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audley Tue 30-Dec-08 13:23:50

Top Boys Names in Wales 2008

Isaac
Rhys
Kian
Dominic

Top Girls Names in Wales 2008

Zoe
Mollie
Millie
Carys

Rather different to the Bounty results!

Lionstar Tue 30-Dec-08 13:25:01

Blimey wasn't Seren there? Every other girl seems to be called Carys/Cerys or Seren

tjacksonpfc Wed 31-Dec-08 07:17:09

neither my dd or ds name is in there and they are both welsh oh well different again lol my ds middle name is there but we spelt it differntly at least we no we arent copying others lol

LiffeyValleyOfTheDolls Wed 31-Dec-08 09:28:13

I love Olwen, is that considered dated in Wales?

Interesting that Dominic has just moved out of the top 100 outside of wales but is in top 5 in wales. There's not usually such a huge difference with a classic sort of name.

laumiere Wed 31-Dec-08 10:14:35

We gave our little boy the middle name Cian in 2006, and it's hilarious when London doctors try to pronounce it....

SO far we've had:

Key-own
Cyan
Sean
Michael Caine (why, WHY would we have called our child that???)

We've learned, the next one will be William or Gabriel Thomas....

LiffeyValleyOfTheDolls Wed 31-Dec-08 10:15:30

Cian is Irish! Even here, a lot of people use the K. Cian looks better though!

LiffeyValleyOfTheDolls Wed 31-Dec-08 10:16:12

Is Cian a Welsh name too? Did not know that.

moondog Wed 31-Dec-08 10:18:05

Not many Olwens (little ones anyway).It's nice-due fro a revival.

Where are all the Serens then? I've got one and there aren't many in North Wales.

apuppydaviesisforlife Wed 31-Dec-08 10:21:02

zoe? how odd. can't say i've met any.

SoupDragon Wed 31-Dec-08 10:22:51

I was under the impression there were 100s of Serens in Cardiff. There are at least 2 in Croydon

bronze Wed 31-Dec-08 11:04:15

Is there a more detailed list?

laumiere Wed 31-Dec-08 15:11:19

When we got DS christened in Aberkenfig in South Wales the priest said Cian was a local name, so AFAIK it's Welsh too.

sarah293 Wed 31-Dec-08 15:15:28

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audley Wed 31-Dec-08 19:23:21

Can't find a more detailed list, this came from an article about names registered for the Child Trust Fund

PixieMoon Wed 31-Dec-08 22:23:26

It would have to be Cian not Kian - there's no K in the welsh alphabet!!

I'm hankering after Olwen, I think it's lovely, OH says it's too much of a nana name.

llareggub Wed 31-Dec-08 22:40:01

I don't think Olwen is a grandmother name. I have many friends in their 30s with mothers called Olwen. I'd say it is more akin to a name like Christine, or Val really.

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