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Last minute name doubt!

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withsexypantsandasausagedog Tue 10-Sep-19 07:29:08

I was set on the name Seren if baby turns out to be a girl but now having last minute doubts! We live in England and have no obvious welsh connection. I doubt family/ friends have heard of the name Seren before.I guess I am worried about reactions and crazy pronunciations... I had been thinking about this name before baby was conceived but now not so sure.. Is this the hormones?

I am having similar doubts about one of the boys names I had previously loved! Argh!

TillyTheTiger Tue 10-Sep-19 07:40:15

I love the name Seren, and know a non-Welsh one. It's a lovely name and it's not difficult to spell or pronounce.

Rainbowqueeen Tue 10-Sep-19 07:41:25

Agreed. Lovely lovely name

AverageMummy Tue 10-Sep-19 07:42:17

I’ll be honest I don’t know how to pronounce it but I wouldn’t avoid it - it looks lovely & people will only need to be told once

Hobbitbobbit Tue 10-Sep-19 07:52:56

I've met a Seren at a baby club a few years ago, really liked the name and didn't even realise it was Welsh. Definitely use it, it's lovely

ChChChChangez Tue 10-Sep-19 07:54:07

I don’t like it personally but it’s your choice. It certainly gets mentioned on here a lot.

sorrythisusernameistaken Tue 10-Sep-19 07:54:57

It's beautiful!

SoupDragon Tue 10-Sep-19 07:56:57

It's not hard to pronounce at all. It sometimes gets misheard as Sarah as people tend to "hear" a name they recognise IYSWIM.

MildThing Tue 10-Sep-19 08:03:02

It’s lovely.

Looking at it I thought it might be a Scandi name.

Presume pronounced Serren?

SmiledWithTheRisingSun Tue 10-Sep-19 08:03:30

Love Seren!

Morado Tue 10-Sep-19 08:31:17

I chose my daughters name before she was born and told the midwifes during my labour. When they would refer to the baby as her name it made me panic because it was all the more real and I suddenly wondered if I was so sure after all! Anyway the moment she was born I knew it was the right name for her and now I love it more than ever 😍

Your family will just be happy that your baby is here and well 😊

MikeUniformMike Tue 10-Sep-19 08:37:45

It's awful. It's a name that will date quickly.
It is just the welsh word for star.
The Serrun pronunciation makes me think of Sharon and Shannon.
The welsh word is pronounced SERR-enn.

CampfireZen Tue 10-Sep-19 08:41:57


elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 08:59:46

It’s pretty. Not welsh at all but I would just pronounce it it’s written - serr-un.

elliex1 Tue 10-Sep-19 09:00:03

*as it’s written !

Frangible Tue 10-Sep-19 09:08:08

I like it, although all the Serens I know, if not Welsh, have some Welsh connection.

bridgetreilly Tue 10-Sep-19 09:31:14

I don't like it, personally. Seraphina or Serenity or good old-fashioned Sarah?

bridgetreilly Tue 10-Sep-19 09:31:33

Oh, and Stella, of course. I really like that.

Nonameyet1 Tue 10-Sep-19 20:02:54

Seren is a lovely name.

Morado Tue 10-Sep-19 20:23:16


I disagree and this chart shows that it's peak was about 6 years ago....

withsexypantsandasausagedog Tue 10-Sep-19 22:09:17

Thank you for the messages smile I really loved it from the first time I heard it so it feels weird that I am having doubts now.

fancytiles Tue 10-Sep-19 22:10:40

Really sorry but I don't like it. It's hard to know how to pronounce it. As someone with an Italian name (I'm English) I found it very annoying growing up when no one could say it properly

Tillygetsit Tue 10-Sep-19 22:48:21

I think its beautiful. Love Merryn too.

DramaAlpaca Wed 11-Sep-19 01:28:32

It's nice. I prefer it pronounced the proper Welsh way, but it's a pretty name whichever way.

Frangible Wed 11-Sep-19 07:15:09

@DramaAlpaca, could you try to write how to pronounce it the proper Welsh way? All I gather is that it’s NOT ‘SERR-un with a schwa for the second syllable.

Is it more ‘Seren’ with both syllables equally stressed and both with a definite ‘e’ sound (the ‘e’ of ‘get’?)?

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