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NotYoMomma Sun 15-Sep-13 21:51:22

Underused classic or terrible 80s middle name?

I can't stop thinking about this but cant decide if it is pregnancy hormones or genuine like?

ArabellaBeaumaris Sun 15-Sep-13 21:55:11

I like it, have considered it twice but not gone for it. Not sure what held me back. But overall for me it is an underused classic.

PrincessFlirtyPants Sun 15-Sep-13 21:57:52

A friend has just named their DD Marie. I like both.

ClaraOswald Sun 15-Sep-13 22:00:56

It's getting more popular and most people will have heard of it in some way.

Currently at 94 in the rankings I think.

Tweediewalker Sun 15-Sep-13 22:01:36

I think it is a beautiful name that will come back but like you say it was overused. As a child I would tell people my name was Maria... Which it was not lol but I loved it!

bridgetsmum Sun 15-Sep-13 22:03:15

I think it's a beautiful name for a beautiful person (my name may be Maria) gringringrin

Annunziata Sun 15-Sep-13 22:04:07


3MenAndMe Sun 15-Sep-13 22:04:36

Lovely, feminine and timeless

NotYoMomma Sun 15-Sep-13 22:04:46

my middle name is Maria and I was an 80s kid. I didnt know a single Maria but we ALL had it as a middle name! lol

dh just said he liked it! I cant believe it, he is hard work haha

CruCru Sun 15-Sep-13 23:05:45

Everyone can spell it and pronounce it. It's nice.

NadiaWadia Mon 16-Sep-13 00:59:10

Wouldn't have thought it particularly 80s, more timeless. It's lovely. Plus it has the bonus of at least 3 songs you'll be able to sing to your DD (Maria from West Side Story, the song from Sound of Music, and the Blondie song).

LeoandBoosmum Mon 16-Sep-13 01:49:38

My mum is called Maria. I think it's a beautiful, timeless name. I've been wondering if it'll ever make a comeback since it's so pretty!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 16-Sep-13 02:06:30

Some will call it classic and timeless, I just think it is unremarkable. Also in my head I always think Maria diahorrea sp?

DizzyPurple Mon 16-Sep-13 02:21:14

It's lovely. My DD's middle name is Mary after her Grandma but I often say Maria as I think it is much prettier. It flows better. I do like names ending in 'A'

SmallTorch Mon 16-Sep-13 02:28:34

I like it. smile

NadiaWadia Mon 16-Sep-13 05:26:52

FingersCrossedLegsNot - don't you think that's a bit silly though? I mean, Maria doesn't even rhyme with the word you just mentioned (which I can't spell either!). You might as well say that about any name ended in 'ia', really, and there are a lot.

Lottiesmama312 Mon 16-Sep-13 05:41:52

Lovely name! My sister is a Maria and my middle name is Marie! Italian family...... grin

flopsy1974 Mon 16-Sep-13 08:58:12

Gorgeous name. Timeless classic in my opinión smile

ArabellaBeaumaris Mon 16-Sep-13 10:06:22

Is it 80s? I was born in early 80s & have never had a Maria contemporary.

squoosh Mon 16-Sep-13 10:29:54

I don't think it's an 80s name at all. It's beautiful and much, much better than weedy Marie.

beela Mon 16-Sep-13 14:05:52

I know a 3 yr old Maria.

I think it's a lovely name, it has the classic ring of so many popular names these days, yet it's not overused.

brightonbythesea Mon 16-Sep-13 14:40:01

lovely and timeless. If I ever have another girl it will be a definite contender.

PoppyAmex Mon 16-Sep-13 17:26:20

DD is Maria.

Very international name, which was important for us as a multicultural family, traditional name of saints and queens in Europe. Doesn't get more classic .

Frikadellen Mon 16-Sep-13 18:09:07

I like it a classic imo

InkleWinkle Mon 16-Sep-13 18:17:48

My DD goes to school with a Maria age 7.

I think it's a lovely name.

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