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threefeethighandrising Tue 14-Aug-12 22:37:16

So far ...

For boys i like Aneurin and Taliesin - but DP's not keen!

For girls I like Arianwen and Ceridwen
I also like Cerys and Seren but both a bit too popular now.

Any suggestions would be brilliant smile

redpanda13 Wed 15-Aug-12 14:03:08

Gosh Welsh names are lovely.

Cwtchbach Wed 15-Aug-12 15:15:22

Ha ha, my DS and DD have lovers names (in that same legend) after my extensive research here on mumsnet and it real life with both Welsh speaking and non-Welsh speaking friends I found that only one person had heard the story. Which was good enough for me. Just hope they never make a film of it ;)

I also love Non, Menna, Gwilym, and Ieuan (although that would be a tongue twister with DS)

MrClaypole Wed 15-Aug-12 15:31:15

We have an Aneirin. We used the less common old fashioned spelling cos it is easier for non welsh speakers to pronounce (we live in England)

Lots of people completely bemused by the name but in a nice way!

Also liked Eira, Eirlys, Mabli, Mali, Angharad and Cari

anicecuppatea Wed 15-Aug-12 20:50:06

My granny's middle name is Ayronwen. She's always been Ronnie for short. Cute I think.

Plokahontas Wed 15-Aug-12 22:05:24

shamelessly outing myself... my name is Cerian, which is beautiful with a lovely meaning. I go by ceri.

Avoid like the plague if you live in England though, unless you want a lifetime of being called kieran!

bronze Thu 16-Aug-12 00:04:28

Wonder if that was me. I was tipoftheslung

I'm a Bronwen. Love my name. People know it but it's not that popular. I know of a few but have only ever met one in person

TwllBach Thu 16-Aug-12 07:08:47

I was at the Anglesey show yesterday and saw some names that I hadn't heard or had forgotten about yesterday:

Girls -

Boys -
Gruffudd. I love this and may convince DP. It's just so lovely!

anairofhopeFORGOLD Thu 16-Aug-12 07:19:46

Angharad is a grest name grin

anairofhopeFORGOLD Thu 16-Aug-12 07:20:56

I also like Nia for a girl and Griff for a boy.

Panadbois Thu 16-Aug-12 07:24:08

Another link with a list of names

dreamingofsun Thu 16-Aug-12 09:38:52

ffion's not been mentioned. or owen, evan

do you live in wales or england as some of these are very hard to pronounce for an english person.

i like angharad - would shorten to harry

anairofhopeFORGOLD Thu 16-Aug-12 09:45:11

Im Angharad and my nn have been Harry, Angie and Ann!

I live in England and get called Mrsair of hope if people can say it and then they as how you say it and its a great ice breaker smile

anairofhopeFORGOLD Thu 16-Aug-12 09:46:09

*cant say it
bloody iphone

mejon Thu 16-Aug-12 15:29:44

I'd take some of the names listed in the link posted by myinnergoddesisatlidl with a large pinch of salt as it includes the infamous 'Artaith' as a suggestion for a girl's name. It is Welsh for torture. Also included are Cragen, Esylk and Ffanci confused

GRW Thu 16-Aug-12 20:56:47

My sister was called Ceridwen, and I've only met one other. She was always called Ceri as an adult.

BulletProofMum Thu 16-Aug-12 20:57:43

Morgan for a boy.

Fuzzywood Thu 16-Aug-12 21:04:58

I have a Seren and Evan <outs self>. I'm Welsh but DH is English and we live in England so had to be of the easier to pronounce Welsh names. After Evan my favourite Welsh boys name is Dafydd (couldn't be on our list due to pronunciation issues). If DS had been a girl he'd have been either Ariana or Anwen.

serenola Thu 16-Aug-12 21:07:26

Iwan, Osian, Aled, Glyn, Math, Ioan.

Mared, Rhiannon, Alaw, Awen, Glesni.

MB34 Fri 17-Aug-12 22:31:33

I have a nephew called Macsen which is becoming more popular.

I've also heard of Lleucu for a girl and Lleu for a boy (not sure if I like those though!)

deemented Sat 18-Aug-12 11:15:02

I have a Tate Aneurin and we love it.

Also have a Celyn Sionedd.

Considered Manon, Mali, Eleri and Betsan.

IawnCont Sat 18-Aug-12 13:45:43

mejon Ffanci! Bloody hell that made me laugh!

IawnCont Sat 18-Aug-12 13:47:30

I'm just checking out that website (not the Twf one, the other). I recognize about 30% of the names as Welsh. Utter, utter crap.

IawnCont Sat 18-Aug-12 13:56:53

Some examples of aforementioned utter crap:
Torri (means Break)
Ysbail (loot)
Caniad (ring, as in "I'll give you a caniad on the phone tomorrow)
Amser (time)
Cymreiges (Welsh woman)
Rhan (part)
Toreth (abundance)

I have met faaaar too many people who have used random Welsh words as names for children, thinking "well the Welsh like nature names so it's fair game" not realizing it sounds absolutely ridiculous. Because it's a pretty sounding word, it doesn't make a name. It's like calling your child Englishwoman or Signpost, it's completely random.

mejon Sat 18-Aug-12 15:23:04

O'n i ddim wedi sylwi ar rheina. I'll go and have another look now - ffanci a laff grin!

teachpeach Sat 18-Aug-12 15:30:34

My DS1 is Griffin, and we usually call him Griff .

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