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Deliberating - Marnie or Martha?

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ladybirdees Fri 07-Feb-14 20:36:34

Have spent to long thinking about these names and can't see the wood for the trees ...what do you think?

bouquetofpencils Fri 07-Feb-14 20:45:16

Both lovely. Marnie is more unusual. My DH vetoed both of these.

Shesaysso Fri 07-Feb-14 20:46:36

Love Martha - don't like Marnie at all x

OatcakeCravings Fri 07-Feb-14 20:46:42


Lilly Allen's daughter is called Marnie it may become popular. Not that it isn't a nice name.

Pigeonhouse Fri 07-Feb-14 20:46:58


GoAndDoSomeWork Fri 07-Feb-14 20:47:30

Marnie! have you read "when Marnie was there" by Joan Robinson?

ladybirdees Fri 07-Feb-14 20:50:11

Haven't read that, I presume it's a good association? My granny was a Marnie too so there is a family connection. Although I guess this little one deserves her own identity too!

SavoyCabbage Fri 07-Feb-14 20:52:05

I see Martha as been quite a downtrodden name as the Martha in the bible was the dowdy, overlooked sister.

Bowlersarm Fri 07-Feb-14 20:52:14


Such a brilliant name.

DramaAlpaca Fri 07-Feb-14 20:52:51

I think Marnie is very pretty, but I don't like Martha at all.

SorrelForbes Fri 07-Feb-14 20:54:00

I see Martha as been quite a downtrodden name as the Martha in the bible was the dowdy, overlooked sister.

Yes, Martha always reminds of the women who were made to be the servants in The Handmaid's Tale.

eatyourveg Fri 07-Feb-14 21:01:08

Martha no contest

GoAndDoSomeWork Fri 07-Feb-14 21:32:14

see the amazon reviews - someone on there says they named their daughter Marnie because of the book

Only1scoop Fri 07-Feb-14 21:33:10


squoosh Fri 07-Feb-14 21:39:39

Martha is quite puritan servant.

Marnie is quite 1960's.

Both nice though.

NoArmaniNoPunani Fri 07-Feb-14 21:41:47


NadiaWadia Fri 07-Feb-14 22:11:03


HyvaPaiva Fri 07-Feb-14 22:11:48


Mellowandfruitful Fri 07-Feb-14 22:13:27


LadyGoneGaga Fri 07-Feb-14 22:30:55

Love Marnie, hate Martha.

TwinkleSparkleBling Fri 07-Feb-14 23:41:04

Marnie is gorgeous! Martha is a bit more plain in my opinion.

Procrastinating Fri 07-Feb-14 23:43:42


MrsSchadenfreude Fri 07-Feb-14 23:47:20


bootsycollins Fri 07-Feb-14 23:49:07

Marnie is gorgeous.

AGoodPirate Sat 08-Feb-14 19:49:29


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