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Frances - classic or frumpy?

(78 Posts)
TooTryHard Wed 25-Sep-13 21:40:52

I was thinking classic and beautiful and now I'm wobbling.

Ikeameatballs Wed 25-Sep-13 21:42:00

Absolutely lovely

CressidaMontgomery Wed 25-Sep-13 21:43:55

Very very dull I'm afraid

Khara Wed 25-Sep-13 21:59:39

I wanted it for dd - dh wasn't convinced. So we settled on it being her middle name. It was my grandma's name.

dashoflime Wed 25-Sep-13 22:00:13

I like it. Frankie makes a nice nick name too

Wishfulmakeupping Wed 25-Sep-13 22:04:46

Classic not frumpy at all

ThePuffyShirt Wed 25-Sep-13 22:06:56


TooTryHard Wed 25-Sep-13 22:07:37

I like Francie as a nn but think Frankie might well happen!

MrsDibble Wed 25-Sep-13 22:09:32

Love Frances. It is really classic and no one much is using it.

There is a reason I can't use it otherwise I would.

It does make me think of Dirty Dancing though!

Amy106 Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:14

Lovely name

smother Wed 25-Sep-13 22:10:34

Gorgeous. a refreshing change from the usual girls names you hear.

elQuintoConyo Wed 25-Sep-13 22:12:33

Lovely grin

There are also nns: Fran, Franny, France <-- which I have called my griend!

MatildaWhispers Wed 25-Sep-13 22:13:28

I like it, but I don't think of it as a beautiful name - I think because it is so close to the boy's name Francis.

So I think of it as a 'strong' and non-girly girl's name (but in a good way!).

Thewhingingdefective Wed 25-Sep-13 22:13:47

Very lovely and elegant.

TooTryHard Wed 25-Sep-13 22:15:28

Strong is good.

heymammy Wed 25-Sep-13 22:15:32

Love it, 'tis dd1's middle name after my granddad smile

moodyblues Wed 25-Sep-13 22:17:02

Classic. Please don't call her Frankie though.

donttellalfred Wed 25-Sep-13 22:18:08

Frances is a great name. Good nns, classic, not too common, love it.

MrsDibble Wed 25-Sep-13 22:25:40

PS - I think Frankie is quite nice nn.

Tavv Wed 25-Sep-13 22:30:30

Lovely name

ThePuffyShirt Wed 25-Sep-13 22:35:46

I think it looks lovely written down, too.

elcranko Wed 25-Sep-13 22:36:50


HandMini Wed 25-Sep-13 22:41:57

Lovely lovely. One of my favourite names.

TooTryHard Wed 25-Sep-13 22:44:12

Thank you all for helping me fall back in love with it. It was always a dead cert. Maybe I'm too hormonal this week to think straight since I have no alternatives.

ICameOnTheJitney Wed 25-Sep-13 22:47:14

It's very pretty in my opinion...lovely.

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