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Shortening of Meredith

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Bojangles33 Thu 14-Dec-17 21:50:13

I really like the name Meredith but HATE Merry. Is this just going to cause me rage if I go with it because I'll end up correcting people all the time? Would you automatically shorten it to Merry?

SwedishEdith Thu 14-Dec-17 21:52:12

Edith? Edie?

Kit30 Thu 14-Dec-17 21:57:08

Seems little point in calling DD Meredith if it's never going to be used, especially as you really like it OP. How about Meriel as an alternative?

Ecureuil Thu 14-Dec-17 21:58:28

My friend Meredith is just Meredith. Never heard anyone shorten it. She’s 34.

southboundagain Thu 14-Dec-17 21:59:01

It'll definitely get shortened to Merry.

TracyBeakerSoYeah Thu 14-Dec-17 21:59:30

Yes I can see her friends doing this at primary school.

DiegoMadonna Thu 14-Dec-17 22:01:11

As long as you're not shortening it to Merry then your family probably won't, so what's the problem. Maybe her friends will call her Merry, but I doubt you'll be hanging out with them much anyway.

Also I've only met one Meredith but I never heard anyone call her Merry.

Bojangles33 Thu 14-Dec-17 22:01:13

Yes my thoughts were that even if we never shorten it at home it will inevitably happen at school and then drive me mad...

MushroomSoup Thu 14-Dec-17 22:02:17

I’ve got a Merry grin

MonaChopsis Thu 14-Dec-17 22:02:51

Love this name, it's on my wishlist. Agree that Edie is an easy nickname if you don't like Merry.

HelenaJustina Thu 14-Dec-17 22:03:31

I have a Meredith. We have never shortened it, in the last 6 months her school friends have started calling her Merry. It doesn’t bother me because I rarely have to hear it! Does make me look twice if they do it in the playground though, and it’s certainly not catching on fast.

I love her name, if you don’t shorten it, it’s highly unlikely anyone else will.

Bojangles33 Thu 14-Dec-17 22:03:50

I really like Edie and Edith so perhaps i could encourage those if people insist on shortening it!

Bellamuerte Thu 14-Dec-17 22:04:24

I would automatically call her Merry unless she told me not to and suggested a preferred option.

DiegoMadonna Thu 14-Dec-17 22:12:14

it will inevitably happen at school and then drive me mad...

Why would it? My family always use my full name even though I use the common shortening and so does everyone outside my family. I don't think it ever bothered them, since they only really talk about me to each other 99% of the time. On the few occasions they interact with my friends, they don't exactly spend the whole time talking about me and mentioning my name grin

ButterfliesAreWeird Thu 14-Dec-17 22:15:22

Depends if it was a boy or a girl?

implantsandaDyson Thu 14-Dec-17 22:17:16

The one I know occasionally gets Mere, it’s never been shortened to anything else.

FreeNiki Thu 14-Dec-17 22:22:01

Call her Edith if you really like it .

FreeNiki Thu 14-Dec-17 22:22:21

I like Mere as a nn. It's cool

Cupcakegirl13 Thu 14-Dec-17 22:25:06

In Greys Anatomy Meredith is shortened to Mere

EsmeeMerlin Thu 14-Dec-17 22:28:54

It won't necessarily be shortened at school. My son's name can be shortened to a good few nicknames but whenever anyone has ever shortened it, my son has told them that's not his name and to call him his full name and he is only 4 and corrects school friends so they all call him his full name.

WutheringFrights Thu 14-Dec-17 22:33:16

I have a Meredith, she has never been anything other than Meredith.

Taylormiffed Thu 14-Dec-17 22:45:20

My Meredith is also called Merry. Her teachers stick to Meredith but her friends use both versions.

Bue Thu 14-Dec-17 22:50:02

Both that I know are Mer/Mere when shortened, otherwise the full name is used.

ihavetogoshoppingnow Thu 14-Dec-17 23:10:07

You don’t have to shorten it. I have a Thomas he’s always been Thomas never tom or tommy. He shouts at people that call him Tom grin

Snowwwwwwwwwww Thu 14-Dec-17 23:12:02

Mere or Deth if you watch Grey’s anatomy grin

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