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BlondeBluebird Thu 07-Jun-12 12:23:22

Hi All

I am Welsh,have a welsh name and speak welsh but now live in england.Even our dog has a welsh name and all his commands are in welsh and english.
Anyway..I am currently 28 weeks pg with our first baby,a boy.
Would really love a welsh name but struggling.The only one I can come up with that I like is WYNN.We already have a Rhodri.
Can anyone help.

MB34 Mon 15-Oct-12 21:37:42

Thanks alex, I'll definitely check that out

OldCatLady Tue 16-Oct-12 14:40:34

Evan and Elis I like. And very easy in English

DebK2012 Tue 16-Oct-12 17:57:43

Bryn, Cai or Cybi?

Discolite Tue 16-Oct-12 22:09:32

Cian? I love Rhidian too but in England it may be too difficult in terms of pronunciation.

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 16-Oct-12 22:17:21

Brought up in Wales.

All time fave welsh boys name = Tudur (or Tudor)

Also like:

BoyMeetsWorld Tue 16-Oct-12 22:28:42

Oh, and Glynn, Owain, Huw were all very popular names at my school. Though to be honest half of them ended up nicknamed Taffy once they went to Uni anyway!!

DuelingFanjo Tue 16-Oct-12 22:38:20

I love pointing out that if you do chose Aneurin make sure you pronounce it correctly - ah-neigh-rin.

luckylavender Thu 18-Oct-12 14:00:50


mewkins Fri 19-Oct-12 22:35:59

I would choose Evan. Love it. I also like David - not sure if that counts but a good solid name.

TheHAUNTEDHouseofMirth Fri 19-Oct-12 22:45:43

We have used Ellis, Osian, Tarran and Vonn. I liked Taliesin but thought it was too hard to pronounce. I also liked Aneurin and Byron and Morgan.

Benaberry Tue 23-Oct-12 23:00:07

We've used Ifor Bryn and Ioan Emrys (and I've potentially just outed myself...)

We don't live in Wales right now, although would love to go back one day - DH is Welsh. We wanted to use welsh names but they had to be relatively straightforward given where we live. They also incorporate Welsh versions of their grandfathers' names.

Others high up on the shorlists were Idris, Owain and Aneirin. We've got the Heini Gryffydd Welsh names book, which has some fab names in it.

echidnakid Wed 24-Oct-12 05:51:42

One of my favourite Welsh boys names is Ianto (pronounced Yan-toh).

SoSoMamanBebe Thu 25-Oct-12 11:41:24


Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 11:57:40

DuellingFanjo I thought Ah-nye-rin was a legit pronounciation? Aneurin being Ah-nye-rin and Aneirin being Ah-neigh-rin?

SoupDragon Thu 25-Oct-12 12:03:47

I would have loved to name a son Idris [sigh]

DuelingFanjo Thu 25-Oct-12 13:03:37

Alisvolatpropiis my first language welsh speaking friends say they are both spelt the same way. "neu" and "nei" make the same sound (Neigh) in the Welsh language so both would be said the same way.

It's like Eisteddfod is 'Eigh-steddfod' not 'Eye-steddfod' for the same reasons.

People will pronounce it wrong though, because they don't understand why certain combinations of words make certain sounds in the Welsh language.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 13:07:15

I should know that being Welsh really. From Cardiff though,not an awful lot of Welsh was being spoken when I was younger,though it is now on tje up smile. I prefer Ah-neigh-rin as it goes,just thought I would have to use the Aneirin spelling.

Thanks for clearing that up for me!

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