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Miriam - what do you think?

(49 Posts)
Ceolas Thu 06-Aug-09 22:24:37

We are seriously struggling for a girl's name for our baby due next week.

We have a bit of a Bible theme going on although it's not glaringly obvious from our other DCs names.

DH is dead keen on Miriam and I like it without loving it. Trouble is, I don't have any name in particular that I could say I love...

So what do you think? We don't know any Miriams at all and she would be the only one in the school for sure.

Any random thoughts/associations welcome

moffat Thu 06-Aug-09 22:28:26

I like it, but like you don't love it - prefer Maryam or Mary.

thisisyesterday Thu 06-Aug-09 22:29:14

i relly love it. i know alittle miriam and she is lovely.
had it on my list with last baby

GrimmaTheNome Thu 06-Aug-09 22:31:08

I really like it. pretty, a bit different (unlike Mary) without being weird (like Maryam grin)

hester Thu 06-Aug-09 22:31:55

It's lovely.

Have you considered Naomi, Esther, Leah, Rachel?

Penthesileia Thu 06-Aug-09 22:33:25

I love this name. It is beautiful. It also has nice nicknames: Mimi, Miri.

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Thu 06-Aug-09 22:33:26

I really really like it. There used to be a poster on here (she was lovely and kept chickens) who had a beautiful dd caled Miriam.
Fab fab name (another one to go on my 'wish I had thought of it for dd' list)

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Thu 06-Aug-09 22:33:43


Ceolas Thu 06-Aug-09 22:33:48

Naomi - I like, DH doesn't

Esther - not sure. I think of Esther Rantzen..

Leah - neither of us like very much

Rachel - my sister's name

boodleboot Thu 06-Aug-09 22:39:19

Tabitha and phoebe are both biblical about those?

LilyBolero Thu 06-Aug-09 22:39:22

<hippi - that would be me under another name!!!>

But yes, Miriam is a fab fab name, I love it more every day I call dd it, and it is definitely unusual without being weird. And you can shorten it to Miri, or Mim, or Moo, or Ria if you like. And if you like the French spelling Myriam it's more unusual.

hester Thu 06-Aug-09 22:39:27

How about Hester, then? wink

LilyBolero Thu 06-Aug-09 22:39:52

And blush at hippi's description of me!

hippipotamiHasLost54lbs Thu 06-Aug-09 22:40:33

Lily, hello smile

(phew, I am sooo glad I said nice things about you...)

It is a lovely lovely name though, it really is!

hester Thu 06-Aug-09 22:41:39

Or Jessica, Rebecca, Hannah, Ruth, Devorah, Eva?

charliegsmum Fri 07-Aug-09 10:49:16

Don't like it at all... too old testament, but then I'm not religious so that might be why.

Also, I used to have an elderly neighbour call it and an ex-friend's mum and just see it as too old lady-ish, but in a Doris, Joan and Elsie, not an Alice, Martha and Daisy way!

ButtercupWafflehead Fri 07-Aug-09 10:52:32

I think it's lovely.

Ceolas Tue 11-Aug-09 10:27:52

I think we are down to Miriam or Ruth now.

wilbur Tue 11-Aug-09 10:29:10

Ooooh, I love Miriam! There's another MNer who has a dd with that name and when I first heard it I was envy that I hadn't thought of it for dd!

mrswoolf Tue 11-Aug-09 10:34:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MamaLazarou Tue 11-Aug-09 10:44:51

Miriam Margolyes.

WinkyWinkola Tue 11-Aug-09 10:50:41

Miriam is beautiful. Elegant.

Confuzzeled Tue 11-Aug-09 11:01:48

I love it, my Nana was Miriam and she was one of the most elegantly, glamerous woman I have ever met. Her closest friends called her Mimi for short.

MaElsie Wed 12-Aug-09 16:50:20

Miriam is beautiful.

Other Biblical ideas - Lydia, Tabitha, Eve, Elizabeth, Joanna, Talitha ("little girl")

sweetkitty Wed 12-Aug-09 16:55:15

Lydia is cute


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