Welsh Names

(23 Posts)
paintedcat Wed 17-Apr-13 13:23:56

Disclaimer: I'm not pg yet, but we're already talking about baby names...

DP is Welsh. I'm not, and we live in England. We'd like Welsh names for any eventual DCs because he's very into his heritage and I've compromised given that I'm allowed my middle names I've wanted since forever. They'd be Edward for a boy and Margaret for a girl, both after family.

So far DP is stuck on Seren for a girl and Huw for a boy. I'm not massively keen on either but he doesn't like my suggestions of Taryn, Eleri, Anwen and Rhys. We can't use Owain, which I also like.

Anything we might not have thought of? The only requirement is that it's fairly easy to spell/pronounce for non-Welsh people.

Bearandcub Wed 17-Apr-13 13:24:57

Tegid (m)
Bronwen (f)

Gethin
Ioan

Nia
Sioned
Teleri
Tesni
Betsan
Bethan

twitchypalm Wed 17-Apr-13 13:39:57

Rhiannon
Bethan
Cerys
Shannon

Gethin
Alun/allen
Reece

funkypigeon Wed 17-Apr-13 13:45:31

Angharad
Emyr
Gwenno
Elinor
Elin
Elen
Enid
Tudur
Mali
Aneira
Elis
Dafydd
Ceinwen
Dilys
Sara
Sioned
Morfydd
Pedr

funkypigeon Wed 17-Apr-13 13:48:38

Mair
Lowri
Eirian
Teleri
Eleri
Sian
Gwen

funkypigeon Wed 17-Apr-13 13:49:23

Most of them girls' names there!

Olwen
Nerys
Ffion

Bryn
Idris
Emlyn

paintedcat Wed 17-Apr-13 23:34:08

Thanks everyone. I love Bryn and Ioan for boys and lots of the girls names! Olwen is particularly lovely.

BNmum Thu 18-Apr-13 08:33:05

Dewi, Ellis, Bevan, Gethin, Dai, Iago

Aelwen, Ceinwen, Dilys, Iona,

Yay! grin

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Fri 19-Apr-13 12:46:12

Gwilym
Gwyn
Glyn
Idris
Brynley
Emlyn
Gareth
Geraint
Morgan

Bethan
Elin
Ffion
Catrin
Cerys
Gaynor
Gwen
Rhiannon

My DD an Elin. I love it! Also really like Awen, which means dream or inspiration, Non and Alys.

For boys, what about Iwan, Eirig, Dylan, Taliesin, or Cian?

Oh for a missing is !

Startail Fri 19-Apr-13 15:36:03

I haven't heard Catrin since I was at school. Catrin Margaret would work really well.

I suggested calling DD2 Angharad, but my chemist DH turned it into Anhydrous. Philistine!

Ffion is lovely, there's one at the DDs school and a Welsh dad lets you use it, I'm not sure merely going to school in Wales lets me.

StrangeGlue Fri 19-Apr-13 15:43:41

I love seren! But that's not why you posted. Personally I like cariad for a girl and dewi for a boy.

ipswitch Fri 19-Apr-13 18:59:59

Betsan

GRW Sat 20-Apr-13 15:41:26

Boys: Brynmor, Daron, Gareth, Dyfan, Sion
Girls: Ceridwen, Ceri, Tirion, Gwyneth

For a boy
Bryn
Rhodri
Dafydd

For a girl
Cerys
Ffion
Elin

Slipshodsibyl Sat 20-Apr-13 15:45:20

Carys (Cerys already mentioned) Aneurin (nye for short if you like).

selsigfach Sun 21-Apr-13 17:53:27

Huw Edward... As in the newsreader??

pygmy Sun 21-Apr-13 17:57:23

Emrys

Annie0604 Fri 29-Nov-13 08:36:20

My daughter is named Rhianwen (Ree-Ann-wen). It can shirten to Rhia if she chooses. I no longer live in Wales but we get on fine with the name - it suits her!

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