Merry and Marry, they are the same pronuncied. It is probably off from your accent only in that we say mehhhhhhhhhhhhry or mahhhhhhhhhhhhhhry. sometimes it is drawn out a slight. As for the name Mary, completely different pronuncy. It plays out pretty much Boston North to NH border, and probably beyong into So NH, bc its all about taxes etc, people migrate. Thats said, Mary, to us, would be pronounced, Mayahree. Not quite so easy! It actually has to to be Mayahr,ree. So like mayar,ee. different from breaking off syllable in grade school! Thats actually why i think percent of the boston movies have the wrong accents although they mean well, its the sylable. Even the Wahlbergs, Matt Damon, who do Boston movies, I notice within the first minute its wrong. They have been out o the element for so long. But they do okay. I also notice LA actors have the exact same accent as the prior do. I think its just an LA accent for so many years. In any case, still love them! remembah, most people just say membah? and its wicked awesome for good, and wicked bad for agreeing with what the person just stated, meaning totally true.