Meriel (Merry)

(34 Posts)
Gwennan Fri 16-Nov-12 16:39:50

What do you think of this name for a girl?

It has only been around for about 600 years in the English language, so I suppose is quite new....hmm

zingally Mon 19-Nov-12 12:55:40

It's quite pretty, but I have a bit of an adversion to made-up names!

coldcupoftea Sun 18-Nov-12 20:31:48

I think Meriel is beautiful!

fraktion Sat 17-Nov-12 01:13:46

My DSis used get a lot of jokes around Christmas. She got around it by spelling it Meri, sounds the same but people aren't tempted to make the same joke for some reason. She's also perfected the raised eyebrow to go with 'no, not as in Christmas unless you can't spell'.

So Meriel, beautiful, but consider not using Merry.

SomersetONeil Sat 17-Nov-12 00:58:30

You haven't inflicted her with anything it's a beautiful a name. smile

5madthings Sat 17-Nov-12 00:26:49

Yes my dd is very jolly and it means joyfull and lighthearted as well smile

My dd does get called merry but mainly merryn or merrymouse! Its a really lovely name, unusual but not 'out there' iykwim. I certainly dont feel like we have 'inflicted' her with her name. If she doesnt want her name to be shortened to merry i am sure she will tell them, she could alwars shorten it to 'ryn' as well if she wants to.

Its a lovely cornish/old english name smile

Yes, 5madthings, I love it too because it is quite different, and it actually describes her personality - very jolly (merry!).

"Inflict", backforgood, hmm

BackforGood Sat 17-Nov-12 00:11:15

I know a Meriel (in her late 60s) and she ALWAYS finds people have trouble with her name. She can't be introduced anywhere without people commenting, or "correcting it" to Muriel.

Nor, tbh would I inflict upon any chyild / person the hassles of being called 'Merry" for the rest of their lives. Even without the 'merry = had too much to drink' connotation, I just wouldn't want people commenting on you supposedly being merry (as in happy , jolly) all through life.

Cahoots Sat 17-Nov-12 00:00:39

Meriel is lovely and Merry is a gorgeous NN. Mireille is also pretty.

5madthings Fri 16-Nov-12 23:51:22

She will be two in december, born dec 2010. In the year shecwas born there were less than 30 children registeted as merryn/merren (boys spelling) it was roughly the same number in 2011 so i dont think.its getting more popular but i keep seeing it mentioned on mnet! I dint want it to end up really popular!

It is a lovely name and we often get positive comments and asked where we got it from smile

5madthings, 18 months. How old is your DD?

deleted203 Fri 16-Nov-12 22:37:55

I love it! Much nicer than Meryl.

I like Meriel. I know a grown up one through work, and afaik people can work out how to say it...

Arithmeticulous Fri 16-Nov-12 22:09:47

I was going to say Meryl or Merryn or even Muriel itself.

showtunesgirl Fri 16-Nov-12 22:08:04

I know a Merry but she's a Meryl. What about Meryl?

5madthings Fri 16-Nov-12 22:06:17

i like it to, my dd is also Merryn, it am seeing it mentioned a lot on mnet, i hope it doesnt get really popular!

charley how old is your dd? smile

I like it.

My DD is a Merryn, smile.

Noggie Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:47

Love 'merry' and was tempted for our dd but we live on merrylee road and thought best not to for that reason! Very pretty.

SavoyCabbage Fri 16-Nov-12 21:48:17

What would put me off is the thought of people saying 'not so Merry today' or similar for the rest of her life.

It may mean something pretty, but personally I think it sounds horrible. Meriel sounds prettier than Muriel imho.

elportodelgato Fri 16-Nov-12 21:47:23

Agree with others who've suggested Merryn, my friend's baby has this name and I am envy I didn't think of it myself

amazingmumof6 Fri 16-Nov-12 21:46:14

remust Muriel means sparkling, shining sea - hardly horrible!

Don't like it due to being too like Muriel (which is horrible). Merry is lovely though - could it work as a nn for Miranda or Marianne maybe?

hatebeak Fri 16-Nov-12 19:44:51

Love it. Knew a v clever and beautiful one once. Sweet short version, too.

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