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youmeupstrairsnow Thu 04-Aug-11 19:24:31

Both DH and mine nans where/are Marys, we want somehow to include it in DC name (if girl obviously)

But as a first name it's just to - bluh.
We could use it as a middle name just as Mary

But have MN got any other names that are like/related to/variations of Mary to use as a first name.

Oh and not Marie (a hideous aunt - shudders at thought)

MerylStrop Thu 04-Aug-11 19:29:00

Marianne is a beautiful name

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 04-Aug-11 19:33:20

Mairead?

Mary as a first name is lovely though.

PeppermintPanda Thu 04-Aug-11 19:33:38

Mairi
Mhairi
Maren
Maria
Rosemary

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 04-Aug-11 19:35:51

Should add, Mairead is Margaret but it sounds similar enough to Mary to fool the uninitiated. And it's a lovely name smile

MelinaM Thu 04-Aug-11 20:15:59

Mara
Marabel / Maribel
Mariella
Mariah
Marian
Marina
Marissa
Marylin /Marilyn
Maryse

casperella Thu 04-Aug-11 20:17:06

Mairi (pronounced "marry") - I may be biased on that one!

LadyGoneGaga Thu 04-Aug-11 20:32:07

Miriam

EduStudent Thu 04-Aug-11 20:35:58

Mara?

InstantAtom Thu 04-Aug-11 20:36:36

Miriam
Marietta
Marita
Maristela
Marielle
Mia
Molly
Marigold
Marla
Maura

Iamkenny Thu 04-Aug-11 20:36:55

Mari
Miri/Miriam
Maryam
Mara
Maureen
Mairi
Máire
Moira
Máirín
Maya/Maia
Mariam
Mia
Mair
Mairwen
Mallaidh
Molly
May
Minnie

some of them people may say it and it may sound like Marie, which you sound very anti

Greenwing Thu 04-Aug-11 20:39:01

Mary is a lovely name. My favourite alternatives have been mentioned already - Marianne or Marianna and Miriam. I hope you find one in these posts that you like?

mskatemc Fri 05-Aug-11 00:17:54

Marion.

WaitingForBabyD Fri 05-Aug-11 08:38:44

What about something double barrelled like Mary-Jane?

ragged Fri 05-Aug-11 08:48:45

I love Mary as a first name. It's wonderful.
You could run the risk of doing the ch-word thing and spell it "Merry".
I have a 50yo friend with that spelling.
Has no one suggested Rosemary? Get the best nns that way.

Valinor Fri 05-Aug-11 09:00:27

Mariamne?

MorallyBankrupt Fri 05-Aug-11 10:56:35

I love Mary.

Marianne is lovely too.

thecatisdead1 Fri 05-Aug-11 11:26:34

Mara is a demon like thing in Buddhism.

festi Fri 05-Aug-11 11:34:12

mhari, I nearly had for dd as wanted mary but with a modern sound. I didnt use any but if I have another girl it will definatly be mary.

pranma Fri 05-Aug-11 13:18:23

Mary is such a beautiful name.I'd use it on its own but it's nice hyphenated too.
Mary-Ann
Mary-Jane
Mary-Lou
etc

Hedwig3 Fri 05-Aug-11 13:49:30

Love it as a first name.

youmeupstrairsnow Fri 05-Aug-11 14:14:46

printed of the list and gave it to DH think he was overwhelmed by choice - but thank you, I'm sure out of them we will find something.

thecatisdead ummm thanks??

Don't like hyphenated names WaitingforBabyD and pranma- so that is out, thanks

People seem to like Mary as a first name, maybe we were too quick to get rid of it (would have to think hard about middle name to break up mary and my surname)

Thank you smile

JemimaMuddledUp Fri 05-Aug-11 14:19:48

What about Molly or Polly? Both are nn for Mary.

carabos Fri 05-Aug-11 18:04:07

Mary Jo
Mary Kate
Mary Beth
Mary Pat
Mary Rose
Mary Frances
Mary Ellen

KikiRC Fri 05-Aug-11 18:21:53

Marylou? (All as one name.)

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