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April1984 Thu 23-Feb-17 08:44:56

What do people think of Alwen as a girl's middle name. It's a nod to my beloved Grandad who is Welsh and called Alwyn.

I think it's fairly easy to pronounce? Not too confusing?!

OpalIridescence Thu 23-Feb-17 08:52:38

Alwen, is lovely imo. Use it!

SuperBeagle Thu 23-Feb-17 09:22:24

I like Arwen more, personally, but I do think Alwen is a lovely way to honour your dear granddad. smile

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Feb-17 09:27:29

Lovely tribute OP. 😄

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April1984 Thu 23-Feb-17 10:03:55

Thanks all! smile

Aquamarine1029 Thu 23-Feb-17 13:06:05

Keep with your granddad's spelling of Alwyn. It's much prettier.

Jooni Thu 23-Feb-17 13:37:57

I like it. Reminds me of Arwen and Anwen, both of which are beautiful. Lovely tribute too, use it!

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 23-Feb-17 15:45:41

But use Alwen, not Alwyn (which is a male name, due to -wyn ending).

Gummibears Thu 23-Feb-17 17:51:41

Lovely name

crapfatbanana Thu 23-Feb-17 17:56:12

Very nice. I also like Olwen and Anwen.

JujuMonster Thu 23-Feb-17 20:25:35

Love it! I know a very nice Alwen so it has a good association for me

PattyPenguin Fri 24-Feb-17 15:51:55

Alwen is not uncommon in Wales, as a female version of Alwyn, or particularly in North Wales after a little mountain tarn called Llyn Alwen.

I've also known an Alwenna, but I prefer Alwen.

Just emphasise that it's a short a - don't let people call her Ahl-wen or All-wen with the sound of the English word 'all'.

When she's of an age to go, you could take her to see her lake!

April1984 Fri 24-Feb-17 17:38:48

Thanks for all the lovely comments. What a lovely idea to take her to the lake one day too! X

TestingTestingWonTooFree Fri 24-Feb-17 21:57:17

I'd definitely think Alwyn is a Boy's name. I'd never heard of Alwen until this thread (despite 30+ years in Wales). Difficult to go wrong with it unless people use a long A.

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