I am welsh but moved to the north of england a few years ago. My husband is from where we live. we are expecting dc5. All of our other children have names which we finally managed to agree on after months of no`s from him!. I would love to name this baby after one of my grandparents who were evan or gwyneth but my husband says they are too welsh sounding considering our baby will be brought up here.
I love Evan, I'd have had it on my list if it went with my surname. I don't think Evan is too Welsh at all. Gwyneth is quite Welsh but neither one is unpronounceable or unspellable to non-Welsh people.
I love both of those.My big brother is called Evan.Although it seems to be getting strangely popular with non-Welsh families at least going by mumsnet! I have only met one other adult Evan and I know one small Evan (2).We are in Wales/Welsh.
I don't think they're too Welsh at all (but then I'm Welsh!). They're easy to spell and pronounce, which would be the major factors for me. I know a lovely little Evan who's being brought up in England by Welsh parents. I also know a lovely little Filipino Gwyneth
My name is Gwyneth and I have a Welsh mother but grew up in England. I find it is often mis-spelt as Gweneth, and I hate being called Gwen. I've been called Gwyn or Gwynnie when I was younger which I don't mind. My sister was called Ceridwen which is a bit more unusual and difficult to get used to, but she was known as Ceri. I like Evan too.
my boys have very welsh names - my DH is welsh and I am not -and we live in england apart from the spelling issue with one of them - no issues. I think when your DCs get to school you will find quite a range of names-some of which are much more unsuel than the ones you are suggesting - so I think things have changed
ah thanks! I am using your replies to show dh he is being too sensitive. He has very very simple taste in names e.g he actually suggested ronald for a boy - uh no.(no offence to any mums of ronalds....)