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Francesca nick names

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newyearnewshoes Mon 28-Jul-14 23:02:22

I love the name! Will it automatically be shortened to Fran or Frankie though? Or does anyone have any other ideas for nicknames? TIA!

FreeLikeABird Mon 28-Jul-14 23:04:18


MontserratCaballe Mon 28-Jul-14 23:04:34

Francie (like France - y)
Cesca (Cheska)
Fanny (what my mum was known as in the 50s).

Lovely name smile

KissItBetter Mon 28-Jul-14 23:04:58

I know a Chezy

newyearnewshoes Mon 28-Jul-14 23:07:56

Like Francie! Never heard that one before! Amd really like Cesca. Very pretty! Thank you!

peanutbutterandoreos Mon 28-Jul-14 23:09:20

I know a Frenchie.

momnipotent Mon 28-Jul-14 23:28:20

My cousin's DD has that name and is called Franca.

Sophronia Tue 29-Jul-14 00:16:37

I know a Chessie.

Allalonenow Tue 29-Jul-14 00:19:47

My Francesca is Cici smile

ShovettyMcShovetty Tue 29-Jul-14 10:27:22

Chessie, Franny, Frankie, Frank, Cheska

sparklingharbour Tue 29-Jul-14 10:36:42

Love Franca

sparklingharbour Tue 29-Jul-14 10:37:14

But lots of people will call her Fran.

flipflopsonfifthavenue Tue 29-Jul-14 15:24:45

in Italy Francescas are often Chicca (pronounced like the children's brand Chicco, so hard 'c's) but we're not in Italy so don't know how useful this is to you...

If DC2 is a girl she's going to be Francesca/Frankie, although I like Fran a lot too.

ThatBloodyWoman Tue 29-Jul-14 15:26:38

Frankie is ace.


choochootrain1 Tue 29-Jul-14 18:32:01

Chessa? Or give her a middle name that you actually use as her name to be known by that you like until she's old enough that Francesca won't be shortened to a way you don't like

NormHonal Tue 29-Jul-14 18:38:19

Will still end up as Fran for many, sorry.

CommanderShepard Tue 29-Jul-14 18:41:05

I knew a Chessie at uni - lovely name on an even lovelier person.

morethanpotatoprints Tue 29-Jul-14 18:42:28

There is a Frankie is my family.

Montsti Tue 29-Jul-14 18:51:54

My Italian friend is Francesca nn.Francy (pronounced like Frenchie but Franchie). I also know Fran's and Frankie's.

turdfairynomore Tue 29-Jul-14 21:08:55

My Francesca is ches or chessie at home but Frankie or franks on the sports field. She is nearly 20 and loves her name in all its variations!!

birdofthenorth Tue 29-Jul-14 21:55:37

My Italian friend Francesca is always Franca.

I like Frankie and Cheska. Chessie is a nickname for the (slightly rough and I can say that because I'm from there!) town of Chesterfield, to me (and many other northerners).

ruby1234 Wed 30-Jul-14 15:57:45

My German friend Francesca is known as Franzie.

AnimalsAreMyFriends Wed 30-Jul-14 16:00:12

My dd's friend is Francesca - but is always called Xesqui (pronounced Chesskie) She grew up in Spain, it's a lovely name.

DrankSangriaInThePark Thu 31-Jul-14 08:42:16

Most Italian ones are either Francy (Franchy) or Chicca (Kika) (I know a family who go by Chicca, Checco and Cece (chay chay) Took me years to work out what they were really called.

Very old ladies are Franca.

I think in the UK you are more likely to get Fran or Chesca.

MrsBungle Thu 31-Jul-14 08:44:00

I know 5 Francesca's or Francis'. All of them are called fran.

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