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A welsh girls name, in England

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JonesSchool Sat 29-Nov-14 16:43:27

We are considering the girls name Seren, meaning in Welsh, star.
I am welsh and we live close to wales, our surname is Jones so we can afford to be a bit different.
We are thinking about middle names and would love some advice on what flows nicely.
We are thinking
Ava, Martha, Ruby, Esme, Florence, although not convinced any of them go.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I like names that have a vintage feel.

florascotia Sat 29-Nov-14 18:11:01

Seren is a very pretty name but it's almost top 100 ( no. 109 in England and Wales 2013: www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-318125)

Probably this does not matter, but if you are very keen to have a name that is 'a bit different' ...

elinorjane Sun 30-Nov-14 10:41:34

It's top ten in Wales, as far as I know. Plenty of Seren Joneses.

Sophronia Sun 30-Nov-14 14:08:02

From your list I like Seren Martha the best.

QueenofKelsingra Wed 10-Dec-14 14:23:02

Our DD has a welsh name, our shortlist was:

Bronwen
Seren
Meredith
Angharad

We really liked Seren but worried it has become the welsh 'Amelie' - as in being used by lots o people who actually have no connection to the heritage of the name.

like you we have a short surname so wanted a longer first name to balance it out.

squoosh Wed 10-Dec-14 14:50:36

Seren is nice but I don't think it's 'different' anymore so don't worry about that.

SunnyBaudelaire Wed 10-Dec-14 14:51:56

Seren is really not different at all, pretty mainstream tbh

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Dec-14 17:48:57

Seren is the new Megan in terms of popularity.

Ffion
Eirlys
Nia

Are uncommon amongst little ones at the moment. Though there are plenty of Nia's in their 20's

33goingon64 Thu 11-Dec-14 18:29:27

Elin?

ReinholdMessner Thu 11-Dec-14 19:14:21

I love Seren but she will be one of many, many Seren Joneses.

CathyJones Thu 11-Dec-14 19:17:39

I'm welsh and my surname is Jones (snap!)
I have 4 kids and trying for a fifth!!!!!
I adore the names:
Aderyn
Gwenolt
Crwys (crew-is)
Angared
Myvanwy
Seren!!!!!
Ffion
Blodwyn
Olwyn
Bronwyn
Arianwyn
Meredith
Morgana
Gwenydd (gwen-ith)
Adara

Some other names I like:
Oriole
Renee
Cathleen (my name)
Leona
Rosalba
Quince
Lori
Noleen
Cora
Kalliope
Isadora
Victoria
Blaise
Zana
Tara

Hope this helps!��

DustBunnyFarmer Thu 11-Dec-14 19:17:48

Iola?

CPtart Thu 11-Dec-14 19:51:18

Louisa

ArchangelGallic Thu 11-Dec-14 19:55:51

We were going to use Seren for DD2 only DD2 is actually going to be DS1! I tried a variety of middle names and none really suited our 2 syllable surname. Only middle name I felt worked was Joy. Not sure if that would work with Jones but an alternative short snappy name might.

CPtart Thu 11-Dec-14 20:06:41

Faye?

Seren is beautiful but very popular. I have a Celyn (Pronounced kell-in, Welsh for 'holly') which isn't too popular at the moment but a similar style.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 11-Dec-14 20:13:45

Celyn is lovely, Moomin

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