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Brillbryant Fri 07-Jan-11 16:55:28

I have a beautiful 4month old baby called 'manni' I didn't think it was that unusual but when I tell people his name, a lot of people look perplexed! It didn't really help when my mum told my husband after I'd had the cesarean that she thought it was a horrible name and we would regret calling him 'manni'.
I've spoken to lots of friends about it and they all say what a great name and it really suits him. Is it really that 'way out there?'
it's actually the danish spelling and means jewel and little man. We're very happy with it but am just interested in other peoples opinion.

shouldnotbehere Fri 07-Jan-11 17:00:43

It's my sister-in-law's name. Her actual name is Maninder (it's an Indian name), but she has been called Manni all her life.

It's a brave choice, but if you like it, I wouldnt worry what other people think.

FellatioNelson Fri 07-Jan-11 17:02:53

I have only ever heard it as a shortening of Emmanuel, which is pretty unusual.

shouldnotbehere Fri 07-Jan-11 17:05:52

Sorry, mispelt her name, it's Mahindar. She really never uses it. Hope Manni is not on here.

starfishmummy Fri 07-Jan-11 17:06:05

I have only ever heard it in the context of elderly jewish men (Manny)

wuggglemump Fri 07-Jan-11 17:08:26

I really don't like it. I think it's nicknamey, and not a good nickname.

Deciduousblonde Fri 07-Jan-11 17:09:39

I have heard of Manny as a shortening for Manuel on a Spanish boy, but that's the only one!

Yes, it's unusual but I don't think it's a real shocking unusual name. It's 'out there' I guess, but not offensive.

scouserabroad Fri 07-Jan-11 17:11:54

There was a film I used to love when I was little about an Icelandic boy called Manni & his horse.

<random fact>

IngridFletcher Fri 07-Jan-11 17:13:37

Reminds me of old Jewish men much like someone else said...or Black Books.

Deciduousblonde Fri 07-Jan-11 17:15:26

..or even the mammoth on 'Ice Age'! but he is a lovely character

piratecat Fri 07-Jan-11 17:26:25

the only Manni i know was in the Stone Roses.

i think its kinda of cool actually.

SoupDragon Fri 07-Jan-11 17:27:30

DD is happily watching Handy Manny on TV right this minute.

onimolap Fri 07-Jan-11 17:30:36

I've only ever gone across it as a nn for Emmanuel.

stressheaderic Fri 07-Jan-11 17:32:38

Makes me think 'Handy' here too

I like the meaning but not enough to convince me.

tebbles Fri 07-Jan-11 18:08:27

I think of Handy Manny too. Is your husband Danish?

Rhubarbgarden Fri 07-Jan-11 19:50:59

The mammoth in Ice Age for me too.

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