Maria the first time I played. Back in 1999 Maria just reminded me of myself. I was insanely shy, still am some what, she also liked bugs, and I found myself a good student on studying bugs, so I wasn't very afraid of bugs. I also love libraries and such, so... lol
Over all in the end I find myself when I replay the game marrying Elli most often. Mainly because I swear to this day that Elli is meant to be Jacks soul mate. They dress in the same colors, have the same hair color basically and dance almost exactly the same during festivals. Either that or Elli is your cousin and Ellen is your grandmother, so you're related hence you're so similar.