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OkayHazel Sun 24-Mar-13 15:18:09

Depends how you feel about Roosevelt policy ;)

MidnightMasquerader Sat 23-Mar-13 20:26:09

Yes, there are associations with one name and/or the other that don't necessarily relate to the Roosevelt family... But when you put those two names together to name two siblings, then it's hard not to see anything but 'American presidents' in big red, white and blue, stars 'n stripes flashing lights. wink

pramdunce Sat 23-Mar-13 20:22:50

yes I'd make the president connection. But have you ever seen Arrested Development? Franklin will forever be a puppet to me.

MolotovCocktail Sat 23-Mar-13 20:20:09

Apologies, of course its Francis!! I knew it didn't look right but couldn't figure out why - d'oh!

jelepomme Sat 23-Mar-13 20:00:44

Thanks gang. I think it is a step too far. Fiddlesticks.

Suz - I'll do it if you do... wink

SuckingDiesel Sat 23-Mar-13 18:59:49

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SuckingDiesel Sat 23-Mar-13 18:59:25

Frances is the feminine spelling. Francis is the masculine.

And I immediately thought Roosevelt.

MidnightMasquerader Sat 23-Mar-13 18:57:48

No, you will get sick and tired of people saying, 'what, as in Roosevelt??' at you all the time.

Frances is the female spelling of the name; the male is Francis.

MyNameIsSuz Sat 23-Mar-13 18:53:37

I think it's fine actually, as both names are usually shortened. I have a little Franklin, I really wanted Theodore but wasn't allowed! Do it!

jelepomme Sat 23-Mar-13 15:04:14

Frances is lovely. Thank you.

MolotovCocktail Sat 23-Mar-13 11:00:40

I'd think of a kids TV show that DD1 watches about a cartoon tortoise called 'Franklin'.

I much prefer Frances to get Frank/Frankie. Franklin is too cutesy for a grown man, IMHO.

wedontplaywithelectrics Sat 23-Mar-13 10:53:49


jelepomme Sat 23-Mar-13 10:35:29

I like Frederick too - but Ted and Fred is just dreadful.

I also like Stanley (but this rhymes with our surname so it's out).

wedontplaywithelectrics Sat 23-Mar-13 10:30:15

Yeah,I immediately think of the presidents. Nice names though but maybe not as a sibset :-/

jelepomme Sat 23-Mar-13 10:25:14

Hmmm. I thought so. I would not call my sons Obama and George. But I really love these names.

gertrudestein Sat 23-Mar-13 10:23:31

Yes, if I heard their full names. But if you were calling them Ted/ Teddy and Frank probably not.

They're both really nice names!

HolidayArmadillo Sat 23-Mar-13 10:23:10

Yes I'm afraid so. But if you're not bothered then it doesn't matter. It's a nice name.

pansyflimflam Sat 23-Mar-13 10:22:52

No. Horrible bad idea.

jelepomme Sat 23-Mar-13 10:21:52

My son is Thodore, Ted or Teddy for short. If I named my next son Franklin what would spring to mind? Would you connect this to the Roosevelt presidents? We live in the UK not the USA by the way!

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