|MIMI (2ND FROM RIGHT) WITH MOTHER AND SISTERS.|
LILLY IS FAR RIGHT.
However, a popular nickname for her original given name is Mimi. Most of her family — including, ironically, her sister Lilly — called her Mimi.
My father called her Mim. When San Geraldo met The Duchess, he followed my father's lead. So, San Geraldo, his family, and all our friends call her Mim. She signs her cards (and emails) to us, "Mom/Mim."
In honour of the 88th birthday of The Dowager Duchess, here's... "Ode to Mimi."