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Nigerian Girl's Name

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whattodo89 Fri 10-Jun-16 17:27:46

So I've posted a few times but we have a name we both like finally... Partner is Nigerian and we have agreed on... Kemi.

Thoughts?

I like it, there are names i like more but it's important we both agree and we don't have the same taste. My only worry is people keep going "Kenny?"

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 10-Jun-16 17:29:52

I know a Kemi (although it's short for something else). It's one of those names that she'll have to say and spell the first time but thereafter it's not difficult to grasp.

whattodo89 Fri 10-Jun-16 17:33:53

That's what I thought Gold... After one or two introductions it should be fairly easy to get...

WorraLiberty Fri 10-Jun-16 17:34:14

I have a Nigerian friend called Chika.

It's a lovely name but Kemi sounds nice too.

RiverTam Fri 10-Jun-16 17:35:42

Lovely.

manicinsomniac Fri 10-Jun-16 18:31:16

I think it's lovely and, compared to many of the Nigerian girls I know, quite easy for an English ear to 'get'.

Squashybanana Fri 10-Jun-16 18:33:29

I like it. I know a couple of Nigerian girls called Tomi which is nice too.

EssentialHummus Fri 10-Jun-16 18:33:30

I like it!

WhirlwindHugs Fri 10-Jun-16 18:35:01

I think it's nice, good choice.

manicinsomniac Fri 10-Jun-16 18:36:33

I know a Nigerian boy called Tomi. But it's short for something much longer.

ApocalypseSlough Fri 10-Jun-16 18:36:51

Very nice. What about Temi? For Temitope?

RunLillian Fri 10-Jun-16 20:22:44

Just Kemi, or Oluwakemi?

ScarletForYa Fri 10-Jun-16 20:25:10

Lovely!

emsyj Fri 10-Jun-16 20:26:48

Very pretty, and suits borh a little girl and an adult woman.

puddlejumpingqueen Fri 10-Jun-16 20:28:37

I know an Israeli Kemi not relevant

I like it, will work for adult and child

timelytess Fri 10-Jun-16 20:29:23

Perfect.

DramaAlpaca Fri 10-Jun-16 20:59:01

Nice name, I like it.

Dontrocktheboat Fri 10-Jun-16 21:06:42

It's OK. I have met two Yemis, which is similar and also nice.

AnneElliott Fri 10-Jun-16 21:10:18

I like it. My friend at school was Oluwakemi but everyone called her Kemi and had no issues with it.

I had another friend called Titilayo and was called Layo for short. Also Myleita ( although I 've probably not spelt that right).

manicinsomniac Sat 11-Jun-16 00:38:59

Just Kemi, or Oluwakemi?

Wouldn't Oluwakemi be a boy's name? As far as I know, Olu means 'son of'. Almost all the Nigerian boys I know have a name that begins with Olu but is shortened to something else (Oluwatoni to Toni, Oluwatimileheim to Timi, Oluwakorede to Korede etc) but none of the girls have that prefix.

I think Kemi is very pretty on its own.

RunLillian Sat 11-Jun-16 08:00:26

Wouldn't Oluwakemi be a boy's name? As far as I know, Olu means 'son of'. Almost all the Nigerian boys I know have a name that begins with Olu but is shortened to something else (Oluwatoni to Toni, Oluwatimileheim to Timi, Oluwakorede to Korede etc) but none of the girls have that prefix.

No, 'Olu' and 'Oluwa' mean 'God' or 'my God' and can be used for either sex - Oluwaseyi, for example. There are several such prefixes which are really common in Yoruba names - eg 'Ade' meaning 'crown', 'Ola' meaning 'wealth' and 'Temi' meaning 'mine'.

IoraRua Sat 11-Jun-16 15:10:51

It's a lovely name. Great sound and easy to spell.

manicinsomniac Sat 11-Jun-16 16:40:32

Ah, ok, thanks for the correction RunLillian

Chewbecca Sat 11-Jun-16 16:43:08

V nice

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Sat 11-Jun-16 16:44:36

I like it too.

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