WDYT of Olwen/Olwyn?

For context: I live in the US

Hello! What are your thoughts on the name [name_f]Olwen[/name_f]/Olwyn? I love the fantasy and whimsical vibes that gives off, imo. But would it be tough for people to say in [name_u]America[/name_u], and misread it as [name_u]Owen[/name_u]? And middle name suggestions are always welcomed!


I love its meaning/story, and prefer the spelling [name_f]Olwen[/name_f]. I don’t think it would be that difficult to pronounce, and though it could be misheard as [name_u]Owen[/name_u], it definitely seems usable to me.

Middle suggestions

[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Aerona/Aeronwy
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Arianrhod[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Artemis[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]/[name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]/[name_f]Betrys[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Blodeuwedd
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Blodeuyn
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Briallen[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Efa[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eira[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eirlys[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Elain[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]/[name_f]Elinor[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eluned[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Enfys[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Estella[/name_f]/[name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Esyllt
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eva[/name_f]/[name_f]Eve[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Ffion[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Fflur[/name_f]/[name_f]Flora[/name_f]/[name_f]Florence[/name_f]/[name_f]Florentia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Foxglove[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Llinos
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Mared[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Marged[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Meinir[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] Mererid
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Moon[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Myfanwy[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Nia[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Niamh[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Rhian[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Rhiannon[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Selene[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Snow[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Tesni[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Vivian[/name_u]/[name_u]Vivien[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]

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Personally, because of my speech impediment (although my mom agrees), it’s a bit hard to say! Sounds a bit clunky to me. Maybe if it was a book character :relaxed:

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I absolutely love:
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eira[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Elaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Enid[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Foxglove[/name_u] (love this!)
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Isolde[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Rhian[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Snow[/name_u]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
Thank you!

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Olwen is warm and lovely

Olwen [name_f]Celeste[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Jemima[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Luella[/name_f]
[name_f]Olwen[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]

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Love [name_f]Olwen[/name_f] but as with all Welsh names I HATE it when people use -wyn endings for girls. -wyn is for boys -wen is for girls

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I keep misreading [name_f]Olwen[/name_f] as “Owlen”, lol. I do like Welsh names in general though. I prefer something like [name_f]Anwen[/name_f] to [name_f]Olwen[/name_f].

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I think that in theory [name_f]Olwen[/name_f] is pretty, but when I try to say it, it takes a lot of effort to not have it sound like a drawn out pronounciation of [name_u]Owen[/name_u]. So, it’s not for me, but if you pronounce it easily then it is a lovely name, so I’d say go for it.

I’m American and don’t find it hard to say nor do I misread it as [name_u]Owen[/name_u]. However, I could see it being misheard, and possibly misread, as [name_u]Owen[/name_u] sometimes. I’ve learned quickly with my own daughter’s name, though, that it’s very common for people to mishear a name if it isn’t one that’s heard all the time. [name_f]My[/name_f] daughter’s name is [name_u]Adley[/name_u] and I have to spell it all the time after I say it because people look at me like they can’t comprehend what I just said. lol So, if you love the name, I say go for it. You may have to correct people or spell it sometimes for people to get what you’re saying, but I don’t think that’s a deal breaker. And I do prefer the [name_f]Olwen[/name_f] spelling.