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Mumsnet Jury - you decide our girls name! Pick one of two...

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swizzlesticks Tue 29-Jul-14 10:17:59

Jemima (nn Mimi) or Thea. Which one and why?!? Thank you!

CarriMarie Tue 29-Jul-14 10:29:25

Jemima, love the nn Mimi.

Acolyte Tue 29-Jul-14 10:33:20 mum's dog is called Mimi.

Pandora37 Tue 29-Jul-14 10:34:36

Thea - beautiful, simple and elegant.

Sundaedelight Tue 29-Jul-14 10:35:01

Jemima. A classic and so pretty.

(Thea is becoming very popular.)

QisforQcumber Tue 29-Jul-14 10:35:43

Thea. Beautiful name.

Amrapaali Tue 29-Jul-14 10:45:32


Jemima sounds like an old aunt's name.

squoosh Tue 29-Jul-14 10:48:36

I love Thea and love the nickname Mimi.

Don't like Jemima at all though.

So all things considered..............Thea.

BackforGood Tue 29-Jul-14 10:50:13


Jemima either says 'Puddleduck' or 'Playschool' to me, as those are the only 2 Jemima's I've come across.

Out of interest, would Mimi be pronounced like 'mini' but with an m (which is how I would read it if I saw it written down) or like the 'mima' part of Jemima ?

swizzlesticks Tue 29-Jul-14 10:57:39

Mimi like mini!

ShovettyMcShovetty Tue 29-Jul-14 11:15:35


rootypig Tue 29-Jul-14 11:19:01

Thea by a mile. Is pretty, but still serious.

ShovettyMcShovetty Tue 29-Jul-14 11:19:58

Oh sorry forgot the why part.

I don't like Jemima as it is too kids TV for my tastes. I can only imagine Jemima on a little girl or a really old lady characters in a CBBC program, not a 'real' person and not a 30 or 40yo lady.

ShadowFall Tue 29-Jul-14 11:21:02


Jemima makes me think of Jemima Puddleduck.

Wetthemogwai Tue 29-Jul-14 11:24:26

Thea, it's beautiful and on my list for future dd.

Jemima is dp/dss word for vagina. Not used often but enough to put me off!
Even without that id pick thea in a heartbeat

Allalonenow Tue 29-Jul-14 11:24:28


weebarra Tue 29-Jul-14 11:29:06


weebarra Tue 29-Jul-14 11:29:32

Clearly I meant Thea.

swizzlesticks Tue 29-Jul-14 11:43:19

Thanks so much for your comments...looks like Thea is winning! I do love Jemima (more so the nn Mimi), and I have heard the vagina connection...which worries me slightly! Please keep comments coming. This is really helpful.

RufusTheReindeer Tue 29-Jul-14 11:45:37

Thea, I (vaguely) know a Thea and she is adorable

The name is beautiful too!!

rootypig Tue 29-Jul-14 11:56:29

Mimi is sweet for a little girl but I'm not sure about it for a 40 year old woman.

ACM88 Tue 29-Jul-14 12:36:48

Thea, I think it's beautiful and lovely for an adult!

Theonlyoneiknow Tue 29-Jul-14 12:40:48

Thea!! Like Mimi but really not keen on Jemima at all

RiverTam Tue 29-Jul-14 12:41:06


Jemima is nice but not keen on Mimi (which I would pronounce MeeMee but I see upthread you've said it's like 'mini'?)

Surf25 Tue 29-Jul-14 13:11:11

Gorgeous name

Incidentally, I would also pronounce 'Mimi' as meemee

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