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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Humboldt, California

    Is Merida Usable?

    I really like Merida. It fits with my other quirky girls' names like Ksenia and Rowena. Do you think it is usable? Not now, but in 5-10 years. Are the connections to Disney too strong, or will they fade over time? Do you think it will become really popular?

    WDYT? Middle name ideas are welcome.
    Love my dog Zephyr <3
    Currently pondering:
    Elysia Maeve~Marina Isolde~Linnea Violetta~Minerva Sophronia~Merida Ianthe~Eleni Finola
    Tiernan Hugo~Felix Lysander~Orion Casimir~Caspian Milo~Evander Anslem~Leonidas Gavin
    Cosima Helene & Emrys Jasper

  2. #3
    I think so if there are little girls named Belle and Arial then why not Merida.. Yes there is a Disney connection but but that's ok

  3. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    I go back and forth on this one. Unlike the names Tiana, Aurora, and Arielle, I have never heard the name on real person. But unlike Cinderella, Rapunzel, Mulan, etc...Merida seems much tamer and more usable, and as far as I know doesn't have any major folk-lore or historical connections. I would say that in a few years, it will be usable - but people will probably associate it with the princess and make comments here and there, but I wouldn't expect a lot of teasing or eye rolls from it.
    Lillian Elizabeth 6.16.13

  4. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    California, USA
    I agree with leadmythoughts.

    Although it's not my type of name, it definitely isn't along the lines of Rapunzel and Cinderella. I feel like right now, Brave makes the name 'unusable' but give it a few years and I think Merida will become a strong-sounding hidden gem.
    (updated 9/1/17)

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  5. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    I don't think the tie is that strong actually. I have actually asked people this, and they didn't remember the characters name was Merida. It not the biggest Disney movie, and I think the ties are very weak. Especially in 5-10 years.

    This in my top name lists, and I would definitely consider it usable.

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