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Thoughts on Rumi?

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Lilylo Sun 17-Apr-16 14:49:54

How does Rumi sound to you for a girl of mixed Asian-Caucasian origin?

Other ideas are:


(yes you can tell I really like short simple yet a bit unusual names!)

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sun 17-Apr-16 14:52:21

I like it.

Mila and Nala are nice too.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 17-Apr-16 14:54:27

Roo-me or rum-me?

Lilylo Sun 17-Apr-16 14:56:45


florascotianew Sun 17-Apr-16 16:44:29

It sounds pretty and it would work well if you are Japanese or have connections with Japan (it's a Japanese name, isn't it?). However - and this may not matter - it also sounds the same as the name of one of the world's most famous poets: His work is as well-known as Shakespeare's in many countries - maybe better-known in some - and is widely respected.

Itinerary Sun 17-Apr-16 17:41:40

I like Mila, Nala and Nami.

Vixxfacee Sun 17-Apr-16 17:49:24

Don't like rumi but like remi
I like mila and nala. Do you like Nyla?

Nami is ok and I've heard it short for namiko

Lilylo Sun 17-Apr-16 18:02:15

flora I did not know about the poet, thank you a lot for letting me know! I will definitely look it up.

DH is from Hong Kong, but I don't like how most traditional HK names sound like so I am looking for a name that uses Cantonese sounds/words (and can be written in Chinese characters).

All the names I listed are formed by Chinese/Cantonese words. Honestly I don't really care too much about the meaning in Cantonese, as long as it can be written/ pronounced in Chinese easily.

ConfusedAboutSchools Sun 17-Apr-16 18:06:08

I instantly thought it was a nod to the poet Rumi. I think anyone else who knows of him will have that thought too, as it's an unusual first name.

Twitterqueen Sun 17-Apr-16 18:07:46

Nope. Roo-me.... lots of space in there? How much space do you need?

Lilylo Sun 17-Apr-16 18:38:00

It would be written Rumi and pronounced Roomee (if that makes sense, I am not great at phonetic spelling). One word.

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 17-Apr-16 19:16:44

I like it. Cute.
Similar to rumer.
Which I also like.

thecatfromjapan Sun 17-Apr-16 19:22:30

I thought of Rumi the poet, too. I had no idea it was Japanese. Mumsnet is so educational!

Rumi's poetry is amazing - spiritual, playful,

nectarini1983 Sun 17-Apr-16 20:53:24

I like Nala...was on my list for dd2 until some said 'Nala the gnarler' which made me picture a snappy mutt and that put me off :-(

AuntJane Sun 17-Apr-16 21:04:18

I'm afraid when I read Rumi I thought ...


Kittykatmacbill Sun 17-Apr-16 21:43:34

I would definitely assume the poet!

FluffyPickleMonster Sun 17-Apr-16 21:48:02

Sorry but if someone told me their name was Rumi if primly hear/write it as Roomy, not a massive fan. I love Nala though and Mila.

FluffyPickleMonster Sun 17-Apr-16 21:49:03

Whoops- meant I'd hear/write it

Castafioresbijoux Tue 19-Apr-16 13:41:57

I wanted to call DS that smile it was a nod at the poet - we didn't go for it as we were concerned about bullying at school as it will be roomy inevitably in English as opposed to how it is pronounced (slight different enunciation)

Still think it's a lovely name

Leahs93 Tue 19-Apr-16 13:57:37

I really like the name Nala.

Tokelau Tue 19-Apr-16 14:03:10

I like Mila out of those names.

I know a Runi, who is part Indian. Do you like that? It's pronounced similarly to your Rumi.

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