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tummytickler Wed 09-Jul-08 20:25:31


Hubby and I are loving Gwendolyn at the moment. What do you think?
Is Ben 10's chum Gwen going to make it madly popular?
I think we would use Winnie as a nn as our other 4 have old and more unusual names so it would fit.

It is that or Hilda, Enid or Phyllis at the moment.

Lots of honest opinions please!

devonsmummy Wed 09-Jul-08 20:41:33

what are the other 4 called?

megandtyler Wed 09-Jul-08 20:42:14

love it

the other three are a bit corrie

SSSandy2 Wed 09-Jul-08 20:43:34

I like Gwendolyn

margoandjerry Wed 09-Jul-08 20:43:54

I like it. I know a real life Ben & Gwen (couple) and I think Gwen is sweet. Also love Phyllis (my grandma's name and redolent of the Railway Children).

beaniesteve Wed 09-Jul-08 20:46:38

Like Gwen Stefani...

Sounds better as Gwen rathr than Gwendolyn

TsarChasm Wed 09-Jul-08 20:46:52

No to all I'm afraid! Hilda and Phyllis? Oh please don't.

Gwendoline was Wallace's girlfriend wasn't she?

DRAGON30 Wed 09-Jul-08 20:48:37

Love it! If we have another (NO!) that would be on our list. Have seen Gwendi (Gwen-dee) used as nn.

pooka Wed 09-Jul-08 20:49:18

Wasn't Gwendoline the really pathetic character in Malory Towers?

I like Gwen, but Gwendoline is a bit much for me. Gwynneth is nicer IMO.

FAQ Wed 09-Jul-08 20:49:32

sorry hate it.......

but then I've always hated the name my parents gave me blush

pooka Wed 09-Jul-08 20:52:03

Sorry FAQ blush

tummytickler Wed 09-Jul-08 20:52:31

Oh if i tell my others names it will be obvious who i am if someone i know reads this!
Oh well -

Elijah, Amos, Iris and Pearl.

Thanks for opinions - didnt think of Gwen Stefani - i dont foresee a problem there though - she seems pleasant enough even if her music is terrible

BettySpaghetti Wed 09-Jul-08 20:55:30

I know a 3yr old Gwen -really suits her. Not so keen on the full Gwendolyn though

FAQ Wed 09-Jul-08 20:56:56

oh I can guarantee whether you call her


or any other variation - she'll get called all of the above - not to mention Gwennie.........

TwoFir Thu 10-Jul-08 10:21:49

Is there a Gwen in Torchwood? Maybe its making a comeback? A bit Enid Blyton but I quite like it Not with Mary as a middle name tho!

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 10:23:37

TwoFir..........can you believe my parents
ok - my middle name isn't Mary......but it's pretty damn close hmm

schneebly Thu 10-Jul-08 10:31:57

Gwen is nice

am thinking of names that go with the ones you have already (I like all of your current DC names btw)

Flowery ones;

Ruby (lovely though poss overused at the moment)
Philippa (Pippa?)

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 10:38:31

oh and another thing - if you're not Welsh - and do choose Gwen as a name - be warned that she will spend the rest of her life having to tell people that she's not Welsh......

Mind you I didn't really help matters when we named DS1 - Tafara - Taf/Taffy for short - we weren't in the UK when we chose the name so it didn't occur to me that would open strengthen the "Welsh connection" (which doesn't actually exist at all lol)

I like Phyllis - had a lovely friend at school with that name.

JessJess3908 Thu 10-Jul-08 10:40:02

I vote yes - makes me think of Arthurian Legends (tho I know that's Gwenevere) and the very cool (IMHO) Gwen Stefani.

Absolute no to Hilda, Enid or Phyllis , Enid or Phyllis tho... all sound like frumpy teachers at very uptight girls finishing school.

TwoFir Thu 10-Jul-08 14:31:46

FAQ did you get teased or did no one else read Enid Blyton? I want to say something witty about being chums with whoever she was chums with but I cant remember now and its not helpful is it!

elle23 Thu 10-Jul-08 15:04:29

not sure...its ok, not too fuddy. shortened to Gwen sounds fab! although somewhere on this thread i saw something about Enid? VERY cool smile

FAQ Thu 10-Jul-08 22:01:57

yes I got teased.

TwoFir Fri 11-Jul-08 08:27:05

Gemzooks Fri 11-Jul-08 22:33:08

I love it but spelled Gwendolen. DH refused, then we had a boy anyway... (Darius Jonathan)

mrswoolf Sat 12-Jul-08 15:08:52

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