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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?

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

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!

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

Eirwen? Means snow white I believe.

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.

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.

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

Hate it.

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.

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

How do you pronounce it?

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.

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

Beautiful name. gringrin

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

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

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.

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

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

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

I think it's lovely.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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