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My name is Angharad and the 'g' is not pronounced. It's silent, at least in the way my family and our friends say it. And my mother's friend is named Angharad too, and she lives in Wales, and she doesn't pronounce the 'g' either. And the 'A' at the beginning is soft, not hard.
avampire  2/8/2017
My middle name is Angharad and my first name is Soumiya. Being half Algererian and half Welsh living in Algeria, everyone in Algeria thinks that it's Bulgarian or some kind of Eastern European name but when I tell them it's Welsh they don't even know what it is. But I love it and my Welsh origins even though no one can pronounce it.
angharad.soumiya  12/4/2015
I am not Welsh but I watch a lot of Youtube videos (I'm super qualified to comment on this, of course) and I have also heard it pronounced ahng-HAH-rad.
mirime-veon  6/21/2015
Angharad, or "The Splendid Angharad" (portrayed by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley), is the favored wife of the warlord antagonist in George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road (2015).
ghoulghurl  5/17/2015
Anchoret is a much prettier variation. Many Christian saints were anchorites who removed themselves from the world to focus on their spirituality. I think Anchoret Bliss or Anchoret Lux would be beautiful.
― Anonymous User  3/17/2014
This was almost my mother's name, but in a German Lutheran family it didn't go over very well. I love this name, but I too have found that a lot of people can't pronounce it right. It's ahng-HAR-ad. I know a family that pronounces it ANG-guh-herd - ughhh!
kkgnoise  2/20/2011
As a Welsh speaker named Angharad I can confirm that the name's correct meaning is either greatly loved one or deserving of love.
Angharad P  12/23/2010
It sounds like the name of a strong, mature girl or woman. Traditional and very Welsh. Beautiful on any woman of any age.
― Anonymous User  8/24/2010
Angharad is the full first name of the heroine of The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley. She goes by the nickname 'Harry' most of the time.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2009
So lovely. It just flows.
910  7/31/2009
I hate this name! Most people can't say and/or spell it right.
rowan826  9/29/2008
The lovely Maureen O'Hara played a character by this name in "How Green Was My Valley" in the 1940's.
Jamesina  12/30/2006
Love this name! It's my best friend's sister's name. She often goes by "Angie" (pronounced AN-jee), so there's a possible nickname; it is a bit ponderous for everyday usage at full-length, though very pretty.
eirian_artanis  11/4/2006
Welsh pronunciation is simply 'Ang-HA-red' (no long A's).
― Anonymous User  7/20/2006
Name of the mother of Princess Eilonwy of the House of Llyr in Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles.
websurfer  4/15/2006
This is my name and I used to hate it but now I love it. It's unique and as I live in Essex there is no-one else I know who has the same name! However there is no known nickname to shorten it and I get so angry when people can't say it right, it's said how it's spelt ang-ha-rad.
angharad159  4/12/2006
One of my friends is called Angharad, but everyone shortens it to Anga (pronounced as spelt!) so I think I've found a solution to your nickname problem.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2006
Pronounced ahng-HAHR-ahd.
Rosethorn08  2/21/2006
Angharad is also the name of one of the main characters in Richard Lewellyn's very popular novel 'How Green Was My Valley', made into a film by John Ford in 1941. Her character was played by Maureen O'Hara.
― Anonymous User  6/14/2005

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