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(35 Posts)
carlottawales Tue 23-Sep-08 12:16:04

for a boy wdyt?

Boyswillbeboys Tue 23-Sep-08 12:18:18

I love it - my DH is welsh and I would have loved Welsh names for my DCs but he wouldn't go for Merlin! They have welsh middle names tho - LLewellyn and David.

MannyMoeAndJack Tue 23-Sep-08 12:23:55

Yes, like it.

savetheplanetdontiron Tue 23-Sep-08 12:25:09

yup - we know a Merlin. He is a cute little imp and it suits him down to the ground smile

Iklboo Tue 23-Sep-08 12:25:18

I like it but there'd be the connection with the new tv show I bet.
I like Maerlyn as a spelling - though people might think it was Marilyn!

Mimsy2000 Tue 23-Sep-08 12:25:38

no sorry really don't like it - he will have wizard jokes for the rest of his life.

Pushpinia Tue 23-Sep-08 12:27:10

I only know one and I think his mother called him it just to be cruel...he was teased very badly but that was prob more to do with him mum being v odd than the name itself.

He's grown up now.

branflake81 Tue 23-Sep-08 12:33:01

only if he's a wizard

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Tue 23-Sep-08 12:56:48

i love the name but would worry about being could go properly welsh though and make it Myrrdin (think it's pronouncde murthin)

hatrick Tue 23-Sep-08 13:00:35

Message withdrawn

nooka Tue 23-Sep-08 13:13:02

I think it is a bit silly tbh. Just too associated with the Merlin. Middle name territory. Llewellyn I like a lot though.

cremolafoam Tue 23-Sep-08 13:14:15

Know 2 merlins
both teenagers now

dinny Tue 23-Sep-08 13:15:20

love it

lovely Celtic name

love Meriel too

nooka Tue 23-Sep-08 13:45:06

I like Meriel, although I didn't know it was Welsh.

frazzledoldbag34 Tue 23-Sep-08 14:28:51

Only if you buy him a cloak and a pointy hat with stars and moons on it.
Seriously, it's a bit whimsical isn't it?

LouMacca Tue 23-Sep-08 14:36:17


seeker Tue 23-Sep-08 14:41:31


"May I introduce our new MP -Merlin Jones"

"And now a word from our Economics correspondent - Merlin Jones"

And then imagine a portly middle aged golf player called Merlin Jones. You're not just naming a cute baby, an impish little boy and a cool teenager, you're naming a man. And anyway, the teenager might not be cool, he might be small and spotty and geeky and the name would be a torment to him.

PrimulaVeris Tue 23-Sep-08 14:58:56

I knew a Merlin once

He was really weird

EachPeachPearMum Tue 23-Sep-08 15:01:06

I lOVE it, but DH has vetoed.

Kathyis6incheshigh Tue 23-Sep-08 15:06:33

We know a Myrddin. In fact, my dd is going to marry him, she announced yesterday hmm

dibdabscribble Tue 23-Sep-08 15:35:00

Cool. I know an adult Merlin who is lovely.

PuppyMonkey Tue 23-Sep-08 15:37:00


PestoMonster Tue 23-Sep-08 15:37:22

I prefer it as a name for a cat tbh

wheresBunny Tue 23-Sep-08 17:41:16

I love it but wouldnt be brave enough!

nuthacuppatea Tue 23-Sep-08 18:45:50

i knew one who shortened it to Merl. He was a very cool dude! Also like Merryn which may still be used if I have a boy!

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