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daisydoo85 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:09:57

Thoughts on this name?
Also like Florence.

CinnamonSummer Fri 11-Oct-13 19:17:22

Marianne is gorgeous, very pretty and unusual. dislike Florence.

brunette123 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:19:01

Hi I prefer Marianne to Florence too. Pretty name. Would you shorten it? I like it as it is.

Minty82 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:24:10

My number one girls name and DH has absolutely vetoed it so I'm extremely envy if you get to use it! Elegant, beautiful without being remotely frilly, timeless, and pulls off the miraculous trick of echoing both Jane Austen and Leonard Cohen (both favourites of mine). Go for it!

Cohenite Fri 11-Oct-13 19:26:44

Beautiful name smile

Coupon Fri 11-Oct-13 19:28:13

Marianne is very pretty. I like Florence even more.

TheFallenMadonna Fri 11-Oct-13 19:32:58

Love Marianne. Less keen on Florence.

daisydoo85 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:35:40

Thanks for the comments. I think we would shorten it to something but not sure what.

daisydoo85 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:43:37

Glad you said it isn't frilly as that is my only reservation.

Yama Fri 11-Oct-13 19:48:30

Love it. Would have been dc2's name but he was a boy.

monkeywrench Fri 11-Oct-13 19:57:03

I like Florence (DD middle name, so I would) Not so much Marianne, know someone with a Marielena can also spell it without the first 'e', which is also pretty.

HomicidalPsychoJungleCat Fri 11-Oct-13 19:57:59

LOVE it, and Florence!

Minty82 Fri 11-Oct-13 19:58:53

I met a Marianna once - that was frilly. Marianne treads exactly the right side of the line in my opinion!

Sunnysummer Fri 11-Oct-13 20:14:16

Love Marianne! Jane Austen and Cohen indeed (and nearly Shakespeare), and very cool. Plus I know a fab one smile

Florence is also nice but so trendy in some areas right now that (1) there'll be more of them and (2) it'll date.

MaireadnotMermaid Fri 11-Oct-13 20:17:28

I know several lovely Mariannes.

daisydoo85 Fri 11-Oct-13 20:23:29

Do you adult ones or little ones?

willowstar Fri 11-Oct-13 21:21:39

I knew two adult Mariannes, both in Aberdeen. Neither were shortened. Lovely name.

FloraDance Fri 11-Oct-13 21:57:39


Jemimapuddleduk Fri 11-Oct-13 22:06:12

I know a baby Marianne and she is gorgeous. V cool name- works for all ages and lots of lovely nicknames too.

ThoughtsPlease Fri 11-Oct-13 22:10:02

I love the name Marianna.

My DDs have a friend called Marianna, and while I am very happy with my DDs names, I often have a pang of 'something' that I did not think of Marianna!

DramaAlpaca Fri 11-Oct-13 22:11:08

I adore Marianne, it's an underused classic.

Thurlow Fri 11-Oct-13 22:24:25

I don't like Florence, I find it quite a hard name and it doesn't have many shortenings that are nice either.

Marianne is just gorgeous though!

Tikkamasala Sat 12-Oct-13 00:10:08

Really nice! Definitely a great balance of classic/heard off but unusual and rare. I also like Florence.

NadiaWadia Sat 12-Oct-13 00:48:24

Lovely, classy name and still fairly unusual.

Minty what reasons did your DH give for vetoing it? He clearly has no taste (in names), so can't you just overrule him?

looki Sat 12-Oct-13 01:35:02

Really like Marianne and know a fab one. It is never shortened.

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