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Middle name to go with Holly...

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amberflower Thu 02-Jul-09 22:02:36

...or to be more specific a third name that will 'work' with the name 'Holly Ceridwen'.

The first two names are a definite if this bump is a girl (Holly is only first name we both like, and have Welsh ancestry in family so really wanted one Welsh middle name) but we also want a third name...mainly as DS has three names and although it might seem crazy it would seem mean to give this one only 2! We have a three-name boy's name lined up ready but are struggling for a third name for a girl.

Possibilities at the moment:

Holly Ceridwen Rose
Holly Ceridwen Grace
Holly Ceridwen Eloise
Holly Ceridwen Louisa

any thoughts???? or other suggestions??? am open to ideas (other than Jane or May neither of which I particularly like wink)

Disenchanted3 Thu 02-Jul-09 22:03:51


Chunkamatic Thu 02-Jul-09 22:40:28

The first thing when I saw the thread title was Holly Rose, so i guess that's one vote for your first choice! I think it's very pretty.

I would suggest you keep to one syllable for the third name, they start to sound a bit complicated when you start using more than one, imo.

cheekster Thu 02-Jul-09 22:42:41

How strange, that is exactly what I thought too chunkamatic!

Id def go for Rose

Chunkamatic Thu 02-Jul-09 22:44:17

Great taste cheekster, great taste grin!

lilolilmanchester Thu 02-Jul-09 22:45:27

I really like all the names you mention, but I think Rose goes best with your other two names.

ErikaMaye Fri 03-Jul-09 10:50:07

I like Rose too

Madmentalbint Fri 03-Jul-09 10:56:55

Love Rose

bumptwitknocker Fri 03-Jul-09 20:24:16

Grace or Rose

Claire2009 Fri 03-Jul-09 20:43:39

Holly Ann?
Holly Mae?

qumquat Mon 13-Jul-09 12:58:30

Anything but Rose! Every baby I know born this year has the middle name Rose! I would go for Louisa from your list.

Greensleeves Mon 13-Jul-09 13:07:21


HollyBunda Mon 13-Jul-09 13:08:16

Bunda! :D

Greensleeves Mon 13-Jul-09 13:10:01


ZippysMum Mon 13-Jul-09 15:59:23

I like Rose. Or what about Hope? Or Faith if you're that way inclined?

mummyplonk Mon 13-Jul-09 16:01:49

Holly Rose, nice
also like Holly Jane

Ladyem Mon 13-Jul-09 17:14:19

All lovely names, think I like Rose and Eloise best! I love the name Holly and wanted it if our DC due early sept is a girl, but DH is set on Harriet!!! I was going for Holly Anne.

Just out of interest, how do you pronounce Ceridwen? I'm sure I'm doing it completely wrong!! Is it like kerry-dwen?

belgo Mon 13-Jul-09 17:17:53

Eloise or Lousia.

Rose, Grace, Mae are all very very common.

bellatrixiata Mon 13-Jul-09 17:21:37

Ceridwen and Eloise are two of our possible middle names so definite good taste there! grin

amberflower Thu 16-Jul-09 21:47:12

Thank you for all the replies smile

Ladyem - Ceridwen is pronounced Ke-RID-wen - emphasis on middle syllable - but in Wales I would imagine most Ceridwens are shortened to Ceri (pronounced Kerry)

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