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What are your thoughts on Marianne...

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


kerala Mon 26-Nov-12 16:34:07

Twee and precious. Sorry.

baskingseals Mon 26-Nov-12 16:27:03

agree with everybody - Marianne is gorgeous.

Djembe Mon 26-Nov-12 12:29:34

I am the only person on the thread who dislikes it! grin

On that basis OP, go for it!

TessOfTheBaublevilles Mon 26-Nov-12 11:45:37

I absolutely love it.

If we ever had a fourth, we'd consider it for a girl, even though it's similar to DD's middle name.

RooneyMara Mon 26-Nov-12 10:55:40

This was on my girl list but I'm having another boy.

I was going to use Manon for short.

RosannaBanana Mon 26-Nov-12 10:55:07

Told you it was a Mumsnet fave! wink

Cahooots Mon 26-Nov-12 10:52:27

I love this name, it is really pretty. It is perfect smile

Frikadellen Mon 26-Nov-12 10:48:08

Its a pretty classic name

chocolateicecream Mon 26-Nov-12 10:33:44

A very feminine, pretty name.

shepherdsdelight Mon 26-Nov-12 10:03:19

love it, love it, love it. I'm too old for more dds so you can use it instead of me!

Theas18 Mon 26-Nov-12 09:48:26

Love it. Prefer Marianne with the "a" sound at the end though in the continental way to the "ann" ending that the UK tends to give it.

mayihaveaboxofchoculaits Mon 26-Nov-12 09:46:54

Really like it, Marian is a bit old fashioned but maybe due for a resurgence,but Marianne is lovely.

ditzydrawers Mon 26-Nov-12 09:37:59

Just realised I sound a bit of a div describing my daughter's name as 'edgy' word I could think of. Anyway, use it, it's gorgeous!

aprilrain Mon 26-Nov-12 09:33:39

Gorgeous name. Apparently my parents considered if for me, but in the end they chose s much more popular 1970s girl's name. Always been a bit envy that they didn't go with Marianne.

Graceparkhill Mon 26-Nov-12 09:33:09

I know a lovely grown up Marianne so the name has positive vibes for me.
I think it is elegant and graceful and unusual without being wacky.
If you get my drift...

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...

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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 21:35:40

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

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?

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

Love it.

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.

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