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Mali or Marnie

(24 Posts)
chuckieegg2008 Sat 23-Jan-16 22:06:59

Which do you prefer?

Asking on behalf of SIL who is pregnant with her first child, surname is Davies

StitchesInTime Sat 23-Jan-16 22:13:49


Mali is a country.

WonderingAspie Sat 23-Jan-16 22:14:24

Is Mali a name? Makes me think of Malia. It does sound made up.

I did like Marnie until I met someone who called her daughter that. The daughter is a spoiled madam and total pita and the mum is a bit chavtastic rough around the edges. I end up associating names with people so it has a negative association for me but the name in its self isn't bad. I think Marnie Davies goes quite well.

iciclewinter Sat 23-Jan-16 22:15:24

Marnie. It's quite nicknamey-sounding so Marina with Marnie as nickname might be nice.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 23-Jan-16 22:19:26

Mali is the Welsh version of Molly!!! Not at all made up!!! :-)

chuckieegg2008 Sat 23-Jan-16 22:19:38

Mali is a welsh name

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 23-Jan-16 22:20:07

But they both sound like dogs' names to me... sorry

ThoughtfulPenny Sat 23-Jan-16 22:23:22

Mali - I'm assuming she's in Wales. It's really pretty.

eternalopt Sat 23-Jan-16 22:26:15

Love Mali, but then I'm in Wales! Could go Mari if she's not in Wales but wants a Welsh name. Might be easier for the English tongues and is a cords between the two.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 23-Jan-16 22:27:57

Marni. Think Mali could grow on me though

Jeffjefftyjeff Sat 23-Jan-16 22:33:31

Mali means gardener in Hindi. Not sure if this makes a difference to you! I like it but if you're not in Wales/ have non Welsh friends people would pronounce it like the country ( mar-li not ma-lly)

LeaLeander Sat 23-Jan-16 22:39:52

Marnie sounds nicknamey and also makes me think of the Hitchcock film about the neurotic thief whose mother was a prostitute and who was raped by her husband.

Mali is somewhat better but again sounds like a nickname.

LovelyBranches Sat 23-Jan-16 22:59:57

Are you pronouncing Mali to rhyme with Sally? I'm Welsh and I like it.

TheRealBarenziah Sat 23-Jan-16 23:32:37

Marnie is a bad choice in some regional accents - up here in the north west, names are often prefaced with "our", so it's not uncommon to hear cries of "Armani!" in the supermarket wink Asda rather than Waitrose, obvs

slkk Sat 23-Jan-16 23:39:48

Marnie means lady bits here.

Abominablebride Sat 23-Jan-16 23:42:06

I know a Mali (rhyming with Harley) she is named after the country

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WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 24-Jan-16 00:01:02

Mali. Pronounced mall-e. like Sally.

Welsh name, so goes well will Davies.

Marnie is cute, but all I can hear is a Whiney American kid shouting 'marrrrmeeeee' for its mum.

Short for imani? As a nn?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 24-Jan-16 00:03:31

Marnie. Gorgeous name.

Sophronia Sun 24-Jan-16 00:19:13


Cococo1 Sun 24-Jan-16 07:51:51

They are both nice. Think I prefer Marnie - and love the idea of Marina nn Marnie.

LeonoraFlorence Sun 24-Jan-16 20:46:26

Definitely prefer Marnie smile

LadyFannyOfOmaha Sun 24-Jan-16 20:55:43

Like others have said Mali (Welsh Molly) goes nicely with Davies. I don't like Marnie, it sounds like sarnie, a horrible word, or a cross between mardy & moany, just a dreadful name.

CrystalMcPistol Sun 24-Jan-16 22:03:22

I really like Marnie.

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