Hi! Not posted on here before so please be gentle!! My daughter is called Lyla and we've just found out we're expecting another girl. Me and hubby both like Effie but I'm not sure the two names go? Any thoughts? My first choice of girls name would be Neve and I think Lyla and Neve go really well but hubby has a cousin with a daughter called Neve (who we see once in a blue moon) and im not sure if that's aloud!
I love Effie!!! Would have considered it if DS had been DD but DH doesn't like it. it goes fine but does it really matter in any case? They'll be known for most of their lives as individuals not as siblings so IMO this isn't very relevant. How would you pronounce Neve? Like Niamh or like Nev? If it's the former then I prefer that spelling personally, haven't come across Neve but perhaps it's a completely different name to Niamh?
Effie is a nickname for Euphemia. I don't like it, as it sounds rather lumpen, like heffalump! Much prefer Faye, the other traditional shortening for Euphemia. The third is Phemie, said Fay-me. I'm not keen on that either.