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Francesca Alice or Lara Elisabeth?

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autumnmeg Wed 05-Nov-14 11:28:52

Votes please for DD2 due in three weeks.. Our surname is one syllable beginning with C. I feel Francesca Alice is our safer choice most like DD1's name which is a longer classic name which we shorten 99% of the time. Lara we only recent came up with and it's really grown on me. I previously posted when we thinking about Annabel Georgia but I've discounted Annabel, there are too many Ella's, Bella's in our area plus the doll and the film have put me off.

Bowlersarm Wed 05-Nov-14 11:33:11

I love Lara, and strongly dislike Fran and Frankie, and I don't like Alice and I do like Elizabeth. So, without question:-

Lara Elizabeth

DecaffTastesWeird Wed 05-Nov-14 12:12:45

Oh I like Francesca Lara if that's an option..? If not, Francesca Alice.

Sophronia Wed 05-Nov-14 12:15:35

Lara Elisabeth.

Riverland Wed 05-Nov-14 12:17:53

Francesca Alice is lovely.

I don't like the name Lara, or the name Elizabeth!

icklekid Wed 05-Nov-14 12:19:04

Love Lara Elisabeth great name!

rogerlbo34 Wed 05-Nov-14 12:31:47

i will go with Lara Elisabeth.

ralinax294 Wed 05-Nov-14 17:38:04

Francesca Alice.

BiancaDelRio Wed 05-Nov-14 17:38:38

Francesca Alice. Frankie is fab.

Lara is very very insipid.

juneau Wed 05-Nov-14 17:38:52

Francesca Alice

Pandora37 Wed 05-Nov-14 19:27:35

I love both but don't like the repetitive sound of Francesca C- (assuming it's a hard C sound). So if your surname starts with a hard C then I'd go with Lara, soft C I'd pick Francesca.

Orangeisthenewbanana Wed 05-Nov-14 19:29:16

Both would be lovely, but just prefer Francesca Alice

ashesandfire Wed 05-Nov-14 19:29:56

Francesca Alice- love both names and nn Chess
Lara is a bit meh imo.

Safmellow Wed 05-Nov-14 19:37:02

I love Lara! Seems to be a marmite name! smile

DramaAlpaca Wed 05-Nov-14 20:29:18

Lara Elisabeth

SurfsUp1 Thu 06-Nov-14 01:06:33

Lara is very suburban sounding compared to Francesca. Frankie is such a great nn too.

CharmQuark Thu 06-Nov-14 01:09:52

Lara Elizabeth is hard to say. I don't think that names beginning with a vowel sound good after a name ending in a. Francesca Alice has the same problem but isn't as bad. Francesca Lara?

CharmQuark Thu 06-Nov-14 01:11:55

Or Elizabeth Alice or Elizabeth Francesca......or Elizabeth Lars

penguinthermometer Thu 06-Nov-14 01:20:54

Francesca Alice. Nothing wrong with Lara but I think it would date a bit more easily (Lara Stone, etc.) Francesca is lovely, and nn doesn't have to be Frankie - could be Fran, Frances, etc.

penguinthermometer Thu 06-Nov-14 01:21:28

Francesca Alice!

penguinthermometer Thu 06-Nov-14 01:23:13

Sorry, posting problems there! Thought first post hadn't appeared!

TurquoiseDress Thu 06-Nov-14 09:54:18

I love the name Lara!

Not keen on Franscesca but personal choice and all that.

RiverTam Thu 06-Nov-14 09:58:44

Lara Elisabeth

however - I have Elisabeth as my middle name and I've had a lifetime of returning official documents and so on because they've spelt Elisabeth with a 'z'. (see how many people so far haven't spotted you've spelt it with an 's'.)

It's a total bore, and I don't actually think it's any nicer with an 's' than a 'z'! I certainly don't thank my parents for giving me the more 'interesting' spelling!

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 06-Nov-14 11:11:23

I agree with pp who said Francesca C would sound odd with the repeated c sounds, though I do prefer Francesca to Lara.

hatsybatsy Thu 06-Nov-14 11:31:03

Just one observation on giving a girl the initials FA or LE.... who knows what her surname might end up as? might give her a rather unfortunate set of initials?

dd was going to be HA but our surname is a G so that was out straight away......

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