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Need boy and girl Cornish names - suggestions and opinions please!

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JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:05:07

Expecting dc2 in September, already have DS with cornish name beginning with J. We want to continue with the Cornish thing if possible but haven't been struck by anything as yet. Any thoughts? smile

Mamulik Mon 17-Aug-09 17:13:25

Hayle for girl and Helston for boy ? just came from Cornwall - very nice!

ZippysMum Mon 17-Aug-09 17:18:19

Kerenza means 'love' in Cornish. (for a girl). I know a few girls called Kerenza.
What about Logan for a boy?

MadameCastafiore Mon 17-Aug-09 17:21:07

here loads of them.

HeadFairy Mon 17-Aug-09 17:22:13

I have a friend who's daughter is called Loveday which is apparently a Cornish girls name.

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:24:18

I think naming the baby after place names down the road may cause a bit of hmm here! Thanks though! grin

Know quite a few Kerenza/sa s... there's some really sweet names and some blinking weird ones...oh I don't know. Am thinking I may have made a rod for my own back here grin

Last time we were going to use Senara as the girl name, but don't feel like i can 're-use' this time, IYKWIM?

nickelbabe Mon 17-Aug-09 17:27:19

Tamsin is cornish and very pretty.

for a boy, Denzil is traditional, but not sure how it would stand today.

they are the only cornish names i know

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:27:50

From the list on Madame Castafiore's link, does anyone see anything they think is reaaaalllly nice? <hopeful>

I like th idea of Loveday... don't expect DP will though

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:28:50

I had a giggle at some of those on the list being of Cornish Carlyon= crap fake beach where I went to see the Blowmonkies age 13.grin

MrsEricBana Mon 17-Aug-09 17:29:35

Morwenna? I always think of that as Cornish and love it. Jago?

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:29:46

I like Pirran and Tegan (my dds name)

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:30:03

I like Denzil, but after Jethro's 'Denzil Penberthy' character would be worried people might think he was a bit dim. And don't want Den as nickname. Crap, that rules that out then.

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:30:39

Demelza is also one of my favoutires

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:31:32

MrsEB - your last suggestion is our DS smile Need something to go with that!

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:32:14

Hendra!!! Newquay holiday park!!! Nice pool in the winter though....

Ponders Mon 17-Aug-09 17:33:36

Demelza wasn't a name until the book, it was a place. Nice though.

Tamsin is Cornish I think.

You need a list of characters from Poldark!

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:33:44

spudmasher - grin - I went to the roller disco there at about 13! The problem with some of the place name ones is that when you live in Cornwall it seems a bit weird, as opposed to if you move away and want to keep a connection.

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:34:58

Oh the roller discos were great. What was the night club called round the side?

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:35:08

I know a really vile Demelza, which is a shame as it's a pretty name. You're all going to lose patience with me aren't you grin

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:37:11

Erm... I can't remember, the whole shebang was the 'Cornwall Coliseum' which sounds rather more grand than it was... and now it's 'luxury homes' with a private beach. Handy. smile

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:37:32

I am surprised Agnes id not on the list. Very nice.

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:39:24

now there's a thought... Maybe it's classed as French?

I'm quite liking Pasco for a boy

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:39:54

OOOh that's going to bug me all night now. I think the posher bit was called the Ocean Suite (snort) We had our end of school disco there......glam.

spudmasher Mon 17-Aug-09 17:42:25

Pasco is lovely.But does it go with your son's name?

JRocks Mon 17-Aug-09 17:43:05


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