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mickeylou Sun 07-Jun-09 11:49:45

opinions on Cissy please? DS is Billy

Deemented Sun 07-Jun-09 11:54:50

No. Cissy Spacek. Really doesn't go with Billy.

19fran76 Sun 07-Jun-09 12:11:36


Blackduck Sun 07-Jun-09 12:18:47

you aren't serious are you?

TrillianAstra Sun 07-Jun-09 12:20:15


MrsMattie Sun 07-Jun-09 13:12:29


poppysweetie Sun 07-Jun-09 13:35:14

I dont really like it. How about Cecilia?

Tinker Sun 07-Jun-09 14:35:47

It's a shortening for Sarah. Well, Sissy is so presume Cissy also. I'm quite fond of it for family reasons

NorbertDentressangle Sun 07-Jun-09 14:40:41


How about Cecily?

belgo Sun 07-Jun-09 14:41:49

Only as a nickname for Celia or Cecile or Cecelia. Even then I don't like it very much.

magbags Sun 07-Jun-09 15:24:45

It Scotland (maybe everywhere?) it means coward. Cecily is lovely though imo.

dittany Sun 07-Jun-09 15:41:25

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cookielove Sun 07-Jun-09 15:51:30

i did't think sarah had a shortening, and no i don't like it

cheesesarnie Sun 07-Jun-09 15:53:17

i like it.prefer sissy.although never heard it as shortening of sarah.

cookielove Sun 07-Jun-09 16:00:41

i really love sarah, though

TeaOneSugar Sun 07-Jun-09 16:08:12

Try shouting "Cissy, Billy tea's ready" up the stairs a few times, doesn't go I'm afraid, too much of a much of a mouthful - too many eee sounds.

cissycharlton Sun 07-Jun-09 16:13:06

I think it's lovely grin

WinkyWinkola Sun 07-Jun-09 16:25:37

Cissy? Isn't that another word for a wet blanket?

CeeCee or Cici is nicer imo.

cheesesarnie Sun 07-Jun-09 16:28:57

thats it ceecee!!!!

cat64 Sun 07-Jun-09 17:06:53

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Pingpong Sun 07-Jun-09 20:41:10

My granny had a friend called Cissy. Rebecca is her real name. No idea where the nn comes from. She is 98.
I wouldn't use it as a real name

Nancy66 Sun 07-Jun-09 20:44:03

Ok as a nickname but not as a given name.

Tommy Sun 07-Jun-09 20:44:49

I had a great aunty Cissy - I think she was Cicely.

DS2 calls his snuggly blanket Cissy now so that's what I always think of!

I think Billy and Cissy would be a bit of a mouthful TBH and everyone would be a bit hmm when you told them your daughter was called basically an insult.

Maybe as a nick name?

hedgiemum Mon 08-Jun-09 12:37:22

I have a Billy and a Cissy! (aka William and Celestine)

William is always Billy, and when Celeste (as most of us call her) was born, he pronounced it Cissy, and it has stuck. DH also calls her this most of the time. Our older daughter also has a name which is often shortened to end in an "ee" sound... kind of unplanned but these things just seem to stick in our family.

I've heard of a Cissy short for Cicely and a Sissy short for Isobel too.

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