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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

pontynan Sat 13-Oct-12 17:54:10

T i'n iawn cont? Fy enw hoff yn bendant 'Mynedfa' - mae hi'n byw ym Mhonty!!

rugbychick Sat 18-Aug-12 19:26:05

I know an Eiri and Eirian both female

PicklesThePottyMouthedParrot Sat 18-Aug-12 19:10:51

Such lovely names! I'm pg so lurking for inspiration. Really like elin.

PotteringAlong Sat 18-Aug-12 19:05:49

I have an Idris!

anairofhopeFORGOLD Sat 18-Aug-12 19:00:21

sad my dd middle name is Brynn i see it the same as Sam or stevie in English.

IawnCont Sat 18-Aug-12 18:06:18

I'm afraid I would have to bite my lip to stop the laughter if I met a girl called Bryn. It would be like calling a girl Keith.

DolomitesDonkey Sat 18-Aug-12 17:53:46

A few of the boys I remember from uni:


anairofhopeFORGOLD Sat 18-Aug-12 17:40:45

Brynn for a girl?

IawnCont Sat 18-Aug-12 16:15:17

Gruff (pronounced Griff) is a short version of Gruffydd in Welsh teachpeach but it's cool that you use it for Griffin.

Caled. FFS. I know of a Carw (deer).

Cwtchbach Sat 18-Aug-12 15:31:52

I know a baby Caled - hard hmm

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

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

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!

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.

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 13:45:43

mejon Ffanci! Bloody hell that made me laugh!

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.

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!)

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

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

Mared, Rhiannon, Alaw, Awen, Glesni.

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.

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

Morgan for a boy.

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.

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

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

*cant say it
bloody iphone

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

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

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