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  1. #6
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    I think it's pretty, but it's a bit too "fantasy genre" sounding to me.

  2. #8
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    If you pronounce it like an American, it's my name: L. Owen. I prefer the Welsh pronunciation. and I think I prefer Olwen to Elowen.

  3. #10
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    I have heard this name pronounced phonetically before in Cornwall (& several name websites list it as a Cornish name), though I didn't really know the person so I couldn't say if that was the norm or a mistake. I think you'd get away with the phonetic pronunciation in Canada, though.

  4. #12
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    Elowen is a Cornish name from the Cornish word 'elaw' meaning Elm. Cornish names (as with Welsh) place the stress on the penultimate syllable. So it's eh-LOH-en.
    It does get some usage in England but is in no way common.

    You can see more Cornish names here:
    http://nameberry.com/blog/cornish-baby-names
    Last edited by elea; September 17th, 2011 at 08:11 AM.
    Trends, styles and quirks of British names:
    www.britishbabynames.com

  5. #14
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    Thank you everyone! You've been very helpful

    Elea, love the post! From your lists I really like Kerensa/Kerenza and Caja!

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