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Thread: Merit Vs Meret

  1. #1
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    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?
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    Merit. Merit was recorded as first doctor.
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    I'd say Merit as 'MEH-rit' and Meret as 'meh-RET'. I much prefer the sound of Merit.
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    merit. I like that version better

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    I didn't realize they were pronounced differently. I like Merit.
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