Thoughts on Marnie please?!

(51 Posts)
Dollydaydream99 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:24:42

Title says it all!!!

JuliaScurr Fri 18-Oct-13 10:32:39
JuliaScurr Fri 18-Oct-13 10:33:33

not a great role model
but a nice name

MrsCinnamon Fri 18-Oct-13 10:33:33

Alfred Hitchcock comes to mind.
love the film, would never use the name, sorry.

BurberryQ Fri 18-Oct-13 10:34:29

good name....like it a lot....

ThursdayLast Fri 18-Oct-13 10:35:50

Love the name and to me it has no connotations at all smile

nosleeptillbedtime Fri 18-Oct-13 10:35:52

I really like it!
Don't know the film/ role model references.

Dollydaydream99 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:37:16

No I didn't know the film until just seen the above link.... Do you think everyone over a certain age would refer to this when name announced?!?!

MyNameIsWinkly Fri 18-Oct-13 10:37:55

I've never known one in real life. Marnie, for me, is the alcoholic sister in This Charming Man by Marian Keyes.

Bowlersarm Fri 18-Oct-13 10:38:09

I absolutely love it.

To me it is simple but unusual, and elegant.

Love love love it.

(Didn't have a dd to use it unfortunately!)

BurberryQ Fri 18-Oct-13 10:38:21

Everyone has different connections to names. It would be completely daft to let other peoples associations put you off a name you love.

Fwiw I think it's a gorgeous name. Very very pretty.

BurberryQ Fri 18-Oct-13 10:39:40

i read the above as a child and loved it....
never heard of the Hitchcock movie and am no spring chicken.

Dollydaydream99 Fri 18-Oct-13 10:42:05

Hmm I'm really gutted now, thought id found a name I loved!!! Would hate my child to go through life with people thinking "why would you name your child after such a dreadful character"?! Am I being over dramatic?!

Bowlersarm Fri 18-Oct-13 10:45:12

it's minor negativity really. it woukdn't have put me off for ds3!

HollyBen Fri 18-Oct-13 10:45:40

I knew a Marnie at uni who was named after a Russian sailor her mum met when she was pg (they were from Shetland). Never come across another since. Lovely name imo

BurberryQ Fri 18-Oct-13 10:46:07

yes you are - that movie came out nearly 50 years ago!! and I suspect the majority of people have not heard of it.
It is a lovely name, wish I had chosen it for DD infact!
If you like it, choose it.

Bowlersarm Fri 18-Oct-13 10:47:48

Incidentally, we were going to a have it short for Marina to give her a birth certificate/pass the MN criteria of a high court judge name. But the intention was to use Marnje all the time.

PeterParkerSays Fri 18-Oct-13 10:51:57

For me it sounds very American. Not necessarily a bad thing.

Viviennemary Fri 18-Oct-13 10:52:48

I don't like it at all. It immediately made me think of that awful Hitchcock film with the girl. Even if it wasn't for the film I just don't think it's a very attractive sounding name.

Vatta Fri 18-Oct-13 10:55:57

I read the book, but haven't heard of the film (I'm 36), I would worry about that association?

I like it - if you want a longer "formal" name, it can be short for Marianne.

Pinupgirl Fri 18-Oct-13 10:55:59

I love the film-watched it the other night in fact-but I don't like the name as I knew a marnie and didn't like her.

Also lily allen and tamzin outhwaite both have dd's called marnie so it may become more popular.

I love the name Marina!

Vatta Fri 18-Oct-13 10:56:38

I meant i WOULDN'T worry about that association!

TheEponymousGrub Fri 18-Oct-13 11:05:24

Love the name! It's got everything: unusual but still indisputably a "real" name; simple clear sound; straightforward spelling. I have heard of the Hitchcock movie, of course, but never seen it: wasn't it Grace Kelly playing a glamorous criminal? Oh... I've just checked IMDB and I see it's darker than that...

But still: I think most people would agree the name is a great one, and would think that's why you'd used it!

Marina's beautiful. Was on my list. DP vetoed because we have a boat in one and he thought it might be a bit odd. So she can have both names and then if too many people are making the Hitchcock connection she can revert.

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