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themumfairy Fri 15-Jan-16 15:46:53

Me and dp are pretty set on using Francesca for our dd due soon.
Can any francescas or mums of one tell me what their preferred nn is (if any)

JacquelineChan Fri 15-Jan-16 15:51:30

hi. Congratulations on your baby !

That's a great name ( biased lol )

best nick names : Frankie , Chesca

Worst ever : Fran , pronounced Frarn

and Francesca in it's entirety is a nice grown up name for when you feel you are too old for nicknames :-)

themumfairy Fri 15-Jan-16 15:55:51

Thankyou for the fast reply smile
That's exactly why I love it, it's a grown up name aswell as pretty for a little girl. I can imagine a Doctor Francesca (high hopes wink)
I know it'll be shortened at school and I love Cheska. It's a definite now smile

Jivetoes Fri 15-Jan-16 15:59:34

I think it's a great same, and Chesca is quite sweet. The only Francesca I know though is always shortened to Fran and i must admit I really don't like that!

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 15-Jan-16 16:05:36

I don't have a Francesca but it is one of my favourite girls name. I would use Chessie or Chescha as a nn.

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 15-Jan-16 16:06:28

I meant Cheska

MimiSunshine Fri 15-Jan-16 16:06:49

I know of a Francesca who is Chessy rather than Cheska

RayofFuckingSunshine Fri 15-Jan-16 16:07:32

It's my name. I love it now (not so much when I was younger). As far as nicknames, I usually get Frankie, rarely get Chesca and have only once been called Fran (which was immediately stopped).

MiaowTheCat Sat 16-Jan-16 07:48:13

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hufflebottom Sat 16-Jan-16 08:06:52

I like it.

It's on my very long list of names. ----
I don't mind Fran so could tolerate it.

EbonyDanny Sat 16-Jan-16 08:40:15

I love's DD's namesmile

We used to call her Chesc or Chesca but when she started infant school she was called Fran by everyone and she loved it. As she got older she began to hate it and wanted to be called Frankie but Fran had stuck!

She changed schools in year 5 and introduced herself as Frankie which she is now known as (she is in year 9)

We call her Fanny at home for some reasonconfused!! It just kind of stuck and suits her because she's always fannying around!

She has been called Chessie on occaisions but the worst one ever was Frange (to rhyme with flange) confused

Francesca is a beautiful name, ageless and graceful imo.

SoWhite Sat 16-Jan-16 13:08:05

Fran is the best - it is really simple, understated and chic.

Cheska and Chess are too try-hard-sloaney.

Frankie is too cute and potentially masculine for my taste.

blueandgreendots Sat 16-Jan-16 18:54:58

DD is Francesca and currently is mostly called Frankie. My Grandad was Frank so it feels nice to honour him but if she wants to change her nickname when she's older that's fine by me.

We get a lot of complements on her name. I love that it is classic and strong. Having a lot more trouble picking a name for her brother or sister due in April!

Cornwall73 Sat 16-Jan-16 18:58:22

great name. This was our choice (alongside Claudia) if our twins had been two girls but ended up being girl and boy.

HannahLily2014 Sat 16-Jan-16 18:59:38

Ds1 would have been a Francesca, I love Frankie and Cheska as nicknames, dd1 has a friend called Francesca at school who they all call Franny which is quite cute

Copperkettle Sat 16-Jan-16 19:00:46

I know a 5 year old who goes by fransie. I'm not keen on it. Love Francesca though.

NerrSnerr Sat 16-Jan-16 19:02:15

I love it. I used to know a Franka nn as a child. It really suited her.

KaraokeQueenOfTheNorth Sat 16-Jan-16 19:21:40

I love it and I love Frankie as a nn, so cute.

I know a Cheska, who also goes by Chez

strandedabroad Sat 16-Jan-16 20:39:01

That's my name and I love it. Get called Frankie by nearly everyone in this country.

Back home (non-English speaking) I used to be a Franci, with a chi sound. Only my Dad calls me Fran, always has, and that's very special for this reason.

If it wasn't my name I'd probably put it on my list grin

Paddypaws3 Sat 16-Jan-16 20:42:07

I have a Francesca smile.

I thought a nickname would evolve (we like Frankie as a nn) but one hasn't emerged yet. She's 3 so plenty of time I guess!

Dd1 did call her Franny when she was a baby, which was sweet.

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