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I named my daughter, born in 2003, Arwen. I wanted an unusual, beautiful name and obvs am a massive Tolkien fan. I thought it would be easy for people to use/spell even if they weren't familiar with Middle Earth, though it has surprised me how many people (adults rather than her peers, interestingly) have struggled. At the start of each school year we assess how cool teachers will be depending on their familiarity with/ability to pronounce her name. It is an unfailingly accurate predictor.
My husband and I named our daughter Arwen Elizabeth in 2013. We also considered Eowyn, but figured Arwen would be easier for most people to spell and pronounce. We still occasionally have spelling issues though. She sometimes gets Arwin or Arwyn. Even so, we love her name. It fits her perfectly. She is a fierce princess.
My husband and I gave our youngest the middle name of Arwen, but with the spelling Arwyn to be different. Her first name is Victoria. It seems to work well!
My grand daughter is named Arwen ,I recently found out that it is not just a Welsh name but also Nordic ,that pleased me because on our side of the family we have Norwegian heritage,it does always remind me of a fairy name though and I do call her my "grand fairy"
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I thought about naming my baby girl Arwen but then a few friends of mine pointed out that Arwin (spelled differently but pronounced the same) is the name of the creepy janitor from "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody." I still love the name Arwen, but my friends totally ruined it for me. What girl wants to grow up knowing that she shares a name with a freak from her favorite TV show?
My name is Arwen, I was born in England in 1983. I enjoy having an unusual name in my personal life but at work it is very difficult. People always ask where my name comes from and as a nurse with patients who are often drowsy coming round from anaesthetic, i find that I get called all sorts of things. Generally though I find most people like my name. I have never had anyone confuse it with a creepy janitor before! Normally people assume it's Welsh but I was named from the Lord of the rings character. I met one little girl called Arwen who at the time was about 7 and I was about 27, and I have not met anyone else since.
My name is Arwen and I was born in 1984. I was named after the Lord of the Rings character. I love my name! It is simple and sounds beautiful. No one has ever connected it to the character on "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody," as far as I know. Sometimes it annoys me because everyone tries to spell my name "Arwin." I dislike my name at work. It takes people so long to "get" my name and if it is a customer I only meet once I do not like explaining and spelling it. In my personal life, it's fine. I still have not met another Arwen and love the uniqueness. My middle name is Elizabeth, which my mother chose because I could pick several nicknames from it if I disliked my first name. She has since passed away, but I like to think that one of the greatest gifts she left me was my name.
My daughter's name is Arwen. She likes her name and we love that she is the only Arwen we know. Arwen is the elven daughter of Elrond in the Lord of The Rings. She marries the King Aragorn. We gave our little princess a royal name. :)
My sister and brother-in-law named their daughter, born in 2007, Arwen Undomiel after the character in the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. I had to laugh at my brother-in-law's dorkiness, but I actually think her middle name is really cool-sounding. And she definitely looks like a little elf!! The name suits her perfectly.
My name is Arwen and I was born in 1969. As with others, I was named for the Lord of the Rings elven character, but the name is a traditional Welsh girls' name. I have only met one other person ever with this name - a young child when I was in my mid-40s. I learned recently that according to the Welsh tradition the R is rolled hard with a stop, like an angry pirate might sound.
The spelling "Arwyn" is a traditional Welsh male name that is still in somewhat common use in Wales.
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- Meanings and history of the name Arwen
Old Welsh, meaning "fair" or "fine".
Sindarin, meaning "noble maiden"
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Arwen Undómiel is a character in J.R.R Tolkien's epic "Lord of the Rings" fantasy tale of Middle-earth.