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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?

chipmonkey Sun 28-Apr-13 23:32:12

Arwen is actually a real name and was around before LOTR but I suppose LOTR made it well-known and it probably will always have elf-associations. But I do prefer it to Arianwen.

MortifiedAdams Sun 28-Apr-13 23:33:22

Eirwen? Means snow white I believe.

MrsTwgtwf Sun 28-Apr-13 23:39:12

Many congratulations, aufaniae! Arianwen is a wonderful name IMO, so pretty, and I've never heard it before. I used to work with a Ceinwen. I imagined it pronounced as you said, so no association with aryan at all. "Wen" seems very common in Welsh names, lovely sound.

fuzzywuzzy Sun 28-Apr-13 23:42:53

Its in the snow spider I think that is the name of the snow spider. I think its beautiful

lagoonhaze Sun 28-Apr-13 23:46:54

Love it but agree hard for some to spell etc.

Anwen and arwen are lovely

As is Cerys but then im bias.

MrsTwgtwf Sun 28-Apr-13 23:49:36

There was a thread here a few months ago about Arrietty (from The Borrowers). Arianwen would've been a good alternative, although lots of people liked Arrietty. Fond memories of the books. Your dd could shorten Arianwen to Ann/Annie/Anwen; although she may not want to!

REally wish I'd thought of it!

harryhausen Mon 29-Apr-13 00:06:24

Where I grew up (north wales) 'Arian' is used to mean 'money' in welsh everyday language. Although I vaguely remember its true meaning is 'silver'. It would really put me off though.

I much prefer Eirwen or even Arwen.

spiderlight Mon 29-Apr-13 14:03:06

I love it! I'm Welsh and don't think it's too much of a mouthful, but Anwen on its own is also lovely. Llongyfarchiadau!

quertas Mon 29-Apr-13 20:16:18

I love it! But an alternative would be Adwen if you're unsure. I wanted to call DD Adwen but DH was having none of it hmmgrump

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