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I like the name Connie so you have one admirer and Fanny is usually the shortened form of Francis.

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I once met a bloke from singapore who had a traditional cantonese name, but wished that everyone called him ALAN

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Guest Pauly
Originally posted by BoppinBruce

.....Fanny is usually the shortened form of Francis.

 

You learn so much on this forum. :)

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My grandma was called Madge,

a name I have never heard of before or since, but it sounds very old fashioned. It was short for Beatrice.

 

My other Grandma was called Winnie, short for Winnifred. And Her hubby was Dick.

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My Grandma was called Freda! My sister wanted to call her daughter the same but thankfully we persuaded her not to - she would have sounded like a tortoise!

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Lucky escape for the poor kid eh. :lol: You really have to think of how the other kids in school will react when naming your children. I won't go into this though as it'll get merged with the Children's Names thread. :)

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my tortoise is called tess..... not freda :loopy:

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You don't see many Percy's around these days...

 

 

Or Norma's or Joan's. And Cadwalladah... what ever happened to those? :D

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Originally posted by Kristian

I was served by someone in Sainsbury's yesterday who's name badge said Ethel on it; was quite surprised because it was a young boy. Maybe it was short for Ethelred?

 

I never read peoples name badges....well not unless I fancy them or want to complain about them.......which one was it eh Kristian?????

 

 

:hihi:

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Originally posted by BoppinBruce

I like the name Connie so you have one admirer and Fanny is usually the shortened form of Francis.

 

Connie Francis?

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