Merritt: More male or female to you?

[name_f]Do[/name_f] you see [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] as a more masculine or feminine name?
I had always assumed it was a masculine name, but when you search nameberry for it, primarily Girl’s forums come up.

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] is a name I liked before we even conceived #2 and pitched it when we first got pregnant. [name_f]My[/name_f] husband consistently vetoed it because it sounded like a [name_m]Boy[/name_m] [name_u]Scout[/name_u] badge to him. But, he has suddenly decided it is one he doesn’t hate.

I let go of it so long ago that now I’m not sure if I’m as in love with it as before.

But, y’all, I cannot find a name that feels like “the one” for this boy. I apologize for being so obnoxious on here, but my husband has been absolutely no help. He will consistently bash a name, then suddenly months later suggest it as if it’s a new name he’s never encountered before. He will tell me he likes something one day, then the next time it comes up he hates. I get that opinions change after marinating on a name for a while, but he literally puts zero thought into names until I bring them up then vetoed everything but suggests nothing.

I think part of what’s holding me back from loving [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] as much is I love the combos from my prior lists as combos, but not sure I can picture them on our child. I haven’t found a middle with merrit that feels super special. But the combos that I’ve posted before that I love just don’t feel like “it” or my husband isn’t game for them anymore.

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Maximus[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Finnegan[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Flint[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Finch[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Frederick[/name_m]


[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] is a super cool, truly unisex name to me! Nobody outside of nameberry has probably ever heard of it, and the word isn’t used very often. [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Vincent[/name_m] is cool!

What about:

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Robert[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Caspian[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Johnny[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Alonzo[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Royce[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Booth[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Tate[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Leo[/name_u]

I like it for a girl but it’s much more masculine to me

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] jasper
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] jude
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] axel
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] river
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] grey

I like for both and have known both gender of Merritt’s!

I went to college with a female [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] and always thought that was such a cool name. The male one I knew was of my grandparents generation and I always loved that too! I think it easily works for either gender.

I like [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] and [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Flint[/name_m] from your list! I do like a more traditional male name paired with it for a boy. And congratulations!

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I knew a 6 year old [name_u]Merit[/name_u]. He’s 12 now!

I think [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] is truly completely unisex!

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I think it is perfectly neutral. It’s been a middle name in my family for several generations, male and female! I love it—for anyone!


Definitely more masculine to me.


[name_u]Merritt[/name_u], especially with that spelling, seems more masculine to me! A gorgeous and meaningful choice for your baby boy. :two_hearts:

[name_u]Eh[/name_u], men… :woman_facepalming:t2: I say pick the one you love since you are the one doing all the work anyway! :muscle:t2:

[name_f]Marit[/name_f] is a very feminine name in my homeland (EU), and [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] is pronounced exactly the same, so to me it sounds a bit feminine. But I mean, I’m from a small country and [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Maximus[/name_m] sounds super masculine and epic-cool! [name_u]Love[/name_u] it!

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[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] reads male to me, especially with this spelling.

What about making a list of, say, five of your very favorite combos? Switch them out as you wish as your due date gets closer. When baby boy arrives, you have a list you like for your husband to choose from. [name_m]Just[/name_m] a thought, since his mind changes so much.

I’m inclined to say it feels masculine to me. I’ve never met a [name_u]Merritt[/name_u] of any gender so I don’t have a reference to go off of though.

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Maxwell[/name_u] has a sharp, cool sound!

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[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] is solidly unisex for me - though I’ve only ever come across one real life one, who was a boy!

A few ideas:

[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Franklin[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Arthur[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Jasper[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Magnus[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Solomon[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_u]Julian[/name_u]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Baxter[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Isaac[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Andrew[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Oliver[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Silas[/name_m]
[name_u]Merritt[/name_u] [name_m]Lucian[/name_m]