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what can Mimi be short for?

(48 Posts)
FSB Thu 12-Feb-09 14:38:31

I've always wanted a daughter called Cosima, shortened to Mimi, but DH's surname is an object so "Cos I'm a..." is out. any suggestions what else Mimi could be short for, because he's not keen on just Mimi. HELP!!

rolandbrowning Thu 12-Feb-09 14:39:15


smallorange Thu 12-Feb-09 14:39:19


donnie Thu 12-Feb-09 14:39:57

My friend's dd is Miranda and they call her mimi. I like it as a proper name, actually, not just a nickname.

ScorpiowithabigS Thu 12-Feb-09 14:39:59

Our dd is Millie, nn Mimi


shootfromthehip Thu 12-Feb-09 14:41:37

Amelia, Marilyn, Marie, Mariah, Maxine or Miriam

crumpet Thu 12-Feb-09 14:43:05


snice Thu 12-Feb-09 14:43:44


MsBrandybuck Thu 12-Feb-09 14:44:18

According to this there are lots of related names to choose from.

MrsSchmaltzyMerryHenry Thu 12-Feb-09 14:46:07

Cute name! Miranda? Mirabelle?

alexpolismum Thu 12-Feb-09 14:46:10

Why not just keep Cosima but pronounce the i as "ee" ie Coseema. I used to know someone called Cosima who pronounced it Coseema, I didn't know you could pronounce it the other way too.

Pollyanna Thu 12-Feb-09 14:46:13

Miranda, or I did know someone who had an Amelia who they called Mimi

FSB Thu 12-Feb-09 14:48:29

i had heard about the Miriam association, but not sure i like Miriam.

Quite like Amelia.

i also love Mia but it means 'mine' in Italian (a particularly annoying phase that Italian toddlers go through!) and we might live in Italy for a bit when it's a toddler.

CherryChoc Thu 12-Feb-09 14:49:09


FSB Thu 12-Feb-09 14:56:59

Mrs Schmaltzy - Mirabelle is a fab name, but same problem as Mimi, not sensible enough if she wants to be Prime Minister!!!!! grin

Alexpolismum - it would be pronounced cozeema, but could very quickly become 'coz i'm a' in the playground unfortunately

frankbestfriend Thu 12-Feb-09 14:59:29

I know an Esme nicknamed MiMi

TheOldestCat Thu 12-Feb-09 15:01:16

DH's cousin's little girl is Mimi, short for Jemima.

totalmisfit Thu 12-Feb-09 15:03:29

Miranda. Lovely name.

quickdrawmcgraw Thu 12-Feb-09 15:07:13

Camille is a lovely name. I'd vote for that. I know two sweeet Camilles

mum2b09 Thu 12-Feb-09 15:10:46

If i have a girl she is going to be Amelia Grace Mimi for short xxx

treacletart Thu 12-Feb-09 15:27:51

You can use it with whatever name you like! My DD is Imogen shortened to Mimi.

Bubbaluv Thu 12-Feb-09 15:35:05

I know an Amelie shortened to Mimi

elle23 Thu 12-Feb-09 15:36:24

we have an Aimee & DH calls her calls her Mimi

tartetatin Thu 12-Feb-09 15:40:59

I think the French name Mireille is shortened to Mimi. Pronounced 'Miray'

AnAngelWithin Thu 12-Feb-09 16:05:41

isn't mimi what mariah carey calls herself? not sure if its short for mariah though.

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