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PopadomPointer Sat 02-Dec-17 11:04:03

Honest opinions pleasesmile

peachypetite Sat 02-Dec-17 11:05:06


lovelyjubilly Sat 02-Dec-17 11:05:13

Never heard of it. Boy or girl?

EmmaGrundyForPM Sat 02-Dec-17 11:06:10


Becles Sat 02-Dec-17 11:06:30


TidyDancer Sat 02-Dec-17 11:07:28

What's the origin? It's what I would describe as a 'clunky' name. Not keen tbh.

MaidenMotherCrone Sat 02-Dec-17 11:11:28

It's a Welsh boy's name as I'm sure the Op knows.

If you plan on giving birth to a sixty year old sheep farmer with a red, weathered face and a chip on his shoulder go for it Op.

BewareOfDragons Sat 02-Dec-17 11:12:28

Is that supposed to be a name for a baby?

Almost rhymes with Bald One...

Not great.

AdalindSchade Sat 02-Dec-17 11:12:36

There are much nicer names out there!

Arf @maiden

ElphabaTheGreen Sat 02-Dec-17 11:12:35

Commonly-heard Welsh name in the Welsh-speaking areas, but one I'd associate with an old man, TBH. Lots of other nicer male Welsh names. A friend called his son Mabon, which I quite liked. Emyr? Dylan?

Tinselistacky Sat 02-Dec-17 11:13:21

Nn Mouldy Maldy??

ElphabaTheGreen Sat 02-Dec-17 11:13:28

X-post with Maiden - that exactly!

UniversallyUnchallenged Sat 02-Dec-17 11:14:52

How is it said? I think I like it, but often get pronunciation wrong

PopadomPointer Sat 02-Dec-17 11:15:29

Thankyou for the honest replies.
So I'm guessing it's a no then?😊
Yes it's a Welsh boys name.
I'm still not discounting it yet though!grin

ACertainRatio Sat 02-Dec-17 11:15:31

Fun fact: the person who sang the original Fireman Sam theme in the 80s was called Maldwyn.

On a separate note, it really pisses me off when people go 'eurrrgh NO' at a name when they've no idea about its provenance. It's not a massive leap to go: oh, Maldwyn, Welsh name, I'm probably not qualified to comment. I once saw someone taking the piss out of 'Kacper' as a spelling - they had no idea it was Polish for Casper.

ACertainRatio Sat 02-Dec-17 11:16:58

PS OP I love it, and love 'Mal' as a nn.

IamEarthymama Sat 02-Dec-17 11:20:07

I am in South Wales and I like it, especially with Mal as the nickname

Glumglowworm Sat 02-Dec-17 12:53:13

I realised it was probably Welsh, I live in Wales although not a very welsh part of Wales

My reaction is still “no don’t do it”

CottonSock Sat 02-Dec-17 12:54:24

Lived in wales for 15 years and never heard it

NoSquirrels Sat 02-Dec-17 12:57:29

Depends where you leave be. Great potential in most of GB for that to be pronounced wrongly...

thatcatpidgeon Sat 02-Dec-17 12:58:17

I read it as ‘Mould-win’ in which case it just sound a bit off putting! Depends where you live, presumably if you are in Wales it would be less likely to get the ‘mouldy’ thing? The shortening of Mal could be good though.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 02-Dec-17 13:08:24

As long as your surname is not Novello-Pugh grin

PopadomPointer Sat 02-Dec-17 14:44:59

Yes we live in Wales wink

It's still a contender <stamps feet>

niknac1 Sat 02-Dec-17 14:51:23

I like it not sure I know how it’s supposed to be pronounced but it’s unusual.Is is it pronounced Malledwin?

DullAndOld Sat 02-Dec-17 14:57:16

yes I like it, and Mal sounds cool.
For the benefit of Anglophones, it is mal -dwyn not mall - dwyn

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