Mary, Cosima, Mimosa: Getting to Mimi

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It’s no secret that I love those repeating syllable short forms – Coco, Lulu, Mimi. Mimi feels a little more established than some.  Maybe that’s because I know a handful of grandmothers and great aunts who answer to Mimi.  Or maybe it is a longer history of use in American English.  Remember when Tom Cruise married Mimi […]

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Name of the Day: Wilhelmina

Some names just scream regal. Today’s choice has been worn by queens aplenty and sounds quite lofty – maybe too lofty for a child. But when you consider all the darling diminutives associated with this mouthful of a moniker, the list may make you say, “Hmmm … maybe it could work for a daughter.” Thanks […]

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