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Sarah2506 Tue 19-Feb-13 18:55:02

We love the name Effie but I'm not convinced it could stand alone as a name in its own right. We are tempted to either call her Elizabeth officially, and then always use Effie, but we only think we can do that because that was the name of the girl in Skins! She was Effie short for Elizabeth. It's more traditionally short for Euphemia. Which we don't like! I think Effie is an adorable baby name but not so much an adults name, so we def think we need to give her a long version. What do you think? Any Effies or parents of Effies out there?

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 24-Mar-13 22:23:57

I like Effie but Euphemia is a bit if a mouthful definitely. Like Essie too (think that was a George Eliot character but not sure what it's short for).

mewkins Sun 24-Mar-13 22:17:28

I have known a couple - both Greek and short for Efrionsini (not sure of spelling). I think it's a popular name in Greece.

ToomuchWaternotWine Sun 24-Mar-13 21:22:39

Friend has had a couple of generations of Labradors named "Effie" as they take great delight in saying things like "eff, off!! (The sofa) so I just couldn't use it for a child as I would always be thinking like that. Cute for a baby but I imagine could make the playground years quite hard for her ...

SuedeEffectPochette Sun 24-Mar-13 21:17:37

Nooo What about Effie Norah? What if she marries someone with a name beginning with N? It won't sound good.

NotSoNervous Sun 24-Mar-13 19:39:33

I really like the name and I think it would be fine to use a nickname for Elizabeth

TaperJeanGirl Sun 24-Mar-13 19:36:27

I have an almost 2 yr old Effie, she is just Effie, we wouldn't ever use a longer version so she's Effie on birth cert, we love it grin

thegreylady Sun 24-Mar-13 19:30:25

There is a little girl in my dgs class [nursery] named Effy.I posted on here as to what it was short for.I believe it is traditionally Josephine or Euphemia but this little girl is just Effy [spelt that way]-I asked her mum smile

SnowLeopard27 Sun 24-Mar-13 17:43:52

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weeblueberry Thu 21-Feb-13 11:10:21

Josephine also has the nickname Effie. smile

TheCatIsUpTheDuff Thu 21-Feb-13 10:29:54


OkayHazel Thu 21-Feb-13 10:12:45

My initials are FE and I wish someone had nicknamed me Effie as a child! Its so cute.

Sadly I'm so entrenched in my identity now that Effie just doesn't feel like me.

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onlymeee Tue 19-Feb-13 20:45:06

I think it's horrible, but if you like it you could just use it as a stand-alone nickname, and it will either stick or it won't. Lots of kids acquire nn's that are unrelated to their names.

Gimmeechocolate Tue 19-Feb-13 20:27:55

Could it be a nn for Phoebe or Sophia?

Scootee Tue 19-Feb-13 20:26:00

Effie reminds me of effing hell etc. I don't like like it at all, sorry.

juneau Tue 19-Feb-13 20:22:30

Effing Effie - that's what it makes me think of.

And wasn't Mrs Doubtfire Effie?

Sorry, I think it's horrid.

Stixswhichtwizzle Tue 19-Feb-13 20:10:31

I think its cute.

fruitypie Tue 19-Feb-13 20:08:32

we liked this name for a girl too and saw it was short for 'Effemy' or 'Ephemy'

sw11mumofone Tue 19-Feb-13 19:57:52

I immediately thought f@#% off too. Sorry!

BikeRunSki Tue 19-Feb-13 19:51:50

I know an Effie who is about 20 months old. She is just Effie, which I think in nice for now, but might be odd when she is older. I love it as a nn though, but would be tempted to use it as a nn for a name that begins with F.

sarahbean123 Tue 19-Feb-13 19:28:15

I love Effie, because it reminds me of the girl from Skins and I thought she was awesome! I'll definitely consider it for any future girls.

oooggs Tue 19-Feb-13 19:27:48

Lady across the road is called Aoife but pronounced Effie

DefiniteMaybe Tue 19-Feb-13 19:25:26

I love love love Effie. Doesn't match my surname though. I love Elfie too.

Doshusallie Tue 19-Feb-13 19:25:04

Reminds me of a character in the hunger games. Who was a bit annoying.

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