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okay so how about corinne or Effie for the twin girls name to go along with Ezra?

(24 Posts)
trampsypantsy Mon 17-Feb-14 21:53:48

Which do you prefer, do you like either of them?

sooperdooper Mon 17-Feb-14 21:55:19

I like Corrine, is Effie short for something?

trampsypantsy Mon 17-Feb-14 21:56:19

No,it would just be Effie

NightCircus Mon 17-Feb-14 22:00:45

Quite like Corrine

How about

pootlebug Mon 17-Feb-14 22:02:18

really dislike alliterative twin names I'm afraid so no to effie with ezra

DitsyDonkey Mon 17-Feb-14 22:04:25

I like bith Effie and Coriine!

Difficult to pick but I guess Effie would be my fave! May I suggest the following

Polly and Ezra
Iris and Ezra
Tessa and Ezra
Bea and Ezra
Astrid and Ezra
Hera and Ezra
Mabel and Ezra
Juno and Ezra
Flora and Ezra

QueenQueenie Mon 17-Feb-14 22:38:57

Effie sounds more nn than full name Ephigenia? Euphemia?

Ezra and...Pearl!

Amiasmummy Tue 18-Feb-14 08:54:49

I prefer your original choice of Ava and Ezra smile Don't be put off by other peoples opinions. If both you and your OH like the names, then stick with them.

nikki1391 Tue 18-Feb-14 11:01:26

I like Corinne but not effie

BackforGood Tue 18-Feb-14 11:11:15

I wouldn't give twins the same initial. There are thousands of times in life you just use an initial as shorthand so it's good to have a different one from your brother.
I prefer Corinne (as I said on the other thread), but, if it's my personal opinion you want, I really don't like the name Ezra. However, that's just personal choice.

LyndaCartersBigPants Tue 18-Feb-14 11:27:47

Effie just screams "F... off" to me, sorry. Also agree not to give the same initials if you can help it. Two of mine have the same initial and certain things (the children's saving account, premium bonds etc) insist on just putting the initial on any correspondence. It's a pain!

Corrine is ok, but doesn't really 'go' with Ezra in my mind.

LizLemonaid Tue 18-Feb-14 16:10:28

May the odds be for ever in your favour!

Corinne is ok in a French accent I guess, just force people to pronounce it the French way!

juneau Tue 18-Feb-14 16:12:23

Effie is nasty - sorry. Isn't that what Mrs Doubtfire's name was?

mathanxiety Tue 18-Feb-14 17:07:04

Effie is really dreadful.

Corinne is nice but people are going to have their own ways of pronouncing it.

Ezra and Ava is a lovely combination

mathanxiety Tue 18-Feb-14 17:09:32

With Ezra I would suggest


nooka Wed 19-Feb-14 04:43:07

We were planning on an Ezra, he would have been Ezzie (turned out to be dd!) so no definitely not Ezra and Effie (plus Effie on it's own is really only a bit of a name to me, needs a bit more substance).

Ezra and Ava are way too similar

Ezra and Corrine /Corrine and Ezra I like, both a little bit unusual but otherwise quite different from each other.

Ezra is of course fantastic grin

AmericasTorturedBrow Wed 19-Feb-14 05:12:29

My NN is Effie (not many people actually ask if it's short for anything) so that, obviously wink

Misfitless Wed 19-Feb-14 07:49:06

Don't like Effie as stand alone name, but I think it's a nice nickname. I knew an Effie whose first name was Jennifer, that works well.

To me, Effie as a first name sounds like you're making one up just to be different. If Effie was on my birth certificate, I'd be pretty pissed off once I was old enough to have an opinion on names!

It makes me think of two things: Heffer, as in cow, and "Eff off" as in fuck off! Whose to say when she'd older (in high school) she won't get one of these as a nn?

If my parents gave it to me as a nickname, and I hated, I could opt to not use it, but if it's on your birth certificate, where can you go from there?

Sorry, I don't like Corinne either.

(PS - Haven't ever been so out spoken on a name thread, before, I don't think!)

SilkStalkings Wed 19-Feb-14 09:19:34

Yep Effie and Ezra not good together and Effie needs a Sunday Best version or is a bit 'iffy.'
Corinne is fine, not too dull.

florascotia Wed 19-Feb-14 09:46:02

As has been said above, traditionally, Effie is short for 'Euphemia'. It means 'speaking well' but to me the sound You-fee-mee-ah is not very pretty.

There is a Japanese anime character called Euphemia.

SilkStalkings Wed 19-Feb-14 09:54:12

Could also be Eleftheria (El-ef-ThER-i-a) which means freedom or Evgenia/Eugenia which means well-born.

AmericasTorturedBrow Wed 19-Feb-14 15:19:03

That's ok Misfitless I've never had my name so horribly abused on a thread before wink

But then I gave my daughter a "nickname" too

My Effie actually comes from my initials being F E

Misfitless Wed 19-Feb-14 15:36:47

It's a good nn, Americas!

But use it as a first name, and what will you get as a nickname?

AmericasTorturedBrow Wed 19-Feb-14 21:57:41

well it does get shortened anyway to Effs or Effmeister hmm much as I think any name or nickname can continued to be shortened? And I know various long named folk who don't have nicknames at all (Juliet, Rosemary, Jennifer, Allison...) so depends what you want at the end of the day (and as I say I totally gave my DD what is probably traditionally thought of as a NN everywhere outside of Scotland)

But I agree I wouldn't have alliterative twins

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