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  1. #1
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    Is Merida Usable?

    I really like Merida. It fits with my other quirky girls' names like Ksenia and Rowena. Do you think it is usable? Not now, but in 5-10 years. Are the connections to Disney too strong, or will they fade over time? Do you think it will become really popular?


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  2. #3
    I think so if there are little girls named Belle and Arial then why not Merida.. Yes there is a Disney connection but but that's ok

  3. #5
    Join Date
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    I go back and forth on this one. Unlike the names Tiana, Aurora, and Arielle, I have never heard the name on real person. But unlike Cinderella, Rapunzel, Mulan, etc...Merida seems much tamer and more usable, and as far as I know doesn't have any major folk-lore or historical connections. I would say that in a few years, it will be usable - but people will probably associate it with the princess and make comments here and there, but I wouldn't expect a lot of teasing or eye rolls from it.
    Lillian Elizabeth 6.16.13

  4. #7
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    I agree with leadmythoughts.

    Although it's not my type of name, it definitely isn't along the lines of Rapunzel and Cinderella. I feel like right now, Brave makes the name 'unusable' but give it a few years and I think Merida will become a strong-sounding hidden gem.
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  5. #9
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    Mar 2013
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    I don't think the tie is that strong actually. I have actually asked people this, and they didn't remember the characters name was Merida. It not the biggest Disney movie, and I think the ties are very weak. Especially in 5-10 years.

    This in my top name lists, and I would definitely consider it usable.

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