Cecil - thoughts?

(30 Posts)
Alisvolatpropiis Tue 11-Jun-13 21:04:28

As names like Arthur and Stanley become more mainstream will a name like Cecil or Francis make a comeback?

I thought this to myself and re Cecil thought "no never". But then I'd have thought the same about Stanley.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Jun-13 19:26:33

Flogging it was a passing thought about name trends, you don't need to stage an intervention grin

Interesting responses on the whole!

dementedma Wed 12-Jun-13 21:05:25

Cecil is horrible, and the American pronunciation See-sil is even worse. I do know a female Cecil though, which is odd.

PipkinsPal Wed 12-Jun-13 21:08:15

Sounds too old even for an old guy. Not recommended and deffo not to be shortened especially if your surname is Pitt.

KittenofDoom Wed 12-Jun-13 21:21:25

Francis is one of those names that has never been in or out of fashion.

What about Cyril? I had a great-uncle Cyril, but the only others I've ever come across were Cyrille Regis (footballer) and a French bloke.

Manchesterhistorygirl Wed 12-Jun-13 21:22:32

Also though t of ssesil, Francis is ds2's middle name so obviously I like it.

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