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DickVanTyke Thu 09-Aug-18 15:30:44

So I have a question about Mabli & was wondering if any Welsh/Welsh-speaking/people living in Wales can help?

DH and I are debating this name and want to know if it's pronounced May-bli or Mab(rhyming with crab)-li? We're assuming the 'bli' bit rhymes with three/tree etc

If anything be cares I am half Welsh but we don't want to discuss potential names with any family members!


DickVanTyke Thu 09-Aug-18 15:31:15

*anyone cares!

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Thu 09-Aug-18 15:37:09

I would imagine it would be Mab (to rhyme with crab) - lee

(I live in Wales)

DickVanTyke Thu 09-Aug-18 15:40:56

Thank you chickens. I'm guessing you don't know anyone called Mabli?

FourFriedChickensDryWhiteToast Thu 09-Aug-18 15:44:25

I don't actually , no, but I have seen the name in the paper, you know like when they take a pic of a school event or similar , and name the children..

I personally really like it,, as my grandmother was Mabel, and this sounds like a more up-to-date version.

Sophronia Thu 09-Aug-18 16:57:47

It’s Mab like crab.

sakura06 Thu 09-Aug-18 18:16:24

It's Ma-bli, but almost all runs together and Mab-li would'nt sound too bad either. 'bli' rhymes with 'tree', like you said). The 'ma' is like the 'ma' sound in 'man'. Lovely name.

pipilangstrumpf Thu 09-Aug-18 18:22:35

I'd say Mab-li. Like Crab-li

marshallzumarubble Thu 09-Aug-18 18:57:04

It's my daughter's middle name and is most like the crab pronunciation. It is the Welsh version of Mabel and means 'lovable'. It is a gorgeous name and I almost wish we had used it for her first!

SuperSuperSuper Thu 09-Aug-18 19:01:02

Lovely name! I'd never heard of it before today.

MikeUniformMike Thu 09-Aug-18 19:22:05

Mabb-ly. Like Madly.
Welsh for Mabel.
Maybe if you had to ask how to say it, you might be subjecting your DD to a lifetime of the same.

MikeUniformMike Thu 09-Aug-18 19:22:58

I know a Mabli.

Mindchilder Thu 09-Aug-18 19:24:49

I know a toddler Mabli (mabb-lee) - not in Wales but doesn't seem to cause pronunciation issues.

Cbeebiesrehab Thu 09-Aug-18 19:33:35

ADORE this name and it would have been DS name had he been DD

strawberrry Thu 09-Aug-18 19:36:39

I definitely thought this was pronounced may-bli as on first glance it reminded me of the name Mabel! Have never heard of it before but it is a lovely name.

DickVanTyke Thu 09-Aug-18 19:42:53

Thank you all, I think it'll be in the running if we have a DD. I would really like a Welsh name for a DD or DS (DD1 has an Irish name) and it's the only Welsh girls name in the running at the moment. I don't think it's DH's first on the list though so we'll see!

TatianaLarina Thu 09-Aug-18 20:26:38

I love it.

WillowRose79 Thu 09-Aug-18 20:48:28

I'm Welsh and never heard of this! No idea sorry

WillowRose79 Thu 09-Aug-18 20:49:17

Anwen I think is a beautiful Welsh name!

FourAlarmFire Thu 09-Aug-18 20:51:49

I know a very lovely six year old Mabli (pronounced Mab-lee). Great name!

ValleyFire Thu 09-Aug-18 23:29:13

I'm a Welsh first language speaker, and Mabli is definitely pronounced like the 'crab'-lee. I know only one Mabli who's 12 years old. I think it's a beautiful Welsh name.

Skyejuly Sat 11-Aug-18 07:41:58

I like it.

chrismartinsfuturewife Sat 11-Aug-18 07:54:26

Beautiful name.

Other welsh names I love - Lowri, Carys and Mali

wishingitwasfriday Sat 11-Aug-18 09:39:53

I know one. She's about 10 now. Lovely name.

JustlikeDevon Sat 11-Aug-18 09:52:46

I don't know any children named it, though it is lovely. I've heard of it in connection with q local place, cefn mabli.

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