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aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 11:19:05

I love it but not sure if it's a bit of a mouthful for everyday life?

thermalsinapril Mon 22-Apr-13 11:23:22

Yes I think that would be my only reservation too! Would you consider Anwen, Arianne, Rhiannon?

aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 11:56:49

Anwen's my favourite from those three, but they've all been considered and crossed off the list!

Our shortlist is currently Arianwen, Carys and Cerys, but definitely still open to suggestions.

Pre-pregnancy / DCs, I always thought a future DD would be Cerys, but now she actually exists (5 days old) I'm just not sure if she is a Cerys or not. Perhaps she is. Currently mulling it over smile

DP likes all of them.

FriedSprout Mon 22-Apr-13 11:59:01


dyslexicdespot Mon 22-Apr-13 12:00:42

I have a hard time getting past the 'Arian'.

aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 12:02:01

Arwen, that's LOTR isn't it? grin

It's lovely sounding, but I'd rather a "real" name.

aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 12:03:22

"dyslexicdespot" I know what you mean, it did cross my mind, but it's not actually said Arian, does that make a difference to you?

It's pronounced "Ar-ee-AN-wen, with the stress on the second last syllable.

aufaniae Mon 22-Apr-13 12:09:48

FWIW we live in England atm, and our DCs have Welsh, Scottish and English Heritage.

MummyBurrows Mon 22-Apr-13 12:13:18

Sounds like a bit of a mouthful to me....also wasn't sure how to pronounce it either! I know a little Cerys (almost 2),she's a very beautiful girl and the name suits her,I think its a lovely name that you don't hear very often smile xx

dyslexicdespot Mon 22-Apr-13 12:14:00

Arianwen sounds beautiful the way that you pronounce it. Ignore my previous comment!

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 12:15:05

It's a lovely name. Wasn't it the name of a character in a lovely novel called the Silver Spider?

It means much loved doesn't it (or is this Angharad?).

I like Cerys as well, went to school with a Cerys and always thought it a beautiful name.

Gerrof Mon 22-Apr-13 12:17:07

Snow Spider.

I'll shut up now.

It means silver and blessed fwiw.

Anyway it is an absolutely lovely name.

ScrambledSmegs Mon 22-Apr-13 12:24:00

Bloody gorgeous. No, I think it's fine. I love 'proper' names.

strangethingsareafootatcirclek Mon 22-Apr-13 12:24:36

It's lovely. Love the name Carys too though.

ScrambledSmegs Mon 22-Apr-13 12:24:57

Not saying the other names aren't proper, btw!

SoupDragon Mon 22-Apr-13 12:28:09

I think it's lovely.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 22-Apr-13 12:29:42

It's pretty but it you're worried that it's a mouthful what about Awen?

MineOrk Mon 22-Apr-13 14:09:09

Aww welcome baby girl, many congrats OP. Both my girls were born on a Wednesday and DP wanted to use that as a name! Your LO also shares a birthday with my MIL who is very clever and lovely and sensible. (But I don't think you'd like her name).

You've had so many name suggestions I don't know how you can choose. Going by your last threads I'd say Aisling Estelle ( dream star) or Marianne Carys ( nod to family and Mari for short, and beloved with respect to the Welsh contingent).

I bet she is lush, all the best with her no matter what she is called.

wiltingfast Mon 22-Apr-13 18:03:34

Hmmmm, it's heavy weather really isn't it? I prefer your other choices tbh.

Justsomehappygirl Mon 22-Apr-13 18:09:34

Beautiful name. gringrin

RiaOverTheRainbow Mon 22-Apr-13 20:13:12

Makes me think of the Snow Spider too, called my dog Bethan from that book grin

Lovely name OP, but if you're not in/near Wales people may struggle with the pronunciation.

melodyme Sun 28-Apr-13 19:53:13

How do you pronounce it?

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 28-Apr-13 22:05:29

Is it The Snow Spider, or The Owl Service? I deffo remember thinking it was lovely when reading whichever it was as a child.

It's lovely, but would only use if Welsh.

OkayHazel Sun 28-Apr-13 23:01:26

Hate it.

spottyparrot Sun 28-Apr-13 23:14:00

Never heard of it and feel bad writing this, hope it doesn't come across as mean but my first thought was:

Arianwen = Arian wench, as in a woman of Hitler's desired race.

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