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what are your thoughts on Mena

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Climbthewall Fri 27-May-11 15:42:46

For a girl, pronounced "meena"

BiscuitNibbler Fri 27-May-11 16:06:52

Pause. Sorry.

valiumbandwitch Fri 27-May-11 16:11:01

I prefer Nina

Does that help?!

Selks Fri 27-May-11 16:13:01

It's a lovely Asian name. No harm in using it if you are not Asian, but you - or your daughter - may get curious questions about it.

walesblackbird Fri 27-May-11 16:13:08

Thought you meant Menna - but incorrectly spelled.

Sounds a bit like you're going to say menopause!!

Sylvaniasandwich Fri 27-May-11 16:20:01

I knew a woman with a much-loved daughter called Mena. I think it is pretty but always assumed it was spelled Mina.

Domesticbodess Fri 27-May-11 16:34:52

I prefer Minna, otherwise it's too much like "meaner"

sobloodystupid Fri 27-May-11 16:35:53

I like it. In Ireland, there are a few Menas (shortened versions of Philomena).

JaneBennet Fri 27-May-11 16:38:28

Like it, very pretty. I know two little girls called Mena, both are lovely.

oohlaalaa Fri 27-May-11 16:40:27

Or, it could be short for Wilhemina?

minipie Fri 27-May-11 16:45:25

I like it but Mina would be a better spelling, otherwise she'll get called Menna.

Climbthewall Fri 27-May-11 16:49:53

True but Mina just looks like a typo of Nina imo

MollysChamber Fri 27-May-11 16:50:07

I'd go for the Mina spelling too.

Continuum Fri 27-May-11 18:02:27

Definitely Mina. I love it actually! From Dracula!

Pollyanna Fri 27-May-11 18:08:20

How do you pronounce Minna? Is that meena? I think that is nice ( remember it in Dracula)

Jojay Fri 27-May-11 18:10:27

I like it - knew an asian girl called Meena.

If I saw Mena written down I'd assume it was pronounced Menna, to rhyme with tenner

TribbleWithoutACause Fri 27-May-11 18:17:00

Oh I like it, I've never heard of a child called that before.

evamummy Fri 27-May-11 18:47:47

I like it, also like Mona.

LadyOfTheCuntryManor Fri 27-May-11 18:51:33


Mina in Arabic (short for Amina).

Beautiful name.

Mena (Men-ah) is a Welsh name, also pretty.

Alioco Thu 30-Jun-11 14:00:28

My mother's name is Mena - it's short for Philomena (Irish).
If my first is a girl, her name will be Mena after my Mum.

B52s Thu 30-Jun-11 14:45:40

I like Mena. Also Wilemina or Philomena.

birdofthenorth Thu 30-Jun-11 20:11:47

I think Mena is Eastern European. Meena is Asian. Either way I quite like it but I bet it'd get pronounced Menn-a & May-na a lot.

minipie Thu 30-Jun-11 21:41:26

Really like Mina.

Can anyone thing of other names that Mina or Mena (pronounced Mina) could be short for?

MsChanandlerBong Thu 30-Jun-11 23:06:52

Mena makes me think of the beautiful actress Mena Suvari from American Beauty. I like it a lot.

ellesabe Sat 02-Jul-11 19:22:28

Eenie meenie miney mo...

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