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welsh baby girl name in England

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Howells80 Tue 25-Nov-14 20:07:26

My husband is Welsh but we currently live in England. We would, however, like to choose a Welsh name for our little girl that goes with our surname, Howells. We are looking for a name that is easy to recognise and pronounce outside of Wales. Any suggestions welcome. Thank you!

LuckyLopez Tue 25-Nov-14 20:08:44


HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Tue 25-Nov-14 20:09:08

An wen

cathyandclaire Tue 25-Nov-14 20:09:38


MadeInChorley Tue 25-Nov-14 20:10:38


NormanTheForeman Tue 25-Nov-14 20:10:38

Rhiannon? I have know three Rhiannons in England. I also know a Heulwen who was born and brought up in England, but that's another story, as she is always having to explain her name.

TheColdDoesBotherMeAnyway Tue 25-Nov-14 20:10:55


Tournesol Tue 25-Nov-14 20:11:18

Seren, such a pretty name and lovely meaning too.

My DS has a welsh name and we live in England and it poses no problems.

Somanyillustrations Tue 25-Nov-14 20:12:17

Elin Mabli, Seren are easy for non- welsh speakers. Also Megan, Bethan, Betsan. Or a Welsh spelling: Anni, Elsi. Ffion, Manon, Siân...

NormanTheForeman Tue 25-Nov-14 20:14:03

Nerys isn't unheard of in England either.

Clueing4looks Tue 25-Nov-14 20:14:06

I've always loved the name Angharad, it's one of those names that grows with all ages.

BooDidIScareYou Tue 25-Nov-14 20:15:57

Seren? Eira / Aneira, Mari, Haf, Beti / Betsi / Betsan, Elin / Elena, Carys / Cerys, Nerys, Mali.

I've just gone for the shorter more easy to pronounce ones!

BooDidIScareYou Tue 25-Nov-14 20:17:36

Oh someone suggested Manon....I love that name!

Muskey Tue 25-Nov-14 20:18:17

Myfanwy, bronwen, arwen, sioned anharad

IDontDoIroning Tue 25-Nov-14 20:20:51

Ffion, nanci, Bethan sian, Seren, Cerys, carys, Lowri, Ceri, Alys,

Howells80 Tue 25-Nov-14 20:22:57

Thank you for all your suggestions so far

whitewineandchocolate Tue 25-Nov-14 20:24:44


Lyttelma Tue 25-Nov-14 20:25:07


Howells80 Tue 25-Nov-14 21:03:24

How is Mabli pronounced? Is it MAB-lee, or MAY-blee?

MehsMum Tue 25-Nov-14 21:09:28

Mali (pronounced Mally) is a cute one.
Rhian works in England, as do Anwyn, Carys and, of course, Manon, which is a gorgeous name.

Medibeagle Tue 25-Nov-14 21:12:20

Eluned. Mai. Lona. Rhiannan.

Marcipex Tue 25-Nov-14 21:15:00

Nia, I think Nia is lovely.

redrubyindigo Tue 25-Nov-14 21:17:01


EveDallasRetd Tue 25-Nov-14 21:19:08

Norman, I know a Hedd that changed her name to Heather when she moved to London. I wanted Heulwen for DD but DH vetoed it, citing her to put me off smile

OP I like Gwenllyn and Cerys

EMS23 Tue 25-Nov-14 21:19:18

I'm English but live in Wales and my youngest is called Seren.
It's relatively unheard of in England and I always get compliments on her name when we are in England.

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