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Katiekins86 Fri 07-Oct-16 12:51:50

What do you think of Margery? According to the statistics it's virtually extinct unless I'm spelling it wrong. I really love Maggie and Maddie but DH will not agree to Madeleline because of the McConnell.

Thanks in advance x

Katiekins86 Fri 07-Oct-16 12:53:55

Silly auto correct. Because of the McCanns*

Margerie is also the eldest known relation in Dh's family tree so it's not a tribute to the Tyrells haha

Marmighty Fri 07-Oct-16 12:55:12

Love it! NN would be margie I suppose

exexpat Fri 07-Oct-16 12:56:02

You've spelt it several ways - the accepted versions are Margery and Marjorie, I think. I have one of those as a middle name (after my grandmother) and always hated it. Too similar to margarine.

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 07-Oct-16 12:56:57

It could be spelt Marjorie but I don't find 'Marj' a particularly nice name and The Simpsons...

FranHastings Fri 07-Oct-16 12:57:49

I would think you had inadvertently spelled Margaret wrongly if you used the version in the thread title.

JinkxMonsoon Fri 07-Oct-16 12:57:56

You've spelled it three different ways smile

I think the proper spelling is Margery. Forme it's not a very aesthetically pleasing name. It has a dowdy feel about it (and my DD has an "old lady" name so I'm not against retro names at all). Also it makes me think of margarine.

ShowMeTheElf Fri 07-Oct-16 12:57:57

I've only seen it spelled Marjorie. I think it's charming and much under-used of late.

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 07-Oct-16 12:58:36

Ps - Madeleine is much nicer and if I was ever introduced to a baby Madeleine I really wouldn't think of Madeleine Mccann.

If you like Maddie how about Madison?

JinkxMonsoon Fri 07-Oct-16 12:59:17

Oh shit yes, the proper spelling is Marjorie! I think I was thinking of Marge Simpson, hence Margery. I even Googled it to check the spelling grin

ShowMeTheElf Fri 07-Oct-16 13:00:28

According to google it's derived from Margaret anyway which is the usual name for NN Maggie (and also gives you Meg which is gorgeous for a little girl)..

Tanaqui Fri 07-Oct-16 13:00:56

You c an spell it Margery or Marjorie. I like it despite the margerine association, but not keen on marj or Marjie as shorts.

memyselfandaye Fri 07-Oct-16 13:03:24

I think it's awful, I just can't imagine a teenager/young woman being happy with that name.

MaryTheCanary Fri 07-Oct-16 13:25:46

Margarine. No.

It's a pity, because it's a pretty name if you can forget that association.

How about Marigold?

soundsystem Fri 07-Oct-16 13:29:29

I love both Margery and Marjorie. I had a very similar thread on here a couple of years ago when pregnant with DD and the response was fairly negative. I still like it though!

(DD is not called Margery, because in the end DH didn't like it enough, and we went with something else)

badtime Fri 07-Oct-16 13:31:24

Margery is a traditional English spelling (like Margery Kempe, the 14th-15th century writer).

KoalaDownUnder Fri 07-Oct-16 13:39:15

I think it's awful (sorry).

I'd prefer plain Margaret.

SeveredPixieBits Fri 07-Oct-16 13:45:57

I would assume you had spelt it wrongly. It's dreadful in my view.

juneau Fri 07-Oct-16 13:46:08

You've written it as Margarey, Margery and Margerie in the space of one title and two posts. So which is it to be? Or maybe you should think of something else. Preferably a name you can spell ...

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 07-Oct-16 13:49:42

I like Marjorie...could even have Jo as a NN.

I wouldn't like Marge as a shortening.

Katiekins86 Fri 07-Oct-16 13:53:54

Well your right I spelt it wrong in the title. Autocorrect corrected it to Margaret and I didn't change it correctly. DH'S relation was actually spelt Margerie (with ie) according to census records. Can't believe that attracts so much negative attention though.

Mitzimaybe Fri 07-Oct-16 13:57:03

I think Marjorie is the more common spelling. Margery is a family name in my Dad's family. If I had a girl I might use it but more to honour the relatives than because I love it. It doesn't make me think of margarine because I've known it as a name all my life.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 07-Oct-16 14:28:51

I prefer the Marjorie spelling

ElspethFlashman Fri 07-Oct-16 14:31:24

Or you could spell it the game of thrones way: Margaery.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Oct-16 14:33:32

I like it especially with the IE ending.

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