Gwyneth Mercedes Weld
What's wrong with the name Gwyneth Mercedes Weld? The syllable count is ok with 2-3-1. GMW seem like fine initials. It's not too unique or common with a simple understanding. Although I feel like I should like it, my instant reaction is that combo just doesn't work but I'm not sure why. Please let me know what you'd change and why. Thanks!
It doesn't work because Mercedes almost seems comical next to the lovely Gwyneth. They are too far off in style.
I think of the Virgin Mary (Mary of Mercy or Maria de las Mercedes) when I see Mercedes but sadly the luxury car brand now seems to be the first thing that many people see. Gwyneth Mercedes Weld sounds good to me.
Hmm...maybe what you are sensing it that the combo is a little too heavy, almost toward the clunky side. Gwyneth and Mercedes are fine names, but put together with your last name, they just sound too serious or heavy.
I don't know what other lighter names you would like, but here are a few for illustration:
Gwyneth Aria Weld
Gwyneth Liliana Weld
Gwyneth Charlotte Weld
Gwyneth Carys Weld
Gwyneth Dahlia Weld
Gwyneth Elena Weld
Hope that helps!
Thanks for the feedback. They're expecting twins. I love their son's prospective name of Duncan Frederick Weld. It feels so chic. It seems more challenging perhaps.
I couldn't explain to my friends why their prospective daughter's name didn't work out. It seems to follow the supposed rules. I hear celebrity + car + verb. Despite the differing styles, it does have family and ethnic significance. I'm also unsure about the likely nickname Gwen Weld. Although there's only two, it seems like a lot of W. I'm unsure how I should advise them when it comes to nicknames.
Gwyneth is Anglo/Welsh, Mercedes Spanish...the styles don't blend well.
Duncan Frederick is lovely! Gwyneth Mercedes is.....confusing.
I agree with most of the posters above, stylistically it doesn't fit. And Gwen Weld is a challenge as well! Gweny/Gwenie are the only other nicknames I can think of for Gwyneth! Such a beautiful name on it's own though, just maybe not with their surname (or the middle name they've chosen).
It doesn't flow perfectly, but if there is special significance behind their choices I think it's fine. Gwyneth and Mercedes are both nice names. Not ridiculous or made up or too out there. I'd leave it alone.
Neither of the names are my style at all, but I think it flows nicely.