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    Default the name Manu??

    Pronounced just as it's written Ma ( as in mama) -nu This is DH's middle name. It's a Maori name ( DH family is Maori) and I htink it is not that uncommon in NZ. I like it but I do have some concerns as I am not really into the strange and unusual naming of children-LOL but it's kind of growing on me...opinions welcome

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    Makes me think of Manu fieldel - the French chef.

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    I instantly think of the chef....which isnt a bad thing.

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    I like it, but I don't believe it's Maori. Quick google says its Egyptian.

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    I'm pretty sure it is. I'vs heard that word before. Blissed Out would know. She's speak fluent Maori, whereas I only know dribs and drabs.

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    From what I found it means bird or kite in Maori. So it seems to be quite an international name.

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    I like Manu, it's a great name

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    I think it is a name in Egypt, Maori and Indian. Given DH has been mistaken for all three of these cultures on our travels - seems quite appropriate! I know it definetly a Maori name though - there is a long run of it in their very traditional family. I just keep thinking of the teasing at school - Manu...sounds like Poo!!!

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    Reminds me of Manu vatuvei

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexander Beetle View Post
    I'm pretty sure it is. I'vs heard that word before. Blissed Out would know. She's speak fluent Maori, whereas I only know dribs and drabs.
    Yes, it's Maori. On it's own it means 'bird', but I've found it generally is short for a longer name, maybe your DH is named after someone who was nicknamed Manu after a longer name (Maori names generally have 6+ syllables and are almost always shortened for nicknames).

    Either way it's a nice name and very easy to pronounce.

    It doesn't sound like poo, it doesn't even rhyme with poo really.


 

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