Effy/Effie

(34 Posts)
krankykitty Fri 30-Nov-12 17:13:09

What think you of the name Effie (or spelt Effy?)

Love it.

Short for Euphemia. U-fee-mi-a. Scottish name.

rezzle Fri 30-Nov-12 22:39:28

I really like it as a nickname for Stephanie, but I think that some might find that a bit dated.

OkayHazel Wed 05-Dec-12 02:02:13

I occasionally use it, as my first name is an F and my middle name E.

Parents would call me FE (surname) in a jokey way and the FE became Effie.

MrRected Wed 05-Dec-12 02:20:40

I grew up in South Africa. Years ago, condoms used to be called French Letters or Effies for short. Sorry but I can't get away from that.

You probably won't encounter many middle aged South Africans, so you should be ok.

Fifi2406 Wed 05-Dec-12 09:04:59

I had a huge doll called Effie when I was a little girl she was called that because she was really heavy and I couldn't say heavy! It stuck! I think it's cute because of that I'd probably use it as a nickname though!

lynzie68 Thu 06-Dec-12 23:00:46

Sorry but effie makes me think of effies/effergin weight loss tablets.

MoaningMingeWhimpersAgain Thu 06-Dec-12 23:03:35

I went to school with an Effie - no ideal if it was her given name or not, but she used to say it was short for 'little fucker' grin She was a good laugh and it suited her though.

TaperJeanGirl Thu 06-Dec-12 23:34:16

My baby is Effie, not short for anything, and we arent Greek, I DO know a middle aged south African and she still sniggers at dds name grin

1978andallthat Thu 06-Dec-12 23:46:34

Love it. Surely could also be shift for any name beginning with F?

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