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Flossie Bobbsey is one of the younger twins in the children's book series The Bobbsey Twins.
celeria  10/7/2005
Sounds old-fashioned, and quite infantile and cutesy. Makes me think about flossing one's teeth.
slight night shiver  4/22/2008
The pronunciation given here "FLAW-see" only works for some (and not all) North American accents. It makes no sense for anyone British, Australian, etc. I think if you write it as "FLOSS-ee", everyone will understand.

Anyway, I do like this funny old nickname, though I think it's best just to use as an occasional affectionate pet name around the house. Funnily enough I have heard that it is used for Sophie? Don't know if that's true - Florence certainly makes more sense.
aquamarina  11/20/2009
Flossie is a better nickname for Florence than Flo, by a mile. (At least, here in America. Is "My Aunt Flo" a phrase used in Britain?)
erb816  3/2/2010
I love this name, though I would never use it. It's more of a guilty pleasure name for me. I think the dental floss associations are a bit too strong for it to sound like a proper name.
Kathy D.  12/16/2014

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