Every now and then, Konata calls Kagami Kagamin. Why? Does this change the meaning of the name?


It's just a suffix that makes the name a little more cute, it's roughly the same as having a friend called, I don't know, Sam, and calling him "Sammy".

It is also similar to adding "-chan" to the name. I guess Konata does that partly to annoy Kagami a little.

In case you're wondering, the name Kagami means "mirror".

  • Thanks :) Are you aware of other examples beside Kagamin? Could, say, Hikari become Hikarin? (There's actually an episode where Tsukasa offers Kyou-chan as a nickname for her sister. Kagami doesn't like it and asks Kona-chan to call her Kagami-sama instead.) Apr 24 '13 at 8:49
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    As far as I know, one kanji character read as Kyou means demon.
    – xjshiya
    Apr 24 '13 at 9:03
  • Tsukasa suggests Kyou since it can also mean mirror. Konata agrees with her on Kyou since it can mean both powerful, and with a minor change, evil. Apr 24 '13 at 9:36
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    @coleopterist, yea, though "Kagami-sama" didn't last long after Konata actually started calling her so :P As for other examples, unfortunately I don't know. I guess it might be different for every specific name, since some names probably can change their meaning if you add -n to them. I'm not sure though. Apr 24 '13 at 9:37
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    @coleopterist for another example Akari in Yuruyuri is occasionally interchanged with Akarin. Apr 24 '13 at 11:43

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