Marjorie?

I was reading the Nameberry description for Marjorie, and it ended by saying that use of it may have declined with the rise of “margarine.” :grimacing: I would never have come up with this, and immediately declared that I wouldn’t even put “Marjorie” on my list.

Buuutt of course, now I can’t get the name out of my head, and I still think it’s super cute. What do you think, does Marjorie=margarine??

No… but it is a strong association. Marjorie is definitely better than the Margery spelling. I think Marjorie is usable.

People might not necessarily think of margarine, but I have to admit, I was what came to mind for me.

If you want similar names: Marjolaine, Marguerite, Margaux, Magalie, Marcelline, Marlene.

What? :scream: :open_mouth:

:persevere:
I would have never made that association! I like Marjorie. It’s a good name!!
Unfortunately, the Nameberry’s descriptions aren’t the most assertive. I’m sorry you had to read that about a name you love.

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I love Marjorie/Margaery. It’s been on my list off and on.
I completely feel your pain, with reading the “margarine” association. I dont think I would have made that connection at all, if I didnt read it on nameberry. It slightly ruined a lovely name, imo.

Regardless, I wish Marjorie/Margaery was used more. Its vintage and sweet, and pairs well with more popular names such as Elizabeth, Daphne, Beatrice, Alice, etc.

I also like either spelling variation. I considered the spelling of Margery/Margaery to connect with my MN, Margaret.

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I think Marjorie is a beautiful name! So pretty, sweet, and light. I rediscovered it when watching Game of Thrones (that character spells it differently though!), and I fell in love with the way the name sounds.
I would never have thought of margarine! I do hear the similar sounds, now that you’ve pointed it out, but I still don’t think it’s that big of a deal. If you love the name, you should definitely keep it on your list, I know personally I’d love to meet a little Marjorie!

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Sadly, I have to say margarine is the first thing that comes to my mind. :sob:

Tbh I don’t even know anyone who still uses margarine, so it’s not something that ever occured to me.
I really like the name Marjorie. Thinking about it in these terms, I’d say the Marjorie spelling helps distance it more, as compared to, say, Margery.

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I would never in a million years think Marjorie = margarine! If anything Margery looks more like margarine?

I think Marjorie is pretty, light, and feminine! You could call her Jorie for short too.

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I would never have made that connection! My grandmother’s name is Marjorie, so I always think of her first. :blush: I think it’s time to bring this name back into fashion.

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I love this name and I think it’s definitely usable.

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I honestly don’t think I would have made that connection without reading it here! Lots of names sound sort of like a word, but as soon as they’re attached to a person, I feel like they tend to become associated with that person instead!

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Yes, absolutely yes. Marjorie makes me think of margarine.
I would shorten it to Jorie.

I did not make that connection and still don’t, maybe cause English is not first language? Marjorie has nothing to do with margarine for me… I think it’s a beautiful name and I also like Margery, Margaret, Marguerite and Margarita ( probably my fav)

I adore Marjorie, and the margarine connection has never occurred to me. Marjorie is my great-aunt’s name, so I associate it with those beautiful, elegant names of the 1920s (her sisters were Dorothy and Rose Mary).

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I mean, they do sound similar but i dont think it makes Marjorie unusable. Marjorie is an established name in its own right and Jorie is a cool nickname

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I don’t LOVE the name Marjorie, but I adore Jorie as a nickname. It’s not an honor name for my family, but if it were I’d definitely consider it and employ that nickname.

I never would have thought of that. Is margarine even still a thing?

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Haha, it sounds like there is no consensus. :laughing: For some it’s an immediate association and for others, we’d never see it. :woman_shrugging: But I’ve realized it will never make the “short list” anyway for me personally. Our last name also starts with an “M” and has an “r”, so while I don’t necessarily mind alliteration, adding the repeated "r"s is too much. Thanks for everyone’s perspective!

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I adore Marjorie very much! It was even one of my favs in my adolescence! It is elegant, classic but not dull!
I hadn’t realised the association until I read your words, but it doesn’t lose any charm for me.