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How is Dilys perceived in Wales?

(19 Posts)
SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 14-May-13 16:14:20

Middle class, working class, old lady, young person, neither here nor there? Have always liked the name Dilys.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Tue 14-May-13 19:01:46

No Welsh people on here tonight?

AmandinePoulain Tue 14-May-13 19:05:06

Old lady.

Or Dilys Price from Fireman Sam.


BackforGood Tue 14-May-13 19:05:26

Well, I'm English, of Welsh stock if that helps ? grin

All Dilys's I know are older ladies. By looking at the names given to children over the last few years though, that probably means it's about due for a revival. I do think it's a pretty name. smile

LunaticFringe Tue 14-May-13 19:10:49

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Alisvolatpropiis Tue 14-May-13 19:21:06

Old lady name,not in the vintage way say, Pearl, is thought of either,more like Ethel.

lolalotta Tue 14-May-13 19:48:03

Old lady!

SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Tue 14-May-13 20:02:10

Old lady in a headscarf who runs the corner shop

Who's that Hollywood type who's called their daughter Bryn? shock

Bryn is Dilys's husband

cadidog Tue 14-May-13 20:06:23

Welsh speaker here and Dilys is an old lady name but given the trend for old fashioned names I don't think that's the end of the world.

MrsHiddleston Tue 14-May-13 20:09:23

Old lady and not in a cool way.

Pouncer1 Tue 14-May-13 20:23:48

Another welshie here and a 100% no to the name Dilys! I really can't imagine a baby with that name!

mejon Tue 14-May-13 20:29:25

Another Welsh speaker - definitely old lady and not in a good way. I think Olwen is another one.

AuntieBrenda Tue 14-May-13 20:31:57

Old lady deffo

olivertheoctopus Tue 14-May-13 22:30:12

That hideous brat in Fireman Sam's mother. Although it is actually quite a pretty name. But then I am not welsh and do not live in Wales...

LunaticFringe Tue 14-May-13 23:52:01

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ClaraOswald Tue 14-May-13 23:55:34

Old lady.

More gertrude and agatha than Pearl and Ivy

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Wed 15-May-13 08:44:36

Old lady, but I think it is lovely - very delicate and pretty sounding.

Due a comeback I think

smother Wed 15-May-13 12:52:15

I really love it!

Cerys is also very pretty without any of the old lady connotations.

pussycatwillum Wed 15-May-13 13:04:12

Dilys is definitely a woman with curlers, a headscarf (and probably a fag). But then so was Lily until a little while ago and that has enjoyed a resurgence. Be a trendsetter.

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