Hello, I've got a few weeks left to go, and I was just wondering if anyone fancied throwing some opinions at our shortlist in the hope of shortening it further! Good/bad/dodgy possible nicknames I may have missed?! Also, any other ideas (esp. for boys!)?
Depends on your surname and any middle names you plan to use - we had a few names picked out then realised the first initials selled out MAD and DAD - not great!
Also, might be an idea to think where you are likely to live - are you prepared to have to spell out or explain how to pronounce your name choice over and over?
I think the names you suggest are lovely, but will the more ethral sounding ones suit the baby? We loved the name Willow but neither DP or I are willowy so the odds of having a willowy child were slim - we imagined little Willow coming stomping down the street which put paid to that idea!
Well that's quite a list! There's a few that really aren't to my taste...cai, victor & Joni. But the others are quite nice. My choice would be Ellis & Iris. Here's some that I think are quite similar... Griff (much nicer than Gruff! I think gruffalo.) Emmett Everett Delphine/Delphi
Ooh exciting times ahead congratulations! Ive gone on my insticts, here goes.... Ellis-I really like, Emrys- like, Victor-not sure, Gruff-feels more like a nn to me, I agree Griff sounds better to me for some reason Aneurin- not sure, the more I say it I get used to it, maybe because ive not really heard it before. Cai- not for me, sounds to short too similar to Kai. Girls names i Love, love, love Madeline, iris, voilet, Marnie and Gwen (even Gwyneth) and Erin. Not so loving; Erianwin, Joni, Della Dont like; Alaw, Eri, Eirian, Cerian Anwen I really like but for me its unfortunately very similar to my fathers name but love the sound of the name. I could go on and on with girls names but boys I'm never as decisive or indeed adventurous, Good luck narrowing down the list.
Love Cai and Victor. Aneurin would be a wonderful tribute to the now deceased welfare state!
Girls, love Joni, Gwendoline, Cerian, Eri, Erin, Eirian...also love Eira, but with luck there will be no snow when she comes! Really dislike Iris...horrid combination of soft and harsh at same time, with mixed associations of flowers and eyeballs.
I absolutely love Eirian but didn't use it for DD2 as we live in England and all the english people we mentioned it to said "ey- what?" repeatedly. Anwen is also lovely and like Cerian as well. What about Bethan?
I'm not so keen on your boys names. My favourite Welsh boys names are Rhodri, Owen, Iestyn and Ioan if any of those appeal...