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What could Mimi and Nina be short for?

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kmini Sat 21-May-16 13:56:24

Trying for dc2 and starting to consider names again. We have a Thomas (always Tom or Tommy) and have always adored Tessa (tess) if we had a girl.

However, two names I have also always loved are Mimi and Nina. Nina, like Tess, is a name in itself but are there any names Nina could be short for? Mimi is more of a nickname imo, so definitely needs to fuller name on the BC.

Any suggestions?

GetAHaircutCarl Sat 21-May-16 13:58:53

Mimi can be short for Cosima.
Nina for Nanette.

At least the ones I know grin.

KnockMeDown Sat 21-May-16 14:00:49

I know an Emilia which is shortened to Mimi, but it was by accident, as her little brother couldn't pronounce her name.

LetThereBeCupcakes Sat 21-May-16 14:02:21

I know a Jemima who is Mimi.

Katrina and Christina both could be shortened to Nina.

Schumann Sat 21-May-16 14:03:24

I know a Mimi and her full name is Miriam

AStreetcarNamedBob Sat 21-May-16 14:03:28

I know a Michelle who is Mimi
I also know a Miriam who is Mimi

disappoint15 Sat 21-May-16 14:03:40


7to25 Sat 21-May-16 14:03:42

I know a Marianne shortened to Mimi.......judge so it passed the " judge" test!

HarrietVane99 Sat 21-May-16 14:03:57

I knew a Michelle who was known as Mimi.

frobskottle Sat 21-May-16 14:19:29

my friend has a child that is Amelia shortened to Mimi.
Annina shortened to Nina?

PancakesAndMapleSyrup Sat 21-May-16 14:31:43

Our 'mimi' is Hermione full name wise.

PiledUpPenguins Sat 21-May-16 16:42:03

I know a Miriam and Mirabelle who are both Mimi

In Russia Nina is a diminutive of any name deriving from Anne. So Antonia, Anastastia etc. I also know a Katrina who is Nina.

NotYoda Sat 21-May-16 18:03:36


Manon (love this name!)

Surf25 Sat 21-May-16 18:06:10


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 21-May-16 18:08:04

Imogen nn Mimi and Jemima nn Mimi

wonderpants Sat 21-May-16 18:08:08

I know an Amelia, a Mia and an Amy who both have Mimi nicknames. All children!
I don't know any adult Mimi's!

marcopront Sat 21-May-16 18:28:48

I know an Angelina shortened to Nina.

teacherwith2kids Sat 21-May-16 18:33:50

From my acquaintance:

- Emilie shortened to Mimi.
- Cornelia shortened to Nina

PattyPenguin Sat 21-May-16 18:45:53

In Italian Mimi can be a diminutive of both male and female names, such as Carmelo / Carmela, Domenico / Domenica, Emilio / Emilia, Beniamino, Emidio, Maria, Cosimo / Cosima and Noemi.

In Italian and Spanish Nina can be a diminutive of any of the girls' names that end in -nina or -ina, of which there are loads. Do you have any favourite first letters, or favourite / meaningful / family names that might have version ending in -ina?

JennyOnAPlate Sat 21-May-16 18:54:26

My friend has a mimi who is Amelia.

kmini Sat 21-May-16 19:03:21

Thank you for all your responses

Vixxfacee Sat 21-May-16 19:05:37


Botchit Sat 21-May-16 19:22:40

I think Nina sounds like a stand alone name. It's a lovely. Mimi sounds a little 'trendy'.

musicinspring1 Sat 21-May-16 19:24:53

My Mimi is an Amelie

notagiraffe Sat 21-May-16 19:35:57

Mimis I've known have been

Nina could be Anais, Ninette, Ninevah, Georgina, Janine

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