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StrawHat Fri 21-Oct-11 17:01:54

If you please...

mogandthecat Fri 21-Oct-11 17:20:35

Pascoe - know someone who named their son this, cornish version of Pascale (easter). Don't know any others though, sorry.

Cwtchbach Fri 21-Oct-11 17:22:13

I've got a Celtic baby name book that has Cornish names in it. I'll try and take a look later.

boohoohoo Fri 21-Oct-11 17:35:20

Perrin, perry and Jago.

MelinaM Fri 21-Oct-11 17:57:45


bilblio Fri 21-Oct-11 18:00:26

I had Lowen on my list. It's Cornish for Happy. Samson, one of the Isles of Scilly.

I've got a lot in a baby name book, but DS (who ended up with a totally un-Cornish name) has just fallen asleep on me.

ragged Fri 21-Oct-11 18:12:50


SaffronCake Fri 21-Oct-11 18:32:47

Wella (William)
Trevenen (a common enough place name, knew someone who used this for a boy, probably not the best one to use as means the womans farm, but they seemed to like it).
Trelawny (twee, but sees use)
Mark (King of Cornwall several times)
Arthur (same idea)
Jago (Jake)
Joan (John, pronounced joe-w'n)
Jory (George)
Perran/ Piran/ Petrock
Mighal (Micheal)
Kittow (Christopher)

There's any number of place names that'll stand use as names and a goodly number of vocabulary words too, if you were looking for something that wasn't strictly a Cornish "name"?

MelinaM Fri 21-Oct-11 19:41:18

Love Kittow!

Gingersnap88 Sat 22-Oct-11 21:02:19

I think Perran is beautiful

DazR Sat 22-Oct-11 21:25:34

Friends called their son Petroc and when my DD2 heard she thought they had called him Hedgehog!!

Cheeseandseveredfingersarnie Sat 22-Oct-11 21:29:04

anything beginning with tre

SaffronCake Sun 23-Oct-11 10:08:01


How did I forget that? blush Sorry.

And Vyvyan is a male name (pronounced Vivian).

Cwtchbach Sun 23-Oct-11 16:51:55

Specifically Cornish according to my book:

Abloecc, Adwen, Alef, Almer, Arlen, Arranz, Austell, Berwin, Bideven, Blyth, Brannoc, Branwell, Brastias, Brengy, Bryn, Cadan, Cador, Conan, Costentyn, Cubi, Cuilliok, Cury, Daveth, Denzel, Digory, Docco, Dogmael, Donyerth, Elowen, Gelvinak, Gerens, Gerent, Glastenen, Golvan, Gorlas, Goron, Guerrar, Gwynek, Haco, Hicca, Howel, Jacca, Jago, Jory, Jowan, Kea, Kenan, Kenver, Kenwyn, Kevern, Kew, Kitto, Kynon, Madern, Mark, Marrec, Masek, Massen, Mawews, Maegan, Melan, Melor, Meriasek, Meryn, Myghal, Nadelek, Neythen, Nicca, Padern, Pasco, Pawly, Peder, Pencast, Petroc, Petrog, Rewan, Rhydach, Ruan, Rumo, Ryol, Selevan, Talan, Tewdrig, Tremaine, Trevedic, Trevelyan, Wella, Withell, Wyllow, Yann, Zenan, Zethar

sleepevader Sun 23-Oct-11 18:34:37

Jago, perran, jethro !!!!, Tristan ,

ditavonteesed Sun 23-Oct-11 18:36:59

Maugan (my dh)

LaTristesse Sun 23-Oct-11 20:39:38

Oo, this thread had given me a LOT of inspiration, and I was starting to get desperate! Thanks OP!

Shamoo Sun 23-Oct-11 22:10:36

The Cornish shortened name for Alexander is Santo, which I really like.

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