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Subject: Re: My name is welsh/irish, ur wrong
Author: Daividh   (guest)
Date: June 26, 2002 at 8:31:12 PM
Reply to: Re: My name is welsh/irish, ur wrong by Mike C
Well, Mike, I don't claim to have anywhere near the knowledge of Welsh names that Merriment does (a ggdad from Pembrokeshire's a fairly thin connection), but can't say that "Erin" (f) sounds or pronounces like a traditional Welsh name. The initial "eh" sound isn't very Welsh.

I even e-mailed a family friend (native of Swansea) and she replied, "Erin? That would be Irish." So that's my (our) opinion, FWIW.

Which is not to say Erin's not a "Welsh" name if people of Welsh extraction bear it. Just that it came from somewhere else first. And there's no discrace in that...



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