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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Cair Paravel :)
    I like Mirabelle the best, but I like the nn Mari (mah-ree) more than Mira/Miri (although Miri is adorable!). Mirabelle Violet would be my favorite (although I think it is a pretty big stretch to honor a Mary this way), followed by Marielle Violet, nn Mari.

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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    I really like both Marigold and Violet, but not together.

    I really love Mirabel more, but think Maribel would be closer to honouring a Mary?

    I like Rosemary a lot, but wouldn't double-barrel botanicals with Violet.

    Have you thought about Mae/May, or Molly? Both are traditionally short forms of Mary. Though honestly I don't mind Mary and would think about using it, itself, Mary Violet is sweet and not trendy but not harsh sounding.

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    I also like Mirabelle best, but would never make the connection to Mary. Of the suggestions listed so far, I'm fond of Marilla, Marilyn, Maribel, Marina and Mariska. (please vote!)

    Just lurking since the birth of my son S. G. A.
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  4. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Miriam and Mariamne could be options?

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Baltimore, Maryland
    I think all these honor Mary. Mira is my favorite out of your list. Marielle is nice too. What about Marian?
    All the best,

    Charlotte Noelle
    Baby boy due February 16th, 2013

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