New giveaway items (!), and Timmarie

I have so enjoyed reading all your suggestions for Kendra’s baby, both here on the blog and on Instagram (and even a few on Facebook!)! If you haven’t commented yet, you still have until Friday at midnight! I’ll announce the two winners (one from the blog, one from Instagram) on Saturday.

Speaking of the giveaway — I have more news! Kendra has so generously added her My Superhero Prayer Book: Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids and her brand new Catholic All June companion to The Catholic All Year Compendium (read about the other months here) to the giveaway! That means that EACH winner will receive:

–> A copy of Kendra’s book The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real Life (Ignatius Press, 2018)

AND

–> A copy of my book Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018)

AND

–> A copy of Kendra’s My Superhero Prayer Book: Traditional Catholic Prayers for Awesome Catholic Kids

AND

–> A copy of Kendra’s Catholic All June companion to The Catholic All Year Compendium

You lucky winners will be SET with great reading material for a while!! 😀

I also wanted to ask you all about the name Timmarie. I’ve seen it from time to time here and there — only on older women — and again today, the members of my parish who died on this date were remembered by name, and one was Timmarie (she died in the early 80s). Every time I see Timmarie, I think it’s so similar to Emery in rhythm and sound, and I wonder why parents today aren’t using it? Is it because it’s an obvious mashup of Tim and Marie, which is a little out of step with today’s naming? I searched through the SSA database and it didn’t make the top 1000 in any year, and I searched the 2018 births and the 1910 births and it didn’t appear there (or as the spelling Timarie). Do you any of you know any Timmaries? What do you think of the name?

Happy Thursday!


My book, Catholic Baby Names for Girls and Boys: Over 250 Ways to Honor Our Lady (Marian Press, 2018), is available to order from ShopMercy.org and Amazon — perfect for the expectant parents, name enthusiasts, and lovers of Our Lady in your life!

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10 thoughts on “New giveaway items (!), and Timmarie

  1. I think Timmarie/Timarie is cute. I just worry it could be confusing to pronounce, especially the spelling with only one M. I have a friend named Limary and it’s pronounced “Lee-Mary” but so many people call her “Lim-Mary” or “Lim-A-Ree” and it drives her crazy.

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  2. Not familiar with Timarie but immediately reminded of Emmarie which Abby just blogged about as it entered the top 1000 last year. So perhaps if Emmarie catches on other Marie smushes might too.

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  3. I wonder if it’s actually Ti Marie, from Petite Marie or little Marie. I think it was fairly common to put ‘Ti for Petit or Petite in front of given names in Creole French in New Orleans. It could also be that her dad was called Tim and it’s a feminization.

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  4. I did a Google search for Timarie with one m and came up with a number of people of all ages, including one who spells it TiMarie. I would bet that it is generally pronounced Tee-Marie instead of Timmery and that it is indeed derived from Petite Marie, “little Marie.” It would come from pidgin French used in the Caribbean and the Creole of New Orleans and is probably most common in French families. Many of those families would have been Catholic.

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