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thoughts on martha please

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smother Mon 14-Sep-09 15:21:44

What do you think of the name Martha?

KaDeWeh Mon 14-Sep-09 15:22:13

Becoming common...

southernbelle77 Mon 14-Sep-09 15:22:54

Really like it, but it is becoming quite popular if that bothers you.

bigchris Mon 14-Sep-09 15:23:47

i like it

i know one

BitOfFun Mon 14-Sep-09 15:28:13

Hmm, Martha in the Bible puts me off tbh. Doesn't she run round like a little servant being all martyrish when Jesus visits, and then have a rant at ther sister for being a lazy fecker just listening to him instead of washing up?

midnightexpress Mon 14-Sep-09 15:30:29

Love it. It sounds kind of American to me - I imagine home baking and handmade quilts. In a good way.

MrsBadger Mon 14-Sep-09 15:34:10

I know several

popular but quite nice

nickelbabe Mon 14-Sep-09 15:34:44

i like the name.

BoF: i always thought she had a good point in that though: the emphasis in those times was for women to spend all their time looking after men's needs, so she was only doing that.
but i bet jesus didn't think that he would help with washing up later when he'd finished the story.

Pannacotta Mon 14-Sep-09 15:36:50

I really like it, had we had a girl she would have been Martha.
Sounds gutsy/spirited to me...

cockles Mon 14-Sep-09 15:42:13

meek and domestic

duelingfanjo Mon 14-Sep-09 15:43:58

I love it, but it is common as in used a lot.

mrswoolf Mon 14-Sep-09 16:30:44

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GinSlinger Mon 14-Sep-09 16:46:32

I have a Martha - she's an adult now but as a little girl there was a confusing phase where she found it difficult to say her name (along with a couple of her friends) and so for a while she was Arthur to some.

GinSlinger Mon 14-Sep-09 16:47:47

I have a Martha - she's an adult now but as a little girl there was a confusing phase where she found it difficult to say her name (along with a couple of her friends) and so for a while she was Arthur to some.

VanillaIce Mon 14-Sep-09 17:13:02

I love Martha, it just has a lovely sound to it and is a great grown-up name too. Feminine without being sickly sweet like a lot of girls' names. You can imagine Martha being a ballerina or a high court judge.

It's not too try-hard either - IMO good taste always trumps a burning desire to prove your fascinating originality!

Love it smile

Disenchanted3 Mon 14-Sep-09 17:14:21

Only if your surname is not Phucker.

newmomma Tue 15-Sep-09 10:22:58

LOVE IT!

persephoneplum Tue 15-Sep-09 11:45:50

It's a little fusty and homely for my tastes, but I certainly don't dislike it

sockmonkey Tue 15-Sep-09 11:57:03

I tried to talk DH into Martha for this bump, but he's having none of it.
I really like it, and it is becoming popular.
LOL at disenchanted

ramonaquimby Tue 15-Sep-09 12:00:00

know one martha in year 2.
thats it

so not terribly 'common' or 'popular' unlessthe little martha's aren't yet school age!

ShowOfHands Tue 15-Sep-09 12:00:06

It's beautiful, sounds lovely but oh it's popular now. Which is because it's beautiful obviously but a consideration maybe.

Bucharest Tue 15-Sep-09 12:02:10

It's all right. Part of the new holy trinity of Ms. Martha-Mathilda-Madeleine (although the latter seems to have fallen from favour for mawkish reasons)

Fanfare Tue 15-Sep-09 12:06:07

Such a gorgeous name, my all-time fave. It is becoming more popular, but that said it was still only ranked 81 last year, so hardly up there with the Rubys and Olivias.

Megglevache Tue 15-Sep-09 12:07:10

I think it's very pretty.

Patsy99 Tue 15-Sep-09 13:51:28

It's a good name. Pretty without being middle class twee and boring. Don't see how it can be so very common given its place in the rankings.

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