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A bad combination vs. for our little girl

Hello everyone. We haven’t decided on a name for our baby girl who will be here at the end of this month. My husband just told me he’d like to use Mary as her middle name after his mother. Although I only met his mother a few times before she died, I’m happy with using her namesake. BUT we have a problem. Our last name is Christmas. Something Mary Christmas. It sounds like Merry Christmas and our baby will be born in December. Do you think this matters as it’s only her middle name? Or should we used a variant of Mary? First name suggestions welcomed too. Thanks! Helena and Theodore

The Top Baby Name is...

A Bad Combination


For Our Little Girl


Poll created: Dec 18, 2013
Total Votes: 2


I think it’s cool & wierd but you could use a double middle name like ______ Mary ______ Christmas. It’s an option
posted by christy :: Dec 18, 2013 01:48 PM | report
use names that mean Mary
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:49 PM | report
If your last name is Christmas, I wouldn’t give her the middle name Mary. She may be teased once children find out her middle name. I just wouldn’t do it. if you have to maybe change it a little, like to Marianne or something. Best of luck!!!!
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:50 PM | report
I don’t think its a problem!
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:51 PM | report
The baby may get teased because her middle name is Mary and her lastname is Christmas.
posted by Heidi :: Dec 18, 2013 01:52 PM | report
I think its weird but could be cool. I would do Marie or Rosemarie or something. Mariella is gorgoues! (prn. Mary-Ella)
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:52 PM | report
My name is mary actually :) I know there are many forms of the name mary. perhaps you could use a different one? like change it a bit. Marybeth, Marilyn. Something like that maybe? Hope it works out, Good Luck and Congrats =)
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:53 PM | report
I like Mariella a lot! Thank you for your advice. Any one know of some more variants of Mary? Thanks
posted by Nell :: Dec 18, 2013 01:54 PM | report
I don’t think it’s a big deal. It’s not like Merry Christmas is something bad, so how much teasing potential could there be? I kind of think it’s a fun coincidence.

How often do you ever say your full name out loud? I definitely wouldn’t make her first name Mary, but otherwise, about the most anyone would ever see would be Susie M. Christmas or whatever. Not a big deal at all.
posted by Sara :: Dec 18, 2013 01:54 PM | report
I think its pretty cute
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:58 PM | report
holly elizabeth christmas -nicole marianne - theresa ivy -
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 01:59 PM | report

...all variations of Mary. But if it’s only a middle name, I don’t see a problem with Mary itself. It’s a beautiful classic name with historical meaning, and you’re honoring your grandmother. And like Sara said, how often do you say your full name aloud?
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:00 PM | report
Somehow I think Holly Christmas is just as bad for us. I like Ivy and Elizabeth though
posted by Nell :: Dec 18, 2013 02:00 PM | report
We do think Mary is a priority and I know it means so much to Teddy. We are still considering Mary, dw
posted by Nell :: Dec 18, 2013 02:01 PM | report
Marin or Marren may be cute. Good Luck!
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:01 PM | report
I think it’s fine. There’s a documentary somewhere on Youtube about a lady named Mary Christmas and she didn’t seem to be annoyed by it. In fact, she actually kind of seemed to enjoy it.

Besides, it’s her middle name and even if someone puts 2 and 2 together, Merry Christmas is cute.
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:02 PM | report
Maybe you could use you mother-in-laws middle name or maiden name as your child’s middle name.
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:04 PM | report
grace joy - susie ivy - evelyn marie-
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:08 PM | report
I’d hyphenate it/make it a double middle name
Just having one more name between Mary and Christmas makes a world of difference!
posted by guest :: Dec 18, 2013 02:27 PM | report

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