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Giraffe5 Sun 02-Aug-15 01:01:37

What does it make you think when you hear it?

scatterthenuns Sun 02-Aug-15 01:02:24

I like it. I don't have an immediate association for it.

scarletforya Sun 02-Aug-15 01:03:44

To me it's fuddy-duddy and middle aged. It's plain and homely.

RitaKiaOra Sun 02-Aug-15 01:09:20

I like it.
Associations:
a sweet GBBO contestant
Martha's harbour song
Bella Martha: German romcom that Catherine Zeta Jones remade and ruined
Oh and Martha Stewart (but she didn't immediately spring to mind as I am not American, but have heard of her).
in my head she's the yank Anthea Turner but better maybe a Mnetter from the States can confirm

MintChocAddict Sun 02-Aug-15 01:10:40

Love it!!
Makes me think Vandellas

RitaKiaOra Sun 02-Aug-15 01:11:37

Scarlett that's Agatha! wink
apologies to all Agatha naming/named Mnetters, as it has become popular recently?

CordeliaFoxx Sun 02-Aug-15 01:13:24

Martha Plimpton - actress big in the 90s, loved her. Think it's a nice name.

UrethraFranklin1 Sun 02-Aug-15 01:15:15

Martha, my dear.

and

Hello, hello there, is this Martha? this is old Tom Frost....

RitaKiaOra Sun 02-Aug-15 01:16:06

Oh she's brill. I loved Raising Hope and Parenthood and her stand on the word vagina

CordeliaFoxx Sun 02-Aug-15 01:19:20

Parenthood is great, can watch it over and over! She was always quite "quirky" and wasn't afraid to be individual (I only talk in past tense as don't know any recent things about her!).

BitOfFun Sun 02-Aug-15 01:20:08

I think of the Bible story about Mary and Martha. Martha is rather put-upon, but I like her. If she'd posted in AIBU, we'd definitely tell her she was NOT unreasonable to be pissed off grin.

BitOfFun Sun 02-Aug-15 01:22:12

Story here.

MintChocAddict Sun 02-Aug-15 01:22:48

Cordelia She pops up in the good wife occasionally playing a really good lawyer character.

CordeliaFoxx Sun 02-Aug-15 01:24:28

Not seen that, is it any good? (Sorry OP)

MintChocAddict Sun 02-Aug-15 01:28:38

Yeah really good. So many good characters in it. Many of them recurring characters such as Martha Plimpton, Michael J Fox etc. Well worth a watch.
Apologies OP. As you were. grin

villainousbroodmare Sun 02-Aug-15 01:39:08

Timid housemaid with an annoying sniffle and a turned eye. Hate it.

CordeliaFoxx Sun 02-Aug-15 01:43:33

Thanks Mint.

There was also a Martha in Home and Away a couple years ago.

SavoyCabbage Sun 02-Aug-15 04:34:12

Dowdy scullery maid type.

sweetpeame Sun 02-Aug-15 08:50:18

Makes me think of a very old lady or else a little girl under 5. Most Martha's fall into one of those age brackets!

treaclesoda Sun 02-Aug-15 08:53:18

I love it. I suggested it for dd and dh was aghast. But I still love it.

OttiliaVonBCup Sun 02-Aug-15 08:54:54

Don't worry about the cost.

Kikimoon Sun 02-Aug-15 09:02:08

It's one of dh's favourites because of Martha Gellhorn. He thinks it's a very cool name. I think it's a plain name.

hawkmcqueen Sun 02-Aug-15 09:26:12

I just think it is very harsh sounding with the 'th'

longbottom Sun 02-Aug-15 09:32:44

My youngest is a Martha (5 months)
I'm obviously biased but love it and have never had a face pulled, just a "how cute, beautiful name"

Hoodedmoron Sun 02-Aug-15 09:38:39

Lovely name - is on our short list.

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