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Opinions on Marina

(32 Posts)
HattieBistro Wed 24-Aug-11 14:36:53

Does this name conjure up images of the sea and a place for boats or is it an underused classic?

Does anyone know any RL Marinas?

Thumbwitch Wed 24-Aug-11 14:37:48

The only Marina who springs to mind is the brassy blonde bit who was in Last of the Summer Wine, trying to have an affair with Pearl's drippy husband, what was his name?

NickyNackyNooNoo Wed 24-Aug-11 14:43:34


evamummy Wed 24-Aug-11 14:49:21

Lovely name. I don't know any and it doesn't remind me of anyone.

Thumbwitch Wed 24-Aug-11 14:52:48

Thanks Nicky! smile

wearenotamused Wed 24-Aug-11 14:57:58

There is one in Local Hero which obviously is an amazing film.

I like it.

helendigestives Wed 24-Aug-11 17:06:36

There's a Marina near me, so it conjures up an image of a tacky seagull-filled shopping centre with an ASDA and a casino.

TaffyandTeenyTaffy Wed 24-Aug-11 17:13:30

For me it sadly conjures up a number of yukky-coloured cars owned by my parents and grandparents in the 70s.

But as a name I like it.

EskimoPie Wed 24-Aug-11 17:19:33

Lovely name smile
There's one in the royal family too.

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 17:28:22

Quite like it, mainly because it makes me think of the sea

pointydog Wed 24-Aug-11 17:28:41

Prefer Mara and Maris

MerylStrop Wed 24-Aug-11 17:30:40

Love it love it love it
I can only think of Marina Abramovic the performance artist. And she rocks.
Oh and Aqua Marina from Thunderbirds

minipie Wed 24-Aug-11 17:33:32

I like it, but it is a bit boat-y.

How about Serena <current favourite name> Carina, Miranda, Sabrina, Marianna ...

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Wed 24-Aug-11 17:36:54

Love it. I associate it with academic types.

SierraMadre Wed 24-Aug-11 17:39:55

Mariiiiiiinaaaaa, aqua mariiinaaaa.

I can't be the only one, surely?!

But that's pretty old so I say go for it. I like it.

crumbletastic Wed 24-Aug-11 17:42:32

Marina, aqua maaaariiiiinaaaaa

Quite like it as a name but surely most people wont be able to resist singing the theme tune to Stingray when they hear it?>

MerylStrop Wed 24-Aug-11 18:07:37

Marina Warner
She also rocks

Cereal Wed 24-Aug-11 19:53:50

I like it as a name. Does also remind me of boats but nothing wrong with that.

upahill Wed 24-Aug-11 19:55:06

It's a nice name.

kelly2000 Wed 24-Aug-11 19:55:21

I like the name. there is the singer marina and the diamonds.

PercyFilth Wed 24-Aug-11 20:41:15

It's lovely.

The previous Duchess of Kent (mother of the current Duke, Princess Alexandra & Prince Michael) she was Princess Marina of Greece. Very elegant lady.

Marina is also the heroine of Shakespeare's Pericles.

coccyx Wed 24-Aug-11 20:42:29

coil???? i know its not spelt the same ,but thats what came to my mind

carciofi Wed 24-Aug-11 20:43:06

I think it is a lovely name. I know a little Marina. The family are big into sailing so it suits her perfectly!

AllYourCakeAreBelongToMe Wed 24-Aug-11 20:44:17

My next door neighbour when I was growing up was called Marina. She was the nicest woman I've ever had the good fortune to meet.

emmanumber3 Wed 24-Aug-11 20:51:36

A place for boats. Howard's girlfriend/tarty bit on Last Of The Summer Wine.

Also, not a nice name IMO. Sorry blush.

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