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I friggin love this name.
EMMAG123  11/13/2006
Pronounced el-u-NED, but the U is a bit like a French U and the D is quite soft, almost like a T.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2007
I like this variant better than Luned. Without the beginning "eh" sound, the name sounds too harsh.
erb816  5/1/2008
Actually, it's pronounced "EL-ee-ned".
gaelruadh19  1/26/2009
To correct the previous people-- the pronunciation is in fact EL-in-ed. (The U is sort of like a short "i".)

- A Welshwoman.
― Anonymous User  2/15/2010
There's one in my family and I've known a few others, who all pronounce it el-IN-ed (in being somewhere between een and in).

- another Welshwoman.
Pie  11/17/2010
To state the obvious, average English/Americans would likely innocently mistake the pronunciation... in result, would sound like and resemble "A-Loon", and in our culture a "Loon" is basically a crazy person, to put it gently. Perhaps if you are of Welsh heritage and are past the grade-school age, you wouldn't come across many issues. Children in English-speaking countries would be subject to merciless banter and unwanted, unnecessary attention.
Francesca  5/7/2011
If you want the Welsh pronunciation, I know a little of Welsh, and Eluned can basically almost come out like Ellen-et.

In Welsh, the U (depending on region,) is like EE or IN, often somewhere between the two sounds. So people are right to mention that the middle sound is technically more "ee" or "in" like than "oo" from "Luna". The N letter following that sound then makes the name come together more like "Ellen". ("Elen" in Wales.) I am pretty sure that you do not repeat the N sound. The D ending is softer like a T, lending to that "ette" feeling. (Hence why Lynette gets derived from Eluned.) Still a D sound though, but softly.

Elen-ed, somewhat equal to Ellen-ette.

I will say though, that I do also like to say Eluned as El-loo-nehd, with that Luna sound, too; but it is not exactly proper! Both pronunciations are pretty though.
helene  6/10/2015
As an Eluned in North Wales - the pronunciation my family have always used is El-in-ed and NOT El-ee-ned! Have been called all-sorts over the years - eg: "A-Loon-Head"..."Lynette but with a D" (which they thought were hilarious - NOT!). A proud first language Welsh speaker and I LOVE my name!
― Anonymous User  10/26/2015
I am Welsh and my name is Eluned, the correct pronunciation is EL-IN-ED. I have had my name pronounced in various ways, the most common of which are "loon head" "Eileened" "Leened" I especially dislike "loon head" and who can blame me!
― Anonymous User  12/6/2015
My name is Eluned and I'm from South Wales. I prefer my name to be pronounced 'El ee Ned' so for those who then struggle to say my name can call me Ellie for short. My parents always called me 'El in Ed', though, so I get called all variants of the name! Although, many people who've never heard of the name Eluned are keen to learn the full pronunciation and spelling of it (my preferred pronunciation).

Unfortunately, with an unusual name came unwanted name calling and nicknames growing up. But I loved having my name called in class and not having to look around to see if the teacher meant the other Eluned!
― Anonymous User  12/11/2017

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