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Lerato Mon 12-Oct-09 20:11:03

What do people think of Amy / Aimee etc? Which spelling?

Hulababy Mon 12-Oct-09 20:14:31

I like it spelt Aimee.

logi Mon 12-Oct-09 20:27:11


Knickers0nMahead Mon 12-Oct-09 20:30:44


Jamieandhismagictorch Wed 14-Oct-09 17:11:26


DorotheaPlentighoul Wed 14-Oct-09 17:18:34

Probably Amy, because it is more traditional and less likely to date badly. I reckon Aimee sounds a bit trendy-Seventies.

CristinaTheAstonishing Wed 14-Oct-09 17:19:03

Both are lovely. I had Aimee on shortlist for DD2 two years ago. She's Heidi.

CuppaTeaJanice Wed 14-Oct-09 17:23:12

I like Ami. For a boy.

For a girl, I prefer Amy. I'm not too keen on the letter e in names.

Lerato Wed 14-Oct-09 19:15:00

I didn't know Ami was the male version. Have seen Amy, Aimee, Ami, Amie and Aime (I think) being used. We wanted to go for a name with only one spelling..... I am not sure about the double e when often you can't / don't put the accent.

pointyhat Wed 14-Oct-09 19:25:58

it's french, innit.

pointyhat Wed 14-Oct-09 19:26:28

Axtually, it's Aime (with accent). What am I thinking. I knew an Aime.

Lerato Wed 14-Oct-09 19:37:10

That makes sense. I assume it is pronounced the same way? (As well as wanting a name that could only be spelt one way, we also wanted a name that wasn't unisex - so definitely failed).

pointyhat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:36:12

Prefer the english spelling of Amy

pointyhat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:36:54

No, the french don't pronounce it the same

Lerato Wed 14-Oct-09 20:53:14

French lessons were a long time ago - how to the French pronounce Aime?

pointyhat Wed 14-Oct-09 20:56:40

Em-ay, sorta.

Lerato Wed 14-Oct-09 21:35:00

Thanks - learn something new every day / every time read mumsnet!

suwoo Wed 14-Oct-09 21:37:55

My DD's middle name is Aimee and I don't like it anymore, I think it is a bit chavvy blush.

bellissima Thu 15-Oct-09 10:15:28

French say Aim-ay (loved/liked). But you need the double ee if it's a girl. A boy would be Aime. And you need an accent imo, or people think it's just a 'different' spelling of Amy. I have a friend Aimee who suffers from this - I don't think it's 'chavvy' but I do think it's a difficult name to carry off over here.

doubleexpresso Thu 15-Oct-09 10:31:38

Amy. Aimee looks like you're trying too hard.

CuppaTeaJanice Thu 15-Oct-09 12:30:46

It's not really unisex because the boy version (Ami) is pronounced Army. I think it might be Iranian?? I've only come across it once, that bloke from Miami Ink.

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