by Lemonjello Redenbacher on July 31, 2009

This name apparently comes from some medieval Welsh story.  Here’s what I found when I Googled it:

“Branwen, Daughter of Llŷr is a major character in the Second Branch of the Mabinogi, which is sometimes called the Mabinogi of Branwen after her. Branwen is a daughter of Llyr and Penarddun.  She is married to the King of Ireland, but the marriage does not bring peace.”

Now, all kidding aside, what kid wouldn’t fuck with a kid whose name comes from shit like this?  Christ — they might as well dress her up in a star fleet outfit for the first day of school.

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Natalie July 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

Two words-

“breakfast” and “cereal.”


Lemonjello Redenbacher July 31, 2009 at 2:29 pm

lol…that was the angle I had originally decided to go with, until I read where it actually came from.

I’m afraid there are several levels of torment that this poor child will have to endure.


Joel September 21, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Bran means ‘Raven’. lol.


Herdy-durr April 8, 2011 at 11:05 pm

A Starfleet outfit would be bitchin’, but Branwen is still a stupid name.


Artemis December 17, 2011 at 10:06 pm

“Branwen, stays crunchy, even in milk!”


Hyena of Ice September 18, 2014 at 12:54 pm

If the kid is American, then you can guarantee that his mom is Wiccan. At least Branwen is an okay name that she took from Old Welsh rather than Gaelic or Irish (i.e. at least Americans can pronounce Branwen)


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