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May 10th, 2014 10:53 PM #6Senior Member
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I'm on a real Spider-Man kick from yesterday - and Gwen is a main character in the newer movies, played by Emma Stone. Gwen Stacey's such a bad-ass character in the movie, (well, in the 2nd she is), and that's what I primarily link the name to. Gwen is perfectly fine on it's own, and honestly, I dislike it's long forms, except maybe Gwyneira ('white snow').
Maura and Gwen would be gorgeous as sisters!
May 10th, 2014 10:53 PM #8Member
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I also love the name Gwen. I would say go with the full name Gwendolyn, that way she could go either way. I would spell it the more common way, I have two, as you say "superfluous y" and have always had to correct people, it can get really annoying. Plus, it is always cool to have a common theme within names, but think if you were to have any other kids, if you would be able to continue the theme. Best of luck!
May 10th, 2014 11:10 PM #10Senior Member
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Guinevere is pretty, but every time I hear it I sing the theme song to "Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders" in my head. Okay, honestly, I'm a nerd and I'd probably sing it at my kid if I had a kid named Gwen regardless of what it was short for, but still. I think it's too princess-sounding for me. LOL!
I like Gwyneth, but I worry that it's too associated with Gwyneth Paltrow. I mean, I'm barely aware of her, but the Nameberry entry for Gwyneth talks about her like she's all people will think about when they hear the name. I'm not a fan of her, so I wouldn't really want that.
I like Gwen, just Gwen, better than any of the full-names. At the same time, I think it sounds kind of incomplete. I think Gwendolen/Gwendolyn still seems like my best bet. Plus, Gwendolyn can be Gwen or Winnie, like the girl on "the Wonder Years", which is quite cutesy but suitable for a baby. Gwendolyn is pretty formal, but at least it has options and the girl could grow into it, right?Mommy to...Maura Lucille and Patrick Donley
May 11th, 2014 08:01 AM #12
I prefer Gwen as a full name.
Henry Oliver Birch | Jack Rowan August | Piers Lachlan Wilder
George Emory Tobias | David Atlas Wolf | Charlie Asher Boone/Jasper Moss
Sophie Jane Magnolia | Grace Margaret Birdie "Birdie" | Isobel Poesy Sunday
Lily Anne Vesper | Adeline Elizabeth Fable
❤ heart my son ❤
May 11th, 2014 08:23 AM #14