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Hiphopopotamus Sat 02-Mar-13 11:38:30

Hi everyone

Due to having a lot of welsh blood in me (despite living in London) I really want a welsh name for my daughter. At the moment I'm leaning towards Meredith. Does anyone have any thoughts, or better suggestions?

MyLovelyDarling Sat 02-Mar-13 11:43:55

Seren means star
Cariad means darling

or there's Carys, Ceri, Cerys, Myfanwy, Rhihannon, Rhian, Angharad, Anwen, Ffion, Menna, Merrion, Ceinwen (pronounced Kine-wen), Gwenllian, Gwen, Eleri.

I must say Meredith sounds very English to me, despite its Welsh origins. maybe it's the anglicised spelling.

Congratulations by the way!

Ilovewaleswhenitrains Sat 02-Mar-13 11:49:46

Other names - Bethan, Elin, Megan, Alow, Alys, Heledd, Cerys, Carys, Enfys (rainbow), Arianwen, Anwen, Gwen, Sioned.

effyzm Sat 02-Mar-13 13:54:31

I would love a welsh name too. Finding it hard to get a more modern one. Bethan is the closest I've come but still not sure on it.

coldcupoftea Sat 02-Mar-13 17:49:10

I love Meredith, it's a beautiful name and is unusual enough for there not to be lots of them, but common enough that people know how to spell it!

Cwtchbach Sat 02-Mar-13 20:08:36

Nia, Nerys, Lowri, Llinos, Gwennan, Non, Rhiannon, Manon, Ceri, Mari, Mair.

Nia being the best of course grin

BrainDeadMama Sat 02-Mar-13 20:11:00

Love Meredith. Also love Anwen, Cerys, Bethan and Elin.

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 20:47:58

Eirwen is lovely (white snow), Delyth (pretty), and Eira (snow). Meredith pronounced in both the Welsh and English manner is beautiful too.

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 20:55:51

Oh and Arwen, a welsh name meaning fair / fine, made famous by the Elf maiden Arwen Undomiel in The Lord of the Rings (Liv Tyler).

mejon Sat 02-Mar-13 21:07:03

Meredith/Meredydd is usually a boy's name in Welsh.

How about Mared as an alternative?

SadPander Sat 02-Mar-13 21:21:02

I only know of female Meredydds where I am in Wales so perhaps it depends on where abouts you are - think its a lovely name btw

PaulaPixie Sat 02-Mar-13 21:24:23

It can be male / female, lovely strong name either way x

TwllBach Sat 02-Mar-13 21:28:40

I like Heledd and Gwenllian.

Welsh names are fabulous grin

lycheemartini Sat 02-Mar-13 21:31:53

I love Mabli (loveable)

TalkativeJim Sat 02-Mar-13 21:42:47


Leeds2 Sun 03-Mar-13 00:01:04

Megan. Bronwen. Eleri, I think, is Welsh!

BikeRunSki Sun 03-Mar-13 00:15:23

My favorite girl's name ever is Elin. Catrin and Eleri are lovely too.

alexpolismum Sun 03-Mar-13 20:09:15

My favourite Welsh girls names are Bethan and Eleri.

I like Meredith in a Welsh accent, but somehow it loses its magic when said in an English accent. For me, that is. (and I have an English accent!)

TotallyEggFlipped Sun 03-Mar-13 20:14:25


Mrsrobertduvall Sun 03-Mar-13 20:20:28

Ooh my name has been mentioned....

I have an Auntie Eirwen too.

Rhian. Rhiannon?

CheeseStrawWars Sun 03-Mar-13 20:21:42

I adore the name Angharad.

loubielou31 Sun 03-Mar-13 20:29:08

Ffion? I like it.
My mum wanted to call me Mair but said that English people always pronounced it my-er so I am named something quite different.
I've never liked Angharad, too harsh sounding (but also went to school with a complete cow by that name which may have coloured my judgement a little.

Bejeena Mon 04-Mar-13 12:59:19

I want a Welsh name too and am quite keen on Enid for a girl at the moment.

Lionsntigersnbears Mon 04-Mar-13 19:39:29

Since I'll not get to use it myself - Adwen. smile

mummytowillow Mon 04-Mar-13 20:17:19

My daughter is 5 and goes to a Welsh speaking school, these are some girls names:

Cerys, Eleri, Medi, Carys, Elin, Mabli, Ffion,Ceridwen, Lowri, Mair.

My DD name is the first one and i get loads of comments about it going smile

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