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Myfanwy - how to pronounce?

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#1 bzzzbee

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:49 PM

Hello....I came across the name Myfanwy....does anyone know it's origin?

#2 ~~~~!eternity!~~~~

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:51 PM

No but it is one of those names that I always smirk at as it looks like it should be pronounced 'my fanny.'

I'm sure someone around here will know.....

#3 Puggle

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:52 PM

It is Welsh, I believe.

My cousin pronounces it Miv ahn wee (but we still call her Miffy  tongue.gif)

#4 slinky

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:53 PM

Mif Ahn Way

Mif for short

Edited by slinky, 28 March 2008 - 08:54 PM.

#5 Bubblz

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:55 PM

I know two Myfanwy's and they are both called Myf.

One of them said her name is actually pronounced 'Miffany' and the other is pronounced 'Mif an wee'

#6 Ducky*Fuzz

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:55 PM

I have heard ma -fawny

#7 *~Tinker~*

Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:57 PM

I have a friend with this name. Hers is pronounced
We call her Vanu.

#8 pebblesf

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:01 PM

have you seen Little Britain? One of the characters has this name (she's the barmaid in the "only gay in the village" scenes). And I think they pronounce it myf-FAN-whey (with the emphasis on the second syllable).

#9 roni-b

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:05 PM


Opinions of some people named this, and a neat story biggrin.gif

#10 Clare 73

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:08 PM

its a welsh name and pronounced Me fan wee in wales!

#11 Winter2008

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:09 PM

The only girls I have known called Myfanwy have pronounced it "Miffany"

#12 LynnyP

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:18 PM

Miff van wee, terrific name.  Sadly due to the juvinile nature of Australian humour it is probably unusable here.

Edited by LynnyP, 28 March 2008 - 09:19 PM.

#13 bzzzbee

Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:31 PM

whoa, lots of quick replies....what an unusual name, it's grown on me though.

#14 ChunkyChook

Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:03 AM

The Myfanwy I know goes by Mae.

#15 RosieTea

Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:05 AM

Hi I'm welsh and nearly named this myself

it is

Ma van wee

Myf or miffy as nick name

#16 LittleDCJ

Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:09 AM

I grew up with a girl named Myfanwy and it was pn Ma van ww.  She went by the nn Myfy *miffy, not my fy  laugh.gif )

#17 Indi

Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:19 PM

The only Myfanwy I know calls herself Miffany (rhyming with Tiffany).  Most people call her Miffy.

#18 bubba5

Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:32 PM

I really can't get past "Little Brittain" when I hear this name. Especially how Daffid (David) pronounces it. Its a crack up & perhaps you should check it out just to see if you like how it sounds from that perspective.

#19 Nut

Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:07 PM

I have come across 2 and they were both Miff-Ahn-way


#20 siilk

Posted 03 April 2008 - 07:43 PM


I asked my DH who is Welsh and he says Ma van wee. He also said pronunciation may depend on where they come from in Wales and if they were Welsh speking or not.

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