Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mermaid Baby Names Nursery Ideas

Mermaid Baby Names
Nursery Ideas

The Little Mermaid Poster
Girls' Names:
Fairie Tale Theater sister of Pearl 1987
Annette Kellerman, swimmer/actress portrayed by Esther Williams in Million Dollar Mermaid 1952
Aquamarine 2001
Ariel princess in Little Mermaid (animated) 1989 film and stage production. Ariel is the youngest daughter of King Triton and Queen Athena. Her older sisters' names are Attina, Alana, Adella, Aquata, Arista and Andrina.
Ariel marries Prince Eric and they have a daughter named Melody.

Coral Fairie Tale Theater sister of Pearl 1987 Donna McKechnie and Laraine Newman
Delores De Lago was the name of Bette Midler's famous mermaid.

Lena mermaid princess Little Mermaid (animated); 1992 
Lenore (Ann Blyth) in Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid 1948
Lorelei Beach Blanket Bingo 1965
Madison (Daryl Hannah) Splash 1984  
Miranda Trewella (Glynis Johns) in Miranda 1948
Mora the Mermaid Night Tide, Dennis Hopper 1961
Ondine 2009 film (selkie)
Oona mermaid princess : Sofia the First: The Floating Palace, 2013. There's also a connection to Oona O'Neill Chaplin, wife of Charlie Chaplin. His granddaughter, the actress is also named Oona.
Pearl (Pam Dawber) Fairie Tale Theater 1987 Helen Mirren, Treat Williams also
Rusalochka 1976 Russian animated film
Syrena Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides 2011
Tris Little Mermaid (animated); 1992 sister of Lena 

Boys' Names:
Cody Thirteenth Year 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie
Finn Not a merboy or merman name far as I know, but from a character on the show, Glee. Sounds aquatic and is said to be popular.
Jamie The Secret of Roan Inish (1995) part human part Selkie

The Little Mermaid Walt Disney Art Print POSTER


Selkies transform from a seal to a human
Swan maidens transform from a swan to a human
** very basic definitions

Do you know of other mermaid movie names? I like these names because many of them are simply traditional names.

Sofia Coppola is set to direct a live action film of The Little Mermaid. I wonder if her name will be Ariel.

Planning a nursery? 

An aquatic or nautical theme is popular. You can easily make it gender neutral, and if your little one wants a room to transition into a big girl or big boy room parts of this theme can grow with your child. Whether your home has a coastal decor or you want your child's room to reflect the wonder and calmness of the sea, sand and sunshine there are so many ways to do it.

Themes may include:
Fishing, undersea diving, mermaids and other mythological sea creatures, famous
literature such as Peter Pan, Moby Dick, Atlantis, specific animals dolphins, whales, swans or even frogs and turtles. Kiss a frog?
  Selection of gorgeous
Turquoise, Capiz Shell, Aqua Blue Chandeliers

Includes a genuine Currey and Company lighting
Three Light Chandelier, Cupertino/Turquoise Finish

Depending on your expertise some people make desks and other furniture out of salvaged materials or hand-me-down items. Old driftwood, old boat parts can become part of a book case or desk. Make sure it's built correctly and the right types of paint and finish are used for a child's room. Love the idea of reusing and recycling heirloom items.

I got a decal for my niece for Christmas; great selection. I prefer these to permanent built-ins or wallpaper. These can be placed elsewhere and removed easily without damaging the wall or paint underneath. 

Mermaid Wall Decals; Customize

A friend got a bunch of round circles of different sizes just plain "polka dots." They placed them randomly from the wall to the ceiling by the crib so it looked like bubbles. That was so cute!

There was a chandelier in the center of the room and a mobile over the crib that looked like a chandelier.

Depending on your child's age, interest and abilities, consider adding the following:

Port hole
Treasure chest
Rope ladder
Shells, shell shapes, scallop, nautilus
Fish shapes
Dive masks
Fishing poles

Chandeliers can resemble the ship in the sky from Peter Pan or Pirates of the Caribbean. They can be fantastical bubbles in a little girl's room.

The colors blue, green, teal, gold, sand/khaki are basic and traditional but they can be starting points. 

In Douglas Fairbanks' 1924 silent film, The Thief of Bagdad, they used multiple large chandeliers that mimicked jellyfish for their undersea motif. Set designer William Cameron Menzies created an elaborate fairytale world by taking the entire environment, walls, windows, lighting. Have something sheer beside something that's opaque. 

A bed might fold up out of sight like a Murphy bed. Maybe it's a canopy bed that looks like a scallop shell?

Bedding, sheets, quilts and fabric to make quilts and blankets yourself is available. My sisters are knitters and make beautiful sweaters, socks and blankets for the new babies in our family. We have another one on the way! 

Remember chalkboard paint comes in different colors now. We saw one family had an artist create caricatures of their daughters as mermaids on the wall of the room. You might want to do this on canvas in a frame, otherwise it will have to be painted over eventually. But the girls were so excited when they walked in and saw it on the wall of their new room!

Frigate Hanging Lamps
Frigate Hanging Lamps 
See more Frigate Lamp-In-A-Box Lamp
*Note, you can change border color from black to a lighter color
Try Zazzle

Hey Stella: Stella Dallas, I Found Stella Parish, How Stella Got Her Groove Back; Barbara Stanwyck, Kay Francis, Angela Bassett, A Streetcar Named Desire; Is your name in a movie?

Have a mermaid movie party

If no film title is given above, the name and movie title are the same

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