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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 05:22 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.


    Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.

  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

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

  4. #7
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    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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