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How would you pronounce Elowen

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user1466715822 Sat 25-Jun-16 21:02:05

We both like Elowen but we have seen various pronunciations of it. How would people pronounce it.

It is Cornish and I wondered how it would be pronounced there.

We have been saying El-o-wen

WineCheeseSleep Sat 25-Jun-16 21:04:13

I'd say ELL-oh-wen. I think it's pretty!

Jessbow Sat 25-Jun-16 21:18:27


JakeyB Sat 25-Jun-16 21:45:20

I'd say Ell -OW (like clown)-en.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 25-Jun-16 21:46:00


soundsystem Sat 25-Jun-16 22:02:07

I'd say El-OW-en, but that's because I always assumed it was Welsh. Didn't realise it was Cornish so interested to find out the correct way!

soundsystem Sat 25-Jun-16 22:02:27

Sorry, that should say El-O-wen

steppemum Sat 25-Jun-16 22:05:20

like the name Owen, with Elle on the front, but softer and more run together

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 25-Jun-16 22:36:03

As though I was spelling out London and stopped midway L-o-n-

Stickerrocks Sun 26-Jun-16 07:00:33

L-Owin. You just let your natural Cornish lilt take it. Expect everyone to pronounce it differently & incorrectly if they're not Cornish (like saying Fo-wee for Fowey for place names). Actually, having looked at your other list, avoid Cornish place names and anything Poldark related like the plague. (I'm Cornish born & bred and have a family with proper Cornish names, so I speak with experience).

nannyplum77 Thu 30-Jun-16 00:17:44

At first glance I would put the emphasis on the first E... 'E'lowen e as in Ellie, low as you would say it and a soft 'en'.

I suppose how the Welsh would pronounce it.. EH (air) lowen.

Does that make sense?? Lol I'm a little sleep deprived!


AMR123456 Thu 30-Jun-16 00:37:56

Am I being stupid is this a boys or girls name?

AMR123456 Thu 30-Jun-16 00:40:33

This is a name I've never heard hence the curiosity. Like it ether way X X

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