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Lewellen<br>
Llewellyn<br>
Luellen<br><br>
I've only ever heard this name used as a boys name but dh and I both like it and think of it as a girl's name.<br><br>
Too weird? Do you like it? What does it make you think of? Have you ever heard this name before?
 

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don't like it. :/ i want to, and there *is* something that's "catching" me--the ellyn part? but the lou sound does it in for me and makes me think boy.<br><br>
but if it speaks to you, i think there's a reason. i know if i posted here the name i'm strongly drawn to atm, not many would give me their blessing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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I've heard it only as a last name. I like it, and prefer the second spelling. But then, I'm Welsh.
 

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as a Pagan, this is the first thing that comes to mind...<br><br><a href="http://www.llewellyn.com/" target="_blank">http://www.llewellyn.com/</a>
 

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I've only ever seen the second spelling as a last name.
 

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Ive only ever seen it as a name for a little girl in braids running around barefoot and in a dirty/ripped dress in the Ozarks so thats the first thing that pops in my mind.
 

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Llewellyn is the name of a couple of restaurants in my area and I love the name. It makes a great girl's name in my opinion. If it weren't for the restaurants here, I'd consider it myself.<br>
Also, if you love it, use it and forget what people think. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Love it as a boys name (second spelling)...not feeling the love for it as a girl's name. Probably because I know too much about medieval Welsh history.<br><br>
ETA: It would be like naming a girl David. Or George.
 

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I've only heard it as a girls' name. I like the second spelling.
 

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I thought this was the dudes name in No Country for Old Men.
 

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Luella was my favorite grandmother's middle name and the first name of this baby if it's a girl. We'll probably call her Lulu for short. It's not exactly the same but it's close ;-) I like your second spelling.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I thought this was the dudes name in No Country for Old Men.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh"> It was.
 

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Isn't is pronounced flew-ellen? Or clue-ellen? The first sound is one of those phlegmy Welsh consonants. Like you clear your throat and then say Ellen.<br>
It's very much a man's name, and a pretty important man's name in Welsh history. It would be kind of like naming a girl after King Arthur.<br><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llywelyn_the_Great" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Llywelyn_the_Great</a><br>
I would be hesitant to use it for a girl, unless you wanted to name her Lou Ellen.<br><br>
ETA: I think if you pick a big historic name for your child, it's a good idea to make sure the namesake is okay, even if the namesake isn't super well known. My kiddo is Cyrus, and when I first thought of the name I had to go and research Cyrus the Great to make sure he wasn't some evil dictator (even though most people are more familiar with Miley and Billy Ray). I would just feel weird giving a little girl a king's name.
 

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Llewellyn is my DH's middle name. I knew a boy in school named Llewellyn and called Lew. While I have heard of "Lou Ellen," etc., for a girl, I definitely think it's a strongly male name (though my DH hated it as a small child and used to write his middle name as Lawrence, instead <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">).
 

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My best hen was named Llewellen. Can't really see it as a human name anymore!
 

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If I'm being completely honest, it sort of sounds like a ******* name to me too. The only time I've heard it was in the movie Hounddog - Lewellen was the name of Dakota Fanning's character (abused girl in the deep south in the 1950s) and the movie had a lot of controversy for depicting a child in a rape scene, so the name doesn't have a great association to it...personally I wouldn't use it, but then again there probably aren't that many people who saw the movie.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ive only ever seen it as a name for a little girl in braids running around barefoot and in a dirty/ripped dress in the Ozarks so thats the first thing that pops in my mind.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: and she is running in front of her home/trailer. It's VERY "*******" sounding to me, and I mean no offense to anyone by saying that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">as a Pagan, this is the first thing that comes to mind...<br><br><a href="http://www.llewellyn.com/" target="_blank">http://www.llewellyn.com/</a></div>
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