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Marika or miranda

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Sharaluck Sun 16-Feb-14 07:55:17

Or something similar?

TamerB Sun 16-Feb-14 08:00:01


FlirtingFail Sun 16-Feb-14 08:10:12


Ohmydarlin Sun 16-Feb-14 08:32:26


Davidhasselhoffstoecheese Sun 16-Feb-14 08:44:05


HRHQueenMe Sun 16-Feb-14 08:56:14

Mirabella. Love Miranda!

Allalonenow Sun 16-Feb-14 09:00:18

Miranda is lovely.

ginzillas Sun 16-Feb-14 09:17:09

I like Marika. It sounds feisty!

Sharaluck Sun 16-Feb-14 12:32:46

I was leaning towards Marika. But it seems Miranda is preferred. Any reasons why you don't like it?

HyvaPaiva Sun 16-Feb-14 12:35:08

For your 'something similar' how about Marit?

NadiaWadia Mon 17-Feb-14 04:19:39

Quite like the sound of Marika. Is it pronounced m'REE-ka or MARRY-ka? Where does it come from?

It is unusual certainly and maybe people don't recognise it as they do Miranda, so that's why? Miranda is lovely though.

Hulafox Mon 17-Feb-14 04:35:41


Onepactupac Mon 17-Feb-14 04:37:12

Marika is Japanese. Are you Japanese?

Hulafox Mon 17-Feb-14 04:41:01

Ps I prefer Marika. It's quirky and I can't get past the TV personality Miranda.

I also once met a Milena. (Mi-lay-na). But Marianne gives you more options for shorter names and I like the fact it ends with a vowel sound in a world where so many popular names end in 'ie' or 'a' sounds.

HavantGuard Mon 17-Feb-14 06:41:20


I love Miranda but I think Miranda Hart has killed it for a generation sad

Sharaluck Mon 17-Feb-14 09:23:11


I didnt think it was Japanese. I know it has east European origins, also Greek.

florascotia Mon 17-Feb-14 10:58:43

I have also come across 'Marika' in eastern Europe. I prefer it to Miranda.

For your 'something similar',what about:

Mariota (old Scottish version of Margaret)

Mireille (French)

squoosh Mon 17-Feb-14 11:12:17

There were three Marikas in my year in secondary school.

Never met one before or since.

UriGeller Mon 17-Feb-14 11:21:14

DavidHassellhoff are you pronouncing it "Mar-Sella" or "Mar-CHella"?

Longdistance Mon 17-Feb-14 11:27:04

My dm is a Marika, she's Hungarian smile

Zermatt Mon 17-Feb-14 12:38:23


winterhat Mon 17-Feb-14 12:43:39

Miranda. It has a more flowing sound. I don't like the "eek" bit of Marika.

lljkk Mon 17-Feb-14 13:04:20

Marika is pretty, but I would half wonder if the k was a typo.

MrsMarigold Mon 17-Feb-14 13:15:42

I like Miranda or Marielle.

The Hilaire Belloc Poem Tarantella about a Miranda in rural france is also one of my favourites from childhood.

Oriunda Mon 17-Feb-14 15:00:29

Miranda is nice (Shakespearean too)
Marcella should be pronounced Mar-chella

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