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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009
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    Matthew? Murray? M name -help!!!

    Hello Nameberries! I posted a couple of months ago -- expecting baby #2 in mid-May (brother to Sally Rose) -- we are going with an "M" name in memory of my mom, Marilyn. When I posted back in December, I was stuck between Max and Matthew.. you were all so helpful! I was rooting for Max (or Mack/Mac), but my husband is not on board... for a while we were going to go with Matthew, but I'm still not feeling 100%. The problem is, I do like Matthew: it's strong, classic, sensible -but so very ordinary.... should we go for it anyway? I don't want to choose an inferior name just because it's NOT Matthew. Right now we like Murray... in fact, it grows on me more and more everyday. I like it because it's sweet and not very popular, but I'm also wondering if Matthew is a better name in the long-run (even though it's ordinary).... thoughts? suggestions? What are some of your favorite M names??

  2. #3
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    Hmmm... well. I'm not big on surname names, and Murray seems to remind me of Meg Murry from "A Wrinkle in Time." I'm sorry I prefer Matthew. However, if you are worried about ordinariness, what about Matthias or Matteo? I love those names. Other M names I adore...

    Maxwell
    Miles
    Malcolm *you could use nn Mac *
    Marco
    Micah
    Mason

    Good luck! I hope I helped.
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  3. #5
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    Matthew has never been a favourite name of mine and I'm not sure why. There's nothing wrong with this Biblical classic but I find it overused and ordinary. Sorry but I don't really care for Murray. Sally Rose has a vintage feel so here are some other suggestions for "M" names.

    Maurice
    Marcus
    Marshall
    Mitchell
    Martin
    Marius
    Merlin
    Miles/Milo
    Montgomery
    Moses
    Murphy
    Miller
    Myron
    Morse
    Monroe
    Montague
    Maitland
    Mabon
    Magnus/Manus
    Mannix
    Manton
    Marcel
    Marriner
    Marlin/Marlon
    Marlowe
    Maynard
    Merrill
    Merit/Merritt
    Milborough
    Milburn
    Mortimer
    Murtagh
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  4. #7
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    Matthias was my first thought for you!
    From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors. ~ Proverb

    Caroline Pearl & Elizabeth May; Claire Josephine & Rose Genevieve;
    Jack Andrew & Liam David; James Frederick & Luke Benjamin

  5. #9
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    My favorite m names are Matthias, Micah (nn Mick), Malachi (nn Mal or Chi), and Malcolm (nn Mal). Matthew is still a great choice though. Good luck!

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