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This name or that or that or that - Welsh girls names?

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gokeyyourself Wed 14-Sep-11 19:19:28

Well I now know what DCs name will be if a boy but now torn between girls names. (I'm welsh/ireland)

What one:

Tirion (tih-ryon) - gentle and happy
Teleri (tel-eh-ree) comes from eleri and also a river
Tanwen (Tan-wen) - Fire and then white,blessed
Tesni (Tess-ney) (one s in welsh is like a double s sound in english not a z sound) - warmth

letspickgoogleberries Wed 14-Sep-11 19:28:22

I adore Tesni. It's lovely.
Plus if you don't live in Wales or your DC eventually doesn't they can use Tes (said like Tess) as a nn. and actually Tes anywhere is nice. It would suit a little girl and a CEO so a win win if you ask me.
But second to Tesni I would have Teirion (though pronounciation would probably be more of a problem)

Meteorite Wed 14-Sep-11 19:31:12

Tirion - yes, like this
Teleri - OK
Tanwen - sounds like girls' name Anwen
Tesni - sounds like girls' name Tess

Meteorite Wed 14-Sep-11 19:32:51

blush Sorry, read too fast and they are girls' names - was replying as if for boys' names.

Tirion - very nice, although I did think it was a boys' name!
Teleri - nice
Tanwen - quite nice
Tesni - like

pickupsticks Wed 14-Sep-11 19:54:31


Kayano Wed 14-Sep-11 20:03:38

T thought Tirion was a boys name because of the dwaft from Game of thrones Tyrion!

I do like Tyrion the pesky little fella lol

hairylights Wed 14-Sep-11 21:48:34

Are you a Welsh speaker?

Tirion - sounds male to me
Teleri - much prefer Eleri (for either make sure the emphasis is in the "er" not the "el" and FgS don't rhyme it with "celery"
Tanwen OK much prefer Anwen (ensure it rhymes with "wren" rather than "win")
Tesni sounds horrible.

Imnotdarrellrivers Wed 14-Sep-11 22:03:33

Tesni or Tirion (which doesn't sound male to me)

rushofbloodtothefeet Wed 14-Sep-11 22:08:27

I love Tyrion! But the others are all gorgeous (sorry I know that doesn't help much)

gokeyyourself Wed 14-Sep-11 22:19:47

hairylights I went to welsh medium school and mam's first language is welsh - so yes I suppose I am (so I definatly know how to pronounce them). Eleri and Anwen are very 'normal' names (well back home at least and I know a few)
Tirion would be Tirion not Tyrion (not the same name in welsh - actually think it is related to Tyrone)

Kayano Wed 14-Sep-11 22:58:13

I know but pointing out the Tyrion thing just in case you didn't know because that sort of thing does
Bother some people

I E I live the name Esme but refuse to have it because of Twi--shite--light

hairylights Wed 14-Sep-11 23:00:37

smile was a genuine question as I know so many people who have given their children Welsh names but pronounce them completely wrongly. Not wanting to teach anyone to suck eggs though! Just a pet hate of mine. Welsh names are really lovely when pronounced right.

RueyBoey Sat 17-Sep-11 12:24:11

Tesni or Tirion

pixiestix Sat 17-Sep-11 12:55:24

Lovely names, I don't think you can go wrong there OP. smile

findmeawell Sun 18-Sep-11 13:13:00

Tirion followed closely by Tesni.

<wishes she could use welsh names>

anewmotivatedme Mon 19-Sep-11 10:28:40

Teleri - fabulous names. Also love Eleri.

My personal favourite welsh girls name is Iola.

anewmotivatedme Mon 19-Sep-11 10:34:03

hairylights - Teleri doesnt sound anything like Celery.

BelleEnd Mon 19-Sep-11 10:39:22

Tanwen is my favourite from your list. I am a Welsh speaker too, btw, and I know two male Tirions, though I do know that a few people use it for girls.

mejon Mon 19-Sep-11 16:17:13

anewmotiveatedme - pronounced properly Teleri/Eleri shouldn't sound like 'celery', but my middle name is Eleri and mis-pronounced by usually monoglot English people, it unfortunately does.

takemebacktosmallville Tue 20-Sep-11 18:55:56

I use to know a wonderful Tirion (girl) so that or Tesni.
Tanwen and Teleri are okay, nothing special.

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