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Frank/Frankie?

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jane2011 Thu 16-Jun-11 07:35:20

Overdue with 1st boy. Still no decision on name- aagh!
This has always been a frontrunner & I love it but something is stopping me from deciding this is the one.

Want a good strong name which isn't too popular. Worried Frank too old for a baby but Frankie too modern, think Archie,Charlie etc.

Haven't told anyone I am considering it as I don't think I will get a good reaction. Not overly concerned about this if I was sure this was coming to be his name.

Also strongly dislike Francis- so would be Frank (possibly Frankie as nn as a child).

mrsmon Thu 16-Jun-11 09:34:18

i would go with frankie sounds really cute x

snailoon Thu 16-Jun-11 09:39:59

I know a Frankie, very cool kid, and a charmer.

MollysChamber Thu 16-Jun-11 09:41:44

To be frank (boom boom) I'd go with Frank. Frankie is then the obvious nickname. Frankie is a bit babyish for an adult imo.

MelinaM Thu 16-Jun-11 09:45:53

How about Francis, nn Frank?

jane2011 Thu 16-Jun-11 09:54:43

Thanks everyone. Really dislike Francis but love Frank. Think it a bit 'old man' for newborn though. Love it as a teenager's/man's name. It is also a family name which makes me like it more.

Why am I embarrassed to tell people I like it- hope it's because I don't want them to marr it somehow with their disapproval- know it's not everyones cup of tea. Worried I may regret it? Need to be brave!

tammytoby Thu 16-Jun-11 09:56:19

I don't really like Frank, sorry. Frankie sounds very 'cutesy'.

msbuggywinkle Thu 16-Jun-11 10:12:47

We're going with Franklin (family name) if this one is a boy. Frankie for a baby nn, Fran when they want to be 'cool'.

atrixo Thu 16-Jun-11 11:02:33

Personally I would go for Francis with Frank as a nn. Otherwise I would go for just Frank. NOT Frankie!!

charitygirl Thu 16-Jun-11 11:04:45

My son is Frank and everyone calls him that (or ridiculous variations such as 'Franklemousse') - I HATE 'Frankie' and so far, it hasn't come up. Go for it!

LetThereBeRock Thu 16-Jun-11 11:59:50

Frank/Frankie is hideous.It's a ghastly name for anyone,but particuarly a baby.

allthefires Thu 16-Jun-11 12:27:16

I know a Frankie- they are female.

superjobeespecs Thu 16-Jun-11 12:31:06

frank nn frankie. im still trying to convince OH that francis is a fab name so i'll not force it on you grin

evamummy Thu 16-Jun-11 12:37:05

I don't like Frank or Frankie, sorry.

I too know a female Frankie - not sure whether it is her nickname and if so for what?

MollysChamber Thu 16-Jun-11 12:39:22

Frankie is used for Francesca too

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