My parents named me Marie for a couple of reasons. My mother liked the way it sounded when paired with my first and last names (Rachel Marie Baney), and my father agreed. However, my father had another reason for choosing the name. He was a huge fan of the Osmonds in general and Marie in particular. So, in a way, I am named for Marie Osmond. I'm also named for Raquel Welch as well, but that's a story for another day.
Until the next post . . . keep smiling!