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Dominie: name of lady at Waitrose checkout

(19 Posts)
AllieW Thu 25-Feb-10 14:25:37

When I was shopping today I noticed that the name of the lady at the till was Dominie. Given that names are very much on my mind, I decided to be nosy and ask her about it.

She said that her father had been in the army and it had been the name of one of the ladies at a posting I think in France.

It struck me as very pretty and, between the two of us, we decided that it must have been a French feminine version of Dominic.

I don't think it will go on our shortlist, but just thought I'd throw it out there to see what others thought!

shockers Thu 25-Feb-10 14:44:44

There is a gorgeous little girl called Dominie at my school. I think I like it because of her.

MrsBadger Thu 25-Feb-10 14:45:13

surely Dominique is the feminine version of Dominic?

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 25-Feb-10 14:46:01

My great aunt had a lovely friend called Dominie - an English woman.

MadreInglese Thu 25-Feb-10 14:51:24

I think it's lovely

MadreInglese Thu 25-Feb-10 14:52:13

I also love Aurelie

(but it sounds too much like "oh really" for me to use it)

Peaceflower Thu 25-Feb-10 14:52:49

V appealing

AllieW Thu 25-Feb-10 14:53:01

@ MrsBadger I've just looked in my names book and it gives both! Perhaps it's just the least usual version.

minipie Thu 25-Feb-10 16:49:39

Oh I LOVE it! that is really a gorgeous name.

What would you have as a short form? Minnie?

JezBaron Tue 20-Jul-10 16:14:00

Dominique is better :D (I am slightly biased, being a Dominique myself!) It can be shortened to Dom, Mini, Nique, Nicki, Kiki, Domi etc...the opportunities are endless. It means Belonging to God too

PaintingTheFence Tue 20-Jul-10 16:28:25

I haven't heard of it before but it's nice You might be constantly correcting people who thought it was Dominique, though.

mopsyflopsy Tue 20-Jul-10 16:32:36


Fimbo Tue 20-Jul-10 16:35:59

I love when Waitrose tannoy for staff members and use Mr or Mrs instead of the first names.

flopsy1974 Tue 20-Jul-10 21:25:47

I went to school with a Dominie. Never heard it since. Lovely name.

JebusBuiltMyHotQuads Thu 22-Jul-10 09:58:25

I love it! Never heard of it before.

valiumSingleton Thu 22-Jul-10 10:20:27

I like it. Prefer it to Dominique, which is a bit too long for me. I like Eugenie too (similar?). The mw who helped deliver my dc1 was called Eugenie.

Colliecross Thu 22-Jul-10 11:49:40

There was a very nice Dominie at my school, I thought her name was Domino for ages tho

cyteen Thu 22-Jul-10 11:56:16

Dominie is sweet, much nicer than Dominique.

Eugenie makes me think of 'eugenics' when I see it written down, so not keen.

Elsa123 Fri 23-Jul-10 10:11:01

i like it, but is the name of an aircraft my dad used to fly in so I would be laughed at if I used it i think!

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