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lizzielu Mon 02-Jun-08 17:03:00

We are looking to give our DD2 a Cornish
name (DH's roots) but do not live England anymore, so I've no idea of what's popular in Cornwall. I currently like Tamara or Tamsin, but I've also heard Zena is Cornish but I can't find any info on the internet. Can anyone from Cornwall confirm this?

lyndabroon Mon 02-Jun-08 17:11:26

babynamesworld.com has cornish names

Heffagooday Mon 02-Jun-08 17:50:34

I think 'Morwenna' is a Cornish name. Not sure about Zena.

littlelamb Mon 02-Jun-08 17:51:17

Merryn
Loveday

scorpio1 Mon 02-Jun-08 17:54:25

Morvah
Lamorna
Kensa

i am in cornwall btw, never heard of zena.

HairyHeffalump Mon 02-Jun-08 17:56:10

Lowenna- Means happiness in cornish

lizzielu Mon 02-Jun-08 18:03:50

My DH's grandmother was Loveday but can't quite bring myself to call our DD2 that - bit too unusual.
Scorpio1: is Tamara a commonly used name, this is my favourite at the moment?

Thought as much about Zena, I was sure it wasn't cornish but just wanted to check with any Cornish people out there.

scorpio1 Mon 02-Jun-08 18:05:07

i only know one who is 25. none at school or nursery.

hatrick Mon 02-Jun-08 18:06:33

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SniffyHock Mon 02-Jun-08 18:07:03

Onnee

SniffyHock Mon 02-Jun-08 18:08:11

Ooops. It's a Manx name which means 'Grace'. Got my friends mixed up - should have googled it first!

scorpio1 Mon 02-Jun-08 18:09:07

no all demelzas are evil

JRocks Mon 02-Jun-08 18:12:52

Senara - the patron saint of Sennen. This is what DS would have been called if he was a girl. There's a book, called 'names for the Cornish' that we had. Unfortunately I've loaned my copy out.. It's by Christopher Bice.

Others..

Tamsyn
Morwenna
Vivian
Demelza
Kerensa
Lamorna
Tegen
Tamar
Loveday
Keren
Lowena
Veryan
Alys
Ewa
Tegan
Ysella
Karyn
Merryn
Tressa
Karensa
Isolde
Vyvyan
Keryn
Kensa
Karena

SniffyHock Mon 02-Jun-08 18:12:58

try this

Ellbell Mon 02-Jun-08 18:14:41

Of the top of my head:

Demelza
Morwenna
Kerenza
Lowenna
Tamsin
Jennifer
Morvah

Don't think Zena is Cornish, but I used to know a Zelah (but she pronounced it 'Zeh-Lah', iyswim; unlike the place-name, which is Zee-Lah)

Personal favourite, if I'd had a dd3, is Tressa (which means 3rd, apparently).

Avoid Kylie. 'Ky' is Cornish for 'dog'!

hatrick Mon 02-Jun-08 18:14:59

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scorpio1 Mon 02-Jun-08 18:18:03

just me being silly, of course not meant to offend your friend.

diplodocus Mon 02-Jun-08 18:34:32

Trenna is Cornish

bikerunski Tue 03-Jun-08 12:29:36

I am told by a Thomasin that her name is Cornish.

Ellbell Tue 03-Jun-08 15:44:44

Found a website with a few more:

Beryan
Blejan
Caja
Chesten
Crewenna
Demelza
Ebrel
Elowen
Eseld
Eva
Hedra
Jenifer
Jenna
Kensa
Kerensa
Kerra
Kew
Loveday
Lowenna
Mellyn
Melyor
Metheven
Morveren
Morwenna
Rosen
Senara
Sowena
Steren
Tamsyn
Tecca
Tegen
Tregereth
Tryfena
Wenna

Ecmo Tue 03-Jun-08 15:47:23

Pastie?

Bunch Tue 03-Jun-08 15:50:05

Morwenna is a beautiful name but then I'm biased. If you do use it, be prepared to constantly have to spell it and correct how people pronounce it. Oh, and having to explain where it comes from. But mainly people say what a beautiful name!!

ChippyMinton Tue 03-Jun-08 15:52:21

Loveday is on the Cornish branch of my family tree - does anyone know anyone currently with that name?

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 03-Jun-08 15:53:20

My RL name is on this thread and I love it

yummiemumma Tue 03-Jun-08 15:53:35

Cara means loved one
Cary/Caryn Means loved one
Jenifer means form of Guinevere
Lowenna means joyful
Rozenwyn means a fair rose
Tegen means pretty little thing

hope these name help

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