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how to pronounce Nimah?

(12 Posts)
daisybear Thu 02-Jun-11 09:55:33

Apparently means 'blessing' in arabic and thinking of using as middle name.


ajandjjmum Thu 02-Jun-11 09:56:48

Neev smile

Cattleprod Thu 02-Jun-11 09:58:26

I haven't heard the name but I would guess Nee-Mah.

Niamh is pronounced Neev.

slowshow Thu 02-Jun-11 10:02:46

I know a male Nimah and it is indeed Nee-mah.

tomhardyismydh Thu 02-Jun-11 10:07:38


daisybear Thu 02-Jun-11 11:14:06

thanks for replies

Please note its Nimah not Niamh (pronounced neev).

i too got confused and almost used Nimah pronounced Neev but i'm now assuming this would be wrong......

I liked the meaning 'blessing' for a long awaited IVF baby girl but don't want to use unless i know the correct pronunciation smile

PatriciatheStripper Thu 02-Jun-11 11:42:51

I would assume (as I did on seeing the thread title) that the victim's someone's parents couldn't spell Niamh.

EricNorthmansMistress Thu 02-Jun-11 22:50:01

Are you sure it's not Naima?

EdithWeston Thu 02-Jun-11 22:55:01

There are three related names: Nimah, Naima and Nimat.

cat64 Thu 02-Jun-11 22:59:15

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bluerodeo Thu 02-Jun-11 23:03:08

isn't that a boy's name anyway? Nimah not Niamh

daisybear Fri 03-Jun-11 08:44:39

thanks for the reply's.

i actually got the name nimah from a thread on here and i can't do links but i looked it up and it is a girls arabic name.

just wondered how people would pronounce it and if they'd mistake it for niamh.... and it seems they would!!

back to the drawing board..... i like beatrice meaning 'bringer of joy' but i've not persuaded DH yet. i just thought it would be nice to have a middle name with some meaning behind it.

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