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Felicity or Constance....

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blondie72 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:39:21

We love both of these names (and also Helena).

Any opinions/views?

DottieRose Mon 05-Nov-12 12:50:48

Ooh both nice but I think Felicity would be my choice! Have you any nickname options?

Wildwaterfalls Mon 05-Nov-12 12:52:32

I prefer Constance. Very unusual! And Connie would be a lovely nn in my view.

blondie72 Mon 05-Nov-12 12:59:32

I prefer Felicity as it means happy, whereas Constance is more steadfast I guess but I'm not sure about the nicknames for felicity. Would Tiggy be too hard to pull off? DH has always loved Constance nn Connie.

honeytea Mon 05-Nov-12 13:30:07

I like the sound of Felicity but the only Felicity I know gets the NN Flick which isn't so nice. I love the NN Connie, both really nice names smile

RubyFakeNails Mon 05-Nov-12 14:01:37

I prefer Felicity.

Constance was my Aunts name and she hates it. People always shorten it and call her con/connie which she says always makes her think of a con or conman.

DottieRose Mon 05-Nov-12 14:04:57

I think Tiggy could work as a nn for Felicity which is a very sweet nn!

pigletpower Mon 05-Nov-12 14:05:38

I have a Felicity Faith. People have always commented how nice her name is.

bigbluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 14:33:58

I like both but am never sure how to pronounce Constance as I know one who pronounces her name Con-STANCE, with the emphasis on the last syllable and another goes by CON-stance, emphasising the first syllable. So be prepared for different pronunciations.

MamaGeekChic Mon 05-Nov-12 14:36:34

I'm a Constance. Both lovely names grin

Fluffyfish Mon 05-Nov-12 14:38:23

I think Constance/Connie is lovely.

cantmakecarrotcake Mon 05-Nov-12 14:38:40

I know a Felicity. Her family shorten to Fliss and Flo.

remaincalm Mon 05-Nov-12 15:09:36

I much prefer Felicity, with nickname Lissie.

Mythoughts Mon 05-Nov-12 15:12:17

Felicity, gorgeous name.

MaMattoo Mon 05-Nov-12 15:12:43

Felicity! Ofcourse!

lycisca Tue 06-Nov-12 13:17:01

Constance is just lovely. I don't like Felicity, it's a wee bit prissy and I simpy can't stand nns like Flic.

Allalonenow Tue 06-Nov-12 13:26:24

Felicity is my favourite, though Constance is nice. The Felicity I know gets Fizz as her nn.

Flosie1989 Tue 06-Nov-12 18:55:24

Felicity grin it was my mums name and is now my dd's middle name. She had the nicknames fliss and flick and didn't mind either

VintageRainBoots Tue 06-Nov-12 18:57:56

I personally prefer Constance.

MaryAstor Tue 06-Nov-12 20:36:49

I like both names quite a lot. But the big problem with both of them is the nicknames thing.

Shortenings of Felicity are pretty ugly (Fliss, Flick, Flee, Liss.) Connie to my ears is a bit of a drippy name, whereas Constance is a very difference kettle of fish, being quite kickarse.

So...are you prepared to spend half your life correcting people with "it's not Connie/Fliss, it's just Constance/Felicity, actually"?

Unless you like Flick and Connie, in which case disregard above warning, obviously.

michellec1302 Fri 09-Nov-12 11:59:18

Felicity is a really nice sounding name. Constance doesn't do it for me.

MaidenDevon Fri 09-Nov-12 13:33:03

I have a 2.3 DD called Felicity. Never met another one in real life. As far as nn are concerned, it's the one thing parents have no control over. We liked Felicity a lot so that was the name we chose and what we mainly call her.

Sometimes she is Miss Fliss, but her actual nn is nothing to do with Felicity - it's Moomoo. I used to feel self conscious about calling her name in public blush we are surrounded by Avas/Evas/Daisy's/Maisy's so Felicity does stand out a bit. DMIL still can't pronounce it and calls her Facility, but that's a whole other thread.

BlueChampagne Fri 09-Nov-12 13:34:39

Good sib names!

Jusfloatingby Fri 09-Nov-12 15:39:42

Felicity is lovely, also Helena.

Not keen on Constance but I think I was put off the name by a girl at school.

thegreylady Fri 09-Nov-12 16:15:51

I have a beautiful dgd [13 now] Constance nn Connie-I love the name.

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