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From: "Sally Taylor" <>
Subject: RE: [Lon] Mina ... pronunciation
Date: Fri, 9 Jul 2004 20:07:26 -0400
Mina could also be short for Wilhelmina, pronounced "Meena" - although in my
family I have a daughter named Williamina after her father William. Either
that or the clerk who recorded the name got it muddled!
Boxborough MA USA
surname interests: ADAMS, BOOKER, DAVIDSON, DONALDSON, DUCKETT, FREELAND,
GRAY, MacARTHUR, MacGREGOR, PRIDE, SKINNER, WESTCOTT
England and Scotland
From: Barbara Wessinger [mailto:]
Sent: Friday, July 09, 2004 1:11 PM
Subject: [Lon] Mina ... pronunciation
In my London ancestry and farther down the line there are women with the
given name of "Mina".
I have always assumed the pronunciation to be with a short " i " as in
minnow or minute.
Recently I spoke with someone who had an aunt Mina and she said the family
always used the long " i "I
as in "might" making it "Myna". I was shocked! That is the name of our
bird "Mynah" :-)
But I'm willing to be corrected and since the Minas in my family are
long gone I cannot ask them.
Any others out there with this name in your families? How do
you say it?
Barbara on Maui
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