Mercy – Scary Mommy

Mercy

A virtuous English name popular with the Puritans, Mercy is poised to make a (sweetly proper) comeback. Besides, if you give this name to your daughter, when someone says "Have mercy!" you can smugly answer, "I already did."

Nicknames:

The only real way to shorten this would be "Merce." Which sounds like "murse," which stands for "man-purse," sooo ... yeah.

Famous people named Mercy:

Actresses Mercy Gentry, Mercy Johnson, and Mercy Fiennes-Tiffin; figure in the Salem witch trials Mercy Lewis.

Fun fact:

There is a character named Mercy Wood in the novel The Witch of Blackbird Pond, which will almost certainly be required reading at some point during your little Mercy's schooling.

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