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lynniep Tue 23-Jun-09 13:07:46

but I would call her Annie (if its a girl - I dont know yet!)

go on - give it to me - I'm readly

LadyGlencoraPalliser Tue 23-Jun-09 13:08:59

Love it. Think of Sense and Sensibility. But if you would call her Annie then why not name her Annie?

lynniep Tue 23-Jun-09 13:11:24

thanks lady

because I love Marianne - I think its very elegant, and I like to think that she would be able to choose to use it later on in life, but day-to-day I think I would prefer to use a shortened version (my son is Joey, although I love Joseph!)

Buda Tue 23-Jun-09 13:15:55

I think it's lovely. But a shame to call her Annie as she will then be Annie to all who know her and she may not get to use the full version of a beautiful name.

bamboostalks Tue 23-Jun-09 13:17:34

It is a lovely name.

bamboostalks Tue 23-Jun-09 13:17:35

It is a lovely name.

sophiesmummie Tue 23-Jun-09 13:26:39

Marianne is lovely, Annie is ok.

I wouldn't choose Marianne if I wanted to call her Anne or Annie.

spiderlight Tue 23-Jun-09 14:12:57

I like it - I know a really, really lovely Marianne and 'Annie' is a cute alternative until she grows into it.

Gorionine Tue 23-Jun-09 14:17:46

Marianne is indeed a lovely ,lovely name, elegant and all! I know one and she really is fabulous!She has never shortened it though!

mrsradders Tue 23-Jun-09 14:18:24

I think it is a lovely name although i prefer annie (only on the basis that my last landlady was called marianne and was an abslute ........!!!!)
Sorry xx

Fimbo Tue 23-Jun-09 14:23:26

My aunt is Marianne, commonly know as Mari

lynniep Tue 23-Jun-09 14:24:02

I know its hard not to associate names - what I'm hoping is that DH wont be able to associate Marianne with anyone else and therefore won't vetto it immediately!

redsky Tue 23-Jun-09 14:34:37

very pretty name - and Annie too.

MamaLazarou Tue 23-Jun-09 15:01:32

I don't understand why you would choose one name and then only use the abbreviation. Why not just call her Annie?

boodleboot Tue 23-Jun-09 15:04:17

I really like Marianne but my surname is Minahan so it sounds ridiculous...

good choice

cyteen Tue 23-Jun-09 15:06:35

Love it, beautiful and timeless. But then you clearly have faultless taste if you already have a Joseph wink

lynniep Tue 23-Jun-09 16:50:37

oh poo - have just got back from my scan and they couldnt tell me the sex cos the cord was between its legs.

so... I still have to choose two names at least. Now...I need to think of a boys name too smile

Nekabu Tue 23-Jun-09 17:42:45

Love it but wouldn't shorten it as it's too nice as it is.

TabithaTwitchet Tue 23-Jun-09 20:31:36

It is probably my favourite girls' name, absolutely beautiful. (not so keen on Annie though)

nigglewiggle Tue 23-Jun-09 20:34:47

It's lovely and I prefer the abbreviation of Mari as Fimbo suggests.

RustyBear Tue 23-Jun-09 20:37:53

My niece is Marianne Beatrice, which I love.

norkmaiden Tue 23-Jun-09 20:40:30

very nice name

janeite Tue 23-Jun-09 20:41:10

I love it - it's my name for mythical dd3. less fond of Annie.

'My' Marianne (who will never be, sadly) would be Marianne Darcy (spot the Austen links) or Marianne Elinor (ditto) or Marianne Elizabeth (and once more!) and would be nicknamed Mari or Mimi.

dizzydixies Tue 23-Jun-09 22:34:31

also love it as Marianne

tummytickler Tue 23-Jun-09 22:43:00

I just think of Marianne Faithfull and the incident involving her, Mick Jagger and a Mars Bar (I am sure it was her and not one of the other gf's).

Love, love, love, love Annie though!

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