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CatherineUC Mon 29-Jan-18 16:10:58

Hi all,
I really like the name Seren (pronounced like the beginning of serendipity not serenity if you know what I mean)! I know it's Welsh and I am Welsh and I know it's popular in Wales now. But we have no plans to move to Wales. Do you think it's a nice name that's not too common in England? What do you think of it? (Her brother is called Dylan and her middle name would be Evelyn if that makes a difference). Thanks! x

LexieLulu Mon 29-Jan-18 16:14:03

I love Seren and suggested it for my DD but DH said no ☹️

I love stars (I've actually named my Dog Star) so this was like the acceptable human name! 😂

LexieLulu Mon 29-Jan-18 16:14:44

I'm not welsh (well actually my mum was born in Wales) but I would still use it!

SummerRoberts Mon 29-Jan-18 16:16:35

Seren is really lovely.

Now I feel like I pronounce either serendipity or serenity wrong though as I pronounce the start of both those words exactly the same grin

MargotMoon Mon 29-Jan-18 16:16:59

I think it's nice, unusual

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 16:17:59

It's a recent Welsh name and I think it is probably not very popular with native Welsh speakers. It goes well as a name for Dylan's sister.

MammieBear Mon 29-Jan-18 16:18:09

Lovely name

lizzlebizzle33 Mon 29-Jan-18 16:20:38

I really like it but I'm not sure it goes with Evelyn as a middle name? I love that name too though,maybe the other way around? Evelyn Seren.

Faintlinesquints Mon 29-Jan-18 16:22:27

Lovely name, but now I'm thinking the same as summer and saying Serenity and Serendipity out loud. I pronounce them the same. Is serenity pronounced ser-EE-nity? And ser-en-dipity? Or am I just being dipity?? grin

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 16:23:30

Serenity has the stress on the 'ren' part.
Serendipity has the stress on the 'dip' part.

Seren sounds more like the Seren part of Serendipity.

CatherineUC Mon 29-Jan-18 16:34:45

Ha! Yes, that's how I pronounce them Mike. Thank you for your responses. I had considered Evelyn as a first name lizzie, but DH doesn't like it enough. I have always liked Seren since I first heard it and out of all the girl's names I've heard, I think this one sticks out for me the most and I haven't personally known anyone with a child of that name (which helps when you work in a school)! ;)

FartnissEverbeans Mon 29-Jan-18 16:55:57

Love love love it. Gorgeous name

ChocolateCrunch Mon 29-Jan-18 17:05:37

Love it

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 29-Jan-18 19:21:37

Beautiful, lovely names !
I have a Dylan.

daisypond Mon 29-Jan-18 19:26:39

It's nice.

SuperBeagle Mon 29-Jan-18 22:57:33

Seren is lovely. I don't think it "goes" with Evelyn as a middle name though.

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jan-18 23:16:22

It's ok with Evelyn if you say Evelyn as Eve-lin but not as nice with it said as Ever-lin. I think Eve would be better.

Wib, pronounced Weeb, would be a good middle name wink

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 14:37:53

My boyfriend went to college with girl called Seren and when he mentioned her the name really stood out to me! I think it's beautiful.

I think because we're all part of the UK it's not that unusual.. However I don't see an issue with using names that don't relate to your heritage. I have a French name and am from the UK and nobody has ever found it weird. French people have only ever been delighted to hear my name!

tumpymummy Sun 04-Feb-18 14:59:24

I really like the name Seren and if you have Welsh connections then it fits even more. Plus I love that it means 'Star'. I already know a Dylan and Seren so they obviously go together. Don't like Seren with Evelyn though I'm afraid - doesn't work together at all. And prefer Seren over Evelyn.

pilates Sun 04-Feb-18 15:05:47

very nice

Snowysky20009 Sun 04-Feb-18 15:44:52

Ds1 (18) was going to be Seren if he was a girl. It's very popular around my way (wales).

Daffydil Sun 04-Feb-18 15:51:29

I love it, and would have used it except there's already a Sarah in the household, and I thought Sarah and Seren would be too confusing.

Lilsquish Sun 04-Feb-18 15:53:16

Its a lovely name

Meemzinha Sun 04-Feb-18 15:56:06

You hear the word 'never' when you say Seren Evelyn... It Just doesn't roll very well.

gwdihwfach29 Mon 05-Feb-18 18:11:37

When is your baby due?
If it is a summer baby Seren Haf is lovely. As you know Haf is summer in Welsh.

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