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What could Siri be short for?

(18 Posts)
Mumoftwoyoungkids Sat 04-Nov-17 20:48:08

Met a lovely little girl today called Siri. British origin.

Has anyone ever heard of it? Is it short for anything? It is rather pretty but my brain keeps going “hey Siri! When is the next bus into town.”

TenThousandSpoons Sat 04-Nov-17 20:50:03

Maybe her real name is Alexa but they call her Siri as a nickname?

MongerTruffle Sat 04-Nov-17 20:50:37

It's a name from the Nordic countries.

00100001 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:51:32

tenthousandspoons grin

FrancesHaHa Sat 04-Nov-17 20:52:09

There's an American writer called Siri Hustvedt, who I think is of Scandinavian origin. Maybe named after her ?

guineapig1 Sat 04-Nov-17 20:55:38

I know a Siri short for Siriol - it is a Welsh girl's name, means happy or cheerful.

ToffeeUp Sat 04-Nov-17 20:55:55

There is a Netherlands and Everton ladies footballer called Siri Worm, don't think it is short for anything.

AdultHumanFemale Sat 04-Nov-17 21:04:00

Yes, Scandinavian. Not short for anything. Lovely.

stellarfox Sat 04-Nov-17 21:31:10

I know a Siri and it’s her full name. iPhone’s Siri is unfortunate.

MrsSchadenfreude Sat 04-Nov-17 21:32:11

I also know a Syrie - like the French spelling of Syria

Fishfingersandwichnocheese Sat 04-Nov-17 21:34:21

Yes I've known a Syrie too.

CoteDAzur Sat 04-Nov-17 21:35:31

Sirius smile

Please don't call your child Syrie or Syria.

BarbaraOcumbungles Sat 04-Nov-17 21:39:24

A game I’m playing has a character called Ciri which I think is Greek.

honeysucklejasmine Sat 04-Nov-17 21:41:10

I know a Sirihagen. She's Nordic.

SuperBeagle Sat 04-Nov-17 22:02:57

There are a couple of Siris in DH's family. He's Norwegian. It's not short for anything.

There's a Norwegian model called Siri Tollerod too.

Borttagen Sat 04-Nov-17 22:07:10

In Sweden it is the traditional shortening for Sigrid.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Sat 04-Nov-17 22:51:36

Thanks all. Mumsnet is great for random info!

Mumoftwoyoungkids Sat 04-Nov-17 22:53:04

Ps I’m not pregnant - but can’t help having the odd fantasy baby.....

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