jun-11 19:57:10

I pn it Ann Harad. I live in S Wales and know someone with this name who pn it like this, and also another one who lives in N Wales who pn it like this (although I don't know if she's actually from N Wales).

squeak2392 Tue 14-Jun-11 19:58:29

Out of curiosity, what made you think the 'd' wasn't pn confused.

Mumanator Tue 14-Jun-11 19:58:39

I taught an Ang - hah- rad last year - she said it like that.

WestYorkshirePudding Tue 14-Jun-11 20:28:46

If you have to ask then don't use the name.

ShoutyHamster Wed 15-Jun-11 09:46:29

Would only be a th if it were a dd at the end

threefeethighandrising Wed 15-Jun-11 09:48:38

Ang har rad - the stress on the middle syllable

threefeethighandrising Wed 15-Jun-11 09:52:56

"If you have to ask then don't use the name."

Sorry I completely disagree with that sentiment. If everyone avoids names which the English find difficult then that's the death of Welsh / Scottish / Irish culture in action. Please can I remind you that this is the United Kingdom, which is made up of distinct countries with their own culture and traditions, not just England!

And anyway, if the English have learnt to cope with Siobhan, Niamh, Sian etc, why not Angaharad next?

Stars22 Wed 15-Jun-11 12:20:18

I looked after an Angharad (shes 7 now), her mum told me that it was suppose to be pronounced Ang - Harrod, but that it was ok to say it like Ann - Harrad. You really do have to pronounce the H in the middle tho. As a shortened name i find myself calling her 'Harr' now that shes older. I dont think its an easy name to shorten tho she sometimes gets 'Harry' and other times is 'Ang-ey'. Also when i used to have to say her name at groups we went to so many people used to think i was saying her name was Anne and her surname was Harrod, no one ever knew how to spell it either. I do hear of it a bit more often now tho.

rachel1970 Wed 15-Jun-11 12:38:07

"If you have to ask then don't use the name."

I completely disagree. Our local primary school has children from all nationalities and yes, you do have to ask how some are pronounce - but how lovely to have such a variety of names with such different backgrounds.

Angharad is lovely, Ann or Angie would be cute nicknames.

JemimaMop Wed 15-Jun-11 13:44:32

Most Angharads that I know shorten it to Harad or Haz.

mopsyflopsy Wed 15-Jun-11 14:25:23

Lovely name imo.

BuntyPenfold Wed 15-Jun-11 22:01:54

Thanks everyone.

stoppinchingthedummy Wed 15-Jun-11 22:04:14

I know an Angharad who is Haddie for short smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 16-Jun-11 07:29:35

Both the ones I know are Harry.

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