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Boys names - not too popular and welsh influence
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rebeldeca · 11/05/2022 18:59

We’re expecting a boy in the summer and stuck for names.
DH is welsh and we are after a boys name that isn’t very common but has a welsh/Gaelic link. I can’t seem to find any that I like, or that I think are “too popular” - or welsh names that are hard to pronounce or spell!!!

All our family and friends have had boys recently and lovely names we liked like Barney, Theo, Isaac, Reuben, Dylan, Evan are all off the table!

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AntarcticTern · 11/05/2022 19:06

How about Tristan, Gareth, Owen or Idris?

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Hellocatshome · 11/05/2022 19:09

Griff or Rhys

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Mischance · 11/05/2022 19:09

Iestyn

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Aiaichipsnpie · 11/05/2022 19:14

Lloyd, rhodri, Haydn, Osian, Hari, Aled,

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Squidthing · 11/05/2022 19:16

Ivor, Bryn

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DisplayPurposesOnly · 11/05/2022 19:24

Bran
Ceri
Elis
Gethin
Owen
Seth

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PolynesianParadise · 11/05/2022 19:24

I love Gryf!

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BertieBotts · 11/05/2022 19:25

I love Idris!

Arwyn is also lovely.

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Fivemoreminutes1 · 11/05/2022 19:59

Arthur, Harri or Huw

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Robin60 · 11/05/2022 20:06

How about Ieuan?

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itssquidstella · 11/05/2022 20:08

Iolo?

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 20:13

Whereabouts are you based @rebeldeca ?

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rebeldeca · 11/05/2022 20:13

Thanks for all suggestions!
Owen, Gareth, Arthur and Tristan are all lovely but sadly off the table due to family with those names!
Huw is DH’s middle name.
Do we think that Idris has too many connotations of Idris Elba?

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Angharad78 · 11/05/2022 20:14

Morgan, Mabon or Taliesin (Tal)?

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DaleTrimont · 11/05/2022 20:16

Are you in Wales or England ? Some of the suggestions will be mispronounced in England so that is something to think about. (Eg Iolo, Rhodri, Huw )

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Footloose78 · 11/05/2022 20:17

Macsen? Pronounced max-en

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Shmithecat2 · 11/05/2022 20:18

Geraint?

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rebeldeca · 11/05/2022 20:18

We are in England - but not too far from Wales!

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Swifey40 · 11/05/2022 20:19

My godson is Gwion, what a about that?

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 20:20

Huw is DH’s middle name - i like it
Do we think that Idris has too many connotations of Idris Elba?
Yes, and until recently was hardly used. I have heard Idriss quite a few times recently (muti-ethnic area) too

If you are in a Welsh-speaking part of Wales, or in a part of the UK where Welsh isn't spoken, will alter my suggestiions as a lot of names are not nice with an anglicised pronunciation.

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Magicmagician · 11/05/2022 20:21

Macsen? Agree with pp suggestions of Aled, Owen or Elis

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sageandbasil · 11/05/2022 20:22

I love Aled. Also love Griff and Huw with Huwie as a Nn

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thefemaleJoshLyman · 11/05/2022 20:22

Idris.

A family name in our family, DS has it.

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KirstenBlest · 11/05/2022 20:22

PolynesianParadise

I love Gryf!

Gryf is not a welsh name, Gruff/Griff is. Gryf is an adjective.

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Westfacing · 11/05/2022 20:22

Many years ago I knew a Welsh chap called Tudor.

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