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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2010

    Welsh or Gaelic Baby Names with Meaning Nicknames


    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:

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

    Alun (Rock)

    Thanks, C x

  2. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    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?

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★

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

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    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
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    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 • XXI • History student • Film and royalty enthusiast
    I blog at vesperlynds and everythingroyalty, and export names from Greenland and Inuit mythology
    Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Asa Archibald Ivik • Atticus Aksel Inigo
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Ivalo Galadriel • Aviaaja Catherine Françoise "Avi" • Anna Margaret Undómiel "Anoushka"

    GPs: Nor Aurvandil James "Jem" • Dante/Frej Valdemar Oisín • Olga Agnes Lúthien • Evelyn Alvaret Cleopatra "Elví"

  5. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    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 08:53 PM.

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