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    Maren, Merrin

    Hello! I have been thinking of the name Merrin. I really like it!! For some reason Maren looks girl to me, and Merrin looks boy (although I could see it on a girl). On http://www.babynology.com/australian-mvarnmmerrin.html it says that it is an Austalian boy's name. From what I have seen on nameberry it is only a girls name. I have never personally heard it on a boy or a girl, so maybe that is why I can see Merrin on a boy. I guess it reminds me of Merrick, but I like the softer feel. Do you think it sounds too girlish for a boy? Are there any other "Mer" boy names that you know of or like? Thanks!!
    In love with my little ones Delmer, June, and Atticus

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    I just saw this description on nameberry:

    "St Merryn was a male Cornish saint and the name was traditionally given to boys."

    So I guess that does answer my question if it could be used as a boy name, but what do you think?
    In love with my little ones Delmer, June, and Atticus

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    I think Merrin could work for a boy. It doesn't feel girlish to me.

    Mercer and Mercury are my favorite "merc" names.
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    Polina thanks for your input! I have never thought of those names before and they do appeal to me.
    In love with my little ones Delmer, June, and Atticus

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    I think Merrin/Merryn could definitely work on a boy
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