Dydd Gŵyl Dewi Sant Hapus!

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  1. Sandiep

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    I am presuming they mean Ivor from Ivor the Engine a childrens programme on tv a few years ago!
    my dads name is Ivor as well
     
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    Happy St David's day.
     
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    Ivor the Engine was a much-loved animation brilliantly written and narrated by Oliver Postgate - drawn by Peter Firmin, about a railway, a dragon hatchling and a gasworks, set in North Wales.

    I had an Uncle Idris. :)
     
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    Londoner Will always roll up her sleeves and dig around

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    I used to read that to my kids and couldn't help lapsing into a poor version of a Welsh accent!
     
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    I think it's one of those stories which almost forces you to try and imitate a Welsh accent :reading::D:rolleyes:
     
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    It's one of my most treasured childhood memories
     
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    Going a bit off topic, but is Ivor a traditional Welsh name? Hubby's father died in 1970 and I never met him. He was born in 1901. We have never been able to figure out where the "Ivor" came from and in all my family searching in previous generations we do not appear to have another one in the family and it was a family that carried the names from generation to the next!
     
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    I've always thought it was the English version of the Welsh Ifor (which is pronounced more like Eevor, at least here in South Wales). Depending on which website you look on, it's derived from Old Norse, or Welsh, or Gaelic :) Both forms have been popular in Wales, and it's probably used here more than other parts of the UK as it's always thought to be Welsh.
     
  9. Sandiep

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    well Sue my dad was born in london family came from Devon Branscombe and funny another Ivor George D was born there 2 years apart but only a distant rellie not known to each other........no other Ivor in family that I know of! they always called him George in the Marines and when he married and one of his friends asked mum about George she didnt know who he was lol
     
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    Yes, as Moff says.

    Bear in mind that there is no 'v' in the Welsh alphabet, hence spellings of Ifor, Trefor, etc.
     
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