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Erica or Marcia - also any other similar suggestions please?

(28 Posts)
QueLinda Fri 03-May-13 10:15:56

I like both these names, grown up and not too flowery. I'm just not 100% sure they are the one.

Any thoughts or suggestions gratefully received, thank you.

ThePathanKhansAmnesiac Fri 03-May-13 10:21:27

Ramona? I love that name.
Erica is really lovely.

Andcake Fri 03-May-13 10:23:35

Prefer Erica quite stylish. Marcia just sounds a bit American to me. And unfortunately that means down market to me.

Icedcakeandflower Fri 03-May-13 10:24:45

Love Erica.

QueLinda Fri 03-May-13 11:01:46

Ramona is very cool I remember the books from when I was a child.

Hadn't thought of Marcia as downmarket! I have THE most downmarket name available so I'm very keen not to give DD a name which could be perceived like that.

mumbaisapphire Fri 03-May-13 11:45:18

Erica is much nicer than Marcia. I find Marcia American too. I have an image in my mind of a 50 something waitress in a diner saying 'hi I'm Marsha (cos that's how it would be pronounced) would you guys like some cwaffee?' Sorry.

If you like Erica, what about Erin? Or Martha instead or Marcia?

bassingtonffrench Fri 03-May-13 11:46:41

love erica.

I see nina in the same stable so to speak

TigOldBitties Fri 03-May-13 11:54:21

My DMs called Marcia, its never been pronounced Marsha, I only ever saw this in America, in the UK people say it properly.

It's a very West Indian name to me, even though its DMs name, its popular amongst DHs relatives who always comment on it.

It wouldn't be my choice but my god its better than Erica.

ItsYonliMe Fri 03-May-13 12:06:02

I love the name Erica. My sister is thinking of calling her daughter Marcia and I'm just not struck on it at all.

pickledginger Fri 03-May-13 12:44:06

Erica is lovely.

legallyblond Fri 03-May-13 13:17:08

I also think of Marcoa as west Indian as I know a few ladies from that heritage with the name!

I love Erica.

Also, maybe:

Willa (I know a LOVELY Willa!)

legallyblond Fri 03-May-13 13:18:08

I mean Marcia, obviously!

xyla Fri 03-May-13 18:21:47


ItsYonliMe Sun 05-May-13 04:38:48

I think Patricia is only nice if it's spoken by an Italian or Spaniard as in "pa treesia" Then it sounds very exotic. Otherwise you are likely to be call "Pat"

ItsYonliMe Sun 05-May-13 04:39:12

and you don't want that; to be called Pat

mathanxiety Sun 05-May-13 06:35:26

Not keen on either tbh. I think they're both downmarket.

How about:

mathanxiety Sun 05-May-13 06:50:29

Or Claudia..

Exhaustipated Sun 05-May-13 07:41:28

Like Erica. Marcia not so much.

How about


SchroSawMargeryDaw Sun 05-May-13 07:46:15

Erica, lovely name (biased as I have an Eirik)


Love Ramona! Reminds me of Scott Pilgrim. grin

QuantitativePleasing Sun 05-May-13 10:24:32

I love Erica, and also love Lydia and Juliet.

mathanxiety Sun 05-May-13 20:06:02


LeoTheLateBloomer Sun 05-May-13 20:07:57

Erica! <totally biased because it's my name grin >

iclaudius Tue 07-May-13 00:38:18

Love Erica!!

IHeartKingThistle Tue 07-May-13 00:39:55


sleepingbeautiful Tue 07-May-13 03:49:54

Erica works in the city. Marcia works in a diner.
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