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Thread: Merit Vs Meret
July 19th, 2013 02:48 PM #1
Merit Vs Meret
Meret was on the blog today and I have it on my list as well. I like them both for different reasons and I can't decide which one I like better. First, how different is the pronunciation to you? I pronounce Merit like Mare-it, and Meret like Muh-ret (kinda like barrette)
Merit: I like the virtue connection, I like the Mer- sound because it reminds me of the ocean, I like the Egyptian history, more straightforward pronunciation. It does sound a little blunt or harsh sometimes though.
Meret: a little more "name-y," also has the Egyptian history, love the multicultural feel it has. I do worry it will be mispronounced, and I feel like it doesn't match as well with Rowan.
So what are your thoughts? Which one do you like more, and why?
** also I just thought of a kinda cute connection with Merit and my best friend's newborn son Sterling. Sterling and Merit both make me think of good morals, a kind heart, good triumphing over evil, etc. Kinda cool, right?My cherished daughter, Rowan Jane. ~b. 10/2011~
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July 19th, 2013 02:52 PM #3
Merit. Merit was recorded as first doctor.Cecily Helena, Charlotte Ravenna, Aurora Valkyrie, Rosalyn Amoret, Seraphina June, Cressida Violante
Anastasia Bridget, Matilda Amethyst, Melody Beatrice, Morgana Giselle
Robin Lysander, Edmund Ludwig, Erik Florian, Magnus Roland, Percy Beowulf, Edgar Oberon, Emil Orpheus
Arlo David, Edward Marcel, Lucius Remy, Wesley Dorian, Thorin Joshua, Tristan Gaspar
July 19th, 2013 03:17 PM #5
I'd say Merit as 'MEH-rit' and Meret as 'meh-RET'. I much prefer the sound of Merit.~Boys~
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July 19th, 2013 03:30 PM #7Member
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merit. I like that version better
July 19th, 2013 03:31 PM #9
I didn't realize they were pronounced differently. I like Merit.Top Names: Benedict Zeal & Noelle Geneva
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