Minerva's French nickname

Minou and [name_f]Minette[/name_f] are my favorites! I think [name_f]Nadette[/name_f] could also work.

I do still have a question. What makes it that you don’t like [name_f]Minerva[/name_f]/[name_f]Minerve[/name_f] in [name_u]French[/name_u]? The pronunciation is not so different is it? Only the [name_u]French[/name_u] r. But correct me if I’m wrong!

The sound is not nearly as pretty, yes. But that alone I could easily live with.

It is the proximity to the expression, ça m’énerve. That basically means “it’s getting on my nerves/it’s annoying the … out of me/that really bothers me/it makes me lose my temper.” I’m pretty sure that’s the reason [name_f]Minerve[/name_f] is basically entirely unheard/unused in [name_f]France[/name_f], and what tiny speck of use there is is only in the overseas departments. It is super unfortunate!

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