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BrokenRainbow Sun 23-Apr-17 17:33:30

Would it be odd to have a Maria to a sibling called Mariam?

AntigoneJones Sun 23-Apr-17 17:34:46


JennyHolzersGhost Sun 23-Apr-17 17:37:53

I love the name Mariam but I don't think you can use it with a sibling called Maria, sorry. That ship has sailed.

BrokenRainbow Sun 23-Apr-17 17:39:27

Really sad

Even though they're pronounced differently?
I have a Mari-am and the baby would be called Maa-ria (Arabic way)

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 17:49:11

I don't think so, no.

I thinky Mary may work? But Maria and Mariam? That's a one letter difference.

Mary, Marie, Marielle? Yes. Maria? Im personal o? No.

rollonthesummer Sun 23-Apr-17 17:50:00

No-they are far too similar!

Jooni Sun 23-Apr-17 17:52:51

Way way way too similar!

MarklahMarklah Sun 23-Apr-17 18:01:35

Up to you really. A friend of mine once encountered twins called John and Jonathan.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 18:03:00

Maya? Mira? Miranda?

harderandharder2breathe Sun 23-Apr-17 18:56:13


fuzzywuzzy Sun 23-Apr-17 18:57:58

They're two different names so I'd say yes they work fine.

DramaAlpaca Sun 23-Apr-17 18:58:25

I was going to say they are much too similar, but maybe it would work since the Arabic way of pronouncing them is really quite different.

Mariam is a lovely name, by the way.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 18:59:08

They are indeed in writing very similar, but when you say the names out loud, they're fine together.
I would OP, I love them both.

pinkmagic1 Sun 23-Apr-17 19:05:51

Too similar I think even with the Arabic pronunciation. What about Malaika, Marwa, Mona or Manal if you want a name beggining with M? I especially like Malaika.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 19:27:49

I understand that the Arabic pronunciation is different. But first of all, are all people really going to stick to that? I wouldn't be so sure...

Plus, even with that pronunciation, it's very similar. I mean, I personally think that siblings with the same initials is already a bit too "samey"...
I like the suggestion of Malaika and Mona.

FrenchLavender Sun 23-Apr-17 19:28:54

Yes it would be ridiculous. Mariam is just Maria with an extra letter on the end.

BrokenRainbow Sun 23-Apr-17 20:40:44

Thank you for the suggestions and although Mary and Marie are lovely it has to be an Arabic name.

love Muna but SIL has one. My backups are Aisha, Laila (if born at night I suppose) or Maymun (spelling and pronunciation will be a nightmare).

MIL wanted Marwa but I think it's too old sounding for a baby.

WhatKatyDidnt Sun 23-Apr-17 20:44:17

Aisha and Laila are so pretty and go really well with Mariam.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 20:49:17

I like Laila and Marwa.

Laila is such a beautiful name. I also know a really lovely woman called Aminah, I've always liked her name... (I'm pretty sure it's an Arabic name. If I'm wrong about that I'm sorry.)

Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 21:00:20

I think they're too close, sorry.

JennyHolzersGhost Sun 23-Apr-17 21:18:15

Marwa is nice. I know an Amina and I like her name. Also like Aisha.

buttercup54321 Sun 23-Apr-17 23:03:03

Too similar

WildCherryBlossom Mon 24-Apr-17 07:44:56

Aisha & Laila are beautiful. How about Humaira?

( I don't think you can do María & Mariam)

Pemba Mon 24-Apr-17 20:11:59

Maria and Mariam are basically the same name. I thought Mariam WAS the Arabic version of Maria/Mary? Like in the Koran Jesus' mother is called Mariam? Both versions are nice, but I don't think you can have too sisters as it's too close. Would you have Anne and Anna? Unless there's something that I'm missing.

Pemba Mon 24-Apr-17 20:13:34

Two sisters

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