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Miriam, Marion or Manon?

(27 Posts)
Mammina Wed 24-Jun-09 14:31:19

or none of the above?

jumpjockey Wed 24-Jun-09 14:36:32

Miriam, lovely
Manon, lovely (if you have French links, otherwise might seem a little random)
Marion, no

Next! wink

SpeckledHen Wed 24-Jun-09 14:38:31


Mammina Wed 24-Jun-09 14:38:54

thanks! DH has French links & me being welsh it's a fairly commonly used name in wales too

whereeverIlaymyhat Wed 24-Jun-09 14:50:48

Sarah Jessica Parker has just named her daughter Marion if that's of interest ?

jumpjockey Wed 24-Jun-09 14:54:11

migola - sounds perfect then I have a friend with a French wife and their Manon is a little darling.

differentID Wed 24-Jun-09 15:00:33

Miriam fabulous
Manon fabulous
Marion? middle aged.

Ondine Wed 24-Jun-09 15:03:07

How is Manon pronouced?

If you have French links then Mireille is very nice.

Not that keen on Miriam, seems quite plain.

Marion is a bit dated, though now SJP daughter is named this it will have a revival. Personally I think Marianne or Marianna are classier versions.

Mammina Wed 24-Jun-09 15:04:09

ok so Marion is now off the list!

what is Manon likely to be shortened to though? Man?!

Mammina Wed 24-Jun-09 15:06:13

ondine, Manon is pronounced MA NON. I actually prefer the way the French pronounce it (i.e. they sort of drop the last 'n') but I would feel so pretentious doing that!

chaya5738 Wed 24-Jun-09 15:35:07

I like Miriam. And Miri as a NN is very sweet.

Ondine Wed 24-Jun-09 15:37:58

Thanks migola, was wondering if the last n was voiced.

To my non French / Welsh ears the ‘man’ part of the name does make it sound quite masculine. The French pronunciation is prettier, but I agree would feel a bit pretentious using it too.

sonniboo Wed 24-Jun-09 21:35:24

Not keen on Marion or Miriam, but Manon is nice if you have French connections. I don't think you'd need to shorten it - it rolls off nicely off the tongue.

sazlocks Wed 24-Jun-09 21:37:13

Manon is lovley IMO. The Manon I know is called Nonnie for short - very sweet.

GrimmaTheNome Wed 24-Jun-09 21:41:16

Marianne or Marian look nicer than Marion.

I think they are all nice though.

Nighbynight Wed 24-Jun-09 21:44:10

Manon is lovely, but there was a girl of that name in my childrens school in france, and I am ashamed to say that the dss went around mindlessly repeating Manon Is a Man the whole time, which would have been pretty annoying for her if she had understood it.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 24-Jun-09 21:49:16

ahem,there could be non middle aged Marions reading this thread, go easy on them wink

AitchTwoOh Wed 24-Jun-09 21:51:33

al lovely, also like marianne. do like non or nonnie for a shortening for manon.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 24-Jun-09 21:52:15

ahem,there could be non middle aged Marions reading this thread, go easy on them wink

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 24-Jun-09 21:55:33

oops, i clearly feel strongly about this blush

thisisyesterday Wed 24-Jun-09 21:57:52

my fave is Miriam

strongblackcoffee Wed 24-Jun-09 21:58:06


slackrunner Wed 24-Jun-09 21:59:08

Manon - gorgeous

Heated Wed 24-Jun-09 21:59:50

Miriam is gorgeously stylish.

pointydog Wed 24-Jun-09 22:00:34


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