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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
It's a beautiful name, I find it hilarious that someone called "Francesca" who's favourite names include Severo and Mitrodora should be so hypocritically vitriolic in condemning a name everyone else likes. Seriously you want pompous? Call your boy Severo and scream I LOVE HARRY POTTER through your child's name, nice action idiot.
-- SilverChiv  10/18/2013
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
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.
-- Anonymous User  10/13/2013
I quite like this name. Bit of a dull sound but it's aesthetically pleasing and has a nice natural meaning & feel.

And it's just Elowen. Elowyn is a misspelling which makes the parents look a bit stupid. 'Wyn' changes the sound completely; would you prounounce 'pen' and 'pyn' the same?! The meaning changes too, with the suffix -en meaning 'tree' in Cornish. -yn means nothing and just looks like someone trying to be kr8ive. And emphasis IS on the middle syllable, as with almost all Cornish words/names.

Sorry if it sounds harsh but I think it's incredibly ignorant and disrespectful to pinch names from another cultures and spell/pronounce it whichever way you see fit. Elowen is the original. If you're considering Elowyn- please don't.
-- Anonymous User  1/20/2014
Dear Anonymous User 1/20/14: I stand corrected. Your knowledge of Cornish language and culture is superior to mine. Your manners might need a little polishing, but I suppose we all need to vent sometimes.
-- Nom de Plume  1/30/2014

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