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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!

noblegiraffe Thu 21-Mar-13 08:50:33

No, a name with Ass at the start is asking to be bullied. What will her friends call her? Ass, Assy or Sissy. Horrible.

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 21-Mar-13 08:40:46

"as a name it has a few problems..."

Well, yes, like the fact it's not a name, it's a town. Look at all the other children whose parents have saddled them with towns as names. I give you Brooklyn Beckham and Lourdes Thingymadonnakid.

Neither of those parents known for style and class. (at least not in the generally accepted sense of the words)

NotTreadingGrapes Thu 21-Mar-13 08:38:53

Bognor, Scunthorpe, Little-Wapping-in-the-Hollow.

It's the thin end of the wedge I tell ya.


mathanxiety Thu 21-Mar-13 04:11:34

One of my grannies was known as Cissie.

MustafaCake Wed 20-Mar-13 13:02:03

Too much potential for teasing IMHO.

Like others said, the child would have to be sassy, hip and trendy to pull that name off.

Eskino Wed 20-Mar-13 12:51:32

Sissy is an adorable name!

<pencils onto list for next time>

Gwennan Wed 20-Mar-13 12:41:53

A difficult one to pull off if you ask me.

Much prefer Francis or Frances!

mathanxiety Wed 20-Mar-13 02:30:05

I had a nun named Francis Xavier and she was known as Fanny X by the more uncouth among the parents.

Assisi, the place, is stunning - not much like Birmingham !
And I heard the new Pope did allay confusion the other day by saying it was indeed Francis of Assisi that had "come to his heart" in relation to choosing a new name.
But I think as a name it does have a few problems, as mentioned by PP's.

TheSecondComing Tue 19-Mar-13 20:28:33

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EggsPressYourself Tue 19-Mar-13 20:22:32

Just awful, sorry.

ShrewveTuesday Tue 19-Mar-13 20:21:57

Love it. I thought of this name too long before Jade Jagger and, weirdly, it popped into my head again yesterday (probably a pope association).

Rosa Tue 19-Mar-13 20:21:05

Well Brooklyn, Phoenix , Roma, Palermo(a) why not? I think it is actually very daft and I pity the poor child at the mercy of the rest of the class. You might want to consider Milano, Venezia,Bologna or even Torino as well....

Sorry but I think it is ridiculous.

AThingInYourLife Tue 19-Mar-13 20:16:38

I can't believe a thread with this title is in Baby Names.

Bunbaker Tue 19-Mar-13 20:15:06

"What's Assisi like? It would be worth checking in case you're naming your child the Italian equivalent of Birmingham."

Love it grin

Trumpton Tue 19-Mar-13 20:14:05

I had a teacher whose initials were F X ** (.Francis Xavier ) He had 10 children . We called him Fucking Extraordinary ****.

CelticPromise Tue 19-Mar-13 20:10:29

What's Assisi like? It would be worth checking in case you're naming your child the Italian equivalent of Birmingham.

Bunbaker Tue 19-Mar-13 20:07:18

How about St Francis?

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

Francis Xavier is probably a better attempt at spelling.

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

It's completely ludicrous.

Put the pregnancy hormones down.

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.

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.

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.

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

And her brother could be Medjugorje

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