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What do people think of the name Franklin?

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Thinkingpositively Tue 14-May-13 20:47:09

with Frank, Frankie as a shortened version?

ChunkyChicken Thu 16-May-13 00:22:08

I like it. Was on my list but DH not overly keen. I also liked Theodore as well though so not sure I'm a good example of avoiding the "as in Roosevelt" connection grin

miffybun73 Fri 17-May-13 15:25:53

I think of D Roosevelt or surname.

Thinkingpositively Sun 19-May-13 00:38:34

Thanks folks. 99% sure he will be Franklin.. for a middle name...........!.

moogy1a Mon 20-May-13 13:27:14

my 5 month old is a Franklin. Known as Frankie a lot. My favourite name of all time and gets very positive comments.

formicadinosaur Tue 21-May-13 16:14:13


FruitSaladIsNotPudding Wed 22-May-13 10:50:55

I quite like it, and I don't normally like surname-y names. Makes me think of Franklin Blake from The Moonstone, which is a good association.

Makeminealarge Wed 22-May-13 10:55:34

A friend of mine named her son franklin nn frankie. I wasn't sure at first but now I love it as you don't hear of it often. It never crossed my mind re Roosevelt or came across as over American. I think it's lovely.

Thinkingpositively Fri 24-May-13 21:59:01

I'm 99% sure that he will be Franklin with Frankie for short. We are thinking of middle names. Really want him to take DH first name as a middle name but he doesn't like it!

pascalia Sat 25-May-13 01:57:58

I prefer Francis, or just plain Frank.

Thinkingpositively Sun 26-May-13 22:22:57

still canvassing on this one!! smile

MineOrk Sun 26-May-13 22:34:12

I like it. The " lin " sound makes me think it could easily be a unisex name, like Robin, as matter of interest, not a negative though.

Definitely should go with Franklin X. Surname when their name is written out, though, so cool!

plieadianpony Sun 16-Jun-13 19:30:17

I Love it!

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