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Opinions on Marnie

(47 Posts)
Catherinebee85 Fri 21-Apr-17 00:48:18

DP loves Marnie

I'm not 100% sold on it but I do think it's pretty. I just worry that it's chavvy.

What do we think?

piefacedClique Fri 21-Apr-17 00:50:17

It's pretty but first thing that comes to mind is geordie shore! Sorry x

GinSwigmore Fri 21-Apr-17 00:50:42

I like it very much (film does not bother me).

GinSwigmore Fri 21-Apr-17 00:52:07

^Hitchcock sprang to mind not GS (heathens!) < wink

IllMetByMoonlight Fri 21-Apr-17 00:58:40

Hm. Feels like I ought to 'get it', but I don't. Rhymes with sarnie. Sounds like mardy , as in moody or temperamental. I'm usually super positive about baby names... What's got into me?

SuperBeagle Fri 21-Apr-17 01:45:32

Sounds very bland to me. Like the person named Marnie would be a bland person. Not sure why this is my association with it (I don't know anyone named Marnie).

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 21-Apr-17 02:12:39

I love it, would have been ds3's name.

TurboTheChicken Fri 21-Apr-17 02:13:14

I like it, When Marnie Was There was a favourite book when I was a child. Marnie

Haudyerwheesht Fri 21-Apr-17 02:46:51

Love it

LouisvilleLlama Fri 21-Apr-17 03:05:17

I do think it's chavvy but the only Marnie I know is the one from Geordie Shore who I saw on big brother

ScarlettFreestone Fri 21-Apr-17 03:05:22

Beagle I know three people called Marnie (a child and a two adults) and none of them are in any way "bland".

In fact quite the opposite.

I think it's a lovely name OP, probably because I know three interesting, creative and vivacious Marnies!

HerRoyalNotness Fri 21-Apr-17 03:08:59

I only know one, my cousin. She is a happy, outgoing, social woman that is a pleasure to be around.

But it seems like a nickname to me, even though it isn't.

OutComeTheWolves Fri 21-Apr-17 03:15:08

I love it.

The only way I wouldn't use it is if you live in an area that uses 'our' when talking about people i.e. I'm going to see our sue tomorrow/tell our David I said hello etc etc. That's only because 'Our Marnie' sounds like 'Armani' which I do think is a chavvy name.

mathanxiety Fri 21-Apr-17 04:14:38

IllMetByMoonlight Fri 21-Apr-17 00:58:40
Hm. Feels like I ought to 'get it', but I don't. Rhymes with sarnie. Sounds like mardy.

Makes me think 'smarmy' too.

I don't get this name either. It's like a sarnie that will bite you back.

Jooni Fri 21-Apr-17 07:15:10

I quite like it. It's in the same camp as Edie, Sadie, Connie, Elsie, etc. to me - vintage revival nicknames, very on-trend but not actually popular individually as there are so many different ones out there. Not "chavvy" (MN won't like that you used this word!) to me at all.

Lily Allen has a Marnie Rose (and an Ethel). Personally, I prefer Mamie - Meryl Streep has one of those.

Orangebird69 Fri 21-Apr-17 07:18:54

Awful. All I can picture is a woman in a cheap velour tracksuit, Croydon face lift type pony tail (with greasy hair) and Elizabeth Duke creole earrings.

2014newme Fri 21-Apr-17 07:21:02

I used to love the marnie books when I was a child

Silverdream Fri 21-Apr-17 07:22:38

Marnie - geordie shaw

KoalaDownUnder Fri 21-Apr-17 07:26:47

I don't 'get it' either.

It doesn't have the vintage vibe of Sadie etc, for me, at all. I went to school with several Marnies in the 70s and 80s.

Reminds me more of Melanie.

RedStripeIassie Fri 21-Apr-17 07:32:05

I think it's nice. Marnie would be a sweet tomboy who grows up to be a fun but sophisticated women who wears her hair in a short choppy bob. (Never even met a Marnie so no idea where I'm getting this image from grin).

WildCherryBlossom Fri 21-Apr-17 08:24:56

The only one I've ever known was a nickname - short for Marianne. She was very beautiful.

Montsti Fri 21-Apr-17 09:17:03

Not a fan as it seems like a nickname but with no option of a full name..although I don't think it's chavvy but I've never watched Geordie Shore...

user1492757084 Fri 21-Apr-17 09:20:48

Marnie is the name of my niece.
She often has to spell out her name. It's cute but is it too much like a nick name?

Other ideas - Marcelle, Miranda, Mietta, Meghan or Margot.

namechange20050 Fri 21-Apr-17 09:21:12

I think it's lovely. I only know it from the Hitchcock film though. I've never watched geordie shore though. Not chavvy at all imo.

Ohyesiam Fri 21-Apr-17 09:37:56

Sounds very American . which may not be a problem ( or may be an asset) for you.

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