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(44 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 19-Mar-13 17:08:33

I heard this name a little while ago ( Jade Jaggers dd, I think) and think it is lovely. What do you think? I like the St. Francis of Assisi associations!

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:21:00

Yup, I really like it too but I think both you and the child jaw to be bold to carry it off. It's quite unsual, I don't think it would fit into every kind of social circle and could embarrass your child at times. Also, there's the 'Ass' at the beginning of 'Assisi' ...

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:21:55

'would have to be' not 'jaw' blush This autocorrect has a mind of it's own!

FerrisBueller1972 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:25:50

I know someone who has just called their daughter this and I think it's lovely (also see the connotations that could happen though)

tallulah Tue 19-Mar-13 17:27:37

Between the 'ass' and 'a sissy' I would say NO.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 19-Mar-13 17:28:11

I would be slightly worried about the possibility for teasing with Ass. Though not enough to out me off the name. FerrisBueller what reactions has your friend received about her dd name!

ladymia Tue 19-Mar-13 17:37:01


squoosh Tue 19-Mar-13 17:37:07

It's a 'no' from me.

Greenshootsandleeves Tue 19-Mar-13 17:39:04

It's foul. Sorry.

MolotovCocktail Tue 19-Mar-13 17:40:05

I can see it working on a really hip, trendy teenager, but only if she's with the 'right' group of friends i.e. nothing like the kids who attended my somewhat rough comprehensive.

So what I'm saying is there's nothing wrong with the name, rather the potential for teasing. It depends if she's in the company of people inclined to tease.

weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 17:42:57

Also remember the new pope is Francis after St. Francis of Assisi. Could this be an issue?

FerrisBueller1972 Tue 19-Mar-13 17:43:06

Just as tallaluh has mentioned above. However the mum is pretty cool, slightly rock hippy and an incredibly strong woman so no doubt her daughter will be raised the same and be more than capable of dealing with school playground piss takers grin

OkayHazel Tue 19-Mar-13 17:47:20


weegiemum Tue 19-Mar-13 17:47:27

I'm pretty sassy and strong and would deal with this ok. My dd2, raised by me, encouraged to be sassy, just isn't. She'd die with a name like this. sometimes children aren't like their parents!

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 17:48:15

Bad name for lispers.

GloriaPritchett Tue 19-Mar-13 17:51:11

Awful. Why not Claire if you're Catholic?

It's a bit Madonna/Lourdes esque.

mathanxiety Tue 19-Mar-13 19:44:37

What Tallulah said.

Siena is nicer, or Florence. Or Frances or Clara/Claire..

It's a 'look at me and how cool I am' choice.

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:47:37

Or indeed, if you want a Catholic place name, how about Fatima?

Or the minor saint, Tallulah?

WormCanner Tue 19-Mar-13 19:49:45

Emilia Romagna ....

.... oooh there's loads grin

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:52:29

And her brother could be Medjugorje

choccyp1g Tue 19-Mar-13 19:54:25

Apparently the new pope is named after Franacis Xaviour who was a real hard-liner...not the cuddly animal lover.

Pancakeflipper Tue 19-Mar-13 19:55:29

I am with the A Sissy team.
It's a top name but not fair on a child.

scaevola Tue 19-Mar-13 19:56:57

All the official announcements have said he chose the name for Assisi. Though he is a Jesuit.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 19-Mar-13 19:58:13

It's completely ludicrous.

Put the pregnancy hormones down.

choccyp1g Tue 19-Mar-13 20:03:58

Francis Xavier is probably a better attempt at spelling.

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