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Where are all the Marys?

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cheapandcheerful Sun 27-Mar-16 20:56:25

Why has this beautiful name not reappeared yet?

Sophronia Sun 27-Mar-16 22:26:28

I think it's due a comeback. It's a lovely, classic name. I suppose it might be considered a bit plain though.

ISOanameformyDD Mon 28-Mar-16 00:03:49

With all the Josephs.

outputgap Mon 28-Mar-16 00:08:55

I love it. Love it. Did I mention that I love it?

I knew a sensible nice decent young woman at university called Mary, and it suited her. But I always imagine Mary on a purple haired young woman with amazing clothes. I think it covers all eventualities, especially if you want to become President of Ireland.

VertigoNun Mon 28-Mar-16 00:10:40

You need to go to Ireland and check out the babyboomers.

mrsmeerkat Mon 28-Mar-16 00:37:45

It is becoming popular again. I know a baby Kathleen also.

DramaAlpaca Mon 28-Mar-16 00:40:39

I've noticed that it's starting to come back in Ireland recently.

It's a beautiful, classic, elegant name.

outputgap Mon 28-Mar-16 03:53:36

The 1964 Irish top 100 baby names is one of my favourite lists. See table 11 on this page:

marsbarmarsbar Mon 28-Mar-16 04:07:56

My mum (in Ireland, she's 63) has 11 different Mary's in her phone. I don't think it'll come back in its pure form but Maria might.

BeStrongAndCourageous Mon 28-Mar-16 04:33:44

It's my DD's middle name.

nina99ballons Mon 28-Mar-16 04:36:57

I know a three year old Mary. Love my name.

girlintheriver Mon 28-Mar-16 04:38:41

I have a five year old Mary, wish I'd called her Elizabeth

eatmytoes888 Tue 29-Mar-16 12:49:59

I love the name Mary! It's gorgeous ! I don't know any and I know a serious amount of little people! grin

ChipInTheSugar Tue 29-Mar-16 12:52:46

I know a 3yo Mary!

unicornthong Tue 29-Mar-16 13:21:51

My 16yo sister is a Mary! I love her name. smile

JacobFryesTopHatLackey Tue 29-Mar-16 13:29:25

In Ireland. That place is crawling with Marys. You get up too quickly and Marys will roll out of your pockets into the gaps between the sofa cushions.

Sorry couldn't resist. Its from Dara O'Briain. But I think the name is very pretty.

CordeliaFrost Tue 29-Mar-16 14:11:58

Love the name Mary.

If only DH and I weren't (culturally) Jewish!

villainousbroodmare Tue 29-Mar-16 20:11:48

I love the name, far far prefer it to Elizabeth. It's like a simple elegant arum lily compared to a pompous gladiolus.

mrsschu Tue 29-Mar-16 20:28:36

You obviously haven't been to Ireland... Mary's are everywhere! I went to school with a few in the 90's but it's most popular with women 50+. Everyone has about 17 Aunt Mary's. It's possibly one of the most boring names I've ever heard, I'm yawning just thinking about it. Definitely not due a revival IMO.

OddBoots Tue 29-Mar-16 20:33:09

I know of one baby Mary but it is a family name for them so it's not unexpected.

nomorechocolate2016 Tue 29-Mar-16 22:45:21

I don't like it at all. All the Marys I know are staid and old-fashioned. There's another thread on Margaret/Maggie and I hate that for the same reasons.

iwannadancewithsomebody Tue 29-Mar-16 22:49:13

It's my middle name grin and a very pretty name

Vixxfacee Tue 29-Mar-16 22:50:12

It's a middle aged woman's name. Definitely not due for a revival!

AgadorSpartacus Tue 29-Mar-16 22:54:02

Well I love it.
My DDs middle name is Mary.
after my Irish Grandmother smile

Canyouforgiveher Wed 30-Mar-16 03:33:42

If only DH and I weren't (culturally) Jewish!

I know it is strongly associated with Christianity but surely it is originally a Jewish/Hebrew name?

there was an interesting book/article in Ireland a while ago talking about how so many female leaders in Ireland were called Mary - and linking it to the likelihood of the eldest girl in the family being called Mary and then getting more focus/resources because she was the eldest.

I know a 4 year old Mary in the US. the only child I know with the name. She is called Mamie as a nickname.

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