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What do you think of Emyr?

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Brodicea Tue 03-Sep-13 17:35:17

What do you think of Emyr as a boy's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

We also like Ivan/ Ifan, Idris, Henning and Nye (as in Anuerin - but I think that might be weird!), Oisin and good old Joseph.

Brodicea Tue 03-Sep-13 17:36:03

I should add, yes I am part Welsh! (I'm equal parts Irish, Welsh, Scottish and English)

DeeLighted Tue 03-Sep-13 17:43:36

I think he would get sick of telling people how to pronounce and spell his name (I have an unusual name and it is v annoying!).

I'd go with something a non welsh speaker could say like Ivan, Nye or Joseph.

EroticTebbit Tue 03-Sep-13 18:31:07

I love it, but wouldn't give it to anyone not living in Wales. Do you know the proper Welsh pronounciation?

hawkmcqueen Tue 03-Sep-13 18:36:33

I thought it was a misspelling of the Irish girls name Emer! Or Eimear as I think it's also spelled.

vitaminC Tue 03-Sep-13 18:58:49

My first thought on seeing the thread title was that it was a unique spelling of Emir (as in Emirates), which would be a bit like naming your child "king" or "president" confused

Until I read your post I had no idea it was a real name in Wales, so I would assume many other people's reaction may be similar...

Meringue33 Tue 03-Sep-13 18:59:56

I like Emrys

Brodicea Tue 03-Sep-13 19:06:37

Thanks all - yes I discussed with DH and he though the same as you vitaminC
Erotic I think it's Em-eer. But I'm just going on baby name finders for that, it would be embarrassing to find I would be saying it all wrong!
Meringue I link Emrys too, but DH also wasn't sure...

I'm now thinking something more straightforward would be good as we have an easily misspelled surname....

LunaticFringe Tue 03-Sep-13 19:13:39

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EroticTebbit Wed 04-Sep-13 08:32:45

The stress is on the first syllable. EM-eer (like Emma).

Cezella Wed 04-Sep-13 10:00:48

Nye as in Aneurin confuses me- Aneurin is said A-neigh-rin not A-nye-rin when pronounced the proper welsh way! That said, I quite like Nye!

I know several Emyrs so I say go for it, It's not an overly complicated pronunciation or anything- the stress is on the Em like in Emma- Em-ir

DeeLighted Wed 04-Sep-13 10:07:52

We have a Nye but used the old welsh spelling Aneirin on the birth certificate as it seems to be easier for non welsh speakers to say/spell than Aneurin

CheapBread Wed 04-Sep-13 18:51:04

Love all those names. I knew a small Emyr, knickname Ems.

tywysogesgymraeg Wed 04-Sep-13 18:56:19

It's pronounced Em-ir. I like it, but know loads, being Welsh. Also like Ifan, but not keen on the others.
Fav Welsh boys' names are Ieuan, Rhodri, Gareth, Tomas and Iolo.
Do you like any of those?

Also love the Irish names Jarlath.

I lve Rhodri.

Iwantacat Thu 05-Sep-13 19:08:53

Ifan would be my first choice.

What about Gethin, Ianto, Elis, Iago?

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