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?
Jan 22nd, 2005, 12:29 AM
Momo is the name of a manufacturer of add-ons for your car... :shrug:
Jan 22nd, 2005, 12:41 AM
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.
Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:02 AM
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.
Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:19 AM
MauresMO = Momo
Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:22 AM
Momo also means Tibertian dumplings. :lick:
Jan 22nd, 2005, 01:31 AM
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 ;)
~ The Leopard ~
Jan 22nd, 2005, 03:02 AM
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.