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(27 Posts)
mrsdamvan Thu 29-Sep-11 15:05:09

Does it immediately conjure up an image of Fifi and the flowertots? Do you think it's a name that can ever be taken seriously?

kelly2000 Thu 29-Sep-11 15:09:32

Yes, if you are a poodle.

massistar Thu 29-Sep-11 15:10:08

Either the Flowertots or a poodle, sorry! I think it's cute for a baby but not for a grown woman in my opinion.

Dexifehatz Thu 29-Sep-11 15:14:06

I have a Felicity Faith and I sometimes call her FiFi.Cute on a littley couldn't take a grown up seriously.

kat2504 Thu 29-Sep-11 15:17:42

don't even consider it as an actual real, on the birth certificate name. Of course it can't be taken seriously!

GrimmaTheNome Thu 29-Sep-11 15:18:10

Um, there's another thread going on now for dog names. TBH I wouldn't take it seriously even on a poodle! Its what Fred Basset's pretty friend is called.

As a nickname for a little one, fine - but not as a real name.

graciousenid Thu 29-Sep-11 15:24:59

no it can't be taken seriously.

Janoschi Thu 29-Sep-11 15:27:43

Nickname for Josephine or Seraphina?

JennyPiccolo Thu 29-Sep-11 15:31:50

What if she wants to be prime minister?

seeker Thu 29-Sep-11 15:34:38

As someone once said, when you're considering names for a baby, imagine hearing someone call it in the park. Now count the legs of the person you imagine coming running. If it's more then two, don't use the name for a human.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 29-Sep-11 15:35:42

As a nickname it's fine. Not sure about having it as the actual name.
Felicity it's lovely

SuchFunSuchFun Thu 29-Sep-11 15:39:09

Fifi is fine as a nickname but not as an actual name. My mum said to me a name has to work in all three of these situations.
1 - Can Fifi come out to play?
Yes it works
2 - Fifi, I love you will you marry me? Yes, kinda works
3 - So Fifi, tell my why you think you are ready for this prestigious promotion. No, really doeasn't work as well

SuchFunSuchFun Thu 29-Sep-11 15:39:39

Argh - posted in the middle of editing but you get the idea.

MmePamplemousse Thu 29-Sep-11 17:00:42

I agree with most of the others. Fifi is an excellent nickname but not good for the birth certificate. Also, if it was a nickname, then at some point (when she's a teenager/moody young adult?) it can be further shortened to Fi, which has clearly done no harm furthering Ms Glover's career (Radio 4/columnist for Waitrose magazine … what further achievements might you wish for?).

scaevola Thu 29-Sep-11 17:05:05

It's a lovely nickname, but I think it does need a long version.

I think it's traditionally the nn for Josephine, but it's also used a lot for Fiona and Tiffany (which is in turn itself short for Theophania).

Meteorite Thu 29-Sep-11 17:34:15

I'm afraid I thought of poodles, too.

Popbiscuit Thu 29-Sep-11 17:43:57

I would NEVER choose that as a name for my child but I have a Fiona who is fondly called Fifi by our family and friends. We almost didn't choose the name Fiona because of the possibility of the Fifi nickname but actually we now love it. We use it a bit tongue-in-cheek because she's a resolutely un-frilly, un-girly, soccer-loving girl.

StrandedBear Thu 29-Sep-11 17:45:00

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Bearcrumble Thu 29-Sep-11 17:48:28

I thought of Fifi Trixibelle Geldof.

Or a French Tart.

MummysLittleSunbeams Thu 29-Sep-11 21:26:33

Great for a porn-star or a stripper. grin

HoldTouchEngage Thu 29-Sep-11 21:28:57

I love Felicity, why not use Fifi as an nn and have Felicity on her BC so she has a 'grown up' name too!???

Alternatively - Fiona? and Fifi as nn

missymum Thu 29-Sep-11 21:34:13

I have a Sophia who we call Fifi sometimes but as she gets older i think we would stop it unless she likes it of couse! v cute for a toddler only i think....

MowlemB Thu 29-Sep-11 21:34:24

Agreed that it is too babyish for a 'grown up' name. Like Felicity as a full name, or what about Ffion?

exoticfruits Thu 29-Sep-11 21:39:25

No-it can never be taken seriously.

LydiaWickham Thu 29-Sep-11 21:39:53

Can you really really really imagine it on the CV of a 44 year old accountant? Hairdresser, 'It' girl/wag wannabe, someone who waxes your fanjo or possibly pornstar, but not a woman who expects to be taken seriously in a professional environment.

Woman have enough shit to go through to be taken seriously in the workplace, don't make it that much harder for your DD.

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