Let's Talk About Mary

I have been loving the name [name_f]Mary[/name_f] lately, as it is a classic, and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] seems so underused nowadays.
What middle names would you pair with [name_f]Mary[/name_f]? (I am not expecting, btw.) My favorites:

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

I’d also love to see [name_f]Mary[/name_f] paired with an unusual middle name, such as:

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]


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I prefer [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]… I just prefer names with strong associations, but anything classic sounds bland next to [name_f]Mary[/name_f].

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f] is my name, so I’m super-happy to see it on your list. [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is also one of my favorite [name_f]Mary[/name_f] combinations. I tend to prefer shorter names paired with [name_f]Mary[/name_f] because I know from experience that writing out a double-barrel name takes time. I also really like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Helen[/name_f].

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] is a gorgeous name! I’m really fond of the combination [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]. On my list though I have the combination [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Jean[/name_u] ([name_f]Mary[/name_f] is my Great Aunt’s middle name and [name_u]Jean[/name_u] is her first name, I just switched them around because I loved it more) as a guilty pleasure combination I do really love [name_f]Mary[/name_f]-[name_f]Kate[/name_f] although I’m not keen on [name_f]Kate[/name_f] for personal reasons. I do really like double-barrel names though my favorite is [name_f]Mary[/name_f]-[name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f]-[name_u]Jean[/name_u].

I like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]

I love love love [name_f]Mary[/name_f]. I’ve only ever met one [name_f]Mary[/name_f] in my life (odd, but true- even at my church. I’m sure there is a [name_f]Mary[/name_f], but I haven’t met her), and I think it is a truly stunning classic. [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] is beautiful. I also like:

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Constance[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Calloway[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Garnet[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Valentine[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Pascoe[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Alouette[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Gardenia[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Noble[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Prosper[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Beloved[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Anouk[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Norris[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Petra[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Alberta[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Lou[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Earnest[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Gardener[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Snow[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Plum[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Amedeo[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_m]Amadeus[/name_m], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Vesper[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Claude[/name_u], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Esther[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Amparo[/name_f].

I think for the most part, quirky and offbeat middle names sound best with [name_f]Mary[/name_f] (although I have a big soft spot for [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Esther[/name_f]).

I like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f].

Some beautiful combinations have been mentioned! I love [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Kate[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Alberta[/name_f], and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f].

I love the name [name_f]Mary[/name_f]!

I would choose something more unique for a middle name though:

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Johannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Clarabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Louisa[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Agatha[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Florence[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrice[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f]

My first thought was that the Danish crown-princess is named [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]! She is a very kind and beautiful lady, not someone I would mind naming a child after :slight_smile:

I [name_f]ADORE[/name_f] the name [name_f]Mary[/name_f]. It’s a family tradition that all the girls first names are [name_f]Mary[/name_f] and they go by their middle names. I was the first girl who had a legit first name instead of [name_f]Mary[/name_f] but my bio. sisters are [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Brianna[/name_f].

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Brigid[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Theresa[/name_f] and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f] have all been considered.

I find [name_f]Mary[/name_f] a bit boring. But, still nice.

I like [name_f]Marie[/name_f] and [name_f]Maria[/name_f] much better.

I’m a fan of [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Johanna[/name_f] :slight_smile:

EDIT: Also Mary Josephine!

I love [name_f]Mary[/name_f] so much. I’m really attached to the name to the point where I feel very happy whenever I see it or I feel sad I do not have a daughter named [name_f]Mary[/name_f] depending on my mood. I love [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f] and many of the other names suggested : [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Lorraine[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f], [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Alberta[/name_f], and [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Alouette[/name_f] are particularly nice.

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Andromeda[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Selene[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Monet[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Lenore[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Antonia[/name_f] is my favorite, but of course I couldn’t use it.

Endless combinations would work. [name_f]Mary[/name_f] is so versatile.

There’s something about [name_f]Mary[/name_f]…

I like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] paired with a traditional middle name, like [name_f]Elisabeth[/name_f] or [name_f]Josephine[/name_f], or something completely unexpected, like [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Astoria[/name_f].

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] is so lovely. I particularly like her paired with nature & flower names.

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Camellia[/name_f]

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] is lovely and I think that is why it was so popular for so long. I love the simplicity as well as the sound of it. I think it sound much more harmonious than [name_f]Marie[/name_f] or [name_f]Maria[/name_f].

I like it with a middle name that can give the child some options…

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] … [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Fran[/name_u]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] josephine … [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_u]Jo[/name_u]
[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] … [name_f]Mary[/name_f] or [name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Beth[/name_f]

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f] is beautiful! I love the creative combinations people are coming up with!

I love [name_f]Mary[/name_f]. It’s sweet, soft, floral, and graceful, but it also has a lot of body and richness due to its history (and there’s the added bonus of its religious significance, too). Honestly, you can’t go wrong with this name, in my opinion.

I really like these pairings:

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]

[name_f]Mary[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]