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user1466715822 Thu 23-Jun-16 22:08:07

Hi we just can't decide. We know we want a name with Cornish connections. Our list is


It will be our first smile

OutsiderInTheGarden Thu 23-Jun-16 22:10:53

Demelza? Also I know of quite a few Sennen's down here, both girls and boys. It's not a Cornish name, but I love Rowena and the lady who built the Minack Theatre was called Rowena. Congratulations. flowers

Peasandsweetcorn Thu 23-Jun-16 22:10:58

Are you looking for more or wanting votes on your list.
My favourite name is Morwenna with Veryan a close second.
Of your list, it is Lamorna.

Clarkgriswoldforever Thu 23-Jun-16 22:14:36

Tegen? Means "pretty"

reynoldsnumber Thu 23-Jun-16 22:14:41

I was going to say Veryan, or Tamsin

Janey50 Thu 23-Jun-16 22:22:49


Janey50 Thu 23-Jun-16 22:24:35

Jenna is a pet form of Guinevere.

user1466715822 Thu 23-Jun-16 22:42:39

Happy for views on the ones I posted and also suggestions.

DH thinks Veryan sounds more like a surname and not feminine but I quite liked it...

Morwenna always makes me think of Morwenna Banks and DH not keen

NapoleonsNose Thu 23-Jun-16 22:44:42


DramaAlpaca Thu 23-Jun-16 22:48:12

What gorgeous names.

I think my favourite from your list is Lowenna.

I've always liked Tamsin/Tamzin too.

Sophronia Thu 23-Jun-16 23:59:59

I love Lamorna

Other suggestions...


sycamore54321 Fri 24-Jun-16 03:10:55

Is Sennan pronounced as written? No Sh- sound or anything? If so, it sounds identical to an Irish boy's name Senanayake, just in case that might be a problem for you.

I see Loveday listed above - how is it said? Is it as simple as the tow words Love-Day or entirely different?

I know next to nothing of Cornwall, some of these sound really pretty (but the spellings look slightly odd at first glance to my non-Cornish eyes).

OlennasWimple Fri 24-Jun-16 03:40:13

Iseuld / Isolde is one of my favourite girls names

OutsiderInTheGarden Fri 24-Jun-16 04:58:51

sycamore yes Sennen is pronounced as it's spelled, no 'sh' sound or anything. And the place Sennen is very beautiful, if you're visiting Cornwall anytime soon smile.

Wow, I've seen some Irish names that have left me puzzled as to how to pronounce them, but I never would have thought that Senanayake was prounounced Sennen. So the 'ayake' bit isn't pronounced at all? Being Welsh, Cornish names and words don't look that odd to me; the languages have a lot in common.

sycamore54321 Fri 24-Jun-16 05:32:33

Haha, just realized that was some crazy autocorrect or typo! It should be Senan - so same as yours without the double N in the middle. No idea where the "ayake" came from - especially since Irish doesn't have either a K or a Y! Sorry for throwing extra fuel on the hard-to-pronounce fire

BikeRunSki Fri 24-Jun-16 05:40:55

Of your list, I like Kerenza best.

Other suggestions Zillah, Thomasin

rembrandtsrockchick Fri 24-Jun-16 06:04:00

Tamar is is the river and the valley.

LadyCallandraDaviot Fri 24-Jun-16 23:38:55

Think they have already been suggested, but...

or you could choose a place, like the Camerons and Endillion

OlennasWimple Sat 25-Jun-16 00:42:04

Tamar is awful, sorry!!

WreckingBallsInsideMyHead Sat 25-Jun-16 19:37:39

Elowen is lovely

PeterandJudithSurname Sun 26-Jun-16 14:55:37

I think Senanayake is a Sri Lankan surname . grin

SoupDragon Sun 26-Jun-16 15:00:13

From your list I love Kerenza. From other lists I love Merryn and Tegan.

Beanzmeanzcoffee Sun 26-Jun-16 16:35:44

I've never heard the name Elowen before but it's beautiful (puts in back pocket in case baby 3 ever happens)

Footle Sun 26-Jun-16 16:45:46

Damaris - stress on first syllable.

lemonjellytrifle Sun 26-Jun-16 20:16:36

Also love Kerenza. There's a little Carenza (slightly different spelling but same pronunciation) at my son's nursery - called Carrie. Just lovely!

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