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justalilmummy Thu 17-Jan-13 18:25:04

Just wondering what peoples opinions on the name franklin for a little boy are?

weegiemum Thu 17-Jan-13 18:25:45


specialknickers Thu 17-Jan-13 18:29:02

On the list for this one if its a boy. Love it!

No, sorry. It's a surname - and it's the man who ate his boots, and whose men almost certainly had to become cannibals too, if that bothers you at all!

justalilmummy Thu 17-Jan-13 18:46:56

Thanx, dp suggested it last night at first I was like no!! But the more I think about it the more it's growing on me, still not sure yet!

Pooka Thu 17-Jan-13 18:50:20


Not keen I'm afraid. Frank okay, though not my cup of tea. Franklin

CityDweller Thu 17-Jan-13 18:52:41

I quite like it. Although not hugely keen on 'Frank', which he'd probably get called. Although I guess you could push for another nn (Fran? Frankie?)

justalilmummy Thu 17-Jan-13 18:54:40

I've already planned that if we choose Franklin I will call him Frankie 'Franklin' will be put on the birth certificate

MadameJosephine Thu 17-Jan-13 19:36:15

It's my DS's middle name, I love it!

Fifi2406 Sat 19-Jan-13 08:25:37

In love it

MyNameIsSuz Sat 19-Jan-13 19:24:39

It's my son's name! Only 4 months old so can't tell you what he thinks, but we have had nowt but positive comments. We call him frankie or frankels, but he could also use fin or flynn if he wants to. It does sound like a surname or an American name (and there were two presidents with this as a first name) but it is actually an old English name meaning free man. Obviously i'm biased, but i say if you like it go for it!

weegiemum Sat 19-Jan-13 19:26:48

Makes me think of FDR, or the ghastly Franklin Graham (of Samaratins Purse).

Not for us!

slug Sat 19-Jan-13 19:53:55

It's my nephew's name. He's generally known as Frankie. Nowt wrong with it

Narked Sat 19-Jan-13 23:07:10


rainbow2000 Sun 20-Jan-13 23:00:14

I had this for ds2 but didnt use it as it didnt suit him.Im glad i didnt use it as there was a Frank in his class

eachtigertires Sun 20-Jan-13 23:28:20

I like it as an official form of Frankie.

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