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What are your thoughts on Marianne...

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KatyAnn28 Sun 25-Nov-12 20:50:24


missymoomoomee Sun 25-Nov-12 20:52:54

I love it, its one of my middle names though so I'm a bit bias.

I think its uncommon without being too 'out there'.

Would you be happy with it being shortened to Mari or Anne though?

Rooobs Sun 25-Nov-12 20:53:32

absolutely love it

Teladi Sun 25-Nov-12 20:53:44

Love it.

RosannaBanana Sun 25-Nov-12 20:54:51

It's a mumsnet fave! Very nice too. Reminds me of the Leonard Cohen song.

Yama Sun 25-Nov-12 20:55:03

I love it. Was on my dc2 list but we had a boy.

WinklyVersusTheZombies Sun 25-Nov-12 20:55:10

She was a crazed goddess of chaos on True Blood. But a cool one.

YouCanBe Sun 25-Nov-12 20:55:21

It is really nice!

MaryAstor Sun 25-Nov-12 20:55:32

1. So long, Marianne.

2. Marianne Dreams.

Both prett cool associations. It's a nice name.

reddaisy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:58:07

Love it too but I love Sense and Sensibility too. Now report your own thread to get it deleted before you start a trend.

youcancallmeEl Sun 25-Nov-12 21:09:39

Like it a lot, it's on our shortlist.

VBisme Sun 25-Nov-12 21:11:15

Love it.

Djembe Sun 25-Nov-12 21:13:18

I'm in a minority here but not a fan, sounds simultaneously tarty and old-fashioned. Marianne to me wears too much makeup, bleached hair, slightly overweight and not v bright but generous of spirit.

Meglet Sun 25-Nov-12 21:16:58

It's a lovely Leonard Cohen song IIRC.

I like it.

Love it. We wanted it for dd1 (that or Miranda - literary names!) but it didn't go with dp's surname. I don't think it would be shortened to Ann. We would have shorted it to Marri or even to Mimi.

HoratiaWinwood Sun 25-Nov-12 21:20:46

It is on my list as a middle name but I am not convinced as a first name except perhaps with nickname Annie.

ThePathanKhansWitch Sun 25-Nov-12 21:21:55

Love it.

trudat Sun 25-Nov-12 21:29:57

I love it too smile

It was on my list for dd but dh vetoed. Why? I have no idea.

Lovely, uncommon but not weird, kooky or try hard either. What's not to like?

hugoagogo Sun 25-Nov-12 21:35:40

It is my absolutely most favourite name ever! dh vetoed angry

sudaname Sun 25-Nov-12 21:35:41

Marianne Faithfull was on telly other night. She was gorgeous, so serene looking but apparently they were all on drugs in the music world in them days

hugoagogo Sun 25-Nov-12 21:37:09

I am only one 'ist' away from Lola there aren't I? <kicks self>

Mu1berries Sun 25-Nov-12 21:51:34

Classic but not that used. It's pretty but still strong. I know one and she's lovely. An adult not a child. I don't know any children called Marianne! There should be one so go for it.

1978andallthat Sun 25-Nov-12 21:59:27

grin hugoagogo. It is absolutely my favourite and my best.

Clawdy Mon 26-Nov-12 08:58:31

Know two Mariannes,one in her twenties,one six months old. Neither name is ever shortened. It's a lovely name.

ditzydrawers Mon 26-Nov-12 09:30:22

I have one...she's eight months. I love the name, obviously.

I'm not one of those who hates it when other people want to use a name. I love hearing of other Marianne fans. We haven't met any other tiny ones yet so I think it's pretty unusual but, as someone else said, it's not kooky or out there.

Definitely not tarty, imo either! To me, it's fresh and a bit edgy whilst also being pretty. Hope that makes sense...

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