Winnie or Minnie?

I’ve come to the awful realization that most of my favorite names end up rhyming with another favorite.

Do you prefer [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]” or [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] “[name_f]Minnie[/name_f]”

  • Winnie
  • Minnie

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This was tough, because I adore [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] and [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]! :sweat_smile: In the end, since this thread is about the nicknames, I went with [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]. :orange_heart:

I prefer [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] over [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], but [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] is my favorite full name!

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The only other nickname I like is [name_u]Lemon[/name_u], but it’s a bit citrusy, especially with the full name. I don’t really like [name_u]Clem[/name_u] or [name_f]Tiny[/name_f] so I feel like it’s my only option.


What about [name_f]Em[/name_f]? Or [name_f]Cleo[/name_f]?

I prefer [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] “[name_f]Winnie[/name_f]!” [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] reminds me just a little bit too much of [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] Mouse haha.

Clementine and [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] would work as siblings in my opinion though, because the full names are so different, even if the nicknames are similar.

I prefer [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] to [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], but strongly prefer [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] to [name_f]Winifred[/name_f], so I voted for [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] nn [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] :slight_smile:

I definitely prefer [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] over [name_f]Minnie[/name_f], but I love both [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] and [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]. I also love think the nn [name_u]Lemon[/name_u] is cute, but I think [name_f]Emmie[/name_f] would be a more usable nn for [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] especially if you ever ended up wanting to use both names!

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That’s hard. I would rather be named [name_f]Winifred[/name_f], but I dislike [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] as a nn because it reminds me of whinnying and whining.

I prefer the nn [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] to [name_f]Winnie[/name_f]. I think of [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] [name_u]Barry[/name_u] in [name_u]Anne[/name_u] of [name_u]Green[/name_u] Gables which is a pleasant association for me.

Clementine is nice so I’ll go for that so no risk of [name_f]Winnie[/name_f].

I prefer [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] but not huge on [name_f]Winifred[/name_f].

I dont like [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] or [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] that much though!

I love [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] though and can be short for [name_f]Gwendolyn[/name_f] or [name_u]Winter[/name_u] which I love.

I love [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] nn [name_f]Minnie[/name_f]!!

I’ve never been keen on [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] for some reason, but I absolutely adore [name_f]Minnie[/name_f]! [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] nn [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] is so sweet!

So one of my favourite names is [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] I just think it’s beautiful really Christmassy choice and has lovely nature connotations which is why I went for [name_f]Minnie[/name_f]. BUT if [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] was going to be used as a nickname for a different name I would have voted [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] as overall [name_f]Winnie[/name_f] is sweeter than [name_f]Minnie[/name_f].

Personally I think [name_f]Clementine[/name_f] & [name_f]Winifred[/name_f] work as a sibling set they both feel very different but stylistically work despite the nicknames being similar. You could switch up the nicknames maybe [name_u]Clem[/name_u], [name_f]Emmy[/name_f] or [name_u]Lemon[/name_u] instead of [name_f]Minnie[/name_f] for [name_f]Clementine[/name_f]. Or alternatively you could have [name_u]Freddie[/name_u] as a nickname for [name_f]Winifred[/name_f].