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Thoughts on the name Seren?

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LadyGiraffe123 Tue 07-Mar-17 16:00:47

Hi all - I am new to Mumsnet!

I am Welsh, my partner is English and we live in England so would like a Welsh girls name that is easy to pronounce for English speakers.

I was just wondering peoples opinion on the name Seren? Seren seems to be the most consistent name for us throughout the pregnancy however I have seen on recent articles that Seren is in the top 10 "trendy" names predicted for 2017 (which puts me off).

I know Seren is popular in Wales but is it becoming more popular in England too? I am concerned that it will become tacky.


Jooni Tue 07-Mar-17 16:25:59

It is becoming more popular I think, but it's still very underused in England. I've only ever met one, and this was about 10 years ago.

I think it's a nice name and even if it does get a bit more popular I don't think it will be "tacky". All those articles about trending names cause a lot of confusion - it doesn't mean it's going to shoot into the top 10 or anything, just that it's starting to catch more parents' attention. Lots of websites also use number of searches/hits as a measure of popularity, rather than number of people actually using the name.

SunnySomer Tue 07-Mar-17 16:27:43

I know of one in England who is 2 (half Welsh), but she's the only one I've come across. It's a really pretty name.

EssentialHummus Tue 07-Mar-17 16:28:47

I really like it. Simple, strong, no pronunciation issues.

Rockaby Tue 07-Mar-17 16:29:09

I like it! smile

Rockaby Tue 07-Mar-17 16:30:07

Oh sorry, re popularity, I don't know of any where I live (SE).

GeekGoddess Tue 07-Mar-17 16:31:28

I like it smile. I have heard of only one Seren (5yrs old), she lives in England with an english mother and welsh father.

LarrytheCucumber Tue 07-Mar-17 16:32:50

I think it is a lovely name.

Sistafromanuthamista Tue 07-Mar-17 16:34:25

I only know one (in s Wales) but it seems to be mentioned EVERY TIME a Welsh person asks for suggestions.

Richtea83 Tue 07-Mar-17 16:35:40

I think it's lovely. Never heard of a Seren here in Devon!

harderandharder2breathe Tue 07-Mar-17 16:36:31

It's a lovely name, I live in Wales so know quite a few but not as many as Isabel/Ellie type named

toldmywraath Tue 07-Mar-17 16:37:07

I thought you'd typed semen blush but apart from that I think it's rather nice. Never heard of it (& nor has my DS who lives in S Wales)

LadyGiraffe123 Tue 07-Mar-17 16:42:01

great to hear such positive feedback smile definitely reassuring!

As my family live in Wales they are surrounded by more Seren's so have turned their nose up to it a little bit.

We also like Mali, Aneira and Efa, but Seren seems to be on top.

I am finding it so hard to make a final decision!

Thanks all smile

Womble75 Tue 07-Mar-17 16:44:21

I love it. It was my choice for DC2 if a girl but I'm having a boy!
I'm Welsh but live in England and never met one yet. I think it's a beautiful name. 😊

yoohooitsme Tue 07-Mar-17 16:45:38

Seven is beautiful, like Efa a lot too

wildpoppiesanddaisies Tue 07-Mar-17 16:45:46

I should like it, but I just don't.

I think it sounds very harsh. I think most Welsh names sound hard to be honest.

yoohooitsme Tue 07-Mar-17 16:47:19

* seven Seren

MrsMeeseeks Tue 07-Mar-17 16:47:44

Seren is lovely, IMO. Easy to spell and pronounce - although the English will not pronounce it as prettily as the Welsh do!

Occadodo Tue 07-Mar-17 16:50:31

I know two Seren's !!! One is a 3 year old and the other is Seren from Numtums ..... who sings "I love my nose it's a part of me!!!"

TheHuntingOfTheSarky Tue 07-Mar-17 16:50:57

I absolutely love the name Seren and wanted to use it for DD2 but was shouted down by DH. I like Mali to only it reminds me of Sali Mali grin

champagneplanet Tue 07-Mar-17 16:52:15

Love it, wanted it for my DD2 (currently expecting) but DH says no angry

thatstoast Tue 07-Mar-17 16:55:01

It fits into that "Welsh but not too Welsh" category which makes it popular. Similar to Ffion and Cerys/Carys.

I've never heard of Aneira, only Eira (Snow) but there's lots of Welsh names that have that an- prefix. I couldn't cope with the mispronunciation of the 'ei' sound. Seren would probably be mispronounced too but in a more tolerable way.

Jennifer67 Tue 07-Mar-17 17:26:49

Its my sisters name, i love it

WaitrosePigeon Tue 07-Mar-17 17:30:11

I really like it smile

whirliebird Tue 07-Mar-17 17:32:28

It's on our girls name list smile

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