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Opinions on Hemi?

(11 Posts)
JohnsonsBabyPowder Wed 19-Apr-17 14:54:29

What do you think of the name Hemi? Is it pretty easy to spell/pronounce?

Foureyesarebetterthantwo Wed 19-Apr-17 14:58:01

A quick Google tells me this is a Maori name, so if you want to reference that culture, it would work.

To me, it means half, like hemiplegic, hemisphere, so I don't like it.

Elbi Wed 19-Apr-17 15:16:19

Makes me think of Born to Run 'Beyond the Palace hemi-powered drones scream down the boulevard'

But that's not necessarily a bad thing!

Missingthesea Wed 19-Apr-17 15:19:46

It makes me think of hemidemisemiquaver blush

Ktown Wed 19-Apr-17 15:22:09

Yes I thought hemidemisemiquaver.
It also sounds like the heam- the prefix for some iron containing molecules.
Nothing weird, so if you like it then go for it.

Thatextrainch Wed 19-Apr-17 15:22:17

I don't know how to pronounce it or spell it. HEMMY? Haymee? H'mee? H'MY?

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Wed 19-Apr-17 15:25:08


is it really a name or just a sound you like?

I'd presume it was an odd sort of nickname, from a toddler mispronunciation tbh

Rockaby Wed 19-Apr-17 15:36:42

Could you confirm how it is pronounced please OP? I would guess hem, (as in a hem on a skirt), and then ee, so rhymes with Emmy, but maybe some people would think hee-mee or something else.

MyBootsAreMuddy Wed 19-Apr-17 15:55:12

Hemi is the Maori form of James. It is pronounced Hem-ee. It's one of my brothers names (I am Maori).

ErrolTheDragon Wed 19-Apr-17 16:05:58

Reminds me of Demi in the Little Women series, a joke on 'Demijohn'.

I wouldn't unless you're somewhere Maori names are familiar.

Dixiestamp Wed 19-Apr-17 16:24:04

There was a rugby player called Hemi Taylor - yes it does rhyme with Emmy.

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