Wendy - is there an alternative?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] Berries!

Is there a nice alternative or long form of [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] besides [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]?
I’ve always like it for the literature connection as I do [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] ([name_m]Tuck[/name_m] Everlasting) but I suppose if its a middle name it won’t matter anyway :slight_smile:

[name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f] seems like the best one, it’s even got the d. g[name_f]WENDolen[/name_f]. Or [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]!

Then there’s all the other -wen names; [name_f]Anwen[/name_f], [name_f]Arwen[/name_f], [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], [name_f]Bronwen[/name_f], [name_f]Branwen[/name_f], Lowenna, [name_f]Morwenna[/name_f], Gwennan, Gwenno, [name_f]Blodwen[/name_f], [name_f]Olwen[/name_f], Gwenllian, Eirwen, Eirawen, Lilwen… or just [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] which is lovely all on its own.

[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f]…then you’d have a [name_f]Wendy[/name_f], [name_f]Winnie[/name_f], [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]… all in one name :]

I was about to suggest [name_f]Gwendolen[/name_f]/[name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] too. But [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] doesn’t really have a long form as such, as it was a name invented for the [name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Pan[/name_m] story anyway.

If you’re averse to using [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] as a full name, how about something like Arwen [name_f]Di[/name_f]ana nn [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]?

[name_f]Winifred[/name_f], like [name_f]Wendy[/name_f] in The Shining. That was my first thought. All of the -wen options like [name_u]Rowen[/name_u] & [name_f]Arwen[/name_f] and all of the [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] names too. [name_f]Edwina[/name_f] & [name_f]Winona[/name_f] could be possibilities. I think [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] is the best option though!

My fave so far is [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]. I loved the [name_m]King[/name_m] [name_m]Arthur[/name_m] connection and the [name_m]Peter[/name_m] [name_m]Pan[/name_m] connection for [name_f]Wendy[/name_f]

Awen, Awena, [name_f]Gwenyth[/name_f] or [name_f]Gwyneth[/name_f], Maiwenn