(f) The usual spelling in Scotland of the Gaelic
form of Mary, though the vocative form Mhairi, pro-
nounced Vahri, also occurs fairly frequently. Maine,
Mhani, Mharie and Mhairie also occur.
The name is
pronounced by Gaelic speakers with the stress on the first syllable.
Main has never been one of the top hundred
names in Scotland, but it continues to be used regularly.
To Scottish Christian Names