I choose this word to represent the brand because of its double meaning. The spelling comes from my favorite classic book, Little Women. In a letter to the New York Times editor regarding the article Marmee Dearest, I discovered the pronunciation to be “mommy” with a silent “r”
“THE GREEK MEANING OF THE NAME MARMEE IS SHINING. PEOPLE WITH THIS NAME HAVE A DEEP INNER DESIRE TO INSPIRE OTHERS IN A HIGHER CAUSE, AND TO SHARE THEIR OWN STRONGLY HELD VIEWS ON SPIRITUAL MATTERS.”
The original concept I envisioned was for Marmee to exist as a brick and mortar lifestyle boutique lounge (a fancy word for event space).
Not only would the space be a haven for moms, but a place for women to celebrate life’s nesting moments. Since then, I’m working on evolving. Stay tuned on what’s to come!