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Is Wyn a Welsh name ?

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dontflametheOp Wed 11-Oct-17 13:17:24

I am looking for a short Welsh boys name that is said how it's spelt ( as I live in England) Is Wyn a actual Welsh name as I like it a lot ?

Guardsman18 Wed 11-Oct-17 13:28:48

Yes. What do you think of Cai? Wyn is nice though. My friend's son is an
Welsh name Wyn in the middle

ChocolateCrunch Wed 11-Oct-17 13:59:37

Others you might like:

Bryn (my fav)

Sophronia Wed 11-Oct-17 14:02:08

Yes it is. Not sure if you’re looking for more suggestions but Bryn, Ellis, Evan, Glyn, Gwyn, Idris, Ivor, Morgan, Owen and Rhys could work?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 11-Oct-17 15:56:19

Gwilym is nice !

stripysleeves Wed 11-Oct-17 15:59:06

Is Bryn an actual Welsh name?

It's a lovely sounding word, but isn't it the Welsh for hill, and a word that has been adopted by the English as a "Welsh" name in recent years?

Or did I imagine that?!

dontflametheOp Wed 11-Oct-17 20:41:02

Ok great yes up for other suggestions. We have a DS already so his name is already mentioned.

I strangely like Gwilym but we are far from Wales and I get some weird looks when I say my current DS' name already.

I'm not keen on Cai as have a couple of friends already with sons with the name (but I didn't realise it was WelshI

Quite like Elis but is this a girls name now ?

dontflametheOp Wed 11-Oct-17 20:42:49

Ivor's out

Ivor a big one just springs to mind blushhmm

SocksRock Wed 11-Oct-17 20:44:15

I have a Gwilym and we don't live anywhere near Wales. Everyone copes just fine.

Akire Wed 11-Oct-17 20:45:33

It sounds lovely welsh name see famous singer Bryn Terfel! Wyn also means pure/white so always meanings.

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Needmorehands Wed 11-Oct-17 21:09:07

The only Wyn I know is Welsh, living in England. The nicest guy you could meet smile

AuntLydia Wed 11-Oct-17 21:12:30

Dafydd - daf for short
Macsen - Macs for short
I've always loved Gruff too.

I don't like Wyn personally, although I can't put my finger on why - bit old mannish maybe? Although I do know a baby Wyn.

dontflametheOp Wed 11-Oct-17 21:21:28

Aunt those are proper Welsh names everyone here would calling him Ian toe rather than 'yanto' around here.

I like Dewi a lot, but my DH doesn't like it. He says the name was a character on an American comedy about a kid. I don't know which one.

dontflametheOp Wed 11-Oct-17 21:25:33

Socks that's good to know ! I don't know why, but I feel like having one son with a short name means I have to give the next one a short name too. Maybe I'm over thinking this?!

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WyfOfBathe Wed 11-Oct-17 21:30:51

I know a Welsh Wyn in England. Owen & Rhys are other Welsh names which seem quite common in England.

singadream Wed 11-Oct-17 21:33:02

Love it

Dixiestampsagain Thu 12-Oct-17 00:35:08

Elis is definitely a boy name. What about Harri or Tomos?

CeriBerry Thu 12-Oct-17 01:00:50

Bryn is definitely a real Welsh name and not just a Welsh word adopted as a name by the English. Definitely a name

Dixiestampsagain Thu 12-Oct-17 01:03:56

Bryn was my bamp's name - proper Welsh!

Spam88 Thu 12-Oct-17 01:04:33

I'd avoid Dewi if you're in England. It seems like it'd be easy to pronounce, and yet when I knew a Dewi in uni I didn't hear a single English person pronounce his name correctly.

PattyPenguin Thu 12-Oct-17 11:12:23

dontflame is you DH thinking of one of Donald Duck's nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie?

Dewi is pronounced de (as in 'den') - wee, with the emphasis on the de part, not like Dewey, which is of course dew (the drops on grass) - ee.

Although English speakers are quite capable of saying De - wee, I bet most wouldn't.

dontflametheOp Thu 12-Oct-17 18:07:41

I didn't realise Dewi was said De wee, I'm not Welsh myself. Actually I don't like it as much now too much weee. I bet it sounds lovely from a Welsh speaker.

I quite like Bryn ( as very like Wyn) & Huw

TittyGolightly Thu 12-Oct-17 18:13:04

Why are you looking for a welsh name if you aren't welsh and don't live in Wales?!

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