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Monkey44 Sat 25-Jul-15 11:23:47

Our beautiful Ds2 was born this week and is yet to have a name. We live in Wales and really want to give him a Welsh name, esp as our Ds1 has a Welsh name.

Names I like are Gethin, Harri, Ioan, Emrys but would appreciate any ideas.

I also like Idris, but Dh not keen on this.

ClementineAndCordelia Sat 25-Jul-15 11:31:25

I like Emrys and Emlyn and Iolo and Iori is great ( Ioan nice too from your list ) . We just had a little Idris 5 weeks ago. It was going to be his middle name until a few days before , but as we are also in Wales ( and welsh ) I thought it would be lovely to use it. It is still quite unusual where we are and also easy for our non- welsh speaking relatives to pronounce . People have said its a 'solid' name and so far have had lots of nice things said about it . Good luck whatever you decide smile Pob Lwc!

silverstreak Sat 25-Jul-15 11:31:30

Great site for names as has all the meanings, popularity, etc.... If you're interested I love Dylan as it means wave and we live by the sea.... Look for something that means something to you! smile

Luciferbox Sat 25-Jul-15 11:35:47

Gruffydd (Gruff)

That's my list for DS2 due next week, we still can't make up our minds.

longdiling Sat 25-Jul-15 11:37:53

Iago, Llewelyn, Steffan, Sion, Osian, Aneurin, Ianto, Macsen, Gruffudd, Ifan. I really like Ioan from your list!

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 25-Jul-15 13:53:41

Really like Emrys. But my favourite boy's name ever is Taliesin. Also love Osian, Aneurin and Rhodri, and quite like Huw.

Rivercam Sat 25-Jul-15 13:58:45

Love Welsh names

Cell an

Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 20:00:31

Aneurin (Nye)

Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 20:00:39


Yarp Sat 25-Jul-15 20:00:59

I also like Huw too!

GoulashSoup Sat 25-Jul-15 22:23:43

Congratulations on your new arrival OP!

I have a Gethin and love it. So much so we can't think of another boy's name we like nearly as much. It is great as it is definitely Welsh but the pronunciation isn't too much of a problem living in England.

I do like Idris but like you DH is not as keen. I like Iolo, Ianto and Geraint. I also like Tomos, Harri and Huw and they would work a bit easier with my English family. I do like Gruffudd but not sure it works with Gethin.

Can you tell I've given this a bit of thought? Not even pregnant, just had a mc, but very much planning the next one soon.

Doilooklikeatourist Sat 25-Jul-15 22:31:44

Ianto ( Ian / Yan for short )

Nannylookingforafamily Sat 25-Jul-15 22:36:16


shrinkydinky Sat 25-Jul-15 22:37:52

I have a Griffin

Redtractorwontsleep Sat 25-Jul-15 22:38:39

Congrats! Welsh names for boys popular where I live are Cai, Sion, Dion, Gruffydd, Meilir, Ioan, Trystan, Guto, Osian, Owain. I could go on but those I my faves!

Redtractorwontsleep Sat 25-Jul-15 22:40:17

Gwion as well!

Postchildrenpregranny Sat 25-Jul-15 22:40:44

I love Llewellyn but most non Welsh people cannot pronounce a double l properly . And Gruffudd can be a bit of a challenge too . Both Princes of Wales . My father's name was Owen. Had we ever had a DS....

RoosterCogburn Sat 25-Jul-15 22:46:01


BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jul-15 22:49:11

Geraint, for the great cyclist riding the Tour de France this last 3 weeks.

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Jul-15 22:49:45

Sorry, great cyclist Geraint Thomas.

Cherry321 Sat 25-Jul-15 22:50:35

We have a Iestyn. Still love the name and havent met many. Other names we considered were Steffan, Ioan, Mostyn and Idris. Congratulations.

Quasilulu Sat 25-Jul-15 22:54:02

I love Edwyn

DrLego Sat 25-Jul-15 23:21:31


potatopal Sun 26-Jul-15 19:02:51

How about Gwilym?

NauseousKitty Sun 26-Jul-15 19:13:12

I love Carwyn!

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