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I kind of like it, even though it just sounds like a combination of Ella and Owen after a while, because I don't mind either of those names. I think it is a great name for a girl.
XironDarkstar  5/5/2018
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The name Elowen was given to 13 girls born in the US in 2016.
― Anonymous User  2/28/2018
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My granddaughter is due next month and her name will be Elowen. I can't wait to meet her. I think Elowen is the perfect name for a princess... which she will be :)
― Anonymous User  2/23/2018
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After having the name of "Elowyne" for over 50 years, I have come across many meanings. "Camp El-O-win" in the Sierra's, it was told that it was an Indian name meaning "Happy House".
Also a Welsh name for boys, Elowyne (also, Elwyn-a form of Alwyn, meaning great white or blessed. Male version of Alwen).
Also, my Grandmother's name-- her mother found it in a book-- which I later found on Amazon. It's not trendy, or Elfin, although sounding like names in movies, books, etc.
It's pronounced, at least for me, as L-O-WIN, (the sound of the letters & "win", like you "win" a game).
If you choose to bestow your daughter with this name, she would be very fortunate. It's a good name to have. ;)
Elowyne  9/22/2016
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Elowen is a modern Cornish name meaning 'elm'. My daughter is called Elowen and we often shorten it to Ellie.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2016
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I wish this name was on the charts. This gorgeous name definitely deserves way more recognition. It's soft, feminine, classic, ageless and not at all overused. I would love to name a daughter this, with this spelling only. The spelling of Elowyn looks tacky and juvenile; a complete disrespect to a wonderful name.
― Anonymous User  4/12/2016
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I really liked this name when I thought it was pronounced EL-oh-win. With my accent, it's virtually impossible to say el-OH-en. The -in and -en sound exactly the same, especially when they're not emphasized. I hate it when people pronounce Aislin (ASH-lin) wrong, so I don't want to be a hypocrite. I guess I could spell it differently, possibly Elowin or Elowyn. I really like the look of the 'e' though. I'm really conflicted.
actingfun  3/4/2016
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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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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
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If I'm ever blessed with twin girls, one of them will be Elowen. Lydia & Elowen "Ellie & Lydie".
― Anonymous User  5/17/2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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I absolutely adore this first name. Beautiful, very flowy, perfect name for a girl without being too flowery.
Nausicaa  7/4/2011
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Elowen is similar to Ellowyne, the name of a quirky fashion doll designed for doll collectors.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2011
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"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
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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
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I love this name. It's gorgeous, and soft. Definitely a name I would use for a daughter.
Oceaneyes22  3/11/2011
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Elowen is pronounced el-O-ən.
Piccadilly  9/11/2010
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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

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