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  • Merritt is better suited for a girl

    14 36.84%
  • Merritt is better suited for a boy

    13 34.21%
  • Merritt works well for both boys & girls

    11 28.95%
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  1. #1
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    Better for a Girl or a Boy?

    Is the name Merritt better suited for a girl or a boy, or does it sound equally good for both... & what do you think of it?

    Thanks!!
    Last edited by 1st_on_the_way; February 22nd, 2014 at 04:22 AM.

  2. #3
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    Merit (spelt this way) is an ancient Egyptian girl's name. So girl for me. It's one of my favourites. I don't like the surname spelling though and don't see any point in using it when a legitimate first name spelling already exists.
    ~Boys~

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    ~Girls~

    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.


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  3. #5
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    I love the sound of Merit/Merritt/Marit/Meret. The spelling makes the difference for me. Merritt looks more masculine but the actual meaning is genderless. Merit is a word/virtue so it's unisex. Marit is feminine (had a classmate with this name). The Egyptian goddess is Meret

    ETA: To answer the question, I prefer Merritt on a boy

    Shea * Jade * Azure * Eden * Fox * Greer
    Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Linden * Arden

  4. #7
    I voted boy... but I'm not really fond of the name. Merrick, sure, or even Merit (though it's a vague vurtue), but I'm not really feeling it with Merritt.

  5. #9
    I voted girl, because I know of a little girl named Merritt. Merritt has the same sound as Mary, Marilyn, and Maris so to me, the sound is just feminine.
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