Preferred spelling of Maren/Marin?

See the results of this poll: Which spelling do you prefer?

Respondents: 37 (This poll is closed)

  • Marin : 6 (16%)
  • Maren : 27 (73%)
  • I don’t like this name spelled either way: 4 (11%)

Both are lovely, but I do pronounce them differently.

[name_f]Maren[/name_f]: [name_f]MARE[/name_f]-in
[name_f]Marin[/name_f]: ma-[name_f]RIN[/name_f]

While I like [name_f]Marin[/name_f] just fine, I would absolutely consider using [name_f]Maren[/name_f] for a daughter. I adore the look, sound, and meaning. Gorgeous!

Thanks! Those pronunciations are in line with what I’ve seen on various websites as well but I’ve heard conflicting things from people. This name is currently on the list for our baby due next month but when DH and I first saw it, it was spelled [name_f]Marin[/name_f] (but pronounced [name_f]MARE[/name_f]-in) and we both loved it. After looking around though I’m afraid if we spell it that way, it will get mispronounced from what we intended. I’m ok with changing to the [name_f]Maren[/name_f] spelling but DH is not as fond of that spelling.

I love the [name_f]Marin[/name_f] spelling because it evokes the sea. I think with this name, you could probably get people to pronounce it the way you want it to pretty easily because I don’t think the [name_f]MaRIN[/name_f] pronunciation is that widespread, at least not for a girls’ name.

I would pronounce them both the same way - [name_f]Mare[/name_f] - in.

I would only ever pronounce [name_f]Marin[/name_f] as ma-[name_f]RIN[/name_f], as that’s a well-known place/county in the [name_u]North[/name_u] [name_u]Bay[/name_u] Area in [name_u]California[/name_u]- I’m pretty sure most people on the [name_u]West[/name_u] Coast would pronounce it the same way. I don’t know how widespread that pronunciation is elsewhere. I pronounce [name_f]Maren[/name_f] as mare-in, like [name_f]Karen[/name_f]. I like both pronunciations, though, and it’s a very pretty name!

I would pronounce them the same. However, I do not care for this name, as the [name_f]Marin[/name_f] spelling is the same as the last name of someone I know. It doesn’t really read as a first name to me.

That’s what I was afraid of. I am from the [name_f]East[/name_f] coast but recently moved to the [name_u]West[/name_u] coast. Though I never heard of [name_f]Marin[/name_f] County until a few weeks ago, I figured it would be more known to native [name_u]West[/name_u] coasters.

I pronounce them both as in rhyming with [name_f]Karen[/name_f] but with an M.

I adore the name [name_f]Maren[/name_f]!