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Not too 'Welsh' Welsh names

(127 Posts)
Cariadxx Sun 27-May-18 11:27:29

Baby will be going to Welsh school but our surname isn't a Welsh one so we want a name that is Welsh but not one that is massively Welsh and won't go with the surname.
Eg bethan is fine but Isyllt a bit OTT.

StarbucksSmarterSister Sun 27-May-18 11:29:43

Lowri
Ceri/Keri
Rhian or Rhiannon
Catrin

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 27-May-18 11:32:27

Megan. Thats a Welsh nsme but very recognised here.

AHintOfStyle Sun 27-May-18 11:33:11

Megan
Cerys

Rhys

hellsbells99 Sun 27-May-18 11:33:20

Aled
Rhys
Megan
Erin

QueenOfQuacks Sun 27-May-18 11:33:43

Megan
Bethan
Seren
Bronwen
Ffion
Enfys
Morgan
Anwen

Elis
Daf
Dylan
Morgan
Owen
Rhys
Bran
Bryn

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 27-May-18 11:33:47

Sian.
Betsan. Is that Welsh
Cerys

Sweetiedarlingletmein Sun 27-May-18 11:35:17

Carys
Seren
Lowri
Nia
Kathryn
Eleri

Berthatydfil Sun 27-May-18 11:35:50

Bethan
Nansi
Seren
Anwen
Alys
Lowri
Menna

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 27-May-18 11:37:19

Anna Elena. Nia. Tegan. Nerys. Enid.

MrsMrsMrsMrs Sun 27-May-18 11:45:39

Elsi
Nia
Jac
Carys/Cerys/Ceri
Rhian
Dai
Owen
Owain
Aneurin
Cariad
Idris
Aneira

MrsMrsMrsMrs Sun 27-May-18 11:46:58

I love Bryn - have heard it used for both boy and girl (we live in S Wales)

Cariadxx Sun 27-May-18 12:05:30

thanks guys....i think girls names are easier than boys. I like Nansi, Morgan and Betsan from those definitely

MaybeBabey Sun 27-May-18 16:29:18

I really like Taliesin.smile

I'm not Welsh so I'm not 100% if all my suggestion are actually Welsh...blush

Aneirin, Tudor, Yale, Carys, Eira (also used in Swedish), Bran, Alis, Enid, Ffion, Nia, Gwen, Ianto, Ioan (also used in continental/Eastern Europe, btw).

Are Ivor and Ivan Welsh?

DollyDayScream Sun 27-May-18 16:35:48

Alys
Gwen

Rhodri
Gareth

Sametimesameplace Sun 27-May-18 16:37:51

K is not in the welsh alphabet.

I like Catrin and Caitlin.

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 17:03:11

It's Esyllt not Isyllt.
Ifor is welsh and pronounced YV-orr
Ivan isn't welsh but Ifan is and pronounced YV-ann.
Cariad is dreadful - it's welsh for Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Boyfriend/girlfriend, charity.
Tegan is welsh for toy.

How about David for a boy?
I'd pick a name you like that is not going to cause pronunciation or spelling issues.

I think it's Elin not Eira that is also used in Sweden.

MaybeBabey Sun 27-May-18 17:11:26

Mike

Eira is used in Sweden and Norway. Idk about the other Nordic countries.

Tegan is welsh for toy.

I personally really don't like that meaning...

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 17:27:28

Really? Oh, just googled and it is. There you've taught me something.
I would avoid using it as it has pronunciation issues. It gets said as Ira by some and the Eir combination doesn't have an english equivalent.
Nice though.

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 17:29:08

It's pronounce Ey-ra but the Ey is short .

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 17:29:28

pronounced.

bridgetreilly Sun 27-May-18 17:51:14

Tomos
Steffan/Steffen

Dobbythesockelf Sun 27-May-18 17:54:42

I have an Alys. Also in Wales but we are English.
Also Erin, Esme, Megan, Carys, Ceri.

MikeUniformMike Sun 27-May-18 17:54:49

Brân has a circumflex on the a. Welsh for Crow, but is a name from the Mabinogi.
Tegan is a lovely name but isn't really suitable in Wales.
Yale is welsh - Iâl.
Is Daf a short form of Dafydd? Dei in N Wales, Dai in S Wales.

Some names seem dated to me - I went to a welsh school in the 80s and there were lots of girls called Siân, Rhian, Carys, Bethan, Sioned, Nia and Eleri. The boys had names like Dylan, Dewi, Gareth, Huw, Siôn. Some names are probably likely to be more popular with non-welsh speaking parents e.g. Anwen, Seren, Bethan, Carys.

SubtitlesOn Sun 27-May-18 17:57:32

My favourite is Bryn

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