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Merryn - spelling?

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KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Tue 25-Aug-15 22:06:29

I watched a film the other day and it had a girl in it called Merryn - no idea of spelling but pronounced Merrin, I think I like the spelling with a y but I don't generally like deliberately mis spelling names'so I'd like to know the accepted spelling of this name.. Meryn doesn't look right and makes me think more Mer-Yun.

Does anyone know this name and how it would usually be spelled? And do you like it?

MyNewBearTotoro Tue 25-Aug-15 22:15:08

I love the name Merryn as well and as far as I know that is the usual spelling. It means joyful smile

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Tue 25-Aug-15 22:20:28

It's lovely isn't it? Everrytime they used the girl's name in the film I was like ahh what a lovely name! Not many names have that impress ion on me!

Ladypug Tue 25-Aug-15 22:22:57

Yes it's spelt Merryn and its Cornish

Ladypug Tue 25-Aug-15 22:25:02

Ps it's a lovely name!

bunique Tue 25-Aug-15 22:25:18

I love the name Merryn. My husband vetoed it for our second girl but if we ever have a third he can sod off, I'm having it! I think originally Merryn was a man's name, there's a place called St Merryn in Cornwall

godsavethequeeeen Wed 26-Aug-15 00:14:09

I know a Merryn. it's a lovely name.

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 26-Aug-15 08:34:21

Yes, Merryn. Wonderful name.

Pigzoom Wed 26-Aug-15 13:03:51

I know a Meryn spelt like that, lovely name

Laquila Wed 26-Aug-15 13:55:03

It's too of our list for our baby due in Feb, and it didn't occur to me it was spelt any way other than Merryn, which I think looks "right", IYKWIM.

Out of interest, what other girls' names do you like, OP? I'm having real trouble with girls' names!

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Wed 26-Aug-15 22:09:55

It's interesting that Merryn is cornish because I also really like the name Karenza which I believe is Cornish meaning Love. I'd like to spell it with a C though, and shorten to Carrie but I guess that is wrong for the cornish spelling.

Other girls names I like include Cordelia, Sadie, Phoebe, Elara, Marnie and Cadence...

AugustRose Wed 26-Aug-15 22:20:24

I know a Merryn but she gets called Merry which really suits her - it's a lovely name.

Laquila Thu 27-Aug-15 08:50:39

Love Cordelia and Phoebe, and I like Marnie and Elara too. I also love Corin but I think it's used more for boys than girls (not so keen on Corinne).

CarliLane Thu 18-Feb-16 19:22:55

We called our 9 daughter Merryn! Just out of interest what film were you watching?x

5madthings Thu 18-Feb-16 19:28:54

It's Merryn, my dd is Merryn, she is just five and we live it. Always get lots of positive comments.

I like that it is unusual but not wierd iyswim and dd loves her name as well.

On average there are 30-40 babies a year called Merryn according to ons statistics.

5madthings Thu 18-Feb-16 19:31:07

Btw I am expecting Dc6 due easter and dh likes Marnie if baby is a girl, not sure we can have a Marnie and a Merryn. Cordelia has also been mentioned and corinna.

unicornthong Thu 18-Feb-16 20:37:55

Merryn is gorgeous! Karenza is a bit confused though, I think.

Love Sadie, Phoebe and Marnie, though.

CarliLane Thu 18-Feb-16 22:40:25

Sorry I should have said 9 week old!
I will keep a look out for the film.
I like names that are unusual but not wacky!!
Our other daughter is Niamh.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Fri 19-Feb-16 01:20:56

Love this name.

No more DCs for me, but if by any bizarre chance I end up with a daughter in the future I'd love to call her Merryn. It's a mixture of my parents' names who've both passed away.

Love the nn Merry too.

MadameDePompom Fri 19-Feb-16 10:55:25

Merryn is so pretty.

georgetteheyersbonnet Sun 21-Feb-16 01:03:11

I like Merryn (and Meryn). I know a Carenza with a C, it's unusual but not outlandish.

MyBoysRockMyWorld Sun 21-Feb-16 01:05:28

It is spelt Muireann in Irish (pronounced Mir-in)

squoosh Sun 21-Feb-16 01:11:54

Muireann is actually pronounced M'wir-un.

Although that name will now forever remind me of Catastrophe grin

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