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(20 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Tue 07-Mar-17 19:19:23

What do you think of the Welsh name Anwen? We are not Welsh but feel it's a beautiful name. Possible nickname Annie. Thoughts?

Rockaby Tue 07-Mar-17 19:20:56

Beautiful! Love it and nickname Annie is very sweet too.

highinthesky Tue 07-Mar-17 19:26:39

I love the nickname Anni (we use this too, for a different name).

Our views are always coloured by our experiences. The Alwen I knew (not quite the same, but similar) is a ghastly bitch. Sorry.

ChangingStates Tue 07-Mar-17 19:27:53

Friends named their daughter Arwen, it's a beautiful name- Anwen too

Roseandbee Tue 07-Mar-17 19:28:05

Is it pronounced an when?
my worry is my first thought was an when what? Is it maybe pronounce differently?

Arwen might be a good option if that bothers you

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 07-Mar-17 19:31:32

Beautiful name.

ClaryIsTheBest Tue 07-Mar-17 20:15:14


Very Arwen (which is how I'd pronounce it. Just with an n...) but this isn't a bad thing. I like it smile

MikeUniformMike Tue 07-Mar-17 20:53:22

I think it's dated and I don't think Welsh speakers would choose it, but if you like it then why not. I like Ann and Annie.

Sophronia Tue 07-Mar-17 22:00:00

I really like it.

CakeRattleandRoll Tue 07-Mar-17 23:39:13

Love it. Really wanted it for DD, but couldn't persuade DH.

Joeybee Wed 08-Mar-17 00:08:23

It's a sweet name, and I think you can use it in the UK even if you are not Welsh. Anwen sounds both sweet and strong and kind. I like it.

RubyBluesey Wed 08-Mar-17 00:18:37

really nice name...

llangennith Wed 08-Mar-17 00:39:25

Here in Wales it's considered old fashioned, on a par with Gladys.

fatrabbit Wed 08-Mar-17 01:01:03

Beautiful and Annie is a great nn.

Jooni Wed 08-Mar-17 07:45:57

Love it!

sleeplessinderbyshire Wed 08-Mar-17 07:47:13

Love it. My friend's daughter is anwen. It's lovely

Sapphireshadow Wed 08-Mar-17 07:50:11

Lovely name.

PattyPenguin Wed 08-Mar-17 12:14:23

I have a feeling it's due for a revival here in Wales.

Outside Wales, no-one knows it's considered old-fashioned, so no problem. It's also easy for non-Welsh-speakers to pronounce.

All in all, go for it!

While I'm here, it's time Olwen was revived (name from medieval legends).

soundsystem Wed 08-Mar-17 18:32:55

I like it!

Wenchelda Wed 08-Mar-17 20:23:53

I used to know a Rhianwen, which would be a variation and could still be nn Annie smile I always thought it to be very unusual, without being weird!

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