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Thoughts on Flossie?

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Cookie122 Mon 17-Aug-15 07:31:10

I like this name could it be used as it is?

DiscoDiva70 Mon 17-Aug-15 07:53:38

I'm not keen tbh as, to me, it's a nickname.
It also reminds me of dental floss.

pinkyredrose Mon 17-Aug-15 07:55:19

Wouldn't it be short for Florence? Reminds me of tooth floss too.

LittleCandle Mon 17-Aug-15 07:56:44

Flossie is a sheepdog. Sorry

poocatcherchampion Mon 17-Aug-15 07:57:25

Specifically my parents' sheepdog

BertrandRussell Mon 17-Aug-15 07:59:01

No. Short for Florence or Frances. She's going to spend most of her life being a grown up. She needs the choice- don't inflict a cutesy name on an adult woman.

Hopelass Mon 17-Aug-15 08:03:39

My grandparents old English sheepdog. Sorry. smile

Justmuddlingalong Mon 17-Aug-15 08:05:33

Name of a hamster I had when I was young. I therefore like the name, just not for a human. Sorry.

babymouse Mon 17-Aug-15 08:07:40

It's very old fashioned. But who knows, you could start a trend.

addictedtosugar Mon 17-Aug-15 08:09:36

I know a Flossie. But she has the option of Florence if she wants. Love it.

ProfYaffle Mon 17-Aug-15 08:12:09

It was our cat's name.

BleachEverything Mon 17-Aug-15 08:13:18

Tooth floss

happystory Mon 17-Aug-15 08:14:58

I prefer Florence (or flora) that way you could call her Flossie. She'd have the choice when she was older.

KnockMeDown Mon 17-Aug-15 08:15:23

Bear in mind that you are not just naming a baby, but also the adult she will become.

Do any of these sound good?

Judge Flossie
Dr Flossie
Flossie MP
Prime Minister Flossie shock


spanakopita Mon 17-Aug-15 08:17:05


sanityforlunch Mon 17-Aug-15 08:18:14

It's a pet name for a girl in my area. Anybody can be referred to as Flossie.

NotdeadyetBOING Mon 17-Aug-15 08:18:32

Name for a dog.

BeautifulBatman Mon 17-Aug-15 08:19:10


KitKat1985 Mon 17-Aug-15 08:25:08

Sorry I also think it's a dogs name. Florence is nice, though if she ever has nieces or nephews you need to bear in mind that she would then by 'auntie flo'. Coughs.

VirginiaTonic Mon 17-Aug-15 08:29:26

Yes, it is used round here as a nickname for any girl.

TheCowThatLaughs Mon 17-Aug-15 08:45:40

I prefer florrie as a nickname for Florence
If you do want to call her flossie then make it short for a real name

TRexingInAsda Mon 17-Aug-15 08:57:06

It's a rabbit's name, and she'd never be taken seriously in a professional job.

Baby Flossie sounds cute. A stripper called Flossie would work too, or even a waitress. Professional jobs, not so much: "My lawyer, Flossie, advised me to..." "The verdict was taken by Mrs Justice Flossie..." "The cause of death was established by Dr Flossie as terminal boredom".

GnocchiGnocchiWhosThere Mon 17-Aug-15 09:01:28

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SoupDragon Mon 17-Aug-15 09:01:43

Its fine as a nickname, absolutely dreadful as an actual name.

I think it's important to give your child a name that can adapt to their personality and gives them easy choices about what to call themselves.

Queenbean Mon 17-Aug-15 09:03:45

Isn't it also another word for a bit of a pain in the arse?

If i was misbehaving as a child my dad would say "she's being a bit of a flossie"

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