Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Oh, and thought you might like to know what I'm going to name my first-born daughter:

Gwenhwyfar.

I found it in a book. She will love me for it, no?

12 comments:

Queen of Arts and England said...

Oh yes she will adore you! But this is coming from me, some one with a weird name!I personally love the name Gwenevere,which is kinda close, but not really.

penny lane said...

what book was that? yeah, I guess that's not that strange. I like names like Apple, Aven, Avery, Aliza, Anastasia, so I guess that's not that strange. names are so much fun to play around with

Lukolas said...

I would hate you for naming me that, look at all the hardship she would go through (like being called up for an award but they could not pronounce her name, or, no I'll just stop there) because her "loving" father named her that. I'll have to ask the Queen how to pronounce it. Represent.

Lukolas said...

I'm just kidding---GOSH (no I didn't turn my head to the side)

Queen Mum said...

Love you for it? I'm not so sure. Coming from the giver of an unusual name, I do know that careful consideration should be given.

To QOA, I don't think your name is weird, just unusual. I remember thinking that your name would set you apart and give you a known identity for greatness, and WOW! Look what happened. Thanks Knight, I had not thought about that in awhile.

stan said...

I don't necessarily see a problem with naming a child a unique name like Gwenhwyfar (although I do believe that it's often nothing more than parents' way of showing off how "creative" and "unique" they are--Asparagus Motorboat Feinstein, anyone?), but there are always considerations for the child's future that the naming parent must make.

How many of you have a name that you have to spell out EVERY TIME you meet someone or give it over the phone, knowing that it will be butchered if you don't? My last name is almost always misspelled when I say it, and mispronounced when it's written.

There's also the playground taunting scenario, which we all understand. I used to think Violet would be a beautiful name for a daughter, until I realized how closely it sounds like "violent". And "violate".

I think that if one is to name their daughter Gwenhwyfar (which is a beautiful name), they should at least simplify her middle name - Anne, maybe - so she can use it as an alternative.

Or maybe just name her Jennifer ;)

Princess of Mirkwood said...

I think it is a cool name! Of course I am one who wants my son's middle name to be Aurelius.

Anna E. M. said...

well, my mom said if she had one more child than she would name him Shamgar (From a Bible story dont know how to spell it). and i'm the one that wants to name my daughter Karis, not that unusual but u dont hear it everyday!

Foolish Knight said...

Wow, this sure is a big response for a joke! You guys take names of as-yet-non-existent children seriously.

Oh, for Penny Lane, the book was Brendan. In it, Brendan runs into a King named "Artor" who is mourning the loss of his wife, "Gwenhwyfar". Sound familiar?

penny lane said...

hummm...No!
but thanks for trying!

Queen of Arts and England said...

It is Gwenevere and Arthur!

Midsummer said...

Knight, I think a unique middle name is the answer to all your problems.