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Subject: Re: Fanny
Author: Miranda   (Authenticated as Randee15)
Date: September 22, 2004 at 9:06:27 PM
Reply to: Fanny by Channa
Fanny is usually a pet form of Frances. It was rather popular in the time period you mentioned, both as Fanny and Fannie. When "fanny" somehow became an euphemism for "buttocks", the name dropped out of usage. A famous bearer is cookbook author Fannie Farmer (1857-1915) (here's an online version of her cookbook:

Click on the hyperlinks for more info on the name.


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