OK love you both because childhood. It’s so hard to choose a favorite! I like so many it would take me ages if I drew them all lol. But I’ll always go with Ariel.
When I was really young (kindergarden young) I wanted to be a mermaid so bad, all I would draw were mermaids. I would even decorate my room with fishes (drawn on paper), and shells I would catch at the beach. Being from a coastal town I would go to the beach a lot in the summer and that fueled my mermaid play-pretends and fantasies even more. Then I got into dinossaurs and dragons and unicorns and ponies but I never gave up on mermaids.