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Full version of Effy/Effie?

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mummy2b2011 Mon 27-Jun-11 13:16:42


This is my first time on here, despite being nearly 38 weeks pregnant. I have been lurking for quite a while though. DH and I are still deliberating the name for DD1 and really like Effy/Effie. We don't, however, particularly like Euphemia.

Does anyone have any ideas for what her full name could be- we feel that Effy is a little bit like a nn, so wouldn't like to only have Effy as her full name. I really love Felicity- would it be strange to have Effy as a shortened version of Felicity?


iklboo Mon 27-Jun-11 13:19:38

It could be Euphemia?

iklboo Mon 27-Jun-11 13:21:21

Sorry - only half your post came up, I missed the bit about Euphemia.

KnottyLocks Mon 27-Jun-11 13:25:16

How about Iphigénie?

birdofthenorth Mon 27-Jun-11 13:40:12

Affinity? Fiona? JosEPHIne?

Any DD2 I may have in future is likely to be Emmeline nn Emmy. You can share it instead of Effy if you like grin

mummy2b2011 Mon 27-Jun-11 13:46:30

oooh, lots of good ideas- I think Emmeline is gorgeous! Thoughts on Effy as a shortened version of Felicity... is it completely random?

Cattleprod Mon 27-Jun-11 13:48:55

Elizabeth or Josephine.

And if it's a boy, Efrain!

birdofthenorth Mon 27-Jun-11 15:10:45

I think I probably would find Felicity a bit random as the full name tbh -but not completely contrived. I think if it was more commonly pronounced FEElicity rather than FUHlicity it will be a more natural fit.

CherryDrops Mon 27-Jun-11 15:14:43

The only Effie I have ever met was a nn for Felicity. I thought that was normal!

20wkbaby Mon 27-Jun-11 15:17:17


Belljar71 Mon 27-Jun-11 15:27:34

I have a Felicity and no Effie is not a nn for Felicity.Flik[which I loathe].Fliss or even FeFe is used.Effie is from the Greek for 'Pleasant speech' and I quite like it.Why not use it on the BC.I have a Hattie and that's what on her BC.

DessertsInReverse Mon 27-Jun-11 18:54:06

felicity with a middle name starting with E eg felicity eve , felicity evelyn , felicity erin could at a push have the nn F.E (effie)

LeaveYourDignityAtTheDoor Mon 27-Jun-11 19:04:56

Have only ever heard Effie being used as a nn for Fiona

wigglesrock Mon 27-Jun-11 20:40:49

Damn, I'm a Fiona and Effie was never used as a nn, would have been so much cooler than mine - Fudge blush

Karbea Mon 27-Jun-11 20:53:53

Effy in skins was Elizabeth.

girliefriend Mon 27-Jun-11 20:56:39

How about Essie as in Esther (I know one and always think Essie sounds lovely imo better than Effie which sounds a bit too much like Iffy!!!!)

Karbea Mon 27-Jun-11 20:57:33


If you love effie why don't you just call her that?

PatientGriselda Mon 27-Jun-11 21:04:05

Ophelia, maybe?

thursday Mon 27-Jun-11 22:24:36

i know a Stephanie who goes by Effie. i love the name Josephine and think you could use Effie for that. i have an Evelyn i call Evvy, but dont think i'd stretch to effie

mejon Tue 28-Jun-11 12:30:14

DD goes to school with a little girl called Ephelia - never heard it before but it is very pretty.

colditz Tue 28-Jun-11 12:35:21

I'd have thought Elizabeth would be the obvious one

DELHI Tue 28-Jun-11 15:32:49

Effel? grin

PipFEH Tue 28-Jun-11 20:24:51

My friend is Frances and is known as Effie. I think traditionally it is short for Elizabeth, although not positive.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Tue 28-Jun-11 21:04:34

I'm Frances Emily and am known as Effie (FE = Effie)

mummy2b2011 Tue 28-Jun-11 23:37:55

Thanks! Really helpful... you've mostly confirmed that it isn't really short for Felicity... need to make some decisions- she's due in 2 weeks! How long after she's born do we have to register her birth?

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