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Name of a character in BBC series Little Britain.
This is what I believe the pterodactyl on "Torchwood" was nicknamed by the cast.
Myfanwy is the name of a Welsh song written by Joseph Parry.
It is also the name of writers Edward and Helen Thomas's youngest daughter, Helen Elizabeth Myfanwy Thomas (who was known privately and professionally as Myfanwy).
Myf Warhurst is an Australian radio host and team captain for ABC's Spicks and Specks. I heard somewhere Myf was short for Myfawny. Myf is a nice nickname.
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I love this name. Reminds me of the beautiful love song Myfanwy, which is supposed to be considered old fashioned in Wales, but I still think it's exquisite. "Oh have I hurt you so, Myfanwy, That you should feel such hate for me?" So beautiful. Though in some English versions of the song, "Myfanwy" is substituted with "Arabella", which takes the beauty away.
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Myfanwy is the name of the youngest child of the "rake" character from the Decemberists' album "The Hazards of Love." She is the only one of his children to escape being murdered by him, since she dies at birth. In the song, it sounds as though her name is pronounced "Mah-fan-wee." I think it sounds cute.
The often cited references to Joseph Parry are somewhat spurious and are usually taken from a novel partly based on aspects of Parry's life called "Off to Philadelphia in the Morning". Parry wrote the music which was originally used in an English language song called Arabella. Several years later the Welsh poet Richard Davies (bardic name of Mynyddog) penned the words to Myfanwy which is most likely to be based on an ancient Welsh 14th century folk story Myfanwy Fychan of Castell Dinas Brân, Llangollen and the poet Hywel ab Einion. That story was also the subject of the popular poem, 'Myfanwy Fychan' (1858), by John Ceiriog Hughes (1832–87).
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