What do you think of Merlin?

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

for a boy's first name?

jungletoes Sun 29-Sep-13 21:46:33

I love this name and would have loved it for a son. But I've had daughters and my dh said "over his dead body" anyway!!

Bowlersarm Sun 29-Sep-13 21:50:10

My godson is Merlin.

It's him and nice in that it's not ten a penny.

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costumething Sun 29-Sep-13 22:49:28

Its a great name if you live in Wales or have Welsh origins. Do all those people saying it's ridiculous not realise it isn't an unheard of name in Wales? There are 3 Merlins at my workplace.

costumething Sun 29-Sep-13 22:50:50

It certainly isn't a joke name in Wales. shock

Ruprekt Sun 29-Sep-13 22:51:26

Ridiculous!

SpookyNameChange13 Sun 29-Sep-13 22:53:24

I like it.

luckyclucky Sun 29-Sep-13 23:06:13

There's a Merlin in DC school, Welsh mother (we are not in Wales) everyone is used to his name here but I do wonder how he will get on at our bear-pit of our secondary school because he isn't the kind of kid who can carry off a one-of-a-kind name.

elcranko Mon 30-Sep-13 00:06:42

Wizard.

BackforGood Mon 30-Sep-13 00:20:59

No. Just No

Ablababla Mon 30-Sep-13 00:26:02

I had a great uncle Merlin. Very gay and extremely funny you'd have to be a bit of a character to pull it off.

toobreathless Mon 30-Sep-13 00:42:30

I like it & am generally pretty conservative in my tastes!

I love it. I live in Cornwall and have come across a few down here.

headsspinningforachange Mon 30-Sep-13 00:49:54

Great as long as you intend on sending him to Hogwarts

daughterofafarmer Mon 30-Sep-13 09:15:39

I know two. Aged late 20's very charming, handsome and popular and the other is 3! I love it and would if DH would let me blush because I have seen the name on an adult it has never stuck me as being odd.

Either way you are never going to forgot this name.

Tavv Mon 30-Sep-13 11:18:09

Odd and wizardy

waikikamookau Mon 30-Sep-13 11:20:33

i do know one, but I still don't like it sorry

BurberryQ Mon 30-Sep-13 11:21:16

quite a nice name for a horse, otherwise no, definitely not.

waikikamookau Mon 30-Sep-13 11:21:31

the merlin I know has a sister called Gwen,
perhaps there are welsh connections.

BurberryQ Mon 30-Sep-13 11:23:03

ofc there are Welsh connections - the proper name for Carmarthen is Caerfyrddin e.g. 'Merlin's Castle

elfycat Mon 30-Sep-13 11:27:01

DH wanted this for DD1. It was probably after the sorcerer but he argued it was a bird and a helicopter but that might not be relevant After all <he argued> there are other bird names Robin, Wren, Jay, Raven.

To be fair the idea of naming my daughter after a bird that would happily rip the throat out of small squeaky things did appeal but...

I pointed out her name might be shortened to Lyn, a name he doesn't like. So we named her after a hobbit/ fictional flower instead.

bishboschone Mon 30-Sep-13 11:33:35

How about griffin?

MsJupiterJones Mon 30-Sep-13 11:40:38

Emrys?

Meringue33 Mon 30-Sep-13 19:07:06

Love it.

I know a Merlijn but he is Dutch.

WinteronPluto Mon 30-Sep-13 20:55:05

I don't think it's a good idea.

GillyBillyWilly Fri 04-Oct-13 08:03:17

I know a merlin... Late twenties... Very cool guy... Very popular... Everybody loves him!

First time I met him I was like "ok but what's your REAL name?!" grin
He laughed and said people always ask him that... Whilst showing me his ID!

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