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Favourite Welsh name?

(114 Posts)
user1489577919 Sat 18-Mar-17 17:54:49

This isn't for a baby, but for a curiosity.

For me:

Boy - Emrys

Girl - Bronwyn

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 18-Mar-17 17:55:36


WateryTart Sat 18-Mar-17 17:56:14


NapQueen Sat 18-Mar-17 17:58:41

Girl - Nia
Boy - Dylan

MaeveTheRave Sat 18-Mar-17 17:58:58


oklumberjack Sat 18-Mar-17 18:00:40

Boy - Idris
Girl - Mari

oklumberjack Sat 18-Mar-17 18:01:30

Emrys comes a very close second though op.

BikeRunSki Sat 18-Mar-17 18:02:46

My favourite girls names in the world are Elin and Carys

For boys I like Emrys (my nephew's middle name) and Idris (the first, of many, mountains I ever climbed was Cadair Idris).

user1489577919 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:03:01

MaeveTheRave how is Ioan pronounced? That's a new one to me

oklumberjack never knew Idris was welsh

WatcherOfTheNight Sat 18-Mar-17 18:03:48

Boy Dylan or Rhys

Girl Carys or Lili

TonySopranosVest Sat 18-Mar-17 18:06:05

I like Siân - so pretty! it's my name
For a boy - Rhys.

Seren is gorgeous and Ioan and Rhian and Rhiannon and Geraint and and and....

oklumberjack Sat 18-Mar-17 18:06:46

Indeed. Pasted from google

"Idris (*name*) Idris is a given name, usually masculine, and a surname. Idris is a Welsh name meaning "ardent lord", from udd (lord, prince) + ris (ardent, enthusiastic, impulsive). ... It is also the name (Arabic: إدريس‎‎) of Idristhe Islamic prophet mentioned in the Qur'an, usually identified with Enoch in the Bible"

I'm from North Wales. It's a well used name there.

TonySopranosVest Sat 18-Mar-17 18:07:07

Ioan is pronounced Yo-an

It's good because you can say "YO, Yo" and be that person grin

Billybonkers76 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:07:20


rumblingDMexploitingbstds Sat 18-Mar-17 18:08:14

Boy: Ianto or Rhydian
Girl: Ceridwyn

beachbodyunready Sat 18-Mar-17 18:09:19

I didn't know Ianto was s real name, ice only known it used as a nickname for Ian.

user1489577919 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:10:23

oklumberjack clearly I need to spend more time in Wales, Idris is a great name

alteredimages Sat 18-Mar-17 18:14:33

Idris, Iolo, Mai, and Eirlys.

Stansmith01 Sat 18-Mar-17 18:15:38

Tony haha another vote for Siân also my name

Sophronia Sat 18-Mar-17 18:16:53

Iestyn or Emlyn

geordiedench Sat 18-Mar-17 18:18:46

Idris for a boy, Seren for a girl - gorgeous names!

NotQuiteWithItAtAll Sat 18-Mar-17 18:21:49

Ffion/Ffyon for a girl

ILoveDolly Sat 18-Mar-17 18:21:54

I have heard the Welsh word Enfys (rainbow..?) as a name which I like.
I love Tudor as a boys name which I have only ever heard in wales

Pleasemrstweedie Sat 18-Mar-17 18:24:07

Rhys and Heulwen.

DH vetoed both.

ExplodedCloud Sat 18-Mar-17 18:26:20

Geraint and Rhiannon

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