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Is Marianne different enough to Marian?

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shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 10:53:18

I love Marianne but don't like Marian at all - do you think they are different enough?

Also what's your favourite of these:


scootle Thu 04-Oct-12 10:54:51

Marianne is a really beautiful name - and I don't like Marian either.

Also love Miranda.

YouMayLogOut Thu 04-Oct-12 10:55:02

Marianne is quite different to Marian.

Love Miranda, then Mary and Marianne. Martha is a bit dowdy.

squoosh Thu 04-Oct-12 10:56:11

Marianne is 728 times prettier than Marian.

I also like Martha a lot. Not dowdy at all to my ears.

mollymole Thu 04-Oct-12 10:58:01

Marianne is lovely - I also like Martha

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:02:24

Thanks ladies! I also hope it is different to Miriam, which I dislike as well-

squoosh Thu 04-Oct-12 11:03:44

Miriam is so drippy!

howcomes Thu 04-Oct-12 11:04:21

Marianne is my favourite, also really like Marianna (realise that wasn't on your list though!)

squoosh Thu 04-Oct-12 11:04:32

Although Maryam is pretty. I think I must just prefer broad vowels.

<sniffs disdainfully at e and i>

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:04:37

Yes - don't worry it's not an option for me! It's a v humble name, and I want a precocious daughter!

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:05:12

Sorry that last post was re. sqoosh & Miriam.

AppleCrumbleAndFish Thu 04-Oct-12 11:07:32

Apparently my Mum was going to call me Marian. Thankfully my auntie talked her out of it. I really like the name Marianne though, it's all in the pronunciation. Of the others I like Martha.

Minty82 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:09:23

I love Marianne - campaigned for it with no luck for DD. I thought it was perfect - Leonard Cohen and Sense and Sensibility in one go! Don't like Marian either, totally different name somehow.

Otherwise Martha's my favourite from your list (actually was very nearly DD's name as it's one of the few DH and I agreed on).

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:13:41

I love Leonard Cohen too -- and it's not too overtly religious / catholic. Also I think it would be fun to learn to spell when she was little? Marianne.

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:14:09

(lucy escape applecrumble)

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:14:17


shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:14:36

I wonder if you got called Lucy - now that would be weird.

squoosh Thu 04-Oct-12 11:16:07

'Tis a great song.

I'm always jealous of people who have a really cool song with their name in the title.

Not Cecilia though, or Delilah, either of those names would be a mahoosive pain in the bum.

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:16:52

Yes - or to an extent Clementine. 'Oh my darlin' etc.

Jusfloatingby Thu 04-Oct-12 11:18:04

There is a world of difference between Marianne and Marian. One is so elegant and poetic and the other is so frumpy and mumsy.

I also like Miranda.

Jusfloatingby Thu 04-Oct-12 11:19:34

I see someone mentioned Marianna. That's really lovely.

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:21:43

Marianna is very pretty but I like Marianne as it is a bit more different without that 'a' ending lots of names have now. Maybe she could be called that for fun occasionally!

flopsy1974 Thu 04-Oct-12 11:37:21

Marianne is a lovely name and much prettier than Marion. I have a Martha so that is my favourite from your list smile

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:38:37

Martha is super cute but just v similar to a family member's name. Martha has a great Tom Waits song to go with it!

shoppingtrolley Thu 04-Oct-12 11:39:05

I love these M names!

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