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Nicknames for Merryn?

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babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 17:34:03

Just wondered if anyone with a Merryn would share her nickname? We've got as far as Merry, but wondering if there are any alternatives.

LunaMay Fri 29-Apr-16 17:53:37

Don't have one but it makes me think of game of thrones...

babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 18:20:54

I didn't know about the Game of Thrones link but now I've googled it looks like a pretty unpleasant character. confusedsad Not sure if it puts me off the name.

LunaMay Fri 29-Apr-16 18:24:45

Aww sorry it's the only time I've heard the name that's all. I think if you love a name you should use it anyway smile

LunaMay Fri 29-Apr-16 18:27:00

Are you looking for ideas of nicknames you could call her or trying to weed out bad ones

ElspethFlashman Fri 29-Apr-16 18:28:03

Ser Meryn Trant!


babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 18:28:31

Ideas for nicknames mainly, but it would also be good to know if there are likely to be any that we hate! smile

charleybarley Fri 29-Apr-16 18:30:25

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charleybarley Fri 29-Apr-16 18:32:48

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babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 18:33:33

I'm inclined to agree charley - feel a bit deflated because I really thought that we might have found 'the one' with Merryn.

LunaMay Fri 29-Apr-16 18:36:14

I'm not in the uk perhaps there are plenty of better known there lol
What do they call the chick off of greys anatomy just Mer?

LunaMay Fri 29-Apr-16 18:39:10

I'm sorry I think it's a pretty name for a girl, I feel bad for mentioning GOT now!

babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 18:40:05

Please don't Luna. I'm glad to know about connotations both good and bad. smile

ElspethFlashman Fri 29-Apr-16 18:43:06

Look, GOT is just a flash in the pan. No matter how popular a thing is, it does die. Who talks about Lost now?

And Ser Merryn is a very very minor character. The only reason I thought of it is because I've spent far too much time reading those books. I doubt the average viewer would have paid much heed to the name of a minor evil character.

Sorry to piss on your chips.

ElspethFlashman Fri 29-Apr-16 18:44:20

Also he's dead now anyway, so won't be mentioned any more! grin

QueenOfTheHighCs Fri 29-Apr-16 18:45:11

Gah! I clicked because I'm a Merryn and love my name, and am now gutted that GoT is using a version of my name (can you tell I only watched the first series and hated it).

babybonbon Fri 29-Apr-16 18:49:50

That's true, GOT won't be a thing all of her life. Just don't want to name her after some violent, rapey sociopath, that's all. winkgrin

AvonCallingBarksdale Fri 29-Apr-16 19:53:57

Love, love, love the name Merryn! I had a friend at school called Merryn who moved away to Waybridge. I would have used it but it doesn't go with our surname (curse you, DH). It's a beautiful name.

NoMilkNoSugar Fri 29-Apr-16 19:58:32

I wanted Merrin for our DD, but DP didn't. I think it's a lovely name and would have shortened it to Wren as a NN.

BikeRunSki Fri 29-Apr-16 20:13:53

My best friend is a Merryn! She's just called Merryn or MJ. It's a lovely old Cornish name (and she is a lovely old Cornish friend)!. I've never seen GoT, so would not associate anything with it.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 20:15:10

I love the name Merryn! Nn Merry is lovely too.

I have never heard of the GoT character and I used to love the program and watched it a lot (for the first few series anyway - it made me feel queasy after that. I just can't stomach it). I never read the books though, so maybe the character is more prevalent in them.

Most people won't have heard of the GoT character I don't think. I might recognise the face, but wouldn't know the name. I'm sure even a lot of GoT fans would be the same.

I hope it doesn't put you off the name as it is lovely. smile

Most people won't have a clue who ser Merryn

Sophronia Fri 29-Apr-16 20:15:19

The only Merryn I know is male, but for a girl I'd probably shorten it to Meri.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 20:17:27

Oops didn't mean to include that last line!

pieceofpurplesky Fri 29-Apr-16 20:24:01

Merryn is beautiful

libertine80 Sun 01-May-16 11:10:56

I have a Merryn. We don't shorten it - Merryn is a great name anyway and it really suits my daughter.

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