Which spelling?

(16 Posts)
Mummyofmandb Tue 14-Jan-20 13:32:18

My new baby girl will be called Marin/Maren. What do people think is best spelling?

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PlantPotting Tue 14-Jan-20 13:40:03

Either spelling she will have to continually spell out so I don’t think it matters. Both spellings are outside the top 3,500 names so doesn’t really matter either way

darkparadise1 Tue 14-Jan-20 13:41:55

Marin is lovely

Veterinari Tue 14-Jan-20 14:10:51

I like Maren - but it's more familiar to me as I know people with this name. Also think it reflects the pronunciation better

thinchinaforhottea Tue 14-Jan-20 14:13:02

I'd pronounce those slightly differently.

Marin as it's spelt and Marun for Maren.

steppemum Tue 14-Jan-20 14:16:49

I have not heard of either and wouldn't know how to say or spell either.

But that just means that you learn from the person you meet, they say my name is Marin, and if you need to write it, you ask how to spell it. So either will work fine.

If I saw it written though, and needed to say it, I would say them a bit differently

BigusBumus Tue 14-Jan-20 14:31:06

Where is it from and how do you pronounce it????


TDL2016 Tue 14-Jan-20 14:36:32

Maren, like the singer Maren Morris.

inwood Tue 14-Jan-20 14:38:55

Maren gives a completely different sound to Marin, I would go with Maren, which I think is the traditional spelling anyway.

IdleBet Tue 14-Jan-20 14:38:58

I like Marin.

Mummyofmandb Tue 14-Jan-20 15:10:16

The origin appears to change depending on where you look.

Marin is generally described as from the name Mary and also meaning 'of the sea'. It is also used as a boys name in some Eastern European countries. In the USA it is used almost exclusively as a female name. Similarly it's exclusively a female name in Iceland. Unisex in some Scandinavian countries.

Maren is Danish/Norwegian. Exclusively a feminine name. Again a form of Mary.

We pronounce it rhyming with 'Karen'. Other pronunciations are Muh-rin (like the city in California), or Mare-in.

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Mummyofmandb Tue 14-Jan-20 15:12:18

Sorry I meant to tag @BigusBumus in my last post - reply to your question x

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LochJessMonster Tue 14-Jan-20 15:15:39

If pronounced like Karen, then Maren.

Maren- Mar-wren or Maw-wren

jennufafromtheblokk Tue 14-Jan-20 15:18:16

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Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 14-Jan-20 15:28:18

How are you pronouncing it Ma-rin or Ma-ren

Grufallosfriends Tue 14-Jan-20 15:42:10

Marin = Mar EEN

Maren - MAR en (like Karen)

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