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Very pretty name. I would like it more if it weren't so close to Owen, one of my favorite masculine names.
-- erb816  8/19/2010
Elowen is pronounced el-O-ən.
-- Piccadilly  9/11/2010
I love this name. It's gorgeous, and soft. Definitely a name I would use for a daughter.
-- Oceaneyes22  3/11/2011
"Elowen" looks (and sounds) like a tacky elaboration of a person's initials... L.O.N.-- Lucille Ophelia Neville, for explanation's sake. I find it neither beautiful nor even moderate... it truly is the definition of cheap, unprofessional, pompous, and infantile. In the United States it would appear terribly pretentious and perhaps even "kre8tiv"... definite trendy/fad-name prospect visible.
-- Francesca  5/30/2011
I think Elowen is a beautiful name! It sounds lovely and it's very unique! :) I don't think the "L.O.N." thing the user Francesca pointed out makes the name "tacky" in any way.
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2015
Elowen is similar to Ellowyne, the name of a quirky fashion doll designed for doll collectors.
-- Anonymous User  6/23/2011
I absolutely adore this first name. Beautiful, very flowy, perfect name for a girl without being too flowery.
-- Nausicaa  7/4/2011
This is a personal favorite of mine. It is similar to the name Eowyn (from Lord of the Rings), yet I find it to be much more feminine. There are so many cute nicknames to go with it (Elle, Ellie, Winnie, Wendy). Definitely would like to use this name for a future baby girl!
-- UniqueNameLover  7/19/2011
Elowen is a pretty name, but beware of spelling it with two ls, because "Ellowen Deeowen" is a character in Salman Rushdie's novel, The Satanic Verses. Her name translates "L-O-N-D-O-N".
-- Nom de Plume  8/24/2011
I'm starting to like the spelling Elowyn. Replacing the "en" with "yn" eliminates the L-O-N factor. I also like the way it looks when written.
-- Nom de Plume  8/27/2011
How would spelling it Elowyn eliminate the "L-O-N" factor? That makes no sense - it sounds the exact same when said aloud.
-- Madyson  1/6/2012
Nom de Plume means that if you spell it as "Elowyn" people would pronounce it "L-O-WIN" (the "-wyn" ending would rhyme with the words 'pin', 'bin', 'kin') making the ending of the name not sound like the letter 'N' as if you used the spelling "Elowen" there could be some people pronouncing it as "L-O-WEN" with the ending sounding like the letter 'N' + the ending would rhyme with the words 'ten', 'hen', 'pen', 'zen'.

... So it CAN eliminate the "L-O-N" factor as there IS a difference in sound between both pronunciations. Nom de Plume's comment isn't hard to understand; I got his/her comment just fine.
-- Anonymous User  8/30/2015
In my neck of the woods there is VERY little difference between "en" and "in" in casual speech, so Elowen and Elowyn would sound virtually the same. Also, even if you DO emphasize the difference, it's still close enough to sound at least a little bit like L-O-N, which I don't even understand why everyone is so stressed about. Who cares if it sounds like letters?
-- Anonymous User  10/18/2015
I would pronounce it EH-loh-wen. I think it sounds prettier that way, and it keeps the L-O-N thing out of it. Possibly spelling it Elowyn could be too much elaboration, keeping it too kre8tive and too close to the name Eowyn. Not that I don't like the name Eowyn, I actually think it's quite beautiful. But they should be able to be names each in their own right without fear of being 'variant names' of each other.
-- Skygray15  9/23/2013
It's pronounced el-O-ən, which rhymes with Rowan. Emphasis is on the MIDDLE syllable and there is definitely no in/yn sound at the end, so spelling it 'Ellowyn' is wrong.
-- Anonymous User  9/26/2013
There's an error in the description. 'Elew' just means elm, not elm tree. Elowen comes from the Cornish word 'elowenn' meaning elm tree. [noted -ed]
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2013
My name is Elowyn spelt exactly how I've done it and pronounced L-O-Win... My parents are not stupid and I like my name Thank you.
-- mastiffmum  7/2/2014
I happen to be the bearer of this name and it is "ELOWYNE" and pronounced L-O-WIN like you "win" a game. There is a Camp Elowyne in the mountains of California, above Fresno, and the indians there said it meant "happy house" My great grandmother had found it in a book, and liked it and named my grandmother "Elowyne", as her middle name. I've been told it's a man's name and that it is Welsh, but I haven't confirmed that. There is a doll called Ellowyne Wilde, don't know where the extra "L" came from. It's a very rare name so I hope that you choose it for your daughter! Btw, nice to see a fellow "Elowyn" out there! :)
-- elle belle  7/18/2014
I really like this name! It's feminine, soft, has that vintage touch but is still usuable. I wish to pair it with a middle but have no idea. );
Hard time looking for middle names. Pooey.
-- Anonymous User  10/25/2014
If I'm ever blessed with twin girls, one of them will be Elowen. Lydia & Elowen "Ellie & Lydie".
-- Anonymous User  5/17/2015
I named my baby girl Elowyn, born March 2014. Her middle name is Aubrey. We loved it because it sounds similar to my dad's middle name Lewellen and my husband's dad's middle name Delwyn. Both families have Welsh roots. We get a lot of compliments on her name.
-- z3z13  5/31/2015
This is a new name to me but every time I see it I think "Oh that's kinda nice!" I'm not sure if it should be ELL-owin or El-OH-in? But either way I think it's cute. Would make a good namesake name for names like Owen, Wendy, and any "El" name.
-- Anonymous User  8/12/2015

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