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CharmingChampignon Sat 05-Dec-15 18:03:02

I'd like to use a version of Gwen as a middle name if we have a girl. The relative it would be after is Gwendoline but she dislikes the full name (and i'm not keen) so we could use just Gwen or are there other names with Gwen in?

I like welsh -'wen' names like Arianwen and Anwen, and I love the cornish Morwenna but the link wouldn't be at all obvious then.

thatstoast Sat 05-Dec-15 18:11:33

Are welsh? What about Gwenllian?

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 05-Dec-15 18:11:40

Gwenfair (pronounced Gwen-vire)

"Gwen" is the female form of "Gwyn". It means white/pure/holy.

thatstoast Sat 05-Dec-15 18:12:15

Are YOU Welsh? Fgs, keypad.

Gwen is lovely.

Sophronia Sat 05-Dec-15 18:41:06


There's also Guinevere, which is a form of Gwenhwyfar, and Jennifer which is the Cornish version.

Donge13 Sat 05-Dec-15 19:33:44

Gwen is lovely

CastaDiva Sat 05-Dec-15 22:07:12

Plain Gwen is lovely. Strong and pretty.

weebarra Sat 05-Dec-15 22:09:23

Gwen is really nice. Very unusual (certainly here in Scotland!) and not frilly.

Wigeon Sat 05-Dec-15 22:18:51

Gwenneth, after the Brent Cou cupouncil building or a primary school site...!

guineapig1 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:23:38

Gwennan (Welsh and pronounced Gwen-Ann) is lovely

HarrysMummy17 Sat 05-Dec-15 22:25:30

Gwen is really pretty

CharmingChampignon Sat 05-Dec-15 22:32:45

Thank you for all the suggestions. Gwen as it is is growing on me and would make the link to the person we love more obvious.

We aren't Welsh and so I think names like Gwenllian are out for us - I worked with one once and I'm not sure i ever pronounced it as she did!

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