Ceridwen Name Meaning & Origin

Ceridwen

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Having grown up with the name Ceridwen, I can say that it is not an ideal name for a baby. The hard C is almost always mispronounced. The C, E, D, and N make it really hard to spell over the phone: my whole life I have been spelling out my name Charlie Echo Romeo India Delta Whiskey Echo November.
And the most easy to understand nickname is Ceri - which sounds like Carrie, and thus sounds completely mundane and boring!
Trying to actually go by Ceridwen has been impossible, and I have had to settle for nicknames my whole life.

Typical introductions go something like this:
"Hi! My name is Ceridwen."
"Say that again?"
"Ceridwen."
"How pretty!"
"Thanks, my mom gave it to me."
"Care-ih-dwen?"
"Yea."
"Ceridwen. Wow, where did it come from?"
"It's the name of a Welsh Godess."
"Oh, are you Welsh?"
"No. Polish."
"Oh...."

If I had a dollar for every time I had that exact conversation....

So yea, it's a nifty name, but not particularly practical, unless you want you daughter's name to be mispronounced and misspelled for her entire life.

my name is ceridwen and for my entire life ive always gone by ceri because its to easily mispronounced no one has ever been able to say it right, even Welsh people and it has caused me to get bullied a lot over the years and because i have to shorten my name so much to avoid it being messed up, i dont answer to my full name and people commonly mistake my shortend one for cerys. i mean its a beautiful name dont get me wrong but i hate that i have to always go through the trouble of having to explain it and why i was named it.

Nicknames for Ceridwen: | Edit

Ceris (traditional Welsh)
Ceri (American - pronounced like Carrie or Keri)

Meanings and history of the name Ceridwen: | Edit

A celtic name, meaning the keeper of the cauldron.
Welsh. The goddess of poetic inspiration. Derived from cerdd="poetry" and (g)wen="white, fair, blessed, holy".
Said to have been the mother of legendary Welsh hero Taliesin but this may not be a literal son, but a figurative one.

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Ceridwen is one of the characters in "How green was my valley?"

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