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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
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
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

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