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Frankie - for a girl

(22 Posts)
racingheart Thu 25-Oct-12 11:21:09

Does it work into adulthood? What sort of woman is a Frankie?

viagrafalls Thu 25-Oct-12 11:53:11

Personally Ilove it, but couldn't you call her Frances and allow her to lengthen it if she wishes?

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 11:53:26

I think Frankie from The Saturdays. So um...pretty with great abs?

I do prefer Frankie as a nickname though. Frances/Francesca any good to you?

racingheart Thu 25-Oct-12 12:28:47

Yes sorry - Frances, with Frankie as a nickname.
Glad you like it.

imustbepatient Thu 25-Oct-12 12:29:42

Frankie is fab as a nn but definitely not as the full name. Francesca is beautiful or Frances, which then gives your DD lots of options throughout her life.

PropositionJoe Thu 25-Oct-12 12:34:43

I like Frances. And it also offers Fran as a nn if she chooses.

KentuckyFriedChildren Thu 25-Oct-12 12:37:26

i like it and am thinking of francesca for dc3 if its a girl. not long til we find out smile

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 25-Oct-12 12:49:24

OP - Frankie is a great nickname for Frances. I don't think there would be any issues in adulthood,on most official documents she would probably go by Frances and then people she knows/works with would call her Frankie.

squoosh Thu 25-Oct-12 14:41:49

Really love it.

2cats2many Thu 25-Oct-12 14:44:48

I love Frances. I really wanted it for my DD but was over ruled.

I've known several wnderful Frans and Fannys (no sniggering please) in my time. Frankie makes me think oif that pop star, but she'll always have the option to call herself whatever she wants if you call her Frances.

NadiaWadia Thu 25-Oct-12 17:05:34

Francesca is beautiful, but Frances is dull.

VerityClinch Thu 25-Oct-12 17:06:30

My DD is Francesca, but she is Chessie for short.

squoosh Thu 25-Oct-12 17:08:46

Francesca is nice, but to me Frances is more elegant.

thegreylady Thu 25-Oct-12 18:19:19

Francesca is gorgeous.I know a little girl with Frankie as a middle name.

GRW Thu 25-Oct-12 19:04:26

I really like Frances but dislike Francesca. Frankie is a good nickname, and would work for an adult.

HoratiaWinwood Thu 25-Oct-12 19:07:47

I know a Francesca who is Frankie - but she is three.

I knew a Francesca who was Checky - she is now 21.

All the adult Francescas I know are now Fran, and the Frances is Fi.

peachypips Thu 25-Oct-12 19:08:40

Love Frankie. There is a girl at school called it and it really stands out but not in a trying-too-hard way...

Dinglebert Thu 25-Oct-12 19:47:29

Love it, with Francesca as a full name.

Natnat29 Thu 25-Oct-12 20:11:13

Love it agree with others that Frances as the full name would be gorge

burcham12 Sat 27-Oct-12 15:04:18

I knew a Frankie - her given name was Francine (pr France-ine) . Much prefer that to either Frances or Francesca.

BananaBubbles Sat 27-Oct-12 16:16:16

No,no and a thousand times no. It's a hideous,ugly,harsh sounding name.It's dreadful enough on a boy,but even worse on a girl. I cannot imagine looking at a lovely new born and calling her or him 'Frankie'.

Frances and Francesca are very nice though.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 27-Oct-12 18:13:44

Don't hold back Bananabubbles,say what you!

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