(Closed) is this name TOO weird?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I love it. 

Post # 4
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I think it’s beautiful.

Post # 5
3942 posts
Honey bee

I think its very pretty and unique. Not too old for 2011, ive never heard it before.

Post # 6
9816 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I don’t dislike it, but I think people will likely pronounce it wrong her entire life.

Post # 7
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I really like it!  Maybe a nickname could be Mari?

Post # 8
586 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think it’s a nice name, but I know the frustration that comes when names don’t sound the way they’re spelled. You wouldn’t be tormenting your child, just setting her up for a lifetime of “It’s mar-i-ka, not mari-ekay.” (or some other genius way people will come up with to pronounce it)

My friend just named her daughter Isla. Cute right? Well they pronounce it Eye-la. What? Like anyone is EVER goingto get that right.

Post # 9
3525 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think it’s a real pretty name and love the significance. I feel like it’s a good name for a young girl and when she’s an adult!

Post # 10
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I LOVE it!  We know someone named Marieke… beautiful name!

Post # 11
238 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

What if you just spelled it Marika- that way it’s essentially the same name but she doesn’t get the lifelong frustration of every single person pronouncing/spelling her name wrong. Either way I think it’s pretty and unique and has a nice history in your family.

Post # 12
1766 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It’s a very pretty name. But as someone who constantly has her first name miss-spelled and miss-pronounced and eventually started reacting to any name remotely close to mine, I can tell you first hand that little girl will experience some frustrations with her name.

Is there a dutch name you like that is easier on English speaking people?

Post # 13
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I think it’s a very pretty name, but I think you should spell it differently so she doesn’t have to constantly correct people mispronouncing her name for her entire life.

Post # 14
2392 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it’s really pretty and love names with family history but I do agree with previous posters who’ve suggested she might be consigned to a lifetime of having to correct spelling and deal with mispronounciation.  There are much worse things to deal with in life, though, so it’s not that big a deal.

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@Floridagirl2010:  I like that idea.  I think it’s up to the OP if it’s more important to preserve the traditional spelling or make life easier for her potential future daughter.  It’s a pretty name and it’s not the end of the world either way.

Post # 15
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

As a person with an unusual first name, I have to say: get ready for a lot of explanations. I was made fun of in school, but I got over it and I love my name. I talk on the phone a lot at my job and I probably spell my name 10394838 times a day. Some people are SO rude. Obviously, I don’t mind the people that say “Oh, that’s pretty.” But I DO mind the people that say :

“What? That’s unusual. Good luck with that.”


“Why would your mother do that?”


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