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BananaRaces Wed 27-Nov-19 12:50:32

Hi all,
We've just found out that baby #2 is a girl (yay)! We're after a Welsh name which is easy to pronounce / spell - we live in Wales but half of the family are English. DD1s name is Catrin Rose. We'd like a flower / plant for a middle name again. Last name is close enough to "Davids" to make no difference.

First names we're considering - Bethan / Elinor / Megan / Rhiannon

Middle names we're considering - Lily / Ivy / Violet

Middle names that we can't use due to various reasons: Poppy, Holly, Daisy, Iris.

We'd love some opinions on the names we're looking at, and also any other names which you lovely lot think we should consider.

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 27-Nov-19 14:30:22

Megan Lily and Bethan Lily are gorgeous.
Elinor Violet
Megan Willow
Elinor Jasmine
Rhiannon Azalea

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 27-Nov-19 14:36:43

Bethan Olive
Bethan Dahlia

Thehagonthehill Wed 27-Nov-19 14:44:41

Only go for Bethan if you are happy for her and all her friends to pronounce it as Began for about 5 years.
Elinor Fleur
Elinor Viola
Megan Zinnia
Megan Fern

Thehagonthehill Wed 27-Nov-19 14:45:12

Sorry Befan not Began.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 27-Nov-19 14:49:58

I personally prefer Rhian to Rhiannon

Carys or Nia are also nice.

CatteStreet Wed 27-Nov-19 14:55:23

Elinor Rowan would be stunning, lovely and striking.

Firecracker2019 Wed 27-Nov-19 15:01:48

I like Bethan Ivy or Elinor Violet

I also like Elin, Elan, Deryn, Mali, Madi, Gwen, Mari,
Anwen, Alys, and Lowri.

And Rosa.

LeekMunchingSheepShagger Wed 27-Nov-19 15:06:15

I love Bethan Lily. How do you feel about Rhian? Rhian Ivy is lovely.

sonicshoegazes Wed 27-Nov-19 15:11:56

My daughter is Meredith, shortened to merry. I really like your name choices ❤️

AppleDragon Wed 27-Nov-19 16:10:12

Eleri is a beautiful name - what about Eleri Rose or Eleri Willow?

yummytummy Wed 27-Nov-19 16:13:29

Seren Eirlys. Always loved it and would have used it if had any Welsh connection

CrackersDontMatter Wed 27-Nov-19 16:40:51

I love Eirlys. It's been on every list I've had but I've always been vetoed.

minley76 Wed 27-Nov-19 17:02:03

All lovely names. I particularly love Elinor.

I have an Elen, and almost everyone spells her name Ellen (we do live in England though, and people don't seem to know the Welsh version).

bridgetreilly Wed 27-Nov-19 17:52:48

Elinor Ivy

keepingbees Wed 27-Nov-19 18:58:31

Seren is lovely and also Enfys which means rainbow

Firecracker2019 Wed 27-Nov-19 19:09:22

Eirlys is pretty but not easy to pronounce or spell...

ikeakia Wed 27-Nov-19 19:41:47


Shalom23 Wed 27-Nov-19 19:43:55

Not Welsh but Irish Blanith, means flower, pronounced Blon et.

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 19:45:42

Elinor Ffion
Bethan Lily

nespressowoo Wed 27-Nov-19 19:48:36

Betsan Violet

Moonflower12 Wed 27-Nov-19 22:03:32

Rhiannon. I love this name so much that I gave it to my horse- she is the goddess of horses.
Violet for a middle name?

MikeUniformMike Wed 27-Nov-19 22:06:31

I prefer Betsan to Bethan. I'm welsh and know many Bethans in their late 40s and 50s.

BikeRunSki Wed 27-Nov-19 22:09:07

Eirlys ? It means “snowdrop”

SwearingBy Wed 27-Nov-19 22:10:43


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