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I have a Welsh friend with a son named Taliesin, and they pronounce it Tal-EYE-es-in.
alisoncorbitt  4/26/2005
I've heard this pronounced tally-ESIN, tal-YES-in and tal-EYE-es-in, and the first two pronunciations seem to be the most common. Either way, I think it's a lovely name and it's one of my favourites.
― Anonymous User  3/14/2006
Taliesin is the name of the house architect Frank Lloyd Wright designed and owned. It is situated in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and is open to the public.
WeloveyouJesseLacey  3/23/2006
Shouldn't it be pronounced "tal-ee-ESH-in"?
gaelruadh19  4/5/2006
I think Taliesin is a very handsome name for a boy. It's got a lot of history behind it and a lovely meaning. I definitely wouldn't mind naming my son this.
cymrulady  8/19/2006
I love this name as my mother, when pregnant with me, read a book with a character named Taliesin. My mother is Welsh and loved this name and its origin. But even better I am a girl and so my mother changed it to Tallis, my middle name, which I love as I do not know anyone else with it. It is very unique and sounds so lovely - even if I do say so myself!
tallyash205  10/15/2006
I've heard it pronounced Tal-iss-in. I love it pronounced this way, it's my favourite boys name.
― Anonymous User  1/13/2007
I like this name better pronounced tal-EYE-es-in. It's a great name, and even though it's masculine, I could very well see it on a girl. Not that I would use it on a girl.
dreadfulxsorry  2/2/2007
The singer of the band The Lucksmiths is called Taliesyn 'Tali' White.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2007
I named my 10 month old son Taliesin. I pronounce it tal-EYE-esin. When I was 14 I found the name, and I've been in love ever since. It's very nice to know that I'm not the only one who pronounces Taliesin like that.
bellaletum  2/28/2008
You can pronounce it Tal-EYE-es-in all you like, it's still WRONG. tal-ee-ES-in is correct.

The Welsh letter 'i' is pronounced like the English 'ee'. Take it from somebody who speaks Welsh as a first language. Please!

On another note:
I know a Taliesin, he usually goes by the nickname 'Tal' (which also means 'tall' in Welsh). Though his mother calls him 'Tallie'. :P
SioniWinwns  7/11/2008
This name is [sorry for the "Gavin&StaceyStyle" stereotype] Lush. It is also the name of Gwydion Dragonking's bard [who, incidentally is always referred to in conversation as Ddraigbrenin - the Welsh translation] in the Ynys Haf series by Jenny Sullivan.

It is a beautiful name, and I think we're all forgetting the Legend of Cerridwen and Taliesin. See it here, it's my favourite of the Chwedlau. See for the legend.

Also, it is pronounced, as onion john put it rightly, Tally-esin. I too am first-language welsh.
Dwynwen777  4/22/2009
This is my son's first name and we pronounce it TAL-uh-sin. We live in Minnesota, USA.
bindweed  5/19/2009
Yeah, I love it pronounced Tal-uh-sin too. And as a Welsh speaker I know it's not correct but I just can't help it! :D
(And it makes me feel guilty for getting a bee in my bonnet when names such as Dylan are pronounced Dill-un instead of Dull-an etc.)
Smo  10/23/2010
I'm a writer and I like it as a last name for my characters, but not so much as a first. I think it's very pretty, though.
Crystalline  11/10/2010
It's my first name and I quite like it. For me it's normally pronounced Tal-uh-sin, and many people remember it due to its relative uniqueness. My name alone also works as a good ice breaker for conversations due to its history (in some retellings of the Legends of King Arthur, such as with The Mists of Avalon, it is Merlin of Britain's true name).
Talisman  2/17/2012
Taliesin is my first name, and I am a girl, I live in Australia and for me, it's pronounced Tal-ee-es-in.
Taliesin  2/13/2015
My wife and I just announced that we decided to give our 3 day old daughter the middle name Taliesin. I see here that it is considered masculine. I think the name sounds very lovely. @ Taliesin in Australia - as a female, how do you like your name? Thank you.
Dfisher  3/29/2015
Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche was killed by a white supremacist after standing up for two young Muslim women who were the targets of his hateful rants on a Portland train. A brave and heroic man who is gone too soon.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2017
Taliesin Jaffe is a voice actor and actor on the web show Critical Role. He's American and pronounces his name tal-es-in.
chelamarie  6/10/2017
My mum found this name when pregnant with me in a very old Welsh baby names book, not sure if she knew it was a male name but has pronounced it in a very Polish way since and as such Tal-ee-SIN is how we prefer it. Though I still only go by Talie.
Taliesin97  2/6/2018

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