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January 7th, 2013 12:00 PM #1Senior Member
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I'd like to hear some thoughts on the name Emrys (pronounced em-riss; Welsh variation of the Greek name Ambrose meaning 'immortal')
It's been slowly climbing it's way up our list and is now sitting solidly in our top five (and our top five is finally starting to become actually solid, whereas before it just kept changing every week or so).
What do you think of Emrys?
January 7th, 2013 12:15 PM #3Junior Member
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I like it, different, phonetic, and easily said. All in all a great name!
January 7th, 2013 12:18 PM #5
I love it!Gideon ~ Ezekiel ~ Tobias ~ Emmett ~ Declan ~ Silas ~ Ezra ~ Flynn ~ Jasper ~ Elliot
Maisie ~ Willa ~ Naomi ~ Vivienne ~ Evangeline ~ Gemma ~ Amaryllis ~ Lux ~ Josephine ~ Sophie
Shiloh ~ River ~ Sage ~ Rowan
Name Crush of the Moment: Stanley
January 7th, 2013 12:21 PM #7Member
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January 7th, 2013 01:08 PM #9
I like Emrys a lot, but I watch the TV show Merlin and have read many renditions of the Arthurian legend, so naming a kid Emrys would feel sort of nerdy to me, since it's one of the names for Merlin. To me it's similar to naming your daughter Eowyn. Beautiful, beautiful name, but everyone is going to know that you're a huge Lord of the Rings fan. No problem with that, but I might not want to tie myself so closely to something. Emrys is less well known than just naming your kid Merlin, of course. In fact, maybe the only people who would know the reference would be fans of Arthurian legend themselves. But you could be inducting yourself into a little club.
Edit: The name profile says it was the TV show that named Merlin that. That's certainly how I came to know about it, but there IS some historical basis for him being called Emrys as well. Geoffrey of Monmouth, who basically invented the character of Merlin, called him Merlin Ambrosius. The Welsh form, of course, is Emrys. Since the TV show is pretty terrible and will hardly be a classic, and no one actually reads Geoffrey of Monmouth, you can probably rest easy that in a few years, no one will even realize the connection.Names I enjoy:
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