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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 2005, 11:28 PM Thread Starter
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"Amelie" or "Momo"

Someone claimed the other day that there is something offensive about the nickname "Momo", and we should not use it. Is there any basis for this?

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Momo is the name of a manufacturer of add-ons for your car...

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It is due to her surname, I worked with someone called Maurice who everyone called Momo. I do not think it would offend Amelie. In France nicknames are like lolo, Fredo, Momo etc.
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Some people might think it's a reference to her hoMOsexuality, because a MO is a kind of offensive nickname for a gay or lesbian person. But I think that anyone who thinks that is kind of stupid.
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MauresMO = Momo

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 2005, 12:22 AM
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Momo also means Tibertian dumplings.

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It's from her last name - MAU(pronounced MO)resMO. I remember, a couple of years ago at the U.S. Open, there was a French journalist (don't remember which publication) that kept shouting "ALLEZ MOMO" during her doubles match with Nathalie. I would then safely assume that it's not an insult

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Hey guys, I realise where the name comes from. I was just taken aback when someone made this claim on the board - i.e. that there's something offensive about the name in France - a few days ago. It sounds like Amelie is okay with the nickname so that's good enough for me.

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I prefer Amé but as you like her
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