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softmusk · 02/02/2008 11:25

hi i am looking for a welsh girls name that wont make the baby sound if she 90

help please

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moondog · 03/02/2008 21:03

lol at Eleri pronounced like celery

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 03/02/2008 21:04

it is not pronounced like celery

its - ill -air-ee!

PaulaYatesBiggestFan · 03/02/2008 21:05


FillyjonkisCALM · 03/02/2008 21:07

Eira (means snow, I think it used to be an old person's name but I know about 4 preschool Eiras)



Mabli (god I wish I could get that one past dp, but he has learnt it is the welsh version of mabel )

I do like Seren (star) but is is SO incredibly common.

FillyjonkisCALM · 03/02/2008 21:09

And I know several little Heulwens

Enfys (rainbow) seems quite popular round here too.

twoplusone · 03/02/2008 21:10


moondog · 03/02/2008 21:28

Filly, is Seren common in your neck of the woods?
There were no Serens when I chose it 7 years ago!

Welsh is amusing in that yuo can call your kids realy hippy names like Snow (Eira) and Rainbow (Enfys) and it is completely mainstream.

serin · 03/02/2008 22:26


Who are you calling common!!!!

Oh, Seren with an 'e', well thats ok then!
I personally don't know any Seren's at all.

Love Delyth.

FillyjonkisCALM · 04/02/2008 06:42

lol Seren IS very, very popular round here, but is a lovely name, so unsuprising.

Its always been on our shortlists and is a possibility for the middle name for db#3. And works well for non-Welsh speakers as its hard to pronounce wrong...

I also know a little boy called Seren (they don't live in Wales), and somehow it works very well, though I suspect for welsh speakers it might be like calling your boy "Sue"...

Do bear in mind too that most people I know ARE hippies

ejt1764 · 04/02/2008 19:55

Seren very popular around here too ... and I'm not a big hippy

I'm actually an Eirian (means silver snow) ... but it was an absolute nightmare when growing up in England ... nobody could say it, so although I love my name, I wouldn't recommend it for any non-Welshies ... (and I have lived in South Wales for getting on for 20 years now, and it's much easier here!)

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beautifuldays · 04/02/2008 20:09

my dd is Rhiannah, derivitive of Rhiannon meaning welsh princess

devonsmummy · 04/02/2008 20:15

My mum's called Ceri ( an abbreviated version of ceridwyn)

Also a dear friend of mine named Ceri who sadly passed away whilst I was pregnant.

I would have had Ceri as a middle name but had a boy

Nanoon · 04/02/2008 20:40

go for Seren. That was our choice for middle name but baby was a boy.

taffy101 · 04/02/2008 20:47

My dd is Eleri and everyone comments on how pretty a name it is (when they work out how to say it anyhow)

SpaceHopperHayls · 04/02/2008 21:02

We're living in Oxfordshire at the moment (Bloke is in the RAF, so we're a bit mobile), and want a Welsh name for our baby too, especially since she is due on March 2 and I am hoping for a St David's Day baby.

I LOVE the name Seren. Unfortunately, we shot ourselves in the foot two years ago when we got a second dog and wanted a starry name to go with Sirius, the first dog...I'm sure you can guess the rest - we've got a dog called Seren and are now desperately searching for a Welsh girl's name we like as much!

MrsJohnCusack · 04/02/2008 21:09

hahahahah Califrau

my MIL is called Eluned....

is Aerhona welsh BTW

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mejon · 05/02/2008 10:22

Spacehopper - I really love Mali as a name, unfortunately my parents named their Jack Russell terrier Mali some years ago, so that was a no-no for us.
I know of a 'Saran' though that maybe a little to close... or how about Non - mother of Dewi Sant (St David) as she's due around then?

SpaceHopperHayls · 05/02/2008 10:36

Thanks mejon. I think Saran would be a bit close - the dog would come running whenever we called the baby! I think we're leaning towards Ffion at the moment.

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eira · 05/02/2008 19:16

Mali is fabulous, it's the welsh version of Molly.

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