10 Perfect Baby Names for Your Little Mermaid (Or Merman)

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Over the weekend, we watched The Little Mermaid for our weekly family movie night. Neither of my girls had ever seen it, and somehow I grew up in the ’90s without ever having seen the entire thing, so big chunks of it were new to me too.

Since I’m always thinking about baby names, I noticed several really cute ones that would be perfect for a little mermaid or merman.

1. Ariel

Of course! Too bad the amazing red hair doesn’t automatically come along with the name.

2. Eric

Means “eternal ruler.” I guess King Triton has nothing on Prince Eric!

3. Athena

Ariel’s mother’s name is regal and gorgeous.

4. Carlotta

I love this Spanish name. It’s so exotic but not weird.

5. Sebastian

This name has been steadily gaining popularity, currently clocking in at 45 on the Social Security registry.

6. Gabriella

This gorgeous French name (which belongs to one of Ariel’s mermaid friends) is easily shortened to Gabby; perfect for little girls and grown-up women alike.

7. Alana

All of Ariel’s sisters have names that start with an A, but Alana is my favorite of all of them.

8. Ollie

The Ollie in the Little Mermaid is an octopus, but the full name, Oliver, is plenty popular for humans too, sitting comfortably in the top 100 for the last five years.

9. Melody

It’s no surprise that Ariel’s daughter is just as musical as her mother.

10. Max

Eric’s dog snagged a popular name for himself. Max has been in the top 200 since 1987!

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