family name as a middle name, questions

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family name as a middle name, questions
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Sun, 11-14-2010 - 10:33am

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Registered: 07-31-2007
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 3:35pm

I prefer two that aren't on your list: Maryanne or Mary Ann (as two middle names without a hyphen or mushing them together).

Jadzia

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Registered: 06-29-2007
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 4:24pm

I actually have always preferred the spelling Marianne.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 11-14-2010 - 6:53pm

That would be my vote, too...makes me think of 'Sense and Sensibility.'

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Registered: 01-24-2005
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 9:21am
Yup, I like this one too :)
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Mon, 11-15-2010 - 2:29pm

Actually we're of the opinion that yes you're correct Marianne probably looks prettier, but MaryAnn, Mary-Ann or Maryann has more connection to the two grandmothers named Mary and the grandmothers named Ann and Anna and a Mary with the middle name Ann.

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Registered: 11-12-2008
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 2:48pm

Of the three you have listed, my vote is for Mary-Ann.

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Registered: 07-31-2007
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 2:59pm

I'd say Maryann, because I'm opposed to punctuation and internal capitalization in names.

Jadzia

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 11-15-2010 - 10:49pm

I'd go with Maryanne, then.

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Registered: 11-04-2009
Wed, 11-17-2010 - 10:34am

I have a very good friend with this name. I love it, it is sweet and wonderful on her.

She spells is Mary Anne... and gets it misspelled all the time. I think the most common spelling is the single word of Maryann, or MaryAnne. Honestly, given your Grandmother's name is Ann, I would go with Maryann as one first name. Or with Mary as the first and Ann as the second.



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