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sian, west wales Folklore: Names of Farms (45) RE: Folklore: Names of Farms 03 Jun 18


My father's home farm in NE Wales is Nant Ganol (middle of the brook); there's also a Nant Uchaf (Highest Brook) and Blaen Nant (Head of the Nant). Not the most imaginative but descriptive. My mother came from Millbrook, Ontario so when we named our house, we name it Nant y Felin - Brook of the Mill. We have a slate name plaque by the mail box. It confused the postie for quite a long time, cuz all the mail coming to the house was to the Thomases, never to the Felins.

There's a village just north west of where I am in Niagara with a farm called Gwennol - Welsh for swallow (bird), or shuttle (as in weaving). I stopped once to ask about the name. The people living there at the time were of Cornish roots and the wife was a weaver. So 'gwennol' is shuttle (and possibly swallow) in Cornish as well.

So, if you were going to name your house, what would you name it?

sian, west wales (formerly)


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