Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Namemas: Brecon

I have to say I had trouble picking today's name! I was going between 2 names. The one I posted and Adler. Original plan was to go with Adler but I felt there was more to write about with Brecon. So enjoy some history on a unique name that also fits great with modern boy names!



Places
Brecon is a town in the middle of Wales and has been around since the 1840s. The town lays just north of the Brecon Beacons mountain range. The mountains are the center of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The national park is one of three in Wales. It is in these mountains that the Brecon geese originated. A cool product from the national park is Brecon gin. Brecon gin is made from botanicals from 4 different places and water from the Brecon Beacon National Park.

Variant Spellings
Brecon is said to be a variant of the Irish name Breccan. Other various spellings include Brecon, Breckin, and Brecken. Spelled Breccan, it is a name of an Irish saint of the Isle of Aran. In mythological legend there is a Breccan who was said to be a merchant trading between Ireland and Scotland. Legend has it he was swallowed up by a huge caldron and never seen from again. The name fits in nicely with other trendy boy names like Bodin, Casen, and Beckett.

Christmas Association

On the sixth day of Christmas

my true love sent to me:

6 Geese a Laying
5 Golden Rings
4 Calling Birds
3 French Hens
2 Turtle Doves
and a Partridge in a Pear Tree


Brecon is a breed of geese. Brecon Buff geese originated from Wales. Rhys Llewellyn found the first goose in 1929 in Brecon Beacons. He was able to breed the geese years later in 1934. The geese have pink feet and beaks, a characteristic of the breed.



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