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(43 Posts)
DeepTurquoise Mon 05-Jan-15 15:16:22

What do you think of the name Taliesin? About to start ttc and me and my partner love it, just wanted to get some feedback!

WestEast Mon 05-Jan-15 15:17:37

I've not heard of it before, but I read it as tail spin. How is it pronounced?

DeepTurquoise Mon 05-Jan-15 15:20:43

It's pronounced tal-eeh-ess-in, it's an old welsh name meaning 'shining brow' (we are welsh!)

Cinnamoncookie Mon 05-Jan-15 15:21:13

It's a theatre in Swansea. I'd wonder if you were Welsh actors grin

Bluestocking Mon 05-Jan-15 15:22:39

Love it! There was a thread about it a little while ago.

Etihad Mon 05-Jan-15 15:22:51

Pronounced tally-ass-in? I like it, I know of a boy with that name - in Wales, so I always presumed it was Welsh.

DeepTurquoise Mon 05-Jan-15 15:22:57

Haha not actors but my partner is a bit of a Mabinogion / legends geek! And I just love the sound of the name

emeline Mon 05-Jan-15 15:23:29

love it.

Love nn tali, too.

He was a legendary poet shaman, I believe!

DeepTurquoise Mon 05-Jan-15 15:28:03

Ahh I love Tali as a nn too grin

fishfingerSarnies Mon 05-Jan-15 15:32:49

I love it, dh is Welsh and he really loves it and wants it on the list. We live in London between two posh areas and I'm worried about it sounding pretentious outside of Wales?
Will be watching this thread to see what people think.

IsadoraQuagmire Mon 05-Jan-15 15:53:54

I like it. I've only seen it spelled with double S before (probably in Tennyson) but I prefer it with one.

Marcipex Mon 05-Jan-15 16:02:37

Love it.

Showy Mon 05-Jan-15 16:05:13

Fab name. Really like it.

CaptainJamesTKirk Mon 05-Jan-15 16:14:53

It used to be the name of the 'canteen' in the Cardiff university union. I used to get jacket potatoes there.

shoobidoo Mon 05-Jan-15 16:16:47

Love it!

DramaAlpaca Mon 05-Jan-15 16:44:14

It's one of those names that I love but I'd never use myself DH would put his foot down

Rhubarbgarden Mon 05-Jan-15 17:42:41

I like it, but it's a bit of a mouthful.

daholster Mon 05-Jan-15 21:56:48

I met one who is 3 months old in Surrey the other day. Being English I had no idea how to say it when I had to call him in!!! So to me it's an unusual name. In Wales it would be lovely. In London it would also be lovely fishfinger for the very unusual factor but you would spend your whole life (and so might he) trying to explain how to say and spell it to the majority of the locals!

Guin1 Tue 06-Jan-15 05:09:06

Love it. It would be on my list if bump were a boy.

fishfingerSarnies Tue 06-Jan-15 08:05:46

Hearing such positive feedback I'm debating haveing it back on the list. We plan on moving to Wales at some point in the next 2 years anyway and if we don't he will be at the Welsh school in London. Mmmm it's hard this naming business.

YoureMyWifeNowDave Tue 06-Jan-15 08:11:11

Our neighbours named their house Taliesin!

MamaLazarou Wed 07-Jan-15 20:04:39

It's lovely.

thatstoast Wed 07-Jan-15 20:14:28

I'm welsh and I love that name. I probably wouldn't use it outside of wales but only because I have no patience for people who pronounce things incorrectly.

PattyPenguin Wed 07-Jan-15 20:18:49

The neighbours who named their house Taliesin might have done so since it was the name of the architect Frank Lloyd Wright's series of houses (4 in all). Wright's relatives of Welsh descent gave their houses Welsh names, and Wright in turn used the name of the ancient Welsh poet for his homes.

DeepTurquoise Thu 08-Jan-15 16:36:58

Thanks for all the feedback guys! Seems like it's a pretty popular name smile

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