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  theaaxis  |  27

I would accept a friend named Fanny, but not everyone is nice enough to do so. In the case of a child, he should certainly be fighting against a name that could cause her so much trouble. Growing up is hard enough!

  eLCeenor  |  7

I can certainly see someone named Fanny being made fun of. Hell, when I was younger, my friend Jesús was often made fun of, and that's not even that uncommon.

  OptimusVader  |  23

Honestly, I don't think it matters as much as you'd think. Kids today will make fun of everyone, no matter their name. Heck, kids taunted me when I was young because my last name was Jones. They called me Bones in a way that would hurt my feelings. (Of course not anymore, but young kids can be quite sensitive)

  kangx1  |  28

With how terrible the youngest generation is they could easily bully her with tranny since they seem to know a lot more than we did when we were their age

  JennaNGood  |  21

Take a look at the location guys. Clearly OP is living in France, and although I don't know that much about common names in France, clearly it doesn't mean butt or vagina in France.


59- That's true, but many people in France speak English, especially among the younger generation, so she could still be made fun of. Plus it's very likely that she'll interact with English speakers in France and other countries in her lifetime.

  jazzy_123  |  20

could be worse... my teacher had a student who's name was female. She told everyone it was.pronounced fuh-ma-lee. Haha. Turns out her mom had immigrated here and when she gave birth to her she saw the birth certificate said "female" and her.last name, and she assumed the hospital named her baby for her and left it like that.

  Banannikka  |  1

Yeah, it's actually a really common name in France. I spent a year there as an exchange student and met a couple girls with that name. Clearly no one would actually name their kid that if they thought it meant vagina or ugly waist bag.

  SuperMew  |  22

The only horrible naming story I have is my friend is Ocean, her sister is Terra, and her brother is Sky. That is about as creative as I know people do with names. However I do know an Alan Hull, who most people call A. Hull.

  jazzy_123  |  20

156, no one cares! stop ruining my story. Did it ever occur to you that I didn't know it was an old joke and I was being completely sincere? Geez! >,

  Eliseopwns  |  22

I bet that snake cost ya an arm and a leg.

  BadApple88  |  29

I immediately thought of scary movie 2 when i read this FML. Remember the creepy host at the haunted mansion with the nasty hand? He was like "Make room for fanny!!" lmfao

By  FelixJC  |  14

What does her being French have to do with anything? Not quite sure I get it. Anyway, naming your child should be something you both do together. So keep trying to talk it out with her!

  MrSassypants  |  32

As an example of name that can be spelled the same but sound different is my name, Kevin. When talking to me, some people pronounce it "Kevin" and others pronounce it "Dumbass."

By  junkman6  |  22

Correct me if I'm wrong but... Doesn't fanny mean pussy? What sane mother would want to stick her child with such an easy name to make fun of? I think it's time to have a long talk with the wifey.

  junkman6  |  22

Well the foreign friends I have, a few Aussies and a few Brits all refer to the vagina as a fanny. Seeing as this guys in France I figured it would carry that meaning.

  xZoeAmethystx  |  12

Not only in France, but in Quebec as well, Fanny is a first name for a girl. it doesn't mean anything crude. it could just be a name the mother had her eye on for a long time and doesn't want to change her mind.

By  cutiepie99  |  17

Maybe you should talk to your wife and just explain why you don't like the name and how others might judge the name explain you are just trying to lookout for your daughter because kids now a days might bully her it's a sad thing but that's how the world can be now a days If not embrace it she's not the only one and maybe nickname her ann or something so others will call her the same good luck! But if all else fails it's just a name love your daughter for who she is! :)

  WhisperSoflty  |  20

Your comment is very sweet and well meaning, but holy run on sentence, batman! Maybe next time, take a little more time to add sentence breaks. It'll make your other sweet and well meaning comments easier to read. :)

By  WhisperSoflty  |  20

Fanny is just a little old fashioned, but nothing bad. At least she's not demanding Abdce or So'Unique or one of the hundred misspellings of perfectly normal names (ie Mykaylah instead of Makayla or Brytny instead of Brittany).

  DanielleinDC  |  32

Yeah, well, the CSI actor Jorja Fox beat her to it.

My great-grandmother (my mom's maternal grandmother) was named Fanny. But then she was born toward the end of the 19th century when she would be bullied for being Jewish more than for her name.