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Bluemonkeyspots Sat 19-Jan-13 10:06:23

Or any off the other spellings around these names.

Thoughts please?

We are in scotland

meditrina Sat 19-Jan-13 10:16:06

I wouldn't go for Murren unless you don't mind the assumption that it's a place name. It's a Swiss alpine village, where downhill skiing originated as a sport and which holds the Inferno race.

bluer Sat 19-Jan-13 10:54:43

Merran or merryn?

forgetmenots Sat 19-Jan-13 12:11:36

Like Mirren and Murren. Also Mirin (the original saints name I think).
Getting more popular but people outside of Scotland won't have heard of it much ime. Very elegant.

Not keen on Mirran/Murran or any 'y' spellings but not sure why.

amck5700 Sat 19-Jan-13 15:48:31


Astley Sat 19-Jan-13 16:13:45

Mirin, I know one here. Lovely name. That's the saints spelling

janek Sat 19-Jan-13 16:19:55

My ILs neighbours' daughter is muireann (i think...). In ireland.

Mellygrump Sat 19-Jan-13 17:30:51

I really like it but be prepared for all the comments about supporting a certain Scottish football team!

peggyblackett Sat 19-Jan-13 17:34:17

Love these names. Also love Morven.

FoofFighter Sat 19-Jan-13 17:35:46

Like Mirren. Someone in the town called their baby girl that over Xmas (I read the baby announcements for name ideas blush )

forgetmenots Sat 19-Jan-13 17:46:01

Ooh Peggy - Morven and Morvern also lovely, good shout!

Lafaminute Sat 19-Jan-13 17:48:54

I know a Muireann (pronounced Merrin) but people are never sure how it's pronounced.

Umlauf Wed 23-Jan-13 11:18:09

Where I live (Spanish Basque Country) Miren is a v popular name and I love it. In the Spamish accent it's even prettier, sort of 'mee..rrrren' with the rolling r and the e pronounced fully and not just as a schwa iykwim. Have been toying with it as a name for currently cooking do but not sure how it would be pronounced in English.

weegiemum Wed 23-Jan-13 11:25:45

My dc have 2 friends called Muirean and we know a Mirren. The Gaelic spelling of the (originally male) name is Meadhran.

If you live in the West of Scotland you'll know it's a football team in Paisley!

I think it's pretty but would be put off using it as it is in my mind a boys name!

I saw someone suggested Morven. What about Morna? (means 'beloved' in Gaelic).

amck5700 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:30:45

My personal view is that it can be a bit "schemey" depending on where you are and I wouldn't pick it for that reason.

Morven is nicer as is Morna as suggested or Lorna maybe

forgetmenots Wed 23-Jan-13 11:38:24

Really amck? I wouldn't have thought that, interesting! I thought it was quite posh (I'm not a ned, honest!)

amck5700 Wed 23-Jan-13 11:46:58

forget, maybe it is just me then, I only know two and they are both rougher families......and I'm not being posh-est here grin I was brought up in a really rough area in a similar type family - well maybe working class back then as opposed to long term benefit class. Bethany is a name that seems to be liked on here too and it has the same vibe for me, as I say, just based on my local experience.

forgetmenots Wed 23-Jan-13 13:00:40

Genuinely interesting though, because it shows you how different the sensibilities are. I agree on Bethany grin

amck5700 Wed 23-Jan-13 13:14:42

Ha Ha....and dare I mention Caitlyn and Molly in the same vein?

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 23-Jan-13 16:07:50

Morwenna? Cornish not Scottish but nice name.

forgetmenots Wed 23-Jan-13 16:22:32

You may dare smile

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