Welsh mummy's opinions please!!

(14 Posts)
mammywelsh1 Thu 21-Nov-13 08:43:29

hello all!just throwing around some ideas for new baby (scan next week to find out the sex)...what do u welshy mums think of Rwth??as in welsh spelling of Ruth obv..I'm thinking Martha Rwth if we're having a princess...diolch

peppinagiro Thu 21-Nov-13 10:00:30

I'm not keen - I've not come across it, so think she'd spend all her time correcting the spelling as it's so close to the (much more common) English version. But it's just a middle name, so I guess it doesnt really matter as it'll rarely get used. Martha is lovely though, and Ruth is a lovely name too.

peppapigmustdie Thu 21-Nov-13 11:39:04

I am not keen either, sorry. Ruth is lovely as it is. I have never seen that spelling before either.

peppapigmustdie Thu 21-Nov-13 11:39:42

I love Martha though grin

SadPander Thu 21-Nov-13 17:57:58

Love Martha, don't mind Rwth but I haven't ever come across it. If you'd like a Welsh middle name then perhaps we could suggest some others for you to consider as there are loads of lovely Welsh girls names? Or if you are set on Rwth I would probably go for Ruth personally, although Rwth isn't awful by any means.

I was at primary school with a Ruth, very Welsh family but still spelled "Ruth".. I've never come across "Rwth" before and even as a fluent Welsh speaker it just doesn't look right to me.

Cybercat Fri 22-Nov-13 13:07:35

Im not keen on Ruth to be honest and Rwth really doesnt get my vote sorry. She is your daughter and as long as you love it then it doesnt matter as people would get used to it. I like Cadi as a welsh girls name.

babyfedleaning Fri 22-Nov-13 21:47:54

Just looks like a spelling mistake. Stick with Ruth.

eatyourveg Fri 22-Nov-13 22:04:00

Just looked in my welsh bible dated 1804 and ruth is spelt ruth not rwth.

CarryOnDancing Fri 22-Nov-13 22:31:32

I recently met a woman with a baby Arthur spelt Arthwr. She practically apologised for it so I think she regretted it. She explained her OH is Welsh and that was the idea behind it but I sensed she was embarrassed. I assume she'd had a fair few questions about it.

With a middle name I guess it matters less but I love Ruth, with what I would consider the traditional spelling.

FrumiousBandersnatch Sun 24-Nov-13 20:28:19

Ruth is lovely, but Rwth looks like you're artificially (and incorrectly) trying to make it more Welsh.

Funkybutnot Sun 24-Nov-13 21:23:34

I am as welsh as can be! Never, ever have I seen it spelt like that...I am all for welsh names but it does look like a spelling mistake. Sori.

I am also not sure about having two 'th' as they would sound quite hard in both those names if pronounced the welsh way.

Martha Siwan
Martha Gwen
Martha Eira

maishoffwcingras Sun 24-Nov-13 23:34:01

I have to agree that it looks like a made up spelling along the lines of Stifyn..

mammywelsh1 Fri 29-Nov-13 14:43:06

Thanks for all the opinions guys,have just found out we're having a little boy so it's a 'moot-point' xxx

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