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Welsh boy's name

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tasmaniandevilchaser Sat 01-Dec-12 17:44:37

We have a Welsh surname, though I'm not Welsh, which is why I need a bit of help. We cannot decide on a boy's name. Ones I like won't "go" with our surname. A traditional English name would go with our surname but they are very popular where we are, so he would probably be one of several in his class.

Any ideas or inspiration on Welsh names?

Jakeyblueblue Sat 01-Dec-12 18:23:13

One of my friends has a welsh dh and so named her 3 dc with welsh names. The two boys are aled (not so keen) and owain (pronounced Owen) which I absolutely love grin I think it's the best if both worlds as is very definately welsh but still sounds English! smile

tasmaniandevilchaser Sat 01-Dec-12 18:27:28

thanks jakey, I'm with you on Aled (I can only think of Aled Jones, showing my age!) but Owain is better. Brings to mind Gawain, Knight of the Round Table, which is a good thing, to me anyway.

goralka Sat 01-Dec-12 18:30:54

Iestyn (pronounced yestin)?

GRW Sat 01-Dec-12 18:50:07

Ifan, Dyfan, Brynmor, Gareth, Rhys

goralka Sat 01-Dec-12 18:51:09


MiaWallace Sat 01-Dec-12 18:51:59


PieEyedAndLairy Sat 01-Dec-12 18:56:46

I know of a Gwilym pronounced G-will-um who is known as Will. Others from my family are Morgan, Evan and Glyn.

thepeanutsparent Sat 01-Dec-12 18:57:24

I know a lovely Hywel, though some people mistake it for Howard

LadyKinbote Sat 01-Dec-12 18:58:48

Bryn? Glyn?

serengetty Sat 01-Dec-12 19:01:06

Iolo, Gethin, Rhys, Meredydd, Broghan, Vaughan, Dylan, Rohan,

Cwtchbach Sat 01-Dec-12 19:05:41

Osian, Geraint, Ianto, Iwan, Gareth, Rhys, Dylan

PotteringAlong Sat 01-Dec-12 19:13:52

My DS is called Idris!

serengetty Sat 01-Dec-12 19:15:16

My cat is called Idris!

Startail Sat 01-Dec-12 19:15:16

I like Ross, but google tells me that's actually Scots Gaelic, it's just the one I knew was Welsh.

Else, Rhys, Owen (who was Ross's partner in crime at school), David, Glynn, Gareth, Evan or Evan John are the Welsh boys names that were common in my bit of Wales.

Arithmeticulous Sat 01-Dec-12 19:22:34

Ianto, Idris, Ieuan.

There are lots of famous Geraints - I like it.

goralka Sat 01-Dec-12 19:23:32

Geraint is an excellent name.

Greensleeves Sat 01-Dec-12 19:24:20


BikeRunSki Sat 01-Dec-12 19:39:35

Aneurin / Nye

If you want a Welsh name for an English child, then names like Morgan, Ewan, Dylan and Owen are well known enough not to confuse English ears and spellings.

BikeRunSki Sat 01-Dec-12 19:40:41

Emrys is great, it's my nephew's name (Welsh born and raised child of English parents).

edam Sat 01-Dec-12 19:46:01

English spellings/forms of Welsh names are easiest to bear in England - Evan, Owen, David(!) and so on. Lloyd is fairly well-known despite the double L. I love Idris and Emrys but dh wouldn't let me have them for ds. <sob>

edam Sat 01-Dec-12 19:46:29

Bryn like Bryn Terfel the opera singer? Means 'hill' if you are interested in meanings.

edam Sat 01-Dec-12 19:46:47

(or even if you aren't!)

edam Sat 01-Dec-12 19:47:41

ooh, forgot my absolute favourite, Taliesin, one of the great Welsh bards of legend. Dh wouldn't let me have that either, given we live in England.

VisualiseAHorse Sat 01-Dec-12 19:52:28

We have a Dylan, his cousins are Gethin and Deian.

edam - my sister is called Taliesyn.

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