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  1. #1
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    Welsh middle name to go w/ Willow and sibling Noelle Eirwen?

    If we have a daughter, we've decided on the name Noelle Eirwen (ayer-wen). I can't put into words how much I love this name. It makes me feel so giddy and happy. I have never felt this way about a name before. It's perfect for us.

    With that being said, we plan to have 2-3 children and if we have a 2nd daughter, she will be Willow. Right now, we have the combo Willow Seraphina but I was considering looking into other Welsh names like Eirwen as a middle for Willow too. I may keep Seraphina but I'm interested in some suggestions of names I may have not seen before. Since finding Eirwen, I've noticed I really love Welsh names, especially ones ending in -wen.

    Anyways, would love to hear what suggestions you may have or your favorite Welsh names. I'd also love opinions on these combos:

    Willow Rhoswen (roz-wen)
    Willow Eleri (el-air-ee... best way I know how to type it out)
    Willow Eirlys (ayr-liss)
    Willow Arianwen (air-ee-ann-wen)

    Would it be weird to have 2 daughters with middle names that both end in "wen" or start with "eir"?
    Last edited by shilo; December 6th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.
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    bump would love some suggestions
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    Etta . Evelyn . Hazel . Iris . Lilia . Lilith . Noelle . Rose . Ruby . Vera . Willow
    Connor . Evan . Ezra . Foster . Grey . Kieran . Rowan . Shane . Silas . Zane

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    Willow Evelyn & Foster Grey



    - Rainbow Baby Due June 2, 2015 -


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    I do think it would be a bit matchy to have both middles with the same ending or beginning.
    Some ideas:
    Aderyn (means bird, maybe too nature-y with Willow)
    Betrys
    Carys
    Seren
    Mabyn
    Ffion
    Rhiannon
    Glenys/Glynis


    I love Eirwen but I find Eirlys (snowdrop) too adorable to pass up. Would you consider Noelle Eirlys which would leave the -wen names for Willow?
    Willow Ceridwen
    Willow Gwendolen
    Willow Tegwen
    Willow Mairwen

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    Thank you for the suggestions! I love Eirlys too but I am in love with Eirwen, that one is pretty set in stone.

    I really like Seren and Rhiannon. I can't use Rhiannon though, it's my niece's name.
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    Etta . Evelyn . Hazel . Iris . Lilia . Lilith . Noelle . Rose . Ruby . Vera . Willow
    Connor . Evan . Ezra . Foster . Grey . Kieran . Rowan . Shane . Silas . Zane

    - Top Picks -
    Willow Evelyn & Foster Grey



    - Rainbow Baby Due June 2, 2015 -


  5. #9
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    I would use a name with a similar sounds as middles.
    It depends on the names:
    Arwen and Eirwen are too matchy
    Eirwen and Ceridwen are close, but not a lot.

    Aderyn
    Aerona
    Aeronwen
    Aeronwy
    Alis
    Wynne
    Winifred
    Tegan
    Sian
    Seren
    Rhiannon
    Olwyn/Olwin/Olwen
    Myfanwy
    Nerys
    Morwenna
    Morgan
    Meredith
    Meiriona
    Mairwen
    Gwyneira
    Gwyneth
    Gwendolen
    Fflur
    FFion
    Eirian
    Cerys
    Ceridwen
    Catrin
    Carys
    Bronwen
    Betrys
    Dany (Also known as Athena Danielle)
    Could you check out these threads? I'll return the favor.
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    Rosemary Gloria ~ Petra Madeleine~ Lilith Seraphine
    Alaric Matthew ~ Henry Marcellus ~ Sebastian Rhys ~ Giles Edmund


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