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picnicbasketcase Thu 20-Oct-11 20:51:13

I heard a child called it yesterday. I thought it soundly vaguely dirty. But I'm probably being quite mean so do feel free to shout me down. What do you think?

Psammead Thu 20-Oct-11 20:55:28

It sounds a bit non-British, perhaps.

I am not keen on it - minky or minger spring to mind. But if it's a foreign name then that's a bit different, isn't it?

Or maybe it's a nickname.

I certainly haven't heard it before.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 20-Oct-11 21:02:14

Could it have been Nienke (pronounced Ninka)? It's a common Dutch name.

picnicbasketcase Thu 20-Oct-11 21:20:33

Accents didn't sound non-Brit, but you may well be correct. I could have misheard it. I hope so, Nienke is prettier than Minka smile

mopsyflopsy Thu 20-Oct-11 22:09:54

Sounds german to me. I know a Tinka, short for Katinka.

Fixture Thu 20-Oct-11 23:41:02

Minky washing lines, ironing boards, clothes airers

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