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Can you get Mimi from Hermione?

(17 Posts)
littlepeas Tue 30-Jul-13 10:02:03

Do you think this works?

HotelTangoFoxtrotUniform Tue 30-Jul-13 10:03:39

Of course you can - nicknames can actually be unrelated to the name they derive from without going into convoluted explanations. I know a Boris who is actually a Laura!

If you think of all the shortenings of something like Margaret you can see how pretty much anything goes!

littlepeas Tue 30-Jul-13 10:08:52

My dd's nn is totally different from her actual name, but that happened completely naturally and wasn't planned. I think Mimi comes fairly baturally from Hermione, but just looking for reassurance!

littlepeas Tue 30-Jul-13 10:09:19


escape Tue 30-Jul-13 10:10:17

our's has actually grown into a ' H' or otherwise it's just 'My' or 'MyMy' as oppose to 'Me' or 'MeMe'

squoosh Tue 30-Jul-13 11:05:22

You can if you decide you want to but it doesn't come naturally. There isn't a 'mee' sound in Hermione.

littlepeas Tue 30-Jul-13 11:20:28

There is 'my' and 'nee' though, so it is nearly there! A friend of a friend, who I see occasionally, has a Hermione who is nicknamed Miney (which is more natural) so whilst I feel comfortable enough using the name, I feel I need to think of something different for short, otherwise I look like a big copy cat!

PeterParkerSays Tue 30-Jul-13 11:31:00

Could she be "Little My" as the My sound is in Hermione, like in the moomins?

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 30-Jul-13 14:29:19

Yes, I think that would be cute and would work!

Mollie272 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:35:42

I'd say go for it - I know a Mimi whose first name is actually Camilla, there isn't a "me" sound in that either and it works fine.

mathanxiety Tue 30-Jul-13 17:52:41

I know a Mary who is Mimi and a Barney who is Brendan. I also know a Shorty who is 6'9". There are no rules about nicknames.

OrangeBlossom2 Wed 31-Jul-13 10:19:04

Yes I think that works.

forevergreek Wed 31-Jul-13 13:41:00

I know a Mimi who is Amy

JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 31-Jul-13 13:41:43

I think if you like Mimi call her that

I don't like Hermione, so I might be biased.

If you want a more grown-up full name, what about:


JamieandtheMagicTorch Wed 31-Jul-13 13:45:09


Amelia > Mimi

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Wed 31-Jul-13 13:46:53


DD1 was nearly Miranda/Mimi. I'm really glad we didn't go for it now though, because of that awful comedienne person.

Hermione is lovely.

gazzalw Wed 31-Jul-13 13:49:55

We call our Hermione Hermes for short but she's a cat grin

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