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Mariann as a middle name

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Haribosmummy Thu 23-Jul-09 20:45:55

I'd really like to use Mariann as a middle name for DD...

But, short lists for first names are:

Imogen (fave so far)

None of them really 'go' with Mariann, do they? sad

What first names DO go with Mariann, or do you think it doesn't really matter?


ravenAK Thu 23-Jul-09 20:46:58

Well, Amelia Mariann would be v goth. Not sure if that's a good thing from your POV or not! grin

FurryFox Thu 23-Jul-09 20:54:05

I like the name Mariann and I think Imogen Mariann does go.

I have an Imogen Anne (Anne is a family name) smile

Haribosmummy Thu 23-Jul-09 20:55:54

raven - why is Amelia Mariann goth?? (I need a clueless emoticon here, dont i?)

Furry - thanks... MAybe I will run the suggestion past my DH!

Heated Thu 23-Jul-09 21:03:44

Imogen Marianne (I personally like the extra Jane Austen 'e') is lovely. Choose it!

Mummyisamonster Thu 23-Jul-09 21:05:41

Imogen Mariann = lovely!

jkklpu Thu 23-Jul-09 21:07:42

it's usually Marian or Marianne - any particular reason why you've gone for Mariann?

PinkyMinxy Thu 23-Jul-09 21:08:26

I have an Imogen and her middle name is similar to Marian- Martha Ann and I think it's lovely.

WarhammerFan Thu 23-Jul-09 21:15:32

Shouldn't it be Marianne? With an e on the end. Like Marianne Dashwood in Austen's P & P?

janeite Thu 23-Jul-09 21:19:52

LOVE Marianne (it deffo needs the 'Austen-E' though).

Imogen Marianne sounds okay, although a bit 'mmm-y'

How about:
Elizabeth Marianne
Isobel Marianne
Cecily Marianne
Charlotte Marianne

Or go totally Austen and have Elinor Marianne!

From your list, I think Emily is nicest.

Heated Thu 23-Jul-09 21:19:58

Right name Warhammer although S&S, I think. But agree totally re spelling, unless OP has a reason for choosing Mariann. The Marianne spelling lessens visually the impact of all the Ns.

janeite Thu 23-Jul-09 21:20:52

S&S - yes, not P&P.

WarhammerFan Thu 23-Jul-09 21:21:38


honeydew Thu 23-Jul-09 21:47:24

Yes I like Mariann (e) but it definately needs the E at the end- a la Dashwood.

Emily Marianne is very nice - feminine and gentle. I think it goes well.

Haribosmummy Thu 23-Jul-09 21:48:46

Well, I did have reasons for choosing Mariann, but I think seeing it written down, it does look nicer, more balanced, spelt Marianne.

I'm afraid Janeite your suggestions (though lovely) are all out.
Elizabeth is DSD1's middle name
Isobal is DSD's first name
Cecily is not liked by my DH (though I did suggest it be shortened to Lilly)
CHarlotte - we have LOTS of friends with Charlies / Lotties!!

I think, if you think it sounds OK, then I will try to persuade DH to go with Imogen Marianne.

janeite Thu 23-Jul-09 22:08:39

We seem to like similar names! Lily is v nice.

ravenAK Thu 23-Jul-09 22:16:04

Haribosmummy - Amelia is a song by the Mission, Marian by The Sisters of Mercy! Both '80s goth bands grin.

Well, I like it...

Haribosmummy Thu 23-Jul-09 22:18:48

Haha! grin Thanks raven... I was a child of the 80s but more into AHA, Bros and Wham...

Oh the SHAME grin blush

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