Thankyou for the fast reply 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 ) I know it'll be shortened at school and I love Cheska. It's a definite now
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 reason!! 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)
Francesca is a beautiful name, ageless and graceful imo.