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Carys or Cerys?

(26 Posts)
pineapplebush Mon 20-Mar-17 00:00:06

I'm assuming they're said as Kah-riss and Keh-riss, or have I got that completely wrong? DP was Welsh (passed away during beginning of pregnancy) and unfortunately, I don't know much about Welsh names sad first name will be Violet.

Thank you smile

buttercup54321 Mon 20-Mar-17 00:01:10


RedastheRose Mon 20-Mar-17 00:04:00

So sorry to hear of your loss. Yes that is how they are pronounced and both are lovely names. Both are Welsh and mean loved. Violet Cerys sounds better imho.

TinselTwins Mon 20-Mar-17 00:04:29

Cerys all the way! nice name
Carys is like "oh don't use that mug that's Carys's special mug! she'll ban you from the Christmas party if you move it"

DramaAlpaca Mon 20-Mar-17 00:07:03

With Violet I'd choose Cerys.

pineapplebush Mon 20-Mar-17 00:07:25

Yes, I love the meaning! Thank you smile seems like Cerys is the winner then! Violet Cerys is okay, isn't it?

theothercatpurred Mon 20-Mar-17 00:08:13

Both lovely but Cerys has the edge for me, both how it sounds and because of the brilliant Cerys Matthews.

Violet Cerys is a great name.

I'm so sorry for your loss flowers

lisara79 Mon 20-Mar-17 00:41:01

Welsh here smile I'd go Cerys... especially with Violet x

GreatFuckability Mon 20-Mar-17 02:37:03

I love both, but I have a Cerys, so I'm slightly biased in favour of that. I'm sorry for your loss and I think its a beautiful tribute to your DP x Violet Cerys is very pretty!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 09:48:39

I prefer Carys.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Mon 20-Mar-17 09:49:55

Violet Cerys is lovely grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 20-Mar-17 09:50:32

OP, sorry, I didn't read the post properly.
Violet Cerys sounds nicer.
So very sorry for your loss.🌺

QuimReaper Mon 20-Mar-17 09:51:13

Tinsel I have absolutely no idea what that means grin
Cerys for me too OP, lovely name. Very sorry for your loss.

OhFuds Mon 20-Mar-17 09:53:53


Sorry for your loss flowers

glitterglitters Mon 20-Mar-17 09:57:55

We are probably going to call our new dd Cerys. Always pronounced it Ker-ris and it's an adapted version of the original Welsh Carys.

glitterglitters Mon 20-Mar-17 09:58:46

Sorry for your loss as well and what a lovely way to honour your DP's memory ❤

Pencilvester Mon 20-Mar-17 10:01:13

They are both pronounced the same, aren't they?

I'm very sorry for your loss.

GreatFuckability Mon 20-Mar-17 10:31:15

no they aren't pencil.....the first syllable is Keh like Kestral in Cerys, and is Kah like Karen in Carys.

Ineedmorelemonpledge Mon 20-Mar-17 11:04:13

Another Welsh poster here saying go with Cerys.

And I love Violet too.

And I'm very sorry for your loss OP. flowers

BaymaxismyHero Mon 20-Mar-17 11:39:32

Violet Cerys

1horatio Mon 20-Mar-17 12:30:59

I'm sorry for your loss.

I'm not Welsh, but Violet Cerys is really lovely. imo.

Dixiestamp Tue 21-Mar-17 03:20:48

Carys is lovely.

Kazzawazza69 Tue 21-Mar-17 22:25:14

Sorry for your loss. Violet Cerys is beautiful. My niece is half Welsh and called Violet - it sounds lovely in the Welsh accent.

harderandharder2breathe Tue 21-Mar-17 22:53:35

Sorry for your loss flowers

I prefer Carys individually but Cerys goes better with violet imo (and my preference my just be that i know an unpleasant Cerys!)

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 22-Mar-17 18:30:15

As a first name, I prefer Carys but Violet Cerys flows really well so I'd pick Cerys in this instance.

Very sorry for your loss flowers

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