Female version of Michael other than Michaela

(19 Posts)
BreakfastClub Sun 19-Jun-11 00:46:21

My Dads name is Michael and I would like to use his name for a girl but not sure about the name Michaela....any thoughts?


PurpleStrawberry Sun 19-Jun-11 07:56:52

The Spanish fem form is Miguela.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Shelly as nn for Michelle.

fairieswearboots Sun 19-Jun-11 09:58:05


Michelle is lovely and unusual these days.

pinguwings Sun 19-Jun-11 10:05:32


meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 10:22:40

The traditionally boys name Mischa (nn for Mikhail) is sometimes found on girls (I don't like it when it changes sex, but you might).

Mumbrane Sun 19-Jun-11 10:24:05


Mica (Meesha)

hobbgoblin Sun 19-Jun-11 10:25:55

If you are not keen on female variants could you make use of any middle names?

I like Mikey for a DD, possibly.

greenzebra Sun 19-Jun-11 16:24:03


I thin I like the last two best, stand alone but have a hint of Michael.

lindtvcabbage Sun 19-Jun-11 16:26:50

Mihaela - Romanian and pronounced mee- hi- ela

Mamaz0n Sun 19-Jun-11 16:28:09

Michelle is traditionally used for Michael.

I know as I am one.

I pronounce my name as it is spelt, rather than the usual "meeshell" which i detest.
So i shorten it to Chelle.

My name was very common at the time i was born it would seem so i know a lt of Michelle's. There are a lot of nn used.

From Minnie to Micky and many in between.

rachel234 Sun 19-Jun-11 16:56:33

Michaela or Mikaela.

EvilTwins Sun 19-Jun-11 17:02:11

I teach a fab little girl whose given name is Miki.

BreakfastClub Mon 20-Jun-11 22:58:04

thanks all
I lika Micah and miki is cute

What about Mia does that work, or am I reaching?

NadiaWadia Mon 20-Jun-11 23:24:52

MamazOn -I don't get how you pronounce your name, then? I thought the only way to pronounce Michelle was Mi - shell (like the Beatles song) as it is a French name?

Do you mean you say My - chell, more like Michael and with a hard 'ch' - or what?

Not saying that your pronunciation is 'wrong' or anything, just interested as I have never heard this before?

plonker Mon 20-Jun-11 23:29:44

My sister is Michelle. I've always loved her name.

She pronounces it
Mi - shell (short i, not ee)

Mia definitely works

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