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Francesca (Chessie) vs Constance (Connie)

(26 Posts)
blondie72 Thu 31-Jan-13 12:32:06

Thoughts please!

HillBillySillyBilly Thu 31-Jan-13 12:35:10

Well I prefer the name Francesca but prefer the nn Connie....sorry not much help. How about Franny or Frankie as nn for Francesca?

Fayrazzled Thu 31-Jan-13 12:35:13

Don't like Chessie at all so it would be Connie for me.

Narked Thu 31-Jan-13 12:35:16

If you go for those shortenings, Constance. I really don't like 'Chessie'.

claudiebelle Thu 31-Jan-13 12:46:12

Love Chessie. Much prefer it to Connie.

tigrou Thu 31-Jan-13 12:52:01

Francesca is definitely the best name. Don't like any shortenings for Francesca though. It's such a beautiful name in full.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Thu 31-Jan-13 12:54:13

I think a Constance will always be a Connie, but a Francesca will probably be a Frannie. VERY risky to choose a name on the basis that you can control its shortening.

Narked Thu 31-Jan-13 13:06:34

Frankie? Cesca?

rainbow2000 Thu 31-Jan-13 14:41:33

Chessie reminds me of chest so im thinking she will be known as Chestie not Chessie.
Frankie would me nicer imho

shoobidoo Thu 31-Jan-13 15:22:42

Chessie and Connie are both awful imo.

I do love Constance and Francesca though - beautiful, feminine underused names! What is it with this obsession of shortening names to cutesy nicknames these days?

Rhubarbgarden Thu 31-Jan-13 20:22:27

I can't bear Francesca and Chessie is just awful. Constance/Connie on the other hand are beautiful.

PercyClarke Thu 31-Jan-13 20:36:27

Agree with the negative opinions on Chessie. I know a little Francesca who is known as Kessa, which I think is quite pretty and unusual.

mrstowers Thu 31-Jan-13 22:41:13

Connie without a doubt.

amazingmumof6 Fri 01-Feb-13 12:28:47

Constance is my prefernce

bryte Fri 01-Feb-13 12:38:51

I love the name Constance and Connie, having known a lovely natured girl with this name.

aoife24 Fri 01-Feb-13 16:28:42

Constance has a rather austere elegance, good perhaps when older. I do like Connie to. I think Chessie is rather grim.

Leeds2 Fri 01-Feb-13 16:32:32

I like Francesca (nn Cesca, or Frankie) and Constance (nn Connnie). Lovely names. Not a fan of Chessie though!

milkymocha Fri 01-Feb-13 17:10:29

Iam a Francesca shortened to Frankie and i like it!

RubyGrace17 Fri 01-Feb-13 17:38:54

Prefer Francesca, definitely.


CheeseStrawWars Fri 01-Feb-13 17:45:19

Connie reminds me of Lady Chatterly, as in Lady Chatterly's Lover, Chessie reminds me of Chessie France-Lynch in Jilly Cooper's Polo. This in no way reflects my literary tastes. wink

thegreylady Fri 01-Feb-13 19:33:03

I love Constance [Connie] I have a beautiful,clever 13 yr old dgd named Connie smile
I like Francesca too but prefer nn Frankie to Chessie.

JazzAnnNonMouse Fri 01-Feb-13 19:56:06

I like Francesca and chesca as the shortened version but there are so many possibilities it would be risky if there was a nn you hated for it.
Constance is v underused and elegant yet still maintaining a nice simple nn that suits all personalities iyswim smile

Leafmould Sat 02-Feb-13 19:59:34

Both great names, with choices for shortening. Good luck!

bluemintygel Sat 02-Feb-13 20:01:09


Francesca is future DD's namesmile

I wouldn't shorten it, ever.

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