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Justchanged Wed 26-Apr-17 19:19:33

Any thoughts on whether Mary is ready for a revival? It's a family name and the more I think about it the more cute it sounds for a little girl - feminine, pretty, classic and strong. Or am I getting carried away?

I also like Joan.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Wed 26-Apr-17 19:20:50

I think Mary would be lovely for a little girl. Am not so keen on Joan.

Chathamhouserules Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:05

I love it! I think it is due a revival. I'm not sure the world is ready for Joan again yet, but give it time! I think there will be Barbara/Joan/Wendy's aplenty soon.
But I love Mary for right now!

youngestisapsycho Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:36

I like Mary. It's nice simple, pretty girls name that I would think is not very common these days.

Chathamhouserules Wed 26-Apr-17 19:27:50

And it gives her a strong chance of a lead role in nativity

hopsalong Wed 26-Apr-17 19:28:04

Love them both and think they're both chic, cool names (Joan Didion!) more than ready for a comeback, but equally brilliant if they stay unfashionable. Along with Agnes, they were my at the top of my hypothetical girls' list (ended up with two DSs).

CocoLoco87 Wed 26-Apr-17 19:28:11

Yes to Mary. Not so keen on Joan, partly because it rhymes with moan

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 26-Apr-17 19:28:49

I don't like it. A frumpy name to me.

autumnkate Wed 26-Apr-17 19:29:55

I love them both. Thought about a little Joni (Mitchell) myself

Sophronia Wed 26-Apr-17 19:37:59

Love them both.

Sophronia Wed 26-Apr-17 19:38:36

Joanie/Joni is really cute.

BounceBounceSplishSplash Wed 26-Apr-17 19:41:29

Agree with above, much prefer Joni/Joanie rather than Joan.

workshyfop Wed 26-Apr-17 19:43:25

I love both.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Wed 26-Apr-17 19:44:08

I like Mary. I would consider it myself if I were to have a daughter.

I prefer Jean to Joan.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 26-Apr-17 19:55:41

Mary is lovely classy strong yet gentle. Its definitely due a come a revival. Joan is horrible and harsh

ToffeeCaramel Wed 26-Apr-17 19:57:47

I love the name Mary.

badhotfanny Wed 26-Apr-17 19:57:47

It is dd1's middle name. A family name. We would never have considered using it for a first name and w Ed isn't pick it because we liked the name, but I do actually really like it the more I think about it.

Justchanged Wed 26-Apr-17 19:59:56

great to see the love here. I remember when I first met an Emma my age that it seemed old-fashioned and now it's one of my favourite names. Mary has the same vibe to me.

Abetes Wed 26-Apr-17 20:03:26

I have an Aunty Mary (nice lady) and an Aunty Joan (miserable old bat) so my opinion is coloured by them.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Wed 26-Apr-17 20:11:14

I persoanlly love Joanne.

But Mary is also really nice.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Wed 26-Apr-17 20:11:20


McSleepy Wed 26-Apr-17 20:15:47

I know a 2 year old Mary. It is a lovely name however all I can think of is Mary and Joseph. I think it works as a baby and older person name but can't imagine a teenager Mary...

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 26-Apr-17 20:16:05

❤️ Mary.
Not keen on Joan.

Hopelessromantic1988 Wed 26-Apr-17 20:22:17

That's my name and I'm only 27. I absolutely hate it.

It does have the advantage of making you appear sensible and from a middle class religious background though! 😀

frazzlebedazzle Wed 26-Apr-17 20:53:23

Not a fan of Mary, sorry. Joanie and Jeanie are super cute!

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