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MissTriangle Tue 13-Nov-12 08:54:53

I am due in 3 weeks with DD2. I am English and DH is Welsh, but we live in England. He is adamant that we use a welsh name this time, as DD1 has a English name that was my choice.
I think we have narrowed it down to 2, just wondering which you prefer.

Seren Elizabeth
Eleri Jane


notallytuts Wed 14-Nov-12 16:43:01

i love them both! I think Eleri just about wins for me though

If you prefer Seren, but don't want Seren Jane, what about Seren Eleri Jane? The Eleri in the middle breaks up the seren and the jane nicely

DontCallMeBaby Wed 14-Nov-12 16:49:27

Personally I'm finding Seren Eleri incredibly hard to say, it sounds like I'm drunk and trying to say 'necessarily'!

missingmymarbles Wed 14-Nov-12 17:42:34

grin at Don'tcallmebaby

onessa Wed 14-Nov-12 18:29:36

Beth am Seren Elspeth? Seren Sian?

MissTriangle Wed 14-Nov-12 20:19:00

Thanks for your comments. I really don't know which I prefer - and it does seem really mixed on here. At least most people tend to like them though.
I know one Seren but no Eleri's so neither are that popular round here. Saying that though we are moving in a few months, so who knows.
Oh well, still have 2 1/2 weeks to decide! Eeek!

1978andallthat Wed 14-Nov-12 22:49:22

I like Eleri.

dearcathyandclare Wed 14-Nov-12 22:58:39

Both lovely but I prefer Eleri, but be prepared for lots of El, Ellie later down the line especially if living in England. How about Carys as it can't be shortened?

Ilovecake1 Fri 16-Nov-12 20:17:21

No...I really wouldn't go with Seren! Eleri is a classy welsh name, Seren just isn't that!

Gwennan Fri 16-Nov-12 21:19:14

Seren is in the top 10 in Wales, ranking as the 6th most popular name (221 baby girls). If you include England too, Seren is the 127th most popular girls name in England and Wales (459 baby girls in total). That means more girls are called Seren in England than Wales but certainly in some parts of Wales there is a fairly high concentration of them!

I think Seren sounds very pretty and has a lovely meaning but it's very faddy, in my opinion, so I'd probably pick Eleri instead.

mammyof5 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:33:39

i wanted to call one of my dd Seren but i couldnt say it properly according to my first language welsh partner it sounds lovely with a welsh accent which i dont have.

so we went for Mari little bit to much like marie for my liking but Haf was my other choice but i was worried about how it would work if she left wales.

as long as you and your oh love it thats all that matters

StetsonsAreCool Fri 16-Nov-12 22:42:50

I know half a dozen Serens - we are in England but verrrry near the welsh border. This side of the border, it is 'non-chavvy' (and I hate myself for using
that). The other side it is more chavvy (eugh, sorry again).

I like it, and it's a pretty name, but it's pronounced like 'seven' by almost everyone I know.

I love Eleri a lot, but I know I say it like celery, which is wrong. I wish I had a welsh accent so I could make it sound right!

ItsNotUnusualToBe Fri 16-Nov-12 22:52:31

Eleri rhymes with Mary, however you say that.

We say it to rhyme with canary (which I hadn't realised until this thread) but its also pronounced o rhyme with hairy scary fairy

StetsonsAreCool Fri 16-Nov-12 23:11:33

I know that's how it's pronounced, it just doesn't feel right! Or maybe it's just my accent that butchers it smile

When I say it properly, it makes me think 'lairy' sad

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