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PreciousPeach Thu 03-Apr-14 16:27:51

Heard this name today and think it is gorgeous! I think it can be short for Hepzibah...which I don't like!

What do you think? I also like Effie but I don't think it sounds great with our surname as it has an f sound in it!

EmpressOfJurisfiction Thu 03-Apr-14 16:30:22

It was short for Hepzibah in Silas Marner I think.
Could be short for Euphemia or Elizabeth at a stretch.
Effie might be too close to effing.

sybilfaulty Thu 03-Apr-14 16:31:43

Sorry my immediate thought is "pen".

GreatUncleEddie Thu 03-Apr-14 16:32:25

Also had an eppy fit. It's not PC. But it is said.

BebeBelge Thu 03-Apr-14 16:33:03

Pen. sorry.

MrsBartowski Thu 03-Apr-14 16:34:37

When we were growing up we used it as "don't have an eppie" (as in epileptic fit so that's what I would associate with the name.

I like effie though agree with the 'effing thing.

EyelinerQueen Thu 03-Apr-14 16:35:01

First thoughts: Epilepsy and Epi-pen. Really not keen.

Effie, on the other hand, is fab.

PreciousPeach Thu 03-Apr-14 16:35:09

If you don't like it, have you any suggestions for something similar to Eppie or Effiie?

I have never heard of an epi pen or eppy fit before, are these well know things?

PreciousPeach Thu 03-Apr-14 16:36:46

Well to give you a feel for our surname it sounds just like Trophy so does Effie Trophy sound awful with the repeated f sound and both being two syllables?? grin

BobaFetaCheese Thu 03-Apr-14 16:37:28

Epipen here.

Effra? Edie?

curiousuze Thu 03-Apr-14 16:38:11

Yes, there's a (very un-pc) slang phrase 'taking an eppie' which I guess derives from 'taking an epileptic fit' and means having a temper tantrum.

PreciousPeach Thu 03-Apr-14 16:39:07

Is Effra a real name...I like the sound of it!

mum2jakie Thu 03-Apr-14 16:39:39

Eppie, no sorry just brings to mind that vile 'eppy fit' phrase.

Effie is better. She is a character in the Hunger Games though - not sure whether that would affect your decision? I wouldn't use either as a full name in their own right though and I don't usually have an issue with shortened names.

Pinkbell123 Thu 03-Apr-14 16:42:19

Not sure Effra is a real name but Aphra is and it's awesome! I think Aphra Trophy sounds cool too.

bakingtins Thu 03-Apr-14 16:42:31

Epi-pen or epi(leptic) fit. Sorry.

The only Effie I've come across is short for Josephine.

BobaFetaCheese Thu 03-Apr-14 16:42:38

Girl at school had the middle name Effra. Always remembered it, i like it

Viviennemary Thu 03-Apr-14 16:45:55

Don't like it I'm afraid.

CPtart Thu 03-Apr-14 17:06:54

Derogatory term for epileptic fit. "Don't have an eppy".

JonathanGirl Thu 03-Apr-14 17:08:27

I also think "pen"

What about Ettie or Etta?

Minnieisthedevilmouse Thu 03-Apr-14 17:08:42

Eppi pen - allergy thing. Stops anaphylactic reaction - have you really not heard of that??

Penelope? Call her eppi? ;)

WhatsTheWordHummingbird Thu 03-Apr-14 17:09:35

What about Aoife?

BackforGood Thu 03-Apr-14 17:19:57

My first thought was 'pen' too.

alita7 Thu 03-Apr-14 17:25:30

as a name?

All that cones to mind is eppie pen and epileptic fit, colloquially getting very worked up about something.

mummytime Thu 03-Apr-14 17:30:51

I thought pen too.

Aoife is nice, but lots of people don't know how to pronounce it.

Efra is okay.

Ettie - from Esther?

florascotia Thu 03-Apr-14 18:24:28

What about Epona, Celtic nature goddess, with special love of horses??

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