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What can Minnie be short for?

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maggiethemagpie Wed 18-May-16 08:48:42

My brother's just had a baby. She didn't have a name so they started calling her 'mini' as she is small. Which has turned into Minnie. Which they are now thinking of as a name, but it sounds a bit too nicknamey on its own. What could it be short for? Minerva?

I can think of Minnie Mouse and Minnie Driver who have this name but not sure if it is a shortened form of anything or name in its own right.

GunShotResidue Wed 18-May-16 08:51:12


Toomuch2young Wed 18-May-16 08:51:35

Jasmine/ Yasmin

Helmetbymidnight Wed 18-May-16 08:51:41

Marianne, Miranda?

I can tell you though, as a shortie, I would despise being called Minnie.

QueenofallIsee Wed 18-May-16 08:53:11

Araminta? I like that as a full name but not keen on 'Minty'..Minnie is a nice alternative

MyKingdomForBrie Wed 18-May-16 08:53:14

Minerva... Not that I like it personally!

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 08:57:41

Minnie is a name in its own right but can be a nickname from many names. Minnie Driver is Amelia. I think some people use it for Margaret or Wilhelmina.

MotheringShites Wed 18-May-16 09:01:45

It's a commonly used term for vulva around here. Sorry.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 09:04:20


MiddleClassProblem Wed 18-May-16 09:05:16

That's quite specific

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Wed 18-May-16 09:12:17

Vulva. That is fab.

LizzieMacQueen Wed 18-May-16 09:14:23

Hermione (according to wikipedia)

Laquila Wed 18-May-16 09:19:39

Miriam, surely? In fact I had t realised it was short for anything else!

InTheSandPit Wed 18-May-16 09:24:22

I know an Imogen who goes my Minnie

OhHolyFuck Wed 18-May-16 09:36:20


ABitAsleep Wed 18-May-16 09:40:39


BertrandRussell Wed 18-May-16 09:41:01

Do warn them that minnie is a child word for vulva in lots of areas......

JimJamJem Wed 18-May-16 09:44:40

I'd assume Hermione

FizzyFeet Wed 18-May-16 09:47:18


counttotenandbreathe Wed 18-May-16 09:53:28


NetballHoop Wed 18-May-16 09:56:22

I know a Miriam who is a Minnie.

blush That now sounds very rude given the vulva comments.

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Wed 18-May-16 09:59:42

We were thinking of Minnie for DD. The wisdom that is Mumsnet advised me that Minnie is also a nickname for female private parts in many parts of the UK.

We chose something else.

1horatio Wed 18-May-16 10:08:08

Wikipedia says this: "As a first name, Minnie is a diminutive of Minerva, Winifred, Wilhelmina, Hermione, Mary, or Amelia."

I personally think it could also be short for Margaret, Mathilda, Martha, Miriam and Mina...

maggiethemagpie Wed 18-May-16 14:02:29

Thanks I will pass them on. I think minnie will be a nickname now whilst she is a baby whatever her proper name may be

MrsCaecilius Wed 18-May-16 15:33:03

I know plenty of people who are known by a nick name that is nothing to do with their real name, often due to the name the bump was called before they arrived. So they can go on calling her Minnie at home even if they decide to call her Alexandra or something as a full name.

Other than that, I do love Minerva!

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