My friend has an Elowen, also a Cornish name, which is pretty.
Lowen sounds more masculine to me, when I saw the thread title I thought 'boy', and I think there is a beer called Lowenbrau. Go for it if you like it though, don't worry about it being too 'different'. Different is good!
I have a gorgeous 1m old Elowen and she is so so beautiful. Cornish for elm tree. My gran was confused about her name at first, but has ''got it'' now. I too was reticent that it was too ''out there'' but now it is just her name iyswim.
She gets called by her full name by everyone except my dneice (8) who calls her Lolo (we stress the second syllable eh-LOW-en) hence the Lolo nickname. I dont mind that dn calls her this, but woe betide anyone else who tries it.
(Woe betide made me feel a bit grand then, like a medieval villain).
Ahem, I digress, I think Elowen is slightly more feminine sounding than just Lowen - plus it reminds me of Lindsay Lohan for some reason. However, if you love it, you use it!
To summarise, my advice would be pick the name you keep coming back to time and again - thats THE name
Lovely sounding name but agree its more masculine. Love the alternative suggestion of Elowen - beautiful, sounds like a Tolkein-esque elf name. Lowenna is lovely too - definitely more femine sounding a good compromise op.
First thing I thought when I saw it before reading your post was boys name, but the more I think about it as a girl's name I actually quite like it. Plenty of names are unisex that once would have been boys names
Hi ya love all of them but being Cornish myself and having a Cornish name I would! I went to school with a Lowen she was lovely and have never thought it masculine. We named our daughter Merryn but that seems to be very popular now. If you like it go with it I love have a distinct name and I am proud to say its Cornishwhen asked about it.
Demelzajane (sorry to hijack thread) - did you ever have any nn's? We are Cornish too and considering it if we have a girl this time thanks! PS op, still prefer Lowenna I think? Just cos of the m/f thing, esp if out of Cornwall