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Lakelover Fri 15-Aug-08 13:46:32

It's my grandmother's name, dp and I both love it, but is it TOO old fashioned? I'm afraid I cannot STAND some of the celeb tryhard names that you see floating about, so it has to be what I would consider to be a sensible proper name! (let's just hope she's not too contrary!)

belgo Fri 15-Aug-08 13:47:40

it's not old fashioned at all. It's a very normal, nice name (phew)

etchasketch Fri 15-Aug-08 13:51:13

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Dragonbutter Fri 15-Aug-08 13:54:22

it's a pretty name.
it's definitely a sensible proper name, and it's unlikely there would be another in her class at school as it's not very popular at the moment.

CountessDracula Fri 15-Aug-08 13:54:43

I love it

(it is my dd's middle name, and my Mum's)

saythatagain Fri 15-Aug-08 13:54:44

I love this name; it was a real contender for us when dd was born in '04!

Lakelover Fri 15-Aug-08 13:54:48

Oh thank you ladies - we think so too , but I have had a few raised eyebrows from friends. Perhaps they think I should call her Poonani or Phlegm?!! wink I know it's up to us what we call our own child, but it is nice to check these things in the relative safety of mumsnet!

CountessDracula Fri 15-Aug-08 13:55:13

and also I would ahve used as first name happily but our surname begins with M so might be a bit milly molly mandy!

derelicte Fri 15-Aug-08 13:55:42

I am a Mary. She will get a million puns made about her name; not nasty ones just dumb-arse teachers etc saying Mary Mary Quite Contrary, or random people saying "Here comes Mary from the Dairy" hmm

I can't say I love my name. I don't hate it either. It's just a bit...meh.

One good point is that there are very few other Mary's around, so I was never "Mary Initial" at school.

CountessDracula Fri 15-Aug-08 13:55:45

you could always have their suggestions as midlle names

Mary Punani Phlegm does have a ring to it

Swedes Fri 15-Aug-08 13:56:54

I love it.

jellyrolly Fri 15-Aug-08 14:00:17

Mary is a great name, it was our girl name for ds2.

Lakelover Fri 15-Aug-08 14:05:11

Great - what a relief that so many of you like it too. Any ideas for middle names that would go well?

morningpaper Fri 15-Aug-08 14:06:31

I love Mary

priceyp Fri 15-Aug-08 14:09:56

the ultimate for Mary is Catherine <reveals her catholic background>

ilovemydog Fri 15-Aug-08 14:10:59

Mom's name, grandmother's name. smile


halogen Fri 15-Aug-08 14:11:09

I really like it, too - very strong, and pretty too. Maybe since Mary is quite a short and untwiddly name, something a bit longer would work as a middle name. Elizabeth? Eleanor? Isabella?

CountessDracula Fri 15-Aug-08 14:14:14

not Joanna
or Jane
that's for sure wink

what is your surname like?

jellyrolly Fri 15-Aug-08 14:15:02

Ours would have been Mary Hannah. What are your contenders?

mrswoolf Fri 15-Aug-08 15:09:03

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PuppyMonkey Fri 15-Aug-08 15:09:59

It's not the worst i've heard!

everlong Fri 15-Aug-08 16:35:35

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MaryBS Fri 15-Aug-08 16:37:42

Mary's a fantastic name

I get called Scary Mary occasionally, but that's my own fault - I usually tell people that one

priceyp, I thought it was Mary Bernadette (also reveals her Catholic background AND her middle name in one!)

EffiePerine Fri 15-Aug-08 16:39:15

lovely - classic rather than old-fashioned

go for it

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