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  1. #16
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    There seems to be varying origins for Merit.

    Also an atheist, and it plays a huge role in naming for me so I understand your hesitation.

    It is related to Meritus, which is the latin virtue word meaning "deserving".
    But I've also seen the English and Egyptian connections online. Which make it much more appealing for me.
    I grew up going to catholic school so that's where I got the reference for it, but I doubt many other people would make that connection.
    Mama to ~Rowan Josephine 1/12~
    and ~Teagan Dahlia~ 5/13~

  2. #18
    I like Merit and prefer Merit.
    Sorry for bad English, I am from other country

  3. #20
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    Love Merit!
    I really like Sawyer for a girl,and I think that using Asher for a girl is fine.
    Alexis
    teen berry
    excuse my username

  4. #22
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    Those are all boys' names. Therefore, I like them on a boy.
    Simon, Eloise, Faye, Judah, Thea, Marina, Felix, Iris, Cordelia, Roscoe, Lydia, Jasper, Phaedra, Adrian, Lucinda, Jane, Wallace, Finnegan, Sylvie, Charlie, Juniper, Atlas, Matilda, Julian, Alice, Marlowe, Octavia, Jack, Marigold, Ruby Louise, Archer, Violet, Gabriel, Persephone, Dov, Louisa

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by rowangreeneyes View Post
    Oh, I'm definitely going to mention the Egyptian connection to my husband, he loves anything about Ancient civilizations. Does it mean "beloved" in Egyptian? I thought it could have something to do with ocean or sea with the Mer- beginning but I'm probably wrong.
    I know this is Wiki, but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merit-Ptah.

    Quote Originally Posted by stephanie413 View Post
    I grew up going to catholic school so that's where I got the reference for it, but I doubt many other people would make that connection.
    I went to Catholic school too The only merit I can think of was to do with out merit system where we got 'points' for being good and then certificates and prizes at the end of the year. Is that the reference?
    Last edited by renrose; April 3rd, 2013 at 06:10 PM.
    ~Boys~

    ★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
    ★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★


    ~Girls~

    ★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
    ★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

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