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Heatherbell1978 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:17:49

Ok we're just ttc #2 and I'm already thinking of potential names.....have lots of boys name (and a DS) but struggle with girls names. I'm Scottish and love Mirren (which is a very Scottish name). DH says it's quite hard sounding.....thoughts?

LittleElephant123 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:21:17

Mirren was our second choice for a girl. Went with Lily as it's in the family but next time if it's a girl Mirren is definitely on the cards! Gorgeous name

Raines100 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:26:58

As in Helen?
Actually, I like it. I'm not Scottish so haven't heard of it as first name, but it does sound like a girl's name. It doesn't sound harsh at all in my accent, but perhaps it would in a rhotic Scots accent.

Heatherbell1978 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:30:27

Yes Raines100. If you've ever watched Braveheart it's William Wallaces' wife's name. I went to uni with a Mirren and have always loved it but think it would take a bit of convincing for my DH...

TroysMammy Wed 08-Jun-16 20:33:01

I like it. With a Scottish accent I imagine it to be a rich sounding name, not harsh at all.

christmasmum Wed 08-Jun-16 20:33:24

Braveheart's wife's name was Murren - also pretty!

christmasmum Wed 08-Jun-16 20:33:54

Murron sorry - auto correct!

Rainbow728 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:41:33

I went to school with a Mirren, she used to get very frustrated that people/ teachers often referred to her as Miriam

JustHereForThePooStories Wed 08-Jun-16 20:42:15

How about Merryn? Not Scottish, but softer and more feminine, I think.

Raines100 Wed 08-Jun-16 20:46:47

Well, it's a yes from me.

JakeyB Wed 08-Jun-16 20:48:52

Actually Marren or Merran were the usual Scottish forms of Marion, and more likely what Sir William Wallace's wife was know as, rather than Mirren or Murron. They are of different origins.

I like them all.

SleepForTheWeak Wed 08-Jun-16 21:32:09

Mirren is lovely, but as pp has dead William Wallace's wife was Murron (which I also like)

SleepForTheWeak Wed 08-Jun-16 21:35:31

Said...not dead blush

Vriksasana Wed 08-Jun-16 21:36:52

I like it. I know a Muireann (mwirren, similar)

Emyloohoo Mon 13-Jun-16 16:20:51

My friend's sister's name is Mairen. I think all the variations of Mirren (Mirryn is cool spelling too) is beautiful and soft and lovely.

chocoLit Mon 13-Jun-16 21:31:27

Love it but have only know it as Muiranne

Tryingthisonefornow Mon 13-Jun-16 21:37:53

Also on team love it! Also scottish, my dh also was not so keen. We have a Sadie but had I not also loved that so much I would have fought harder for mirren.

LizKeen Mon 13-Jun-16 21:45:21

Well I thought "Helen" at first.

I prefer Merryn but I think that is more Welsh sounding. Maybe even Cornish. That was on our list for DD2.

Bu as you are Scottish I say go for it. It is quickly growing on me.

georgetteheyersbonnet Mon 13-Jun-16 21:51:19

Love it! And never heard before of the spelling Mairen (in pp) - that's gorgeous too smile

Midlandsmom Mon 13-Jun-16 21:51:50

My name is Mirren!
It's very unusual, I have never met anyone with the same name. My Mom tells me that she sort of made it up (this was before Helen Mirren was very famous). There was the name "Tirren" in a baby book and she changed it to Mirren.

Rainbow728 I used to get frustrated with teachers calling me Miriam (people still do!), do you come from the Midlands?

Midlandsmom Mon 13-Jun-16 21:53:19

Heatherbell1978 Do I know you too?!

guineapig1 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:54:42

I really like it. I also like Mairwen and Mirain which are Welsh but have a similar vibe.

sleepyhead Mon 13-Jun-16 22:00:23

It's lovely (as long as you don't live in Paisley, but even then I'd go for it). A really pretty sounding name.

Heatherbell1978 Mon 13-Jun-16 22:47:21

midlandsmum unless you went to uni in Scotland in the mid to late 90s, probably not!

Rainbow728 Tue 14-Jun-16 08:37:15

Midlandsmom I'm not in the Midlands, must be a different Mirren smile

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