Maria or Marie?

(29 Posts)
VictoriaOKeefe Fri 25-Jan-13 08:28:01

What's the Mumsnet collective think of these names?

I shy away from Maria because I am all but certain she'll be hearing "How do you solve a problem like Maria?" (The Sound of Music) and "Maria! I've just met a girl named Maria!" (West Side Story) until she wants to strangle someone.

With Marie, there's the nickname "Baby Marie" as a turn-off

Skyebluesapphire Sun 27-Jan-13 23:18:56

I know one of each and think that both names are very pretty. Neither of them had a problem with songs or pronouniatuon.

I prefer Maria, or Anne-Marie

Mitchy1nge Sun 27-Jan-13 23:24:24

I always thought Marie sounded much more sophisticated 1. because French and 2. my name ends in Maria and the serenades I remember from childhood all rhyme with diarrhoea or gonorrhoea. So another lonely vote for Marie.

MerylStrop Sun 27-Jan-13 23:24:53

I'm Maria (must namechange) named after West Side Story.

Gentlemen of a certain age always sing to me in introduction. I rather like it.

MrsHBaby3 Tue 29-Jan-13 15:26:08

Definitely Maria, I would use Marie as mn

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