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How would you say Ceri? And would you know how to spell it?

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OfficerMeowMeowFuzzyface Tue 27-Feb-18 14:37:32

Considering this as a girl's name, but worried that it'll be constantly mis-spelt/mispronounced (we don't live in Wales). Thoughts, please?

TossDaily Tue 27-Feb-18 14:37:51


Bakedappleflavour Tue 27-Feb-18 14:38:27

Kerry; that's how my friend Ceri pronounces it.

IfNot Tue 27-Feb-18 14:38:28

Kerry is how I would say it.

ChocolateCrunch Tue 27-Feb-18 14:39:36

Kerry, and I'd know how to spell it if they said it was the Welsh version.

LoveInTokyo Tue 27-Feb-18 14:39:39


Callamia Tue 27-Feb-18 14:39:45

It’s ‘kerry’.
I went to school with a Ceri, And i think it’s lovely. I really like welsh spellings. It’s difficult to mispronounce it, but it won’t be anyone’s first thought about how to spell it if you only say it out loud.

GRW Tue 27-Feb-18 14:41:07

It can be short for the Welsh name Ceridwen. I would pronounce it as Kerry too. Beautiful name.

Squashpocket Tue 27-Feb-18 14:41:18

It's Kerry. I don't think it's that uncommon. I have met a few, none of them welsh incidentally.

LoveInTokyo Tue 27-Feb-18 14:41:38

I think Ceri and Keri are the nicest spellings of the name.

Squashpocket Tue 27-Feb-18 14:42:22

Also much prefer the spelling rather than 'kerry'

SoupDragon Tue 27-Feb-18 14:42:35

Kerry. That is how I would spell it too if no one said otherwise.

OfficerMeowMeowFuzzyface Tue 27-Feb-18 14:42:57

Ok, first response alarmed me, but since then seem to be reassuring! I just don't want her (hypothetical her - we don't actually know if it's a girl or a boy) to have to constantly correct people.

Namelesswonder Tue 27-Feb-18 14:43:54

Kerry, I would spell it Keri as that’s how I have seen it before.

dementedpixie Tue 27-Feb-18 14:44:16

I know one Ceri who is male - pronounced Kerry

TossDaily Tue 27-Feb-18 14:44:49


Every day's a school day.

Pretty name, OP.

Willswife Tue 27-Feb-18 14:45:59

I know a male Ceri as well.

OfficerMeowMeowFuzzyface Tue 27-Feb-18 14:47:11

Sorry, toss, that sounded like I was having a go at you for getting it wrong, which wasn't how I meant it! I was actually expecting a lot more 'Cherry' 'Seri' etc.

MyKingdomForBrie Tue 27-Feb-18 14:47:47

Kerry. I’m not sure what you mean by ‘would you know how to spell it’ - if you mean would I automatically spell it ‘Ceri’ if I heard it - no I wouldn’t I’d assume ‘Kerry’ but I’m not welsh so that might be relevant!

If I was in Wales or the person was Welsh or they just said ‘like the welsh way’ then I would know how to spell it.

TossDaily Tue 27-Feb-18 14:48:29

No worries, OP.

MrsEricBana Tue 27-Feb-18 14:48:32

Defo Kerry but wouldn't necessarily think of the Ceri spelling if heard someone say their name was Ceri.

Semilunar22 Tue 27-Feb-18 14:49:38

Only known one- pronounced Cherry

BigYupFromMe Tue 27-Feb-18 14:50:01

I know an adult Ceri. It's pn Kerry.

OfficerMeowMeowFuzzyface Tue 27-Feb-18 14:52:42

I’m not sure what you mean by ‘would you know how to spell it’

Yes, sorry, that was badly phrased. I guess I meant 'would you recognise this as a possible spelling'? Is it like spelling 'Sarah' as 'Sara' - less usual, but people will 'get' it - or like spelling 'Emily' as 'Emmalee' - people will be actively confused by it?

Saisong Tue 27-Feb-18 14:54:02

Def pronounce Kerry. I know male and female ones.

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