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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
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.Livy/Lucy : Geneva/Gwen : Coralie/Alice : Noelle/Eve
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