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Effie or Frankie for baby girl?? Help me decide

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Stumpysmum Wed 04-May-16 12:24:40

I absolutely love both Effie and Frankie for our daughter, she would be given a full name of either Josephine with Effie for short or Francesca with Frankie for short.

Middle names probably Florence Anne


'Effie' Josephine Florence Anne
'Frankie' Francesca Florence Anne

Go on, hit me with your thoughts?

Artistic Wed 04-May-16 12:31:06

The first thing that comes to my mind is Skins!!! grin

I like effie.

Stumpysmum Wed 04-May-16 12:32:41

Yes, Effy from skins was an Elizabeth

mrsschu Wed 04-May-16 12:34:51

I love Effie, not keen on Frankie.

MyFirstMyLastMyEverythingBagel Wed 04-May-16 12:41:50

I ❤️ Effie

BareBearBum Wed 04-May-16 12:44:15


Stumpysmum Wed 04-May-16 12:48:31

Whoop! This is looking positive, see in my head she is already Effie, every time I think of her that is what I call her, DH loves it too, but I'm just wavering as not keen on the Film/ tv links. (Effy from skins and Effie Trinkett from hunger games or something similar? Not sure haven't watched it).

She sounds cheeky and mischievous just like her older sister smile

SageYourResoluteOracle Wed 04-May-16 12:50:10

Love Effie, Frankie not so much.

Vajazzler Wed 04-May-16 13:02:14

I love Effie but not not at all keen on Frankie. What about Ronnie/Veronica

LadyAntonella Wed 04-May-16 13:08:19

Definitely Josephine with nn Effie - it is gorgeous.

Dixxie Wed 04-May-16 14:06:11

Effie sounds a bit like a swear word to me, I don't swear but you hear people say 'F - off'...

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 04-May-16 14:12:50

I MUCH prefer Francesca/Frankie.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 04-May-16 14:13:47

What about Ronnie/Veronica


Joinourclub Wed 04-May-16 14:15:06

So love Effie.

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 04-May-16 14:17:02

Wasn't Ruskin's wife an Effie? Apparently he turned and ran when he saw that real life women didn't look exactly like statues from antiquity and had pubic hair.

Poor John Ruskin.

Lumpylumperson Wed 04-May-16 14:19:07

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Sophronia Wed 04-May-16 15:13:17

I much prefer Josephine to Francesca

Dollface136 Wed 04-May-16 15:21:31

Agree with other posters that Effie is a bit like a swear word. Frankie is cute in my opinion but the danger in working backwards from a nickname to a full first name is that you miss the other nicknames for that name which you may not like as much (and which your child may get called by other people) such as Francesca and Fran or Frannie rather than Frankie.

squeezed Wed 04-May-16 15:46:51

Love, love, love Effie.

Flopsyhopsy Wed 04-May-16 16:06:28

I too think of Effie as similar to Effing (swearing), sorry.

I like Francesca very much!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 04-May-16 17:56:13

I agree with pps about Effie. Seffie which is similar would work as a nn for Josephine.
Francesca is very pretty.

elor11 Wed 04-May-16 17:59:56

I agree with the effie swearing thing.

Winterbiscuit Wed 04-May-16 18:01:58

I like Josephine but with Josie or Jo as nickname. With Effie I thought of swearing too I'm afraid! Frankie is fine though. I like Frances as well, which could also have the nickname Frankie.

PhylumChordata Wed 04-May-16 18:02:02

I like Effie but too close to eff off to me.

NellysKnickers Wed 04-May-16 18:10:52

Love Effie. It was our my first choice girls name for dc1, but he was a boy. I think it's beautiful.

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