(44 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 19-Mar-13 17:08:33

I heard this name a little while ago ( Jade Jaggers dd, I think) and think it is lovely. What do you think? I like the St. Francis of Assisi associations!

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:21:00

Yup, I really like it too but I think both you and the child jaw to be bold to carry it off. It's quite unsual, I don't think it would fit into every kind of social circle and could embarrass your child at times. Also, there's the 'Ass' at the beginning of 'Assisi' ...

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:21:55

'would have to be' not 'jaw' blush This autocorrect has a mind of it's own!

FerrisBueller1972 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:25:50

I know someone who has just called their daughter this and I think it's lovely (also see the connotations that could happen though)

tallulah Tue 19-Mar-13 17:27:37

Between the 'ass' and 'a sissy' I would say NO.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 19-Mar-13 17:28:11

I would be slightly worried about the possibility for teasing with Ass. Though not enough to out me off the name. FerrisBueller what reactions has your friend received about her dd name!

ladymia Tue 19-Mar-13 17:37:01


squoosh Tue 19-Mar-13 17:37:07

It's a 'no' from me.

Greenshootsandleeves Tue 19-Mar-13 17:39:04

It's foul. Sorry.

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:40:05

I can see it working on a really hip, trendy teenager, but only if she's with the 'right' group of friends i.e. nothing like the kids who attended my somewhat rough comprehensive.

So what I'm saying is there's nothing wrong with the name, rather the potential for teasing. It depends if she's in the company of people inclined to tease.

weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 17:42:57

Also remember the new pope is Francis after St. Francis of Assisi. Could this be an issue?

FerrisBueller1972 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:43:06

Just as tallaluh has mentioned above. However the mum is pretty cool, slightly rock hippy and an incredibly strong woman so no doubt her daughter will be raised the same and be more than capable of dealing with school playground piss takers grin

OkayHazel Tue 19-Mar-13 17:47:20


weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 17:47:27

I'm pretty sassy and strong and would deal with this ok. My dd2, raised by me, encouraged to be sassy, just isn't. She'd die with a name like this. sometimes children aren't like their parents!

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 17:48:15

Bad name for lispers.

GloriaPritchett Tue 19-Mar-13 17:51:11

Awful. Why not Claire if you're Catholic?

It's a bit Madonna/Lourdes esque.

mathanxiety Tue 19-Mar-13 19:44:37

What Tallulah said.

Siena is nicer, or Florence. Or Frances or Clara/Claire..

It's a 'look at me and how cool I am' choice.

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:47:37

Or indeed, if you want a Catholic place name, how about Fatima?

Or the minor saint, Tallulah?

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 19:49:45

Emilia Romagna ....

.... oooh there's loads grin

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:52:29

And her brother could be Medjugorje

choccyp1g Tue 19-Mar-13 19:54:25

Apparently the new pope is named after Franacis Xaviour who was a real hard-liner...not the cuddly animal lover.

Pancakeflipper Tue 19-Mar-13 19:55:29

I am with the A Sissy team.
It's a top name but not fair on a child.

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:56:57

All the official announcements have said he chose the name for Assisi. Though he is a Jesuit.

It's completely ludicrous.

Put the pregnancy hormones down.

choccyp1g Tue 19-Mar-13 20:03:58

Francis Xavier is probably a better attempt at spelling.

Bunbaker Tue 19-Mar-13 20:07:18

How about St Francis?

CelticPromise Tue 19-Mar-13 20:10:29

What's Assisi like? It would be worth checking in case you're naming your child the Italian equivalent of Birmingham.

Trumpton Tue 19-Mar-13 20:14:05

I had a teacher whose initials were F X ** (.Francis Xavier ) He had 10 children . We called him Fucking Extraordinary ****.

Bunbaker Tue 19-Mar-13 20:15:06

"What's Assisi like? It would be worth checking in case you're naming your child the Italian equivalent of Birmingham."

Love it grin

AThingInYourLife Tue 19-Mar-13 20:16:38

I can't believe a thread with this title is in Baby Names.

Sorry but I think it is ridiculous.

Rosa Tue 19-Mar-13 20:21:05

Well Brooklyn, Phoenix , Roma, Palermo(a) why not? I think it is actually very daft and I pity the poor child at the mercy of the rest of the class. You might want to consider Milano, Venezia,Bologna or even Torino as well....

ShrewveTuesday Tue 19-Mar-13 20:21:57

Love it. I thought of this name too long before Jade Jagger and, weirdly, it popped into my head again yesterday (probably a pope association).

EggsPressYourself Tue 19-Mar-13 20:22:32

Just awful, sorry.

TheSecondComing Tue 19-Mar-13 20:28:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Assisi, the place, is stunning - not much like Birmingham !
And I heard the new Pope did allay confusion the other day by saying it was indeed Francis of Assisi that had "come to his heart" in relation to choosing a new name.
But I think as a name it does have a few problems, as mentioned by PP's.

mathanxiety Wed 20-Mar-13 02:30:05

I had a nun named Francis Xavier and she was known as Fanny X by the more uncouth among the parents.

Gwennan Wed 20-Mar-13 12:41:53

A difficult one to pull off if you ask me.

Much prefer Francis or Frances!

Eskino Wed 20-Mar-13 12:51:32

Sissy is an adorable name!

<pencils onto list for next time>

MustafaCake Wed 20-Mar-13 13:02:03

Too much potential for teasing IMHO.

Like others said, the child would have to be sassy, hip and trendy to pull that name off.

mathanxiety Thu 21-Mar-13 04:11:34

One of my grannies was known as Cissie.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 21-Mar-13 08:38:53

Bognor, Scunthorpe, Little-Wapping-in-the-Hollow.

It's the thin end of the wedge I tell ya.


NotTreadingGrapes Thu 21-Mar-13 08:40:46

"as a name it has a few problems..."

Well, yes, like the fact it's not a name, it's a town. Look at all the other children whose parents have saddled them with towns as names. I give you Brooklyn Beckham and Lourdes Thingymadonnakid.

Neither of those parents known for style and class. (at least not in the generally accepted sense of the words)

noblegiraffe Thu 21-Mar-13 08:50:33

No, a name with Ass at the start is asking to be bullied. What will her friends call her? Ass, Assy or Sissy. Horrible.

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