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Opinions on Bronwyn?

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Bearfrills Tue 27-Sep-16 14:26:48

Be kind, I'm hormonal grin

DH and I are trying and failing to think of a name for DC4, it looks like we've already used all of the names we like. We tried some naming websites and drawing up a shortlist but out of a list of 500 girls names and 500 boys names there wasn't a single one that we both ticked.

DH has suggested Bronwyn or River for a girl.

We've got nothing for a boy.

exexpat Tue 27-Sep-16 14:27:58

-wyn is the male ending for Welsh names. The girl's name is Bronwen.

Bearfrills Tue 27-Sep-16 14:30:35

Ah flip, I knew it didn't look right when I wrote it!

DH also suggested Anais and got instantly vetoed because I couldn't even pronounce it.

EssentialHummus Tue 27-Sep-16 14:36:30

I rather like it. For reasons I'll never know Bronwen (with every spelling variation going) was a hugely popular name when I was growing up in 1990s South Africa, so I knew lots of them. It's rare enough here. Is it a Welsh name?

DorotheaHomeAlone Tue 27-Sep-16 14:37:59

Gorgeous name. Yes, it's Welsh.

Thundercake Tue 27-Sep-16 14:43:35

I love it, makes me think of the lovely Bronwen from fireman Sam ( yes I have a toddler smile

Assam Tue 27-Sep-16 14:45:02

I had a rabbit called Bronwen! I named it after something...a book or TV show in the 80s?? Cant remember

ChimpyChops Tue 27-Sep-16 14:46:14

Love it!

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 27-Sep-16 14:47:00

I think Bronwen is a lovely name.

MrsHulk Tue 27-Sep-16 14:48:30

Love it. Welsh but easy to pronounce and spell for English speakers. Unusual but recognisable. You/she are likely to get a lot of questions about whether you have a Welsh background, which may get annoying?

GummyBunting Tue 27-Sep-16 14:53:35

Love it.

There's a Bronwen Llewellyn in the Odd Thomas books who everyone calls 'Stormy', which is also a cool nickname.

Bearfrills Tue 27-Sep-16 15:52:02

DS2's name apparently has Welsh origins so it wouldn't be too out of place smile

ProseccoBitch Tue 27-Sep-16 15:55:29

I like Bronwen. The only thing I would say is that I know one Bronwen who gets called 'Bronners' which I think sounds ugly and a bit pointless given it isn't any shorter, but I don't know if that's common or not.

Doublemint Tue 27-Sep-16 15:58:15

Love it!!!

Bearfrills Tue 27-Sep-16 16:05:34

After hearing my 2yo saying the name I think it'll end up shortened to Winnie.

ringoffire Tue 27-Sep-16 16:07:36

I believe the literal translation is white breast

passingthrough1 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:10:40

Bronwen is lovely

Soubriquet Tue 27-Sep-16 16:10:42

I love Bronwyn and I would spell it like that too

NN Brynn

AmeliaJack Tue 27-Sep-16 16:12:56

Bronwen is a great name. I also used to know a Rhonwen which I think is lovely too.

AppleJac Tue 27-Sep-16 16:14:33

I really dont like it. Its very harsh sounding and not very feminine

sonlypuppyfat Tue 27-Sep-16 16:17:02

I have got a Bronwyn I don't live in Wales so I don't care if I've spelt it wrong I think it looks pretty, and we've had lots and lots of compliments

chinlo Tue 27-Sep-16 16:19:15

hugely popular name when I was growing up in 1990s South Africa

I have only ever met one Bronwen in my life, and she was from South Africa!

I like it as a name though. She didn't shorten hers to anything either. She was occasionally called "Bron" by close friends if they were talking to her directly, but usually she was just Bronwen.

EssentialHummus Tue 27-Sep-16 16:24:54

Chin the equivalent-in-popularity boys' name at the time was Jonty. Which I'm pretty sure isn't a name (?) confused.

Ours were all NN'd "Bronny", and were uniformly good at hockey, if that helps your decision-making, OP.

chinlo Tue 27-Sep-16 16:36:14

I know a South African Jonty too! grin

And it's not like I know LOADS of South Africans or anything.

herewego1987 Tue 27-Sep-16 16:38:40

I like Bronwyn, I'd use Wynnie as an affectionate Nick name

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