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Florence- is Flo unavoidable?

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user1466624682 Wed 22-Jun-16 20:47:50

Really like the name Florence but HATE Flo (Aunt Flo association) Is Flo avoidable or will people just call her it anyway?

CodewordRochambeau Wed 22-Jun-16 21:29:12

I know a Florence who goes by Effie.

WeekendAway Wed 22-Jun-16 21:30:04

I don't think Flo is inevitable at all. Flossie is much nicer.

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 22-Jun-16 21:33:34

I know 3 Florence's and all get florrie

spankhurst Wed 22-Jun-16 21:34:37

Possibly not if you make it clear from the start that her name is Florence not Flo - BUT I think if you hate Flo, Florence isn't the best choice.

Out2pasture Wed 22-Jun-16 21:35:26

I know a Florence known as Floey (rhymes with Zoey)
my mom's a Florence smile

notasausage Wed 22-Jun-16 21:35:26

Flori would be my thought too.

evelynj Wed 22-Jun-16 21:42:36

My Florence gets mostly Florence, Flossie, Flora, Lola or cakeface ;). Never Flo but I don't mind it

herethereandeverywhere Wed 22-Jun-16 21:44:23

No. Ours gets Florence or (from close family) Florrie. Another shortening (not used by us) is Flossie.

We've managed over 6 years without Flo.

sycamore54321 Thu 23-Jun-16 01:25:04

Nearly all of the nicknames sound like vulgar slang to my Irish ears. Could you use the name Flora or Fleur instead?

MangosteenSoda Thu 23-Jun-16 01:31:01

If you want to choose a nn, I'd go with Flora. I knew a Florence who was commonly known as Poppy!

trixymalixy Thu 23-Jun-16 01:44:14

My niece is Florrie.

Florrieboo Thu 23-Jun-16 02:51:48

Our Florence is 4.5 and has never been called Flo (yet) however before she was born I would have been horrified by it, now I wouldn't mind, it would actually suit her.

sycamore54321 I am Irish as well and don't think any of the nicknames sound vulgar, what do they remind you of?

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