What do you think of Merlin?

(57 Posts)
Chottie Sun 29-Sep-13 21:04:50

for a boy's first name?

No. Please no.

YouHaveBeenOutbid Sun 29-Sep-13 21:14:59

This has got to be a wind up surely?! Don't.

SirChenjin Sun 29-Sep-13 21:17:24

Merrrrrrrr-linnnnnnnnnnn

Sorry - couldn't get the voiceover for the series out of my head!

No. Please don't.

Thurlow Sun 29-Sep-13 21:17:57

No. Definitely, definitely no.

DragonsAreReal Sun 29-Sep-13 21:19:40

No but there are some lovely pagan names about if thats what your after.

enormouse Sun 29-Sep-13 21:19:54

Apparently, my DP was going to be a Merlin (chosen by his dad) but it was vetoed by his mum.
They went for Tristan instead, thankfully smile. Are you going for a knights of the round table/Arthurian style name?

Beamur Sun 29-Sep-13 21:20:10

I wouldn't.

NotAnotherPackedLunch Sun 29-Sep-13 21:23:23

Makes me think of Warwick castle and Chessington World of Adventure and other attractions a Merlin pass gets you into.

mimitwo Sun 29-Sep-13 21:24:26

I know two, one is my age and at university he was very popular with women and very cool. The other is in year four and is a lovely boy. Have never really considered it that shocking.

Habbibu Sun 29-Sep-13 21:26:02

I knew a Merlin, who really suited it. He was Welsh - I wonder if it's more common there?

MrsWolowitz Sun 29-Sep-13 21:27:24

No!

I heard "MERLIN!" being shouted out across the supermarket when I was child, I STILL feel sorry for that kid having that as a name.

Its truly terrible.

Wallison Sun 29-Sep-13 21:27:29

I used to know one who was great fun, but he had to put up with a lot of jokes about his wand.

PeppiNephrine Sun 29-Sep-13 21:27:47

I know a Merlin. Girl though.

sonlypuppyfat Sun 29-Sep-13 21:29:48

I remember a show called American Gothic and there was a girl called Merlin but it was pronounced Merly.But for a boy its beyond dire.

JeanPaget Sun 29-Sep-13 21:30:36

Don't think that's a terribly good idea, no.

What is it about it that you like, so we could offer some alternatives. Is it the Arthurian aspect?

miffybun73 Sun 29-Sep-13 21:32:16

Don't do it.

I would like to assume that this is a joke smile

BrianTheMole Sun 29-Sep-13 21:34:11

I used to know a man called Merlin. Very nice person but his name was so odd. People were always making comments to his face and laughing about it. I wouldn't do it.

omuwalamulungi Sun 29-Sep-13 21:35:19

I think it's utterly wizard.

noblegiraffe Sun 29-Sep-13 21:35:23

Good name for a bird or wizard.

DevonCiderPunk Sun 29-Sep-13 21:35:28

No

thenightsky Sun 29-Sep-13 21:35:53

Makes me think of a vintage aircraft engine.

SmokedMackerel Sun 29-Sep-13 21:36:03

I knew a Merlin at school.

It isn't my taste. Great name for a dog (my auntie's dog is called Merlin), less good for a human.

I quite like Merthin though (just read a book with a character called Merthin).

LadyGoodman Sun 29-Sep-13 21:36:43

I think it's ridiculous grin

nicelyneurotic Sun 29-Sep-13 21:45:31

I think it's cute.

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