Cornish Names

(51 Posts)
CrockyBetter Fri 31-Jul-20 21:15:54

If I'm ever lucky enough to become a mummy (highly unlikely) my plan is to choose a Cornish name. Both my parents families go back to the 1700s in Cornwall. I was born in Cornwall myself and have a Cornish name, though grew up away from Cornwall.

Anyway...
What do you think of
Girls
Kerenza
Lamorna
Morwen
Morwenna
Rosen

Boys
Jago
Jowan
Kenwyn
Kitto
Piran
Perran
Ruan
Tremayne

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finallychangedmyusername Fri 31-Jul-20 21:18:05

I adore Kerenza and Jago - if I had any Cornish background I'd use these in a heartbeat.

singingstones Fri 31-Jul-20 21:19:18

Love Morwenna but I would go with Petroc for a boy over any on your list I think.

finallychangedmyusername Fri 31-Jul-20 21:21:06

Meant to add, I also love Austol, Cador and Santo for boys and for girls Elowen and Emblyn.

VerbenaGirl Fri 31-Jul-20 21:24:24

Morwenna and Jago are my faves

Orphlids Fri 31-Jul-20 21:29:53

Ooh, some of these are very exciting! I especially like Lamorna. I am currently trying to persuade DP to consider Loveday for our baby.

MarchionessOfMayhem Fri 31-Jul-20 21:36:24

I love Rosen and Ruan. Or how about Lowen, Lerryn or Veryan or Caja for a girl?

Also, Jory for a boy?

Grumpbum123 Fri 31-Jul-20 21:38:38

Morwenna
Elestren
Jago

ThursdayLastWeek Fri 31-Jul-20 21:44:40

I’m in Cornwall and don’t love a lot of your boys names simply because they read as place names to me. Also Tremayne very much a surname.

Piran the best, can’t beat a classic IMO.

I quite like Karenza from your girls list.
Can I suggest Veryan , Elowyn, Ysella.

Shayisgreat Fri 31-Jul-20 22:09:52

I've never really heard of any of those names before. I like them. I think Kitto is especially cool. I like a pp suggestion of Ysella too.

hilariousnamehere Fri 31-Jul-20 22:11:33

Kerenza is by far my favourite girls name, I've used it for one of my performance alter egos because I also have Cornish connections 🤩 have always rather liked Jago for a boy smile

KindKylie Fri 31-Jul-20 22:12:59

I love Morwenna!

I know of a Zennor and love that too.

Not so keen on some of the boys names, Kitto and Jago are lovely though

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 22:13:25

@ThursdayLastWeek, not sure about some of your spellings.

TreesoftheField Fri 31-Jul-20 22:13:50

I have seen Ysella spelt with a k as well.
Rozenwyn is lovely too and Tryphena.

gobananasgo Fri 31-Jul-20 22:14:03

I like Jago ( if it's said Yay go ?)

Can't say any of the others seem like names. I suppose it depends on where you live. I live on the edge in
of London. And whilst anything goes and I do have traditional names from my DH's county they are proper names rather than ones people wouldn't know of where we live. There is a big difference between uncommon names and names no one has ever heard of. These days anything can be a name, but doesn't mean it should. People will say how lovely to be polite.

CornishTiger Fri 31-Jul-20 22:20:16

Looks like our school class list

MikeUniformMike Fri 31-Jul-20 22:26:06

@gobananasgo, Jago is Jay-go.
I don't think any of those names are that unusual, other than Tremayne, as it's a surname.

The only downside to the names is that some are likely to be a bit trendy, or could lead to endless "Are you Cornish?" questions.

Motherofmonsters Fri 31-Jul-20 22:31:58

Ive always liked Lowenna, it means Joy in Cornish.

Lots of the girls names are lovely, I'm not very keen on Cornish boy names

TenThousandSpoons Fri 31-Jul-20 22:34:22

I love Jago.
Not too sure about the girls’ names.

Motherofmonsters Fri 31-Jul-20 22:34:51

Kerenza in my favourite from your list

Littlefish Fri 31-Jul-20 22:40:33

How about Loveday? Gorgeous name.

Jowan is lovely for a boy.

loutypips Fri 31-Jul-20 22:41:37

I love Kerenza. It's beautiful.

ZolaGrey Fri 31-Jul-20 23:04:12

Good lord please don't call a baby Kenwyn.

Flamingolingo Fri 31-Jul-20 23:12:47

I’ve always liked Trystan for a boy, but Jowan is good too.

You could have Tegen for a girl (means pretty little thing), or Morgelyn. I also like Morvah, Senara,

Flamingolingo Fri 31-Jul-20 23:14:46

And of course, Arthur

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