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Tabsicle Wed 31-Aug-16 11:43:47

Hello! Trying to work out whether this name works for a girl. It's a Welsh name, and DH is Welsh so it sounds lovely when he says it but not sure how it will work in Glasgow where we live.

MrsHulk Wed 31-Aug-16 11:47:58

It immediately makes me think of Rhyl sun centre (north wales big swimming pool with slides etc - not sure if it still exists but used to be very popular). You may get a lot of "like the sun centre?" comments which could get annoying.

Other than that I'm not sure it works well in the Glasgow accent tbh.

MangosteenSoda Wed 31-Aug-16 11:55:22

I thought you meant after the town when I saw the thread title. Is it pronounced differently?

I'd be a little concerned that outside of Wales people might just think she was conceived in Rhyl as it's not such a well known name as Sian, Rhiannon, Seren etc

PurpleDaisies Wed 31-Aug-16 11:56:47

I'm Welsh and I've never met anyone with the name "Rhyll". Maybe it's more common in north and west wales.

I'm not a fan, I'd also assume they were named after the town.

WellErrr Wed 31-Aug-16 11:57:04

Is your surname Sun Centre?

PLEASE say yes.

(Rhyl is not actually a Welsh name. It's the name of a Welsh town. Bit like saying Leeds is an English name)

WellErrr Wed 31-Aug-16 11:57:57

And 'Rhyll' would be pronounced very differently and is not a Welsh name in any form - not even a town.

Have a rethink.

SpeakNoWords Wed 31-Aug-16 11:58:11

Is it pronounced with the welsh double L sound at the end?

Borogoves Wed 31-Aug-16 11:59:41

Sorry, I don't think it works as a child's name at all.

Tiggeryoubastard Wed 31-Aug-16 12:02:34

I thought about it for my youngest but realised he'd be laughed at. I'm so glad I didn't do that to little Llandudno.

therootoftheroot Wed 31-Aug-16 12:03:54

sun centre!

rhyl is a bloody dump

why on earth would you saddle a child with that s a name?

therootoftheroot Wed 31-Aug-16 12:04:13


WellErrr Wed 31-Aug-16 12:04:59

Tigger grin

My little Pwllheli and Dolgellau feel the same.

MamOfTwo Wed 31-Aug-16 12:05:16

Erm, no. I believe the Welsh word for 'fart' is 'rhech' and the 'ch' and 'll' sounds in Welsh sound similar so that is what the name 'Rhyll' would make me think of - a fart... Although as previous posters have said, 'Rhyll' is not a Welsh name and just looks like the town 'Rhyl' spelt incorrectly. And why would anybody want to name their child after that godforsaken place? OP, there are so many lovely Welsh names, I implore you don't do it!

FRETGNIKCUF Wed 31-Aug-16 12:06:47

Reminds me of the working men's club type holidays my husband talks about from the 70s.

WellErrr Wed 31-Aug-16 12:07:10

Call it Rhyw, I hear that's a nice Welsh name. Or Pidlan. Or Bron Mawr.

LunaLoveg00d Wed 31-Aug-16 12:07:13

Please don't.

It's the equivalent of someone from Wales thinking "Paisley" is a lovely name.

Tabsicle Wed 31-Aug-16 13:16:00

Oh. I didn't know it was that bad. One of his mates back home is a Rhyl. blush

iamEarthymama Wed 31-Aug-16 13:20:25

I think you should go for Barry!

A friend is called Colwyn and I really like that.

ICanCountToOneHundred Wed 31-Aug-16 13:21:36

I have never heard of it. I agree 99% of Welsh people would think of Rhyl. Also the LL at the end would make it difficult for a lot of people to pronounce. There are so many beautiful Welsh names for a girl.

ICanCountToOneHundred Wed 31-Aug-16 13:22:56

PurpleDaisies North West Wales here and never heard of it either!

Scribblegirl Wed 31-Aug-16 13:26:05

Sorry OP, this was the first thing I thought of wink

SirChenjin Wed 31-Aug-16 13:31:11

Are you posh Glasgow or scabby not posh Glasgow? Will you get Rull or Rahyl? grin

SpeakNoWords Wed 31-Aug-16 13:37:32

Is it Rhyl or Rhyll that you're interested in?

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 31-Aug-16 14:02:14

Changing the subject here, but wasn't Rhyl sun centre closed down.
The pics are very creepy. An empty pool shudders

HoratioNightboy Wed 31-Aug-16 14:11:15

Can you give an example of how you think it should be pronouced? A Welsh speaker once told me that "ll" at the end of a word or after a vowel was pronounced like an "f", which, if correct, would suggest your name is pronounced a bit like "Riff". I'm not sure that's what you had in mind!

(Hopefully a Welsh speaker can confirm whether this final LL=F thing is correct or not)

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