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#1 Normoy


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 07:17 PM

I was fishing out guilty pleasures from my name list earlier today when I came across this name, and I cannot decide where it should go.

"Mariko" has been on my guilty pleasure list for a long, long time. I adore the sound and flow of it, however it stands out with the rest of my favorite names, which tend to be classic, timeless names that I see in the national rankings year after year between 1 and 300, with a few outliers, and even less "exotic" names (Mariko is not the only one, but it is the only one that I have ever thought about using). I can't seem to find a name that I like with it, and it worries me that it might stick out too much from the rest of my favorite names, so for now, it has been on the guilty pleasure list.

That said, is it usable (namely, as a middle name)? If so... What are some names that would introduce it well?

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:25 AM

I think Mariko is lovely and would be very wearable. I think it's similar sound to the word miracle and the names Margo, Marco and even Marigold make this name feel familiar although I can honestly say I've never come across it before.

I think it would work well in the middle name spot if it doesn't quite feel right for a first name. Pairing it with a established classic would help solidify the name and would make a classic first name feel fresh and new.

Elizabeth Mariko
Juliet Mariko
Helena Mariko
Vivienne Mariko
Natalie Mariko
Louisa Mariko
Penelope Mariko
Winifred Mariko
Delilah Mariko
Catherine Mariko
Chelsea Mariko
Emily Mariko
Jessica Mariko
Olivia Mariko
Rebecca Mariko
Virginia Mariko
Sophia Mariko
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:34 AM

Mariko kinda makes me think of Mariska, in a way :) I think its usable! Its not my cup of tea, but its nice. I think it would make a great middle name <3

Allison Mariko
Olivia Mariko
Isabel Mariko
Cadence Mariko
Josephine Mariko
Leila Mariko
Sarah Mariko
Hadley Mariko
Georgia Mariko
Natalie Mariko
Jane Mariko

WDYT? :)

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