Wren or Gwen, what works best?

[name_m]Hi[/name_m], I really love the name [name_u]Wren[/name_u], but is it to much with our last name,

[name_u]Wren[/name_u] WhitefieId,

too much W ?

Or should I stick to the more common and more popular [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] Whitefield?

Is [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] as charming as [name_u]Wren[/name_u]?

I think it is fine because the “w” isn’t actually pronounce in [name_u]Wren[/name_u] you just hear the “r”.

I’m a [name_u]Ren[/name_u] W(last name) and it works fine for me :slight_smile:

I really have to force myself to get [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield out right. It keeps coming out as [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Rightfield. I get tongue tied a lot though.

I think [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield actually flows better than [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] Whitefield since the W is silent. If you love it, go for it! [name_u]Wren[/name_u]'s not too out there.

They’re both equally as charming. I personally prefer [name_f]Gwen[/name_f], but only by a very small margin. Like [name_f]Emily[/name_f], I get slightly tongue tied and end up saying [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Rightfield if I try and say the full name several times in a row, but I too tend to get tongue tied often, so most people might not have the problem. They’re both great, so I’d go with your love on this one.

I like [name_u]Wren[/name_u], as the W is silent, it is less a toungertwister than [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] Whitefield.

I like [name_f]Gwen[/name_f], certainly way more charming than [name_u]Wren[/name_u] imo.

To me [name_u]Wren[/name_u] is the go to trying-to-be-interesting type especially on Nameberry. I dunno. It does nothing for me.

[name_f]Gwen[/name_f], for sure! I was thinking of this just the other day.
I personally don’t like [name_u]Wren[/name_u] at all, so it’s really no-contest for me.

I agree, I like [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] better, it doesn’t make me tongue tied

Both first names are very cute, I agree about getting tongue tied wanting to say [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Rightfield. On the flipside, [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] Whitefield seems to flow a little better. Either one will be adorable.

I like [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] a lot better with Whitefield. I also just like the name better altogether and I do find it a charming and cool name.

Not [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]. I really like [name_u]Wren[/name_u], so I say go for [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield. Or, use the alternative spelling [name_u]Ren[/name_u] Whitefield, or do her name as [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield (Or [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield, thought I prefer [name_f]Guinevere[/name_f]). That way, you can call her [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] or [name_u]Wren[/name_u] for short and you don’t run into tongue-tying problems, plus you can choose to use either name.

[name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield is almost impossible to say… so I’d go with [name_f]Gwen[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] is absolutely lovely. [name_u]Wren[/name_u] is one I see becoming a lot more popular given it’s being chosen for celebrity babies, and the fact that it’s never been in the top 1000 before and now it is (with the potential to become much more popular) means it stands a serious chance of becoming “time stamped” or dated. Like when I hear the name [name_f]Amy[/name_f], [name_f]Jessica[/name_f], or [name_f]Melissa[/name_f], I’m like, ok that’s someone who’s mom age now. If you hear [name_f]Sharon[/name_f], [name_f]Barbara[/name_f], [name_f]Shirley[/name_f], I’m like, Ohhh ok that’s a grandma. Less chance of that happening with [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] which is a classic name. [name_u]Wren[/name_u] is pretty but it’s a lot more trendy.

I think [name_u]Wren[/name_u] is a lot better than [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] actually! It has less W sounds and flows better.

I think [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield flows really well and much better than [name_f]Gwen[/name_f] Whitefield, due to the fact that the ‘w’ is silent.

Yes, I think [name_u]Wren[/name_u] Whitefield is too much W. A, for example, [name_f]Sophie[/name_f] [name_m]Smith[/name_m] would be fine, but W is more of an uncommon letter, and it overpowers a name. I vote [name_f]Gwen[/name_f], and yes it is, to me, even more charming than [name_u]Wren[/name_u]!