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Maria Theresa

(121 Posts)
chickenfactory Thu 13-Jun-13 12:52:30

Too holy sounding?
Can't decide on a middle name for our 2day old, any other suggestions?

KittenofDoom Thu 13-Jun-13 12:55:42

Holy, no. Empress of Austria, yes.

lollypopsicle Thu 13-Jun-13 13:07:54

Sounds very 1950s Irish to me: a la Maeve Binchey...but I don't think that's a bad thing. My issue would be that they both end in 'a' so would probably go for Therese instead.

chickenfactory Thu 13-Jun-13 13:08:42

Hhm should have googled. She might just be plain old Maria then.

thegreylady Thu 13-Jun-13 13:11:35

I think it sounds lovely and flows very well.I have a cousin named Marie Claire-she always gets called the whole thing and it really suits her.

squoosh Thu 13-Jun-13 14:13:55

I agree about the 1950s Irish thing. She'd be born holding a scapular in one hand and rosary beads in the other.

Oh, and she'd be wearing a nun's habit.

FlowersBlown Thu 13-Jun-13 14:18:03

Very Catholic. Lots of people with this combination of names. Sister Maria Teresa was the founder of the Sisters of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order. Hence the many Sacred Heart schools.

PoppyAmex Thu 13-Jun-13 14:21:11

Lovely name, I have a Maria too. wink

I prefer Teresa (no "h) but I'm from Southern Europe and the "th" sound isn't very friendly to us continent-dwellers.

soontobeslendergirl Thu 13-Jun-13 14:28:53

If you like the musical lilt of the name, how about Maria Louisa or Louise?

Other options:

Maria Joanne
Maria Catherine
Maria Joy
Maria Alice
Maria Lillian
Maria Lily

chickenfactory Thu 13-Jun-13 16:38:23

Oh I like Maria Catherine. Decisions decisions!

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 13-Jun-13 16:39:25

Maria Theresa is lovely

Disclaimer: I'm Irish Catholic grin

HesterShaw Thu 13-Jun-13 16:41:51

Erm....sounds like a Habsburg Empress to me. Not a name for a 21st century child.

Elquota Thu 13-Jun-13 16:45:22

Agree it's very Catholic. I think Maria plus any saint's name is likely to have this effect.

wigglesrock Thu 13-Jun-13 18:34:41

I love Maria, I met a grown up one a few weeks ago and I had a terrible case of name envy.

Is it Maria (1st name), Theresa (middle name) or all one name?

wigglesrock Thu 13-Jun-13 18:36:19

Sorry, can now see Theresa is a middle name blush. Lovely, but if we're suggesting middle names - Juliet?

chickenfactory Fri 14-Jun-13 00:44:27

Theresa as a middle name so wouldn't be used everyday.
Any other suggestions greatly appreciated!

amazingmumof6 Fri 14-Jun-13 01:14:12

Maria June?

lottiegarbanzo Fri 14-Jun-13 01:14:36

Either name by itself sounds distinctly catholic to me, so both together suggests you may already have her name down for a convent.


lottiegarbanzo Fri 14-Jun-13 01:27:57


BlueStarsAtNight Fri 14-Jun-13 01:32:11

I like both names but not together. How about:

Maria Louise
Maria Charlotte
Maria Sophie
Maria Joanne
Maria Juliet

TheBirdsFellDownToDingADong Fri 14-Jun-13 08:31:19

I like Maria. Underused in a UK setting.

I don't like Theresa. Catholicky-ness aside I find it a bit meh sounding. And there's always the pronunciation issue, Te=reesa/Teraysa.

I'm in Italy so surrounded by Maria+somethings (DD has 7 girls in her class all called Maria+ something)

I like Maria Catherine.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 14-Jun-13 09:16:19

Maria Caroline
Maria Celeste
Maria Carenza
Maria Nancy

bugsybill Fri 14-Jun-13 13:26:26

I think it sounds like she is from a very traditional catholic family.

Maria Catherine sounds less holy if this the criteria.

Also how about:
Maria Emmaline
Maria Georgina
Maria Claire
Maria Abigail
Maria Louisa

^^ These sound less holy imo. So something similar if that is what you are looking for. I think a lot of names go nicely with Maria so it cont be too hard to find something you like smile

RaRaZ Fri 14-Jun-13 13:30:21

Sorry, I think it sounds like a nun!

chickenfactory Sat 15-Jun-13 05:35:24

Maria Catherine is now the front runner, I like Maria Louise but

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