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Subject: Actually, Alan...
Author: Merriment   (guest, 144.124.16.33)
Date: March 2, 2004 at 8:28:05 AM
Reply to: Welsh names by S Llywarch
is Breton. Although it probably is the 'young deer' word. It's non-existent as a name in Wales until it is reintroduced by the the Normans.

Alun (as it is currently used) must be a form of Alan (sorry). The river name was not used as a given name during the medieval period; Alan was. Modern parents may be naming after the river; but it seems obvious from the distribution of the name that they consider to be a Welsh form of Alan.

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