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Myfanwy - how to pronounce?
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:49 PM
Hello....I came across the name Myfanwy....does anyone know it's origin?
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.....
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 )
Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:53 PM
Mif Ahn Way
Mif for short
Edited by slinky, 28 March 2008 - 08:54 PM.
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'
Posted 28 March 2008 - 08:57 PM
I have a friend with this name. Hers is pronounced
We call her Vanu.
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).
Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:05 PM
Opinions of some people named this, and a neat story
Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:09 PM
The only girls I have known called Myfanwy have pronounced it "Miffany"
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.
Posted 28 March 2008 - 09:31 PM
whoa, lots of quick replies....what an unusual name, it's grown on me though.
Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:05 AM
Hi I'm welsh and nearly named this myself
Ma van wee
Myf or miffy as nick name
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 )
Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:19 PM
The only Myfanwy I know calls herself Miffany (rhyming with Tiffany). Most people call her Miffy.
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.
Posted 03 April 2008 - 02:07 PM
I have come across 2 and they were both Miff-Ahn-way
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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