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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?

jidelgin Tue 04-Dec-12 23:39:38

Brinley ? Gwyn ?
I too love Geraint. Had a lovely professor by that name...

BabysPointlessPocket Mon 03-Dec-12 13:49:56

Ellis, a great Welsh name and my ds name

VisualiseAHorse Mon 03-Dec-12 09:20:26

Dullan in how his Welsh Grandad pronouces it.

Forgot that I know a Hywel (Huw-el or How-el) and a Huw, and a Rhys.

goralka Sun 02-Dec-12 19:07:50

i do prefer Dullan despite being English as Dylan just reminds me of the snail in the Magic Roundabout (shows age)

edam Sun 02-Dec-12 19:03:58

Dylan should be pron. Dullan but English and American people often don't know this, or ignore it.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 02-Dec-12 16:50:46

Love Dylan (bit biased!) Was the only name that we could agree on.

tasmaniandevilchaser Sun 02-Dec-12 13:48:08

Thanks everyone, lots of ideas

DH has vetoed some, but Dylan, Geraint and Gwilym are def going on the list. I like Taliesin a lot as well, and Iolo but don't think they'll get past DH.

Francesa Sun 02-Dec-12 11:49:01

Sorry that should have been Meurig!

Francesa Sun 02-Dec-12 11:45:23

How about Muerig, a Welsh king, was he not?

Fadqueen Sun 02-Dec-12 08:36:56

I am Welsh although I live in England. I love, love, love Welsh boys names. I think they are really strong character names. I have DD's and a very English surname but my dog has a very good Welsh name - Iolo (yollo). Not many of those around!

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 02-Dec-12 08:31:30


invicta Sun 02-Dec-12 08:28:36

David dewi dafydd
Hugh Huw
Norman ( think Fireman Sam!)

AntsMarching Sun 02-Dec-12 08:27:45

Emlyn. Would have been dd2's name if she had been a boy.

OP - both my dcs have Welsh names and I'm not Welsh. DH is Welsh but we live in England.

VisualiseAHorse Sun 02-Dec-12 08:21:12

We've never met another girl Taliesyn. I think she was named after the Deep Purple album, 'the book of Taliesyn'. She gets called Tally for short.

edam Sat 01-Dec-12 20:16:44

Your sister is called Taliesyn? Lovely but I've never heard of it being a girl's name (am quite possibly ill-informed, however, there may be lots of girls called Taliesyn for all I know...).

alexbaublismum Sat 01-Dec-12 19:56:02

I love the name Iestyn. If we lived in Wales, or even just in the UK, I would have used it.

And Geraint is good too.

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

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

edam - my sister is called Taliesyn.

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.

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

(or even if you aren't!)

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 19:46:01

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>

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).

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.

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


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

Geraint is an excellent name.

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