Advanced search

Think you've decided on a name? Check out where it ranks on the official list of the most popular baby names first.


(39 Posts)
Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 16:28:13

Anyone like this name or is The Lord of the rings connection mean its a no no?

crazycrofter Thu 03-Jan-13 23:45:47

We have an Arwen! In eight years only two people have made the LOTR connection. Everyone else just asks if we are Welsh! I was worried about it but she is a fairly minor character amongst many and most people just don't remember all the names. So go for it!

Jakeyblueblue Mon 10-Dec-12 23:53:10

Elowen is pretty smile

chipmonkey Mon 10-Dec-12 22:31:35

I knew a family who named their house Bag End.

SeasonallySnowyPeasant Mon 10-Dec-12 21:14:50

What squoosh said grin

Lovely name though.

ContinentalKat Mon 10-Dec-12 19:52:29

Lotr definitely the first thing that springs to mind. Beautiful name, though. We have a lovely neighbour called Arwen.

Slothlorien Mon 10-Dec-12 19:48:28

Beautiful name

Polkadotfanatic Mon 10-Dec-12 19:38:24

I love it, but a life time of "oh Tolkien" would put me off.

A name I have loved aswell which has a similar feel is Elowen -Cornish meaning Elm Tree smile Perfection

echidnakid Sun 09-Dec-12 23:49:40

Love it!

VenusRising Sun 09-Dec-12 22:47:23

Yes, exotic, Tolkien based the name on the Welsh name.

exoticfruits Sun 09-Dec-12 19:22:20

My Welsh friend is called Awen, which seems much nicer.

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 19:17:10

Galadriel makes me think of a tall ship

VenusRising Sun 09-Dec-12 19:14:27

Ha ha ha "Maybe it would make a nice middle name? "
Middle Earth more like. You better hope she's an Elf, not a Hobbit, Orc or Dwarf. Her Elven sister could be Galadriel?

BTW Is your house called Rivendell - it's the most popular (last friendly) house name in the UK?
And 'The Hobbit' film is out in 4 days, so everyone will know her age!

legalalien Sun 09-Dec-12 18:56:26

Gwyn/gwen -it's all making sense now!

LittlemissChristmas Sun 09-Dec-12 18:51:41

I like it smile

PandaNot Sun 09-Dec-12 18:44:57

I know a six week old Arwen. Parents are lotr geeks but they admit it! Their other two daughters have literary names too and she fits in beautifully. I like it.

TenthMuse Sun 09-Dec-12 18:29:55

I do think LOTR, but I like it - really pretty name. Came across one in a school I worked in - adorable girl, but definitely more of a Hobbit than an elf!

hattymattie Sun 09-Dec-12 18:28:37

I think it's lovely - I love LOTR as well but this name passes. Again - steer clear of Legolas grin

GreatCongas Sun 09-Dec-12 18:25:36

YES it should be BronwEn

Sorry personal bugbear, can you tell? smile

mysterymeg Sun 09-Dec-12 17:38:11

I like it. Hubby vetoed it yesterday though grrrr

Jakeyblueblue Sun 09-Dec-12 17:23:46

grin am laughing at some of these comments about hippies and battle reenactments!
Didn't realise the wyn and wen thing was for boys and girls so thanks for pointing that out.
Maybe it would make a nice middle name?

fossil97 Sun 09-Dec-12 17:17:09

Yes it's a lovely name. There is a LOTR connection but does it especially matter- try to think of a name not used in literature somewhere.

I knew an Arwen when I was at university - I did think her parents must have spotted the name in Tolkein but didn't assume they were complete role playing geeks. Galadriel might have been different!

legalalien Sun 09-Dec-12 17:12:17

Hohoho - does that mean bronwyn shod be bronwen? No vested interest, just something to file away for future reference....

Weissdorn Sun 09-Dec-12 17:10:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mercibucket Sun 09-Dec-12 17:07:56

So long as her brother isn't called Legolas

It's a lovely name, I really like it. Prob best if you and dh are the hippy lotr type

mercibucket Sun 09-Dec-12 17:07:55

So long as her brother isn't called Legolas

It's a lovely name, I really like it. Prob best if you and dh are the hippy lotr type

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: