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Mary Edith / Mary Elizabeth

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comedaygoday Fri 16-Sep-11 15:32:17

DC3 due in Feb. Don't know if boy or girl. We like Mary as a first name, but don't know what mn goes. Don't want to sound too nun like (e.g. Mary Josephine) or too American (e.g Mary Lou). We have come up.with Mary Elizabeth or Mary Edith. Any thoughts? Alternative suggestions? Thanks

meditrina Fri 16-Sep-11 15:37:27

I think Mary Elizabeth is lovely and has great cadence. Edith is OK, but it sounds more clunky.

GetOffOfMyCloud Fri 16-Sep-11 15:51:01

I prefer Mary Elizabeth, agree with Meditrina; Mary Edith sounds awkward when you say it out loud.

pilates Fri 16-Sep-11 18:16:53

Mary Elizabeth, Edith is awful.

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 16-Sep-11 19:37:29

Mary Edith is just beautiful!

Mary Elizabeth is okay, but very dull.

AmazingBouncingFerret Fri 16-Sep-11 19:39:00

Mary Elizabeth, but im biased. My DD is Elizabeth Mary! (and she's far from dull!) grin

Shamoo Fri 16-Sep-11 19:49:07

I am a Mary Elizabeth and it has always done me very proud. smile

LetThereBeRock Fri 16-Sep-11 19:52:08

Mary Elizabeth flows better,though I love both. Mary is a wonderful name.

SecretNutellaFix Fri 16-Sep-11 19:56:38

Mary Elizabeth. By far.

eimmum Fri 16-Sep-11 20:00:54

I'm biased as my daughter's middle names are Mary Elizabeth. They run together better than Mary Edith I think because there are too many "eee" sounds running together in Mary Edith.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 16-Sep-11 20:17:09

I prefer Mary Edith. Much more original.

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