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thepressureofaname Sun 18-Mar-18 09:00:26

Hi, We don't know if we're having a boy or a girl yet. Boys name is already agreed, but girls is still uncertain.
I love Meredith but OH is unsure.
We both like Juliet, so are kind of settled on that but I have niggling doubts.
With dd1 we were absolutely sure and in love with her name (Clara) but I'm just not feeling that type of reaction this time.
I'm considering suggesting Merryn to OH - I wasn't sure about it at first but its grown on me; what are people's opinions please? Does it sit well as a sibling for Clara?

Coolaschmoola Sun 18-Mar-18 09:01:11

I love Merryn.

Dixiestampsagain Sun 18-Mar-18 09:01:57

Is it Cornish? I like it.

GaraMedouar Sun 18-Mar-18 09:02:05


TinoTheArtisticMouse Sun 18-Mar-18 09:02:56

Yes, it's Cornish. We aren't, but many happy holidays spent there 😊

LEMtheoriginal Sun 18-Mar-18 09:04:21

Love it!

ClaudiaWankleman Sun 18-Mar-18 09:04:28


insancerre Sun 18-Mar-18 09:05:53

Love it

TinoTheArtisticMouse Sun 18-Mar-18 09:06:59

I just had to Google that claudia - never seen GoT.
It's spelled differently. Is it a bad association? Google hits from 2015, so an old character.....

LovesLaboursLost Sun 18-Mar-18 09:07:30

As long as you’re not Game of Thrones fans... Other than that, it’s pretty.

LovesLaboursLost Sun 18-Mar-18 09:08:31

Crops post, Tino he’s evil and his name is repeated throughout several series as he’s on a major character’s list of people she wants to kill.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Sun 18-Mar-18 09:15:59

Ah damn, name change fail!

thepressureofaname Sun 18-Mar-18 09:19:22

Hmm I guess any name can get negative associations with book/ tv characters.
I can live with it, and by the time she's at school the character will be long forgotten.

user1498549192 Sun 18-Mar-18 09:48:13

I think Merryn is lovely, and goes really well with Clara.

OakIsBetterTho Sun 18-Mar-18 09:49:22

Merryn is beautiful. Congratulations

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 18-Mar-18 10:23:59

In Cornwall it's mainly associated with St Merryn Meat. This is not a good association.

ChocolateCrunch Sun 18-Mar-18 10:25:36

I like Merryn.

Naberes Sun 18-Mar-18 10:39:00

I love it but DH said no because of GOT sad

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 18-Mar-18 11:01:10

❤️ Merryn.

Dixiestampsagain Sun 18-Mar-18 11:12:37

That’s why I associate it with Cornwall Pelvic- I knew there was sowething!

ClaudiaWankleman Sun 18-Mar-18 12:46:36

Of course any name may have an evil character in a TV programme or book.

But Merryn is a much more unusual name, and I reckon the association will stick in people's minds much more than it would if the character's name was Ava...

RavenWings Sun 18-Mar-18 13:26:41

Nope. Merryn Trant as others said, or possibly a hobbit.

LadyPug Sun 18-Mar-18 13:28:15

Beautiful name. I had a Cornish girl work at the same company as me for a while called Merryn and she was lovely!

LovesLaboursLost Sun 18-Mar-18 13:28:16

Yes, I think because it’s unusual more people will think you deliberately named her after an evil man in GOT.

Holycrapwhatnow Sun 18-Mar-18 13:29:08

Love it!

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