SCORES of suggestions have been made in a consultation to name the new Welsh school being built in Haverfordwest.

Ideas have been put forward by people with ties to Pembrokeshire including Americans once based at Brawdy who still keep abreast of the county’s news and developments.

A shortlist of names has now been drawn up by the school’s Temporary Governing Body before a public consultation begins.

Three names have been chosen for the shortlist, two with variations.

They are Ysgol Gymraeg Llwynhelyg (Withybush Welsh School), Ysgol Gymraeg Glan-Cleddau / Ysgol Calon y Cleddau (School at the heart of the Cleddau), and Ysgol Gymraeg Waldo Williams / Ysgol Bro Waldo (Waldo Williams Welsh School)

“We had a great response from the public with many ideas and suggestions put forward for the Temporary Governing Body to digest,” said the governing body’s chair Tegryn Jones.

“It wasn’t easy to whittle the list down, however we felt any one of these names will encapsulate the culture and philosophy of the school when it opens in September 2018.”

Pupils, parents and members of the public will now be asked for their opinion on which name should be chosen.

Any views should be submitted to by Friday, October 20.

The Temporary Governing Body will then make a recommendation which will require the approval of Pembrokeshire County Council Cabinet before the final name is announced.