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Mani..for a boy?

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skybright Wed 05-Aug-09 20:35:31

It is growing on me. What do you think?

Deemented Wed 05-Aug-09 20:38:49

I think someones been watching too many kids programmes on TV...

GirlsAreLoud Wed 05-Aug-09 20:39:15

Stone Roses.

weaselm4 Wed 05-Aug-09 20:40:16

Lola's boyfriend in Run Lola Run, I think? Quite like it. If you do, then go for it!

luckylady74 Wed 05-Aug-09 20:40:38

It just says stone roses to me - I have the best of cd in my car and imo they're never a bad thing!

skybright Wed 05-Aug-09 21:11:57

Deemented..Whats the kids programme?

Disenchanted3 Wed 05-Aug-09 21:12:36

black books?

Ceolas Wed 05-Aug-09 21:16:49

Handy Manny

tummytickler Wed 05-Aug-09 21:18:38

Handy Manny!
dd loves it!
And Black Books - i love that show - wish they would make more!

But, Mani is ok as a nn for Manwell, Manfred, Emmanuel or something. I dont like any of those names really, but i dont think you can use just Manny (imo)

pattymc Wed 05-Aug-09 21:18:38

handy manny

skybright Wed 05-Aug-09 21:25:29

Thanks for the link..i think the name Mani means Jewel.

Oh well,it's on the list.

ravenAK Wed 05-Aug-09 21:26:50

I teach a Manpinder AKA Mani. Not sure it really works as a stand alone name.

MrsFawlty Wed 05-Aug-09 21:27:48

I like it, but again, Stone Roses fan. Saw him the other day, actually. grin

hester Wed 05-Aug-09 21:29:36

I like Manny short for Emmanuel - as in a Jewish old bloke's name. I predict Jewish old bloke's names are due a revival - Manny, Moishe, Pincus...

ginhag Wed 05-Aug-09 22:52:43

Mani (deep breath)

Persian for Soul
Hindu for Jewel
Aborigine for Equal

and yeah also the bassist in stone roses.

It's my son's name so I think the op has very good taste.

And obviously I will ignore anyone that says otherwise,as I couldn't possibly imagine my boy with a different name smile

magbags Thu 06-Aug-09 13:52:28

Mani is also the Wooly Mamoth in Ice Age.

pedalmonster Thu 06-Aug-09 18:46:34

any boys name ending in I is bound to cause a stir... unless it is a cultural thing, eg Indian, but a caucasian guy called Mani just sounds like Manny, which is IMO not great.

bronze Thu 06-Aug-09 18:49:33

Rses/Primal Scream for me too

Not that I think that thats a bad thing

bronze Thu 06-Aug-09 18:53:44

Having said that hes Gary really

ginhag Thu 06-Aug-09 19:44:57

pedalmonster I certainly haven't noticed it causing a stir so far! smile tbh most people seem to like the name and think it suits him.

FranSanDisco Thu 06-Aug-09 19:47:32

Did Laura Ingles marry Manni in Little House? I am sure he was Manni but she called him Manly grin

MmeLindt Thu 06-Aug-09 19:53:03

Mani for me is short for Manfred and was a very common name in Germany about 50 years ago. The stereotypical Mani was a guy who wore cowboy boots and drove a Opel Mantra, girlfriend was called Sandra and was a hairdresser. There was a film a few years back called Manta Manta, not sure if he was called Mani but he could have been. It is a real "redneck" "chav" name in Germany.

Which is of absolutely no interest to you or your baby since you live in UK, but in the interest of full disclosure...

rubyslippers Thu 06-Aug-09 19:54:34

Manny - yes

Mani - no

stubbyfingers Thu 06-Aug-09 20:02:18


totalmisfit Fri 07-Aug-09 18:05:36

stone roses for me too. great name though, especially if it's a homage to one of the greatest bands in history.

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