Eppie

(30 Posts)
AreYouAbleMabel Sat 10-Nov-12 22:32:11

Just heard of this name today and really like it! What do you all think....do you know of any?

curiousgeorgie Sat 10-Nov-12 22:35:04

I know it's a real name but it does sound a bit made up, iyswim.

Could you use it as a nickname for something instead?

There was an Eppie in George Eliot's book Silas Marner.

TheReturnOfBridezilla Sat 10-Nov-12 22:38:33

I know an Eppie, think it's very pretty.

The only downside is a really horrible phrase I have heard now and then to "throw an eppie" short for epileptic fit but meaning reacting in anger iyswim.

It sounds like a nickname, rather than a proper one. Is it a girl or a boy?

manicinsomniac Sat 10-Nov-12 22:39:51

as in an epi-pen? Is that how you say it?

It's a nice sound I guess. I doesn't sound like a name to me though. Where does it come from? Is it short for anything?

Felicitywascold Sat 10-Nov-12 22:40:40

Never heard of it to be honest. It sounds made up and derogatory to me (although I'm happy to accept I'm wrong. But I don't think I'd be alone in my thoughts).

Tincletoes Sat 10-Nov-12 22:41:12

I think it's short for Hephzibah.

It does also make me think about people "throwing an eppy" although I've since heard that was short for episode rather than epileptic fit.

TheReturnOfBridezilla Sat 10-Nov-12 22:45:31

Really Tincle? That's slightly better - I've obviously just been thinking the worst of those around me! grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 10-Nov-12 22:50:26

Having an epi is definitely episode.

AreYouAbleMabel Sat 10-Nov-12 22:52:46

It's a nn for Hepzibah, Euphenia or Penelope! But can also be used as a name in its own right. Dermot Gavin the gardener has a dd called Eppie. It's also in the hook Silas Marner but as a nn! I think phrase throwing an eppy must be regional as i have never ever heard it but I'm from Ireland!

I snorted! grin
Sorry blush

CanonFodder Sat 10-Nov-12 22:53:44

My first reaction to the title was 'pen' as in the thing you use when you have an allergic reaction. Sorry.

NatashaBee Sat 10-Nov-12 22:55:32

I also thought of 'having an epi'. Sorry.

cheesesarnie Sat 10-Nov-12 22:58:27

i love it.

lottiegarbanzo Sat 10-Nov-12 23:01:33

I'm afraid epileptic fit is my first thought. How about Effie?

Panzee Sat 10-Nov-12 23:01:55

It could be short for Eponine too. Very topical with the new Les Mis film coming out.

youonlysingwhenyourewinning Sat 10-Nov-12 23:06:49

My first though was Eponine (Les Mis).

It does sound nicknamey ...and French.

I rather like it ...

ecuse Sat 10-Nov-12 23:13:54

I thought "have an epi" first, and then "epi-pen" immediately after, sorry

Flojo1979 Sat 10-Nov-12 23:16:22

I thought of epilator first

B1ueberryMuffin Sat 10-Nov-12 23:41:37

Eppie pen.

B1ueberryMuffin Sat 10-Nov-12 23:43:48

Diarmuid Gavin Areyouablemabel. Dermot is Bannon. Get your gardeners and your architects straight! I'd like Dermot to do my kitchen and Diarmuid to do my garden. I'd be happy then.

photographerlady Sat 10-Nov-12 23:45:51

Aye I thought eppie pen too

NervousAt20 Sat 10-Nov-12 23:48:44

My first thought was epileptic fit aswell sorry

It's really not my cup of tea at all

HolyBrrrrrrBatman Sun 11-Nov-12 05:12:14

It makes me think of Silas Marner, that's the only time I've heard it before. I love that book and Eppie is lovely in it. It is short for Hepzibah though, which is awful.

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