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Maggie vs. Molly

We are expecting a little girl in April. We have decided to name her after my mom whose name is Mary. We will be using a variation of Mary but can't decide which name we like more. Please vote for either Maggie or Molly. We are not looking for any other name suggestions. Thank you!

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Poll created: Mar 20, 2017
Total Votes: 20


Maggie is not a variation of Mary in any way.
posted by Just me :: 8 months ago | report
I actually knew sisters in high school, both named Mary but one went by Molly and the other Maggie. I prefer Molly over Maggie
posted by Guest :: 8 months ago | report
Maggie is a nickname of Margaret. Margaret is in the Mary family of names. Thus Maggie is indeed a variation of Mary.
posted by Guest :: 8 months ago | report
I've never heard of Maggie as a nickname of Mary. Mary and Margaret have different meanings.
Nicknames that I know of for Mary are: Mamie, Molly, and Polly.
There are other variations of Mary though, like: Mara, Maria, Marie, Mariah, Maura, Moira, Miriam etc.
posted by Guest :: 8 months ago | report
Everyone chill. This is her way of honoring Mary. Leave it.
posted by G :: 8 months ago | report
I picked Molly. I felt Maggie would seem a little off on a girl unless it was a nickname for Margaret.
posted by Kiki :: 8 months ago | report

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