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(28 Posts)
bakingmad83 Fri 20-Oct-17 14:12:46

Do people usually have to ask how her name is pronounced or spelt?

Expecting DD in 4 weeks time and it's the favourite name on our list for both me and DH, but with it being more unusual (certainly round here anyway, as never come across one) and the potential for uncertainty over spelling and pronunciation I'm wondering if we're better to go with one of our other names.

MrsOverTheRoad Fri 20-Oct-17 14:17:07

I think it looks lovely written down but I do think it will continually be misheard as "Merry"...or even "Deryn"

VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 20-Oct-17 14:24:24

The only Merryn I know is in Cornwall and a boy

IamEarthymama Fri 20-Oct-17 14:26:25

I met a Merryn last week, a lovely woman with a lovely name!
Go for it!

liquidrevolution Fri 20-Oct-17 14:28:50

I wanted merryn for my DD but DH didnt like it sad.

I pronounce it as spelt mer-ryn. DD would have been a merry though.grin

liquidrevolution Fri 20-Oct-17 14:29:32

Sorry meh-rin not mer-ryn

Merrynsmummy Fri 20-Oct-17 14:30:08

I have a Merryn. Always loved the name. We are in Scotland and I will say that people frequently call her 'Mirren' which is a popular Scottish name. And we usually have to spell it. But I still love it.

Merrynsmummy Fri 20-Oct-17 14:31:07

Oh and I always say Meh-rin

Jooni Fri 20-Oct-17 17:21:19

I don’t have one but I really love it!

Littlechocola Fri 20-Oct-17 17:24:01

A few in Cornwall boys and girls. It’s a gorgeous name.

MissWilmottsGhost Fri 20-Oct-17 17:28:32

It's a girls name in a book I've read, forget the books name though.

Nice enough name but you'd better hope the book doesn't get made into a film grin

Sophronia Fri 20-Oct-17 18:34:35

The one I know is a boy too. I think it was originally a male name.

Loveisthelaw Fri 20-Oct-17 18:45:53

I don't have one but I love it.

LoveDeathPrizes Fri 20-Oct-17 18:48:55

We nearly went for Merryn, until we realised that every time she introduced herself she'd have to say, "I'm Merryn," and the M would run on so that everyone would always think she'd said Erin!

bakingmad83 Fri 20-Oct-17 21:24:23

Thanks for your replies smile Hadn't thought about the pronunciation Meh-rin. Going to keep hold of the other three names on our short list I think in case we change our mind when she arrives.

Merrynsmummy Fri 20-Oct-17 21:27:06

Can I ask how you would've pronounced it? Like mirr-ee-an?

Ijustlovefood Fri 20-Oct-17 21:28:20

I know a girl called Merryn. It's definitely a girl sounding name

Lunathemoon Fri 20-Oct-17 21:28:41

How would you pronounce it?

Jooni Fri 20-Oct-17 21:50:28

But it is Meh-rin!

Valeriemalorie Fri 20-Oct-17 21:56:41

Is it not said Meh-rin then?

Merrynsmummy Fri 20-Oct-17 21:58:34

Ha I'm sitting here having a mild panic in case we've been mispronouncing dds name for years😂

LoveDeathPrizes Sat 21-Oct-17 00:20:22

Is it not Erin with an M?

Dixiestampsagain Sat 21-Oct-17 01:54:57

I can't work out how to pronounce it other than M-erin?!

LoveDeathPrizes Sat 21-Oct-17 01:58:44

Anyway, I love it. It's particularly festive feeling too. Don't think I'd have been able to resist if I had a December baby.

bakingmad83 Sat 21-Oct-17 06:47:20

Like LoveDeathPrizes says, we'd be pronouncing it as Erin with an M in front. I assumed Meh-rin was more like the sound of May at the front.

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