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Is 'Fanny' a suitable name for my fifth?

(57 Posts)
CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 22:09:55

Hi all,

I'm 25 weeks in with my 5th at this moment in time and already starting to think of names!!! My current kids are Claire, Helen, Julie and Jago - was thinking maybe 'Fanny' if I get a girl as a name for my fifth because Fanny Craddock is an inspiration to me and I want to keep a piece of her legend in some way living on. What do you guys think? xx

toddlerama Wed 22-Jun-11 22:10:44

The bleach has melted your brain.

itsohsoquiet Wed 22-Jun-11 22:11:14


sharbie Wed 22-Jun-11 22:11:47

don't be silly

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 22-Jun-11 22:11:57

Where is Sunderland? <crap at geography>

dinkystinky Wed 22-Jun-11 22:12:30

I think you and Delphiiiii are probably neighbours

DamselInDisarray Wed 22-Jun-11 22:13:08

It has to be a joke.

Sunderland is near Newcastle.

missorinoco Wed 22-Jun-11 22:13:14

Fanny better for number six really. Sorry

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Wed 22-Jun-11 22:14:19

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 22:14:37

Ahhhh why does everyone hate it? It always sounded really sweet to me!!! xx

Peachy Wed 22-Jun-11 22:15:13

With Jo as a middle name?

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Wed 22-Jun-11 22:17:10

Ah, thanks Damsel.

SecretNutellaFix Wed 22-Jun-11 22:17:56


alliwant Wed 22-Jun-11 22:18:07

get real! She will be tortured at school! Call her Francis if you must and she can shorten it to Frankie.

CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 22:35:47

Can I ask, what is so bad about it? I often see a Fanny in my village, as we bump into each other when walking the dogs, and nobody has a bad word to say about her name...xx

Delphiii Wed 22-Jun-11 23:03:39

I do believe at my sons' school when referring to a vagina, the term "fanny" is used. I don't know where this originates from, but, alas, Fanny will always have connotations. She may incessantly be told she's moist and hairy for example.
I always believed it was an excellent name, defaced by modern day society

Valpollicella Wed 22-Jun-11 23:05:06

Cuntalina sounds prettier than Fanny, tbh

stretch Wed 22-Jun-11 23:05:40

snort @ "I often see a Fanny in my village" grin

Agree with Delphiii though.

Ivortheengine8 Wed 22-Jun-11 23:07:15

eeerrrrrrrrr NO!

CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 23:11:35

OH!!!!!! Hahahahahahaahah! I'm sorry, I didn't realise it had such connotations! I've never heard that before, but alas, you don't think it'll cause playground bullying etc. do you? xx

Delphiii Wed 22-Jun-11 23:13:54


CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 23:15:04

Love Clitorella actually, what do you lot think? x

SullyO Wed 22-Jun-11 23:16:17

don't give it as a first name, if you need to have that name use it as a middle name, she will get bullied being named Fanny by the current generation.

Valpollicella Wed 22-Jun-11 23:18:57

Why not Labya?

CulturallySophisticated Wed 22-Jun-11 23:21:07

I don't like Labya, sounds too much like a lady's downstairs anatomy to me tbh...and thanks SullyO, I'll bear that in mind smile x

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