August 25, 2014 § 1 Comment
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Manon, Marian, Mariana, Marianne, Marie, Marieanne, Marielle, Mariette, Marion, Marise, Mary, Maryann, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Mary Ann Wilson, Jane’s shrewd, observant, and witty friend at Lowood Institute, in Jane Eyre, 1847, by Charlotte Bronte.
– Mary Ann Evans (1819-1880), English novelist and journalist who wrote under the pen name “George Eliot”.
– Mary Ann O’Malley (1889-1974), English novelist and traveler (also known as “Cottie Sanders”) who published under the pen name “Ann Bridge”.
– Mary Ann Shadd (1823-1893), American activist, editor, journalist, and publisher.