Mary: Baby Name of the Day

Jeanne Sager

Flickr photo by meddygarnet
I feel bad for poor Mary.

It's always getting dropped.

Look at Tipper Gore. Her real name? Mary Elizabeth.

The same goes for Bo Derek.

Mary Cathleen had the makings of a perfect 10.

Even Farrah Fawcett was born Mary Farrah.

So why does Mary get dropped so often?

It's nothing if not a name with history. My friend named her daughter Mary after her own mother, and it's a classic.

But dating back to Biblical times, it's a name that can carry with it the positive religious undertones -- or the negative, depending on your affiliations.

And then there's the meaning. Mary is Hebrew for bitter. Which seems to sum up all these women's feelings toward it!

Do you know a Mary?

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