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(22 Posts)
ItsYonliMe Sat 27-Apr-13 04:59:02

My, much younger, sister is having a daughter soon. She's asked me what I think of Marcia. I personally don't like it - but am I being odd? It just seems a strange kind of name.

KeepYerTitsIn Sat 27-Apr-13 05:10:59

I think it's lovely, unusual but not at all weird or try-hard.

smother Sat 27-Apr-13 08:43:25

i think it's really lovely and a good balance of unusual but not 'out there' in any way. A refreshing, grown-up and pretty kind of name.

My only hesitation would be pronounciation issues - whether people would say 'Marsia' with a soft c or Marsha with a 'sh'. I realise Marsha is a different name but I think there is a potential confusion....?

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Sat 27-Apr-13 08:58:44

I don't really like it, but I can definitely see the good points as highlighted above ^^

Agree re pronunciation - if they're the types to be bugged by people mispronouncing, then it's maybe one to avoid.

Gwennan Sat 27-Apr-13 09:10:39

I know a Marcia (Mar-see-uh) in her 30s - seems like a perfectly normal name too me.

I also know a Marcie, which I believe is a nickname for Marcella in her case.

Both are pretty.

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 27-Apr-13 09:15:39

It's lovely if pronounced mar see ah

If its the other way then bleurgh

awkwardsis Sat 27-Apr-13 09:16:03

Brady bunch. Sorry.

mathanxiety Sat 27-Apr-13 19:01:10

Reminds me of the Brady Bunch. A dated name. I would put it in the same bracket as Doris, Phyllis, Gladys, Beryl for unattractiveness.

mathanxiety Sat 27-Apr-13 19:01:30

Actually, I like Beryl a lot more than Marcia.

scaevola Sat 27-Apr-13 19:02:49

I see it as dated, and not in a good way.

Marrow Sat 27-Apr-13 19:10:00

One of the nicest, sweetest people I know is called Marcia (Mar cee a) so for that reason I love it smile

Theironfistofarkus Sat 27-Apr-13 19:12:35

Ooh I like Marcella! Maybe that is an option instead?

FoofFighter Sat 27-Apr-13 19:18:29

My best friend at school in the 70s/80s was called Marcia. I have never met another so to me it seems dated

BikeRunSki Sat 27-Apr-13 19:27:29

I know a preschool age Marcia. She and her family spend a great deal of time saying "No, Mar Sea Ah, not Marsha".

I personally don't particularly like or dislike it. Having grown up with a confusing surname, I deliberately gave my DC straightforward first names.

thermalsinapril Sat 27-Apr-13 20:48:31

I like it, as long as it's pronounced Mar-see-uh.

Much nicer than Marsha or Martha.

PoppyAmex Sat 27-Apr-13 20:52:39

"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!" (Brady Bunch)

JojoMags Sat 27-Apr-13 20:54:11

honestly...horrid and a disaster if not pretty. Meredith, Merriel, Maeve, Margo all much nicer

KingCaractacus Sat 27-Apr-13 20:58:58

This is my Nana's name. My Nana is 65 and a lovely woman, however I'm not keen on the name personally.

My Nana pronounces is Mar-see-ya and, as far as I know, has not encountered pronunciation issues.

mewkins Sat 27-Apr-13 21:27:45

Yes I was at school with one in the 80s. She pronounced it Mar-cee-a. It's a nice solid name a bit old fashioned. I like that.
There's also a Marcie in the Peanuts cartoons. That's quite cute too.

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 21:50:58

I agree with the OP not keen at all

JazzAnnNonMouse Sun 28-Apr-13 07:09:34

I've never heard it said Marsha before but I really love Marcia - v pretty

chickensaladagain Sun 28-Apr-13 07:27:51

It wouldn't even occur to me that it could be pronounced any other way than Mar-cee-a

I don't dislike it but I hate marcy which it will turn into at some point

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