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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!

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

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

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

Mouse - sorry not helpful

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

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

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?

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)

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

Marnie short for Margaret?

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

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

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.

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


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

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

It means female bits where I live blush

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.



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

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

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

Ooh...even better!

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

How about Yoni?

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.

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

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

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 23-Apr-13 22:06:26

Or Yasmin?

seeker Tue 23-Apr-13 22:05:36

Do check that it isn't a word for female genitqls in your area- it is round here. A Minnie started in my ds's school in year 2, and had a very difficult time for a while.

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 23-Apr-13 22:04:38

Damnit!Bold didnt work - try again

Er min trude

TeaAndCakeOrDeath Tue 23-Apr-13 22:03:37

Er*min*trude smile

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Tue 23-Apr-13 20:44:09

Amelia is lovely.
As another poster suggested, name her whatever you like and call her Minnie anyway.
I call DD2 Tilly and it isn't remotely similar to her very old Irish name, it's just a NN.

BJC44 Tue 23-Apr-13 20:37:26

Minnie is beautiful! I think it would be a sensible nickname for Melanie. That has a modern and timeless feel to it and it bit more substance for her when she is an adult. I also know a Millie that is shortened form for Emelia. Close enough if he doesn't like Minnie.

jaminthemiddle Tue 23-Apr-13 19:32:23

I know a Marnie - full name marianna.

Tickledyellow Tue 23-Apr-13 19:30:08

I also know an Imogen who gets shortened to Minnie. She is 7 and likes having her formal name and her nickname too

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