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Bananice Thu 18-Oct-12 08:49:49

Boring or classic?

My DH adores this name (it was his grandmothers) and before I was pregnant, I really liked it and we'd decided a first DD would be called it. However, now that it's a reality I'm not as sure about it. I like how it's not pretty or fussy and also that it's not too common. But is it dull?

Middle name would be Rose as per my family's tradition.

Leftwingharpie Thu 18-Oct-12 08:59:12

It's lovely! Very pretty and not too popular.

Puppypanic Thu 18-Oct-12 09:05:50

Very Dull I'm afraid

SorrelForbes Thu 18-Oct-12 09:07:25

A beautiful name. I'm biased though as it is a bit of a family name (was my maternal grandmother's name and quite a few aunts, nieces and cousins have it as a middle name)

neontetra Thu 18-Oct-12 09:12:21

Lovely.

tiredteddy Thu 18-Oct-12 09:14:54

It's my mums name and I am considering it for middle name if dc3 is a girl!

DialMforMummy Thu 18-Oct-12 09:20:17

Great. Classy.

istilllovelassie Thu 18-Oct-12 09:27:30

My six year old is a Frances . We chose it as we wanted something classic that wasn't over used . It suits her perfectly , and not at all dull and boring . Some of her friends call her frankie now . Maybe it's how she is but on her it's edgy with a touch of Tom boy !!

Tugstonia Thu 18-Oct-12 09:27:46

Love it! A good friend of mine is Frances Rose and she is fab smile

IHeartKingThistle Thu 18-Oct-12 09:28:09

Love it.

rachel234 Thu 18-Oct-12 09:41:21

Lovely name that makes a refreshing change from all the cutesy Lilys, Millys and Ellies these days.

Frances Rose - perfect!

SLVC Thu 18-Oct-12 09:44:24

It's my daughter's middle name and I think it's cool... (I also like that it's Baby from Dirty Dancing's real name, and the name of Kurt Cobain's daughter. How can you not love that.. grin)

CheerfulYank Thu 18-Oct-12 09:45:34

I LOVE it...have just actually given up Frances Rose from my shortlist. I miss it already. sad

echidnakid Thu 18-Oct-12 09:51:05

It's one I could warm too and the nn Frankie is so cute!

echidnakid Thu 18-Oct-12 09:51:20

To, not too!

Bananice Thu 18-Oct-12 09:53:44

Thanks for all the replies - you've made me feel so much better about it! I love the nickname Frankie

WhiteHairReally Thu 18-Oct-12 20:35:46

better nn than Fanny

UltraBOF Thu 18-Oct-12 20:39:15

Really gorgeous. If I were to have another girl, I'd seriously consider it. Not that I will. But it's lovely, and I agree that Frankie is a cute nickname.

MarianForrester Thu 18-Oct-12 20:40:55

Love it. Oh, I wish I had a girl smile

AlphabetiSpaghetti Thu 18-Oct-12 20:41:45

Lovely. Really nice.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Thu 18-Oct-12 20:43:44

Awesome name (it's mine)....have never been Fran, only my best friend is allowed to call me Frankie. Actually thanks to uni mates and FB I get called Effie more (Frances Emily - FE - Effie) but love my name

Iwillorderthefood Thu 18-Oct-12 20:46:51

It's gorgeous

MarianForrester Thu 18-Oct-12 20:47:30

Noooo! Not Frankie!

pjd Thu 18-Oct-12 20:51:31

Wonderful name.
My mum is Frances, and is known as Fran to some friends, which I think is a nice nickname for an adult, and Frankie is cute for a child.

eBook Thu 18-Oct-12 22:43:20

I like it.

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