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Auden, Delphine, Corin, Anwen

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Laquila Sun 02-Jun-13 09:42:24

We're struggling with names for a girl (we don't know what we're having but I'm convinced it's a girl!)

Could I please have your thoughts on the following?:


Any suggestions along similar lines greatly appreciated!

Thanks very much

NowPlayingZone Sun 02-Jun-13 09:58:24

Delphine is beautiful
Prefer Corinne spelt like this
Not keen on others

Elquota Sun 02-Jun-13 10:57:41

Corin is my favourite of those, although I'd spell it Corinne. Anwen and Delphine quite nice. Auden too surnamey.


bootsycollins Sun 02-Jun-13 11:08:30

Never heard Auden before but I like it, Delphine and Anwen are lovely too, is Arwen Lord of the Rings? Arwens cool. Not too keen on Corin.

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Sun 02-Jun-13 13:44:32

Isn't Vanessa Redgrave's brother called Corin? I would assume a Corin to be a boy, and pronounced with the emphasis on the beginning whereas Corinne would be the girl version surely?

I prefer Anwen of your list. Delphine is very flowery (no pun intended) might not suit a tomboy. Auden is a surname and I don't like them used as first names.

Laquila Sun 02-Jun-13 14:08:25

Thanks all, much appreciated.

I asked on here a week or two back re using Corin for a girl, and got a real mixture of responses as to whether people would assume it was a boy or girl (it's a unisex name). The thing with using a different spelling is that I can't be sure people would pronounce it as Corin (CO-rin) and for me it gets too confusing pronunciation-wise if you go for Corinne/Corinne.

I saw Auden in a book of unusual baby names yesterday and love it. I actually don't know anyone with it as a surname (other than WH, obviously) so don't really think of it as a surname, and am not too rigid abut the "rules" for that kind of thing anyway.

Delphine was our original first choice, but I know what you mean about it being quite girly, Birds.

Elquota I do like Coralie and Eden from your list. My name's on there too so I think that's encouraging!

squoosh Sun 02-Jun-13 14:50:10

Auden - W.H
Delphine - sounds like the name of a floozy from a 1970s sitcom (sorry!)
Corin - boy's name
Anwen - solid but not very pretty

My favourite would be Corin if it was spelt differently.

hellokitty123 Sun 02-Jun-13 15:40:04

I would pronounce
Corin as COR-in
Corinne as cor-INNE

Laquila Sun 02-Jun-13 16:10:51

Hellokitty, this is my problem! I like it (spelt however) pronounced CO-rin (rhymes with foreign) and I feel the best way to get to that is with the spelling Corin.

Ugh, I didn't realise girls name would be so much harder than boys!

JojoMags Sun 02-Jun-13 19:55:46

I always thought Corin was male - Corin Douglas off Radio 4. Its nice though and could work for a girl. Much nicer than Corinne. Auden sounds very masculine and think WH, not keen. Audrey is an obvious alternative. I don't like Delphine - 70s sitcom floozy is about right. Anwen is pretty.

MacCrackles Sun 02-Jun-13 20:24:26

Corinne was a strong contender for DD and I'd pronounce it to rhyme with foreign too. If I saw Corin written down I'd assume male. Hth.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 02-Jun-13 20:25:28

Love Delphine.

Leeds2 Sun 02-Jun-13 20:42:38

If I had to, I would choose Anwen. But I am not really keen on any of them, tbh. Sorry!

Laquila Sun 02-Jun-13 21:09:17

MacCrackles do you mind if I ask what you went for for your daughter if you decided against Corinne?

rockybalboa Sun 02-Jun-13 21:09:36

Delphine is pretty, v French though. Would also use Corinne, not Corin

MorphandChas Sun 02-Jun-13 23:47:22

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sleepingbeautiful Mon 03-Jun-13 08:33:13

Corin and Corinne are pronounced exactly the same, the latter being the girl version. I like it.
Auden I would expect to be a boy. It seems quite American too (surnamey, although I know that's getting popular in UK at the mo).
Anwen is nice, and there's a lot of similar Welsh or Cornish names if you don't feel it's quite right.
Delphine, meh.

hellokitty123 Mon 03-Jun-13 08:39:41

All the Corinnes I know pronounce their name Cor-inne withe the emphasis on -inne.
If you want Cor-in then I'd spell it like that, Corin.

Also love the name Delphine!

ZolaBuddleia Mon 03-Jun-13 09:17:16

OP, would you pronounce Delphine with the emphasis on the first or second syllable?

Selba Mon 03-Jun-13 09:30:02

I met my first ever Delphine on Friday - a sassy middle aged Irish woman. I thought " what a fab name " !

Selba Mon 03-Jun-13 09:30:49

I met my first ever Delphine on Friday - a sassy middle aged Irish woman. I thought " what a fab name " !
The only Auden I know is a man

Selba Mon 03-Jun-13 09:32:00

I love Corin too , and considered it for my daughter till someone pointed out the possibility of it being associated with Corrie, the tv prog

mum47 Mon 03-Jun-13 09:32:07

I have a friend called Corin in her 50's - a lovely name which suits a child and adult too.

Damnautocorrect Mon 03-Jun-13 09:32:46

Delphine is beautiful but reminds me of peppa pig... Sorry

kelda Mon 03-Jun-13 09:32:47

Love the name Anwen. I think it's Welsh but I've heard it on the continent too.

Delphine is beautiful.

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