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Wot no Welsh names list?

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damibasiamille Fri 19-Jun-15 12:32:15

On the baby-names page, there is a link for Irish names, one for Scottish names, but none for Welsh names! Why?

We could start with Seren (Star), Enfys (Rainbow), Gareth (a Knight of the Round Table), Derwyn (Oak tree),Emrys (version of Ambrose), Dilys (True),Medeni (September-born), Teifi (name of a river), etc etc.

Glindathegoodwitch Fri 19-Jun-15 12:33:28

Aneura is the most beautiful name. Dh is on the fence. He didn't like it until I told him it was Welsh and that it wasn't spelt Anira.

Iloveonionchutney Fri 19-Jun-15 12:35:43

Meurig, Rhiannon, Rhian, Angharad, Bronwen, Delyth, Myfannwy, don't know the meanings but that's just people I know!

damibasiamille Fri 19-Jun-15 12:45:41

Hi Glinda, that was a quick reply! Is it a feminine form of Aneurin (as in the late great Nye Bevan) or Aneirin (6th Century poet)? I'm not sure if those are just different spellings of the same name, and I don't know the meaning, do you?

I've seen it spelt Aneira, which would suggest "snow", but I could be quite wrong!

plinkyplonks Fri 19-Jun-15 12:47:34

I love Arwyn and Anwen :D

Seren is beautiful too!

Glindathegoodwitch Fri 19-Jun-15 12:49:40

I have been looking for a Welsh thread! I generally find welsh names quite ugly I am welsh blush

I only know it as a friend's sister's name, and that was how she spelt it. I toyed with Aneira which I think is the original spelling, you are right, 'snow' but I prefer the adapted version.

When you linked it to Aneurin, my tummy dropped a little - I work for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board and hadn't even made the connection sad

damibasiamille Fri 19-Jun-15 12:56:17

Hi Chutney! Rhiannon I think is a goddess or someone from mythology, Angharad is "Beloved", Bronwen is "White Breast", maybe meaning the breast of hill. The others I don't know.

We'll have to do some research if MN allow us a Welsh names list.

Say "Sh'mae" to Meurig, Rhiannon, Rhian, Angharad, Bronwen, Delyth and Myfanwy for me!

poorbuthappy Fri 19-Jun-15 12:58:53

Menna is my fav

damibasiamille Fri 19-Jun-15 13:11:21

That seems to clinch it then, doesn't it, Glinda? Aneura it is!


plinky, I agree. And I prefer "Seren" with both the "E"s pronounced "eh", not "Serrun" as it tends to become in English.

BlueBlueSea Fri 19-Jun-15 13:20:40

I love welsh names,

Haf - summer

Glindathegoodwitch Fri 19-Jun-15 13:57:01

Love Eleri but too similar to the ever popular Ella, Evie, Eva, Ellie trends at the moment. every second child is one of those names these days.

CakeRattleandRoll Fri 19-Jun-15 16:10:07

Love for girls:
Some are family names so couldn't be used, but DH vetoed every other one!

And for boys:

BlueBlueSea Fri 19-Jun-15 16:12:08

Another lovely welsh name is Siwan, I have always pronounced it See-wan, but meeting a Siwan she pronounced it She-wan as in Sian.

MsMessyandtheTidyBoys Fri 19-Jun-15 19:06:22

Love Idris and Osian for boys (might be biasedsmile)

damibasiamille Sat 20-Jun-15 13:38:51

Seems I misunderstood the "Irish (etc) names" lists. I thought it would be like the Baby Name Finder - with spaces for origin, meaning, pronunciation etc., but it's just a list of the most popular names, so hardly any are actual Irish names!

Wouldn't it be nice to have more information about the names we're interested in?

PS I forgot about Siriol ("cheerful") smile

MrsGentlyBenevolent Sat 20-Jun-15 15:15:24

Seren is horrible, really don't get the current obsession with it. Such a hard word, not 'pretty' at all. Plently of nice welsh girls names such as Eira, Medi, Branwen/Brownwen, Sian, Gwenno... could go on obviously.

mrsdavidbowie Sat 20-Jun-15 15:19:15

Meurig was my dads name.
I am on one of the listswink

slightlyeggstained Sat 20-Jun-15 15:27:02

Is Seren popular now? In my generation would've been a horse's name blush

U8myufo Sun 21-Jun-15 17:17:30

I like Eira, Sioned, Angharad, Lois (if said properly rather than sounding like lowiss), Ela, Meriel

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