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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)
    ♥Mckinley Mayfair, Christian Wayne & Sir Angus Fionn♥

    Elizabeth, Adelaide, Clara, Amelia, Arabella, Beatrice, Cordelia,
    Hermione, Imogen, Juniper
    the rest of the girls

    William, Edgar, Arthur, Gilbert, Jasper, Basil, Henry, Horatio, Sebastian, Aloysius
    the rest of the boys

    Lyra Primrose, Amelia Hyacinth, Emmeline Bronte/ Magnus Frey, Julian Mackenzie, Sebastian Lake
    the rest of my combos

  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 • 20s • Exporting names from Greenland & Inuit mythology
    Alexander Adelin Lórien "Sasha" • Henry Ásgeirr Lórien • Asa Bjørnstjerne Ivik • Nor Valdemar Brontë • Dante Endymion Sejr

    Ingrid Ivalo Cleopatra • Cosima Gro Zenobia "Mimi" • Asta Olga Galadriel • Aviaaja Matilda Lúthien "Avi" • Noor Catherine Françoise • Anna Magali Alvaret

  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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