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What's your take on Mary?

(65 Posts)
sureitsgrand Sun 28-May-17 07:47:44

If I were to use this name should I have a girl it would honor a very special lady in my life.
However I don't know is it too old fashioned? I am not usually a fan of old lady style names, but like this for other reasons.
I don't think it's very popular which I'd prefer too.
Anyone heard of a baby Mary recently or have any ideas?

DermotTheSprog Sun 28-May-17 07:49:57

Beautiful! I know a toddler Mary and think it is a feminine and pretty name. And will be unusual in her generation.

IrnBruTortie Sun 28-May-17 07:50:19

I love it. I know a v young Mary, and also some called Marie / Maria. It's lovely to honour someone special too x

Completeguess Sun 28-May-17 07:50:29

Really don't like it sorry and I haven't met one for years but I think it's popular on here.

saladsmoothie Sun 28-May-17 07:52:42

Love love love xx

MollyHuaCha Sun 28-May-17 07:54:15

It's lovely. I wanted this name, but DH said no...

Whileweareonthesubject Sun 28-May-17 07:57:58

I like it. With a few exceptions, I don't usually like the 'old' names, but I do like Mary. Possibly because there's an older one in our extended family and she is lovely. If I'd had a dd I would have tried to use it somewhere in the name.
I work in a school and we have had a couple of Marys over the years, but only ever one at a time.

C0RAL Sun 28-May-17 07:59:48


00100001 Sun 28-May-17 08:01:15

Mary is a lovely name and is on our list smile

MiniAlphaBravo Sun 28-May-17 08:38:21

I like it and had it on our lists. Hesitated to use it but it's very pretty and has good significance for you. Go for it!

wizzywig Sun 28-May-17 08:39:09

Great name. Lovely.

ClashCityRocker Sun 28-May-17 08:54:16

I couldn't use it as it's what little girls call their bits round here.

But I think that's just a local thing. I actually think it's quite pretty. And she'd be a shoo-in for the nativity!

RuthB4 Sun 28-May-17 09:06:37


hesterton Sun 28-May-17 09:07:36

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Jooni Sun 28-May-17 09:08:50

I think it's a good choice - solid, sensible, well-known and "on-trend" in the sense of being sweet and vintage but very underused as you say. However, I'm personally not a huge fan of Mary. Nothing wrong with it as such, it just feels very bland to me. Lots of people love it and find it refreshing on a little one though!

needsomeopinions Sun 28-May-17 10:02:41

No, please not for a baby. Mary is also a middle name in both mine and my DH's side of the family but DH won't even contemplate it as a middle name!

villainousbroodmare Sun 28-May-17 10:08:24

Lovely. Vintage but non-elderly. Unusual yet familiar.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 28-May-17 10:12:33

❤️ Mary.

MyHairNeedsASnip Sun 28-May-17 10:15:05

It's nice, depends on where you live though. Round here it would be pronounced Muuury.

Floralnomad Sun 28-May-17 10:15:08

Drab and dull , sorry .

katronfon Sun 28-May-17 10:18:51

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squoosh Sun 28-May-17 10:20:15

Too religious for me.

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sun 28-May-17 10:22:20

DDs has a lovely friend called Mary, she's beautiful inside and out tbh so I associate the name with good things. She's 13 so not a baby but still v young so I don't think it's out of place in 2017 for a baby.

troodiedoo Sun 28-May-17 10:22:46

It's lovely (my middle name)

Old fashioned names all the rage now so go for it. It won't sound old fashioned to her peer group.

DaisyDaisydoo Sun 28-May-17 10:24:01

Love it

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