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Subject: Re: What name is pronounced "Mah-ree"?
Author: Elinor   (Authenticated as Elly747)
Date: August 22, 2008 at 1:24:12 PM
Reply to: Re: What name is pronounced "Mah-ree"? by aquamarina
Mhairi is the vocative case of Mairi. Native Gaelic speakers wouldn't use Mhairi as a given name, only in its proper grammatical context. But it's been widely adopted by non-Gaelic speakers as a 'different' name, an alternative to Mary I suppose, which everyone was getting bored of :)

Ohh, I see what you mean about MAH-ree being different from 'marry'. Hmm. I can't think of one though...


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