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I love it as a nickname for Luminiţa.
TheLivingStone  10/5/2020
2
Cute!
― Anonymous User  6/30/2020
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I don't like this name.
SaltyLemon123456  6/27/2020
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I really like this name, but when I read through the comments, I saw a comment that said something about this name meaning 'prostitute' in Spanish. So I searched it up and saw it's true! I'm kind of sad now, because I was planning to name my new white abyssinian guinea pig Lumi! And it would also be embarrassing in my Spanish class, because our teacher likes to ask us if we have pets and what their names are... But anyway, I was also thinking about the name Holly.
― Anonymous User  3/16/2020
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As a Finnish person I can tell you that this name sounds very childish in our language. I think Lumi is a cute middle name (for a Finnish person), but too immature for a first name. I don't think you should name your child Lumi at all if you're not living in Finland or of Finnish descent. If it's not okay to appropriate other cultures, appropriating ours shouldn't be okay either. Basically it's like naming a white, American child Hyojin, Khadijah or Kohaku. The culture is not yours to claim. I think it's not the best as a first name for a Finnish person either. It's very sweet when they're young but sounds quite immature as they get older. It gives an unintelligent and childish impression.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2018
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Adorable!
kayisforkeen  8/19/2018
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I love it, especially the meaning snow. Because of that Lumi sounds cute and serene to me, like a beautiful lake with cherry blossom trees around it.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2018
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I’m absolutely in love with this name, but after researching it a bit I found it means prostitute in Spanish? Is this true, because I can’t find a whole lot of information on it and it’s a shame such a lovely name would mean that.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2018
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This name was also used in Estonian, albeit rarely.
m4yb3_daijirou  11/29/2017
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My admiration for Finnish metal bands which consequently helped nurture a growing interest in the culture has ultimately brought me to write this brief review...

"Lumi" is exasperatingly cute-- but that is it's sin; I would never wish to possess a 'cute' name, nor would I think it humorous to bestow on some poor child.

That being said... outside of it's native land it truly has no business being used (unless, of course, you are of Finnish blood), particularly in dominantly English-speaking countries (where it would actually be viewed as Japanese, by the majority.)
In the United States I cannot help but cringe; terribly infantile, somewhat 'kre8tiv,' unprofessional, and perhaps even borderline pretentious.
Francesca  2/7/2012
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The Japanese language doesn't even have the "L" sound, no one would mistake this name as Japanese. I think you are being pretty dramatic in your assessment of it, it's really not as SICKENINGLY cute as you make it out to be in my opinion. I think it sounds fine, a simple but pretty name, and I like the comparison to the word luminous someone made above. The original meaning of snow is nice too and pronouncing it the Finnish way or English way, as in the word luminous, both sound good to me.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2013
1
Lumi sounds like a short version of Luminous which makes the name even better.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2011
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I knew a Lumikki, which is a rarer version of this. Lumikki is also the Finnish name for Snow White.
― Anonymous User  1/30/2010
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Well, Lumi is now a very popular name, so Finnish people must like it. We have so many names with meaning and those are names, not just words. Taisto, Satu, Säde, Sade, Jalo, Voitto, Otso, Valo, Meri, Sini, Aamu, Ilta, Taimi, Sisu, Tuuli, Vuokko, Nuppu, Suvi, Marja, Hilla and so on. Lumi was chosen in the official calender and the name day of Lumi is going to be in 2.2.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2009
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Interesting that Finnish posters don't like this as a name because it's a word. I like it a lot, but I wouldn't like 'Snow' as a name. The Japanese happily use 'Yuki' as a name though.
― Anonymous User  11/8/2007
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Lumi is pronounced LO-mi.
ToveTer  8/18/2007
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I wouldn't use Lumi as a first name, since no matter how beautiful it is, or how much I love the meaning, it's still just a word. But as a middle name Lumi would be amazing.
Yippal  6/9/2007

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