Inspired by Mary

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] is a family name, and I would love to use some variant of it to honour the many women in my family named [name_f]Mary[/name_f], especially my mum. However, I don’t want to use it outright, as there’s just too many [name_f]Mary[/name_f]'s in my family already. [name_u]Marion[/name_u] is also out, due to living near a place called [name_u]Marion[/name_u]. Similar sounding names such as [name_f]Maren[/name_f] are also out.

I’m considering [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], although I don’t know if I’m brave enough to use it. I’m also strongly considering [name_f]Mia[/name_f], but I don’t know if that’s too far from the original (my family is not creative in the slightest).

[name_f]Maria[/name_f], [name_f]Marianne[/name_f], [name_f]Miranda[/name_f] (shortened to Mirry)?

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Bella[/name_f] (But [name_f]Bella[/name_f] could be the name she goes by)
[name_f]Mireille[/name_f] (pronounced Mer- ray)
Maitreya (pronounced Ma-traya)


Some of my suggestions are a bit more “out there”. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f] / [name_f]Amarilis[/name_f]
[name_f]Maryam[/name_f] / [name_f]Mariam[/name_f] / Mariami
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] / [name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]
[name_f]Marisela[/name_f] / [name_f]Maricela[/name_f]
[name_f]Marceline[/name_f] / [name_f]Marcelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Marise[/name_f] / [name_f]Marisa[/name_f]

I do think [name_f]Mia[/name_f] is a bit of a stretch for the average person but that it does work.

Shamelessly bumping… :slight_smile:


[name_f]Maryah/name_f,!, Marydith(meridith with variation in spelling),[name_f]Maryssa/name_f

What about using it as a middle name? That way your options are wide open while still honoring the family name.

It doesn’t get any better than the beautiful [name_f]Mary[/name_f]. I would use it regardless of family use. Suggestions:


By far my favourite [name_f]Mary[/name_f] variant is the lovely [name_f]Miriam[/name_f], nn [name_f]Mim[/name_f], which I don’t think has been mentioned yet.

What about [name_f]Marin/name_f or [name_f]Marielle[/name_f]?