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.