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Girl's name Minnie could be short for?

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Amsr Tue 23-Apr-13 16:44:15

Please help me find a girl's name that Minnie could be short for. My 4 kids and I love the name but DH won't agree unless we find a "sensible" name it could be short for. He has already discounted Willamina (my favourite), Jasmine, Minerva(!) and a few others that sound too similar to Malina (2nd daughter's name). DH is Indian and I am English so names that fit into both cultures would be brilliant (the other 4 kids names fit into both). Failing that, perhaps names that Marnie/Mani could be short for as I quite like that too, but again, DH thinks it's too much of a nickname and wants a long version. PLEASE help as baby number 5 is now 4 weeks old and I have to register her next week!

Rockinhippy Tue 23-Apr-13 22:06:55

Our friends DD is a Minnie, her full name is Jasmine

MacaYoniAndCheese Tue 23-Apr-13 22:11:22

I think Minnie is a lovely name smile. Go for it!

Autocorrect wanted to change Minnie to Amino...should you want to pursue scientific names grin.

OutragedFromLeeds Tue 23-Apr-13 22:13:37

How about Yoni?

MacaYoniAndCheese Tue 23-Apr-13 22:15:52

Ooh...even better!

AgathaPinchBottom Tue 23-Apr-13 22:17:28

I have a friend called Minnie - it's short for Mariah



Mariannesmum Tue 23-Apr-13 23:18:02

Minnie is a gorgeous nickname. I would second any of the Mary names as a formal option.

My Dd Marianne is known as Minnie by family and friends.
She may prefer Mari or Marnie as nicknames when she is older. Always good to have options.

mylittlepuds Wed 24-Apr-13 01:53:54

It means female bits where I live blush

MyShoofly Wed 24-Apr-13 02:40:07


Minnie....all I can think of is the mouse. Sorry.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Wed 24-Apr-13 03:01:03

I think your DH is wise/kind to insist on a longer name, since Minnie has very definite connotations for a lot of people.

I'd never heard of the Minnie-as-slang-for-vulva thing until I came onto MN, but apparently it's extremely widespread.

Panzee Wed 24-Apr-13 03:54:41

Is Mnnie a name for vulva because of the Mickey/penis association? smile

CheerfulYank Wed 24-Apr-13 03:57:33

Marnie short for Margaret?

Gugglebum Wed 24-Apr-13 04:42:10

I was also going to say Amelia, and I know of a Jessamine who goes by Minnie sometimes. ( pn Jess-uh-min or Jess-uh-meen)

Amsr Fri 26-Apr-13 10:15:06

Still love Wilhelmina/Willamina best! Hoping I can persuade DH. Would it be wrong to spell it the second way?

amessagetoyouYoni Fri 26-Apr-13 10:51:34

The only little Minnie I know is Mia on her birth cert.

fussychica Fri 26-Apr-13 14:42:54

Mouse - sorry not helpful

NotAnotherPackedLunch Fri 26-Apr-13 14:48:33

Please don't do this to your daughter no matter how nice a name Minnie seems.

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