It's a Scottish spelling.
If you have been confused about the spelling of my name, you are not alone! "It's M.A.I.R.E....I.R. not R.I...yes, I know it is spelled almost like Marie...but no it's not because the "i" comes before the "r"...it's a Scottish spelling..." That is a conversation I have had almost every day of my life. My maternal grandmother was named Mary and my Dad's side of the family is Scottish so my parents found this Scottish spelling of Mary in a book: Maire. So--when Davey and I got