24 October 2006 0 Comments

How to pronounce my name

It’s not that hard, but it seems to be hard enough that I ought to give you some help.

“Beynon” is a Welsh name, originating in Carmarthenshire in West Wales. It’s from “ab Einion”, which means “son of the anvil” in Welsh. You pronounce it as though you were enthusiastically purchasing a Bride of Christ: ie. “BUY-nun.”

“Rees” is more common (in fact, one in six people in South Wales is called Rees), but just in case: it rhymes with “peace.” It’s the Welsh word for “ardour”.

“Matt” I think needs no explanation.

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