Oh it’s a Brave new world in onomastics!!!
Today’s name is Merida.
With the popularity of the movie Brave, the heralds have received a couple of requests for the given name “Merida.” Regardless of how the movie uses it, it is not a Scottish name. However, it can be documented to period other ways.
Merida appears as an English given name dated to 1628, which is within our “gray period” and acceptable as documentation. It is not clear whether this name was male or female.
It can also be documented…
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