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Hiphopopotamus Sat 02-Mar-13 11:38:30

Hi everyone

Due to having a lot of welsh blood in me (despite living in London) I really want a welsh name for my daughter. At the moment I'm leaning towards Meredith. Does anyone have any thoughts, or better suggestions?

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Wed 06-Mar-13 20:15:43

My favourite Welsh girls' names are Manon, Angharad and Ffion. All lovely

Spyrofan Wed 06-Mar-13 19:31:45

Lleucu, cadi, ela mai, Mali fflur, braint, magi, awena, caryl, grug.

MothershipG Wed 06-Mar-13 16:48:26

Meironwen, love it, unfortunately not Welsh enough at all! to use it! smile

poorbuthappy Wed 06-Mar-13 12:59:27


Whydobabiescry Wed 06-Mar-13 12:53:00

What about Mair? Pronounced my-arr I've always thought it pretty. Or alternatively I have a soft spot for Lleony pronounced Clee-O- nee.

yakisoba Mon 04-Mar-13 22:33:11

My favourite girls names which also happen to be Welsh:

echidnakid Mon 04-Mar-13 21:55:46

I like Meredith. How about Eowyn?

mamapants Mon 04-Mar-13 21:49:39

Take care to check how non welsh speakers pronounce any names first. As you'll be living outside of wales it needs to be easy and straightforward to pronounce.
I have a friend called Gwenan who moved to England and is now known as Gwen because of people mispronouncing her name and you wouldn't even think it would be hard to pronounce.

Shaky Mon 04-Mar-13 21:18:53

I like Mai, Seren, Alwenna, Llinos and Cerys. All good welsh names

mummytowillow Mon 04-Mar-13 20:17:19

My daughter is 5 and goes to a Welsh speaking school, these are some girls names:

Cerys, Eleri, Medi, Carys, Elin, Mabli, Ffion,Ceridwen, Lowri, Mair.

My DD name is the first one and i get loads of comments about it going smile

Lionsntigersnbears Mon 04-Mar-13 19:39:29

Since I'll not get to use it myself - Adwen. smile

Bejeena Mon 04-Mar-13 12:59:19

I want a Welsh name too and am quite keen on Enid for a girl at the moment.

loubielou31 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:29:08

Ffion? I like it.
My mum wanted to call me Mair but said that English people always pronounced it my-er so I am named something quite different.
I've never liked Angharad, too harsh sounding (but also went to school with a complete cow by that name which may have coloured my judgement a little.

CheeseStrawWars Sun 03-Mar-13 20:21:42

I adore the name Angharad.

Mrsrobertduvall Sun 03-Mar-13 20:20:28

Ooh my name has been mentioned....

I have an Auntie Eirwen too.

Rhian. Rhiannon?

TotallyEggFlipped Sun 03-Mar-13 20:14:25


alexpolismum Sun 03-Mar-13 20:09:15

My favourite Welsh girls names are Bethan and Eleri.

I like Meredith in a Welsh accent, but somehow it loses its magic when said in an English accent. For me, that is. (and I have an English accent!)

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Mar-13 00:15:23

My favorite girl's name ever is Elin. Catrin and Eleri are lovely too.

Leeds2 Sun 03-Mar-13 00:01:04

Megan. Bronwen. Eleri, I think, is Welsh!

TalkativeJim Sat 02-Mar-13 21:42:47


lycheemartini Sat 02-Mar-13 21:31:53

I love Mabli (loveable)

TwllBach Sat 02-Mar-13 21:28:40

I like Heledd and Gwenllian.

Welsh names are fabulous grin

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:24:23

It can be male / female, lovely strong name either way x

SadPander Sat 02-Mar-13 21:21:02

I only know of female Meredydds where I am in Wales so perhaps it depends on where abouts you are - think its a lovely name btw

mejon Sat 02-Mar-13 21:07:03

Meredith/Meredydd is usually a boy's name in Welsh.

How about Mared as an alternative?

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