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Is the name Fanny short for another name
« on: Tuesday 12 August 08 08:07 BST (UK) »
Hi the name Fanny is it short for another name or not Thanks.Mark

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Re: I the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 12 August 08 08:12 BST (UK) »
Not necessarily  :-\  though it is a derivative of Frances I think

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Re: I the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 12 August 08 08:29 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the quick reply.Mark

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Re: I the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 12 August 08 15:31 BST (UK) »
My older sister always called me Fanny, and I've hated it ever since!

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Re: I the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 12 August 08 15:36 BST (UK) »
I have a gg grandmother whose birth was registered as Fanny, but in all census, marriage & death certs she is Frances.

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Re: Is the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 12 August 08 21:21 BST (UK) »
Thanks alot for the help.Mark

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Re: Is the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 24 August 08 19:14 BST (UK) »
My great aunt Frances was always known as Fanny

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Re: Is the name Fanny short for another name
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 24 August 08 21:14 BST (UK) »
Looking just today on birth records a lot of females with a first name registered as Fanny.
Julie