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Taliesin pronunciation

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FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 01-Mar-13 12:16:20

Which (if any!) is the correct pronunciation?






slipshodsibyl Sat 02-Mar-13 09:00:39

Taliesin was a sixteenth century Welsh poet (male). Tal yes in is correct welsh pronunciation. Tall ee esin would be an anglicised pronunciation, where the speaker is unaware of the sound 'y' makes in Welsh. ( it's a kind of ur' sound)

slipshodsibyl Sat 02-Mar-13 09:10:21

Sorry I confused I mean the way the 'ie' rolls together to make a 'y' sound

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 02-Mar-13 10:17:49

This name makes me really sorry I'll never have a son. I love it.

happyjustobeme Sat 02-Mar-13 10:27:04

Tal ee ess inn

Thats how it is pronounced in Wales.

With the emphasis on the ess.


FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Sat 02-Mar-13 19:01:58

I've been saying it Tal-yes-in in my head all day and I really love it,I also still love Tal-es-in....Tal-ee-ESS-en feels a little long unles the 'ee-ESS' are very short,in which case it starts to sound very much like Tal-yes-in confused
though it seems there is a divide on the pronunciation,even within Wales.

It is nevertheless at the very top of my Boys list grin for that elusive baby

I love it as much as I love my DS's name,I thought I'd never find another I liked as much so im very happy grin

xigris Sat 02-Mar-13 19:08:43

I heard it on Child of Our Time last night for the first time. What a fab name! Definitely top of my list if I ever have another boy (doubtful as DS3 only 8 weeks, DS2 embracing the Terrible Threes and DS1 6-going-on-16.....)

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:07:41

Tal - ee - es - in, Welsh name meaning Shining Forehead / Radiant Brow. Name of a 6th Century Welsh Poet. Lovely choice smile

aufaniae Sun 03-Mar-13 23:29:15


Lovely name, such a great story behind it, do you know it?

It was on my list but having a DD.

BeeBopDingALing Mon 04-Mar-13 15:22:39


FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Mon 04-Mar-13 20:25:40

Yes aufaniae I love a name with a good story behind it grin

slipshodsibyl Tue 05-Mar-13 10:32:09

Sixth Century, sorry I got it all wrong. I had only girls too. It will have to be the name of a dog or a house for me!

Llareggub Tue 05-Mar-13 10:36:29

This is my son's middle name and I am cross I didn't go for it as his first name. It would suit him so well. Sigh.

BeeBopDingALing Tue 05-Mar-13 10:55:17

I thought it was a girls name.

CelticPromise Mon 11-Mar-13 13:44:51

Tal-YES-in. The one on Child of our Time is not pronounced correctly.

Love love love it.

spiderlight Mon 11-Mar-13 19:18:15

tal-YES-in, although tal-EE-es-in is a reasonable approximation for non-Welsh speakers. It's pronounced incorrectly on Child of our Time, as CelticPromise says, and has irritated me for the past umpteen years! Lovely lovely name.

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