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I'm writing a story about merpeople, and I need names!!!! And a title. Do you have any suggestions? I need boy and girl names. It's about a mermaid princess named Coral, who's parent's (Queen Angel and King ________) are trying to get her married. So I hope that helps!

submitted by Bekah P., age 12 in 2 mo, North Dakota
(January 16, 2009 - 1:28 pm)

Well, if I were you, I'd go with something really special for the king.  Hmm... you could do a google search about names, I'm sure something would come up!!  Good luck!! :)

submitted by Laura M., age 15, Santa Rosa, Ca
(January 16, 2009 - 2:22 pm)

I found some, here they are: Cordilla, Marina, Meredith, Nerin, Nerissa, Ervin, Irvin, Merrik, Morven, and Zale. I think I'll change the queen's name to Nerin, what do you think?

submitted by Bekah P., age 12 in 2 mo, North Dakota
(January 16, 2009 - 3:33 pm)

I think that Nerin is a good name. For other merpeople, (out of the names you chose) Nerissa, Merrik, Zale. Other names- Cassie, Ginger, Maura, Clio. Names that mean ocean, sea, or water- Dora (gift of the ocean), Dylan (son of the sea), Issa (of the sea), Mariah (sea of sorrow). Hope this helps!:)

submitted by Julia, age 12, Oregon
(January 17, 2009 - 1:00 am)

Here are some others I found in my search, that may or may not be helpful -




Cordelia/sea jewel



Andros/god of the sea




Dionne/divine queen


Some are strange, but others may be helpful. Good luck!


submitted by Allison P., age 12, Orlando, FL
(January 17, 2009 - 10:58 am)

I think you should chang the Queen's name to Merina, because it kind of sounds like aquamarine.  Or you could name her Aqua.

submitted by Meadow K., age 11, IL
(January 17, 2009 - 12:39 pm)

I named one of Coral's sisters Marina. I like the name Aqua!!! Maybe I'll name one of Coral's friends that!!! I really need a title!!!!! And mermaid city names!!!

submitted by Bekah P., age 12 in 2 mo, North Dakota
(January 19, 2009 - 5:55 pm)

I think that you should come up with a title after you finish it or you finish the plot.

submitted by Meadow, age 11, IL
(January 28, 2009 - 10:19 pm)

I think you should name him (the king) Zale.  Or maybe Hugo.

submitted by not allowed to say m, age not allowe, not allowed
(January 17, 2009 - 12:42 pm)

Yeah, I did name the king Zale!!! I really like the name.:)

submitted by Bekah P., age 12 in 2mon, North Dakota
(January 19, 2009 - 4:59 pm)

King Hugo sounds good. I also like King Dayne (or Dane). Some other good merpeople names would be Lila and Jade (for girls) and Landry and Jasper (for boys).  :)

submitted by Maddy, age 14, OR
(January 19, 2009 - 5:38 pm)

I think that good mer citi names could be osuge (oh-sue-geh),  ceastil, lenose or  leaans.

submitted by Meadow, age 11, IL
(January 21, 2009 - 8:42 am)

Sorry, I don't really like the name Hugo for the king, but that could be because in third grade, I was really into writing this horrible comic strip about Hugo the giant squid. Wait--no, it was Humungo! Humungo... wow, that strip was even more horrible than I thought! It was pretty fun for a third grader to write, though. Never mind! ( But I still can't say I like Hugo that much.)Laughing

submitted by Brynne, age 13, A magic carpet
(January 28, 2009 - 8:01 pm)

I am doing Greek gods in Social Studies and here are some names:

Posieden- god of the sea, also god of horses and wind

Aphrodite- godess of beauty, said to have been born of the sea foam

submitted by Dustfingerfan, age 11, Inkheart
(March 6, 2009 - 3:01 pm)