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  1. #1
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    Welsh or Gaelic Baby Names with Meaning Nicknames

    Hello,

    I'm dreaming of possible future babies, probably won't happen for us but I can dream!! So, our daughter's have welsh names but we call them by nicknames that are the meanings of those names: Seren (Star) and Eirlys (Snowdrop). So I was wondering if you could think of any welsh boys or girls names that have meanings that would work as nicknames? I'm particularly struggling to find boys names. The other option is that as the girls have irish gaelic middles that we reverse that for any boys? Gaelic first with Welsh middle? Nickname being the meaning of the gaelic first name.

    So far we have:

    Girls:
    Mererid (Pearl)
    Hedydd (Skylark)
    Heulwen (Sunshine)

    Boys:
    Alun (Rock)

    Thanks, C x

  2. #3
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    I don't really understand. Your daughters are called Seren and Eirlys but you nickname them the English meanings; Star and Snowdrop? is that right?
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  3. #5
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    Aderyn (bird)
    Elain (fawn)
    Awen (muse)
    Briallen (primrose)
    Eilir (butterfly)
    Glain (jewel)
    Hafina (summer)
    Valmai (mayflower)

    Arian (silver)
    Awel (breeze)
    Bedwyn (birch)
    Bleddyn (wolf)
    Bran (raven)
    Pedran (stone)
    Afon (river)
    mom to Mckinley Mayfair, Christian Wayne & Sir Angus Fionn
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  4. #7
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    Aderyn is such a lovely name with such a lovely meaning.
    If the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ever was to honor Wales in their child's name, I hope they'd use Aderyn for a girl. It's really underrated (can't understand why it isn't even listed as a name here). Sorry for going off track
    Zelia • Twenty • Film, history and royalty connoisseur • I have a personal blog and one about royalty
    Exporting old Danish names, Greenlandic names and Greenlandic sibling names
    Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor "Theo" • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Asa Edouard Ivik
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Matilda/Johanna Ivalo Galadriel "Tilda/Anna" • Gaia Margaret Undómiel • Asta Catherine Françoise

    And for the moment: Atticus Elessar Oisín • Aviaaja Agnes Lúthien "Avi"

  5. #9
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    Hi! My name is Glenys. It is Welsh for holy. I have seen clean, fair and holy, Also valley.
    Last edited by niteowl13; March 20th, 2013 at 09:53 PM.

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