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Francis for a boy ???

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isitseptemberyet Fri 02-Sep-16 12:06:56

I like Francis , but I'm worried if he ends up with a female Frances in his class he will b ridiculed ?!

idontlikealdi Fri 02-Sep-16 12:08:41

I doubt it. My sister is Frances and has been wound up since forever at getting called Francis.

I thinkk Francis / Frances are pretty thin on the ground anyway so highly unlikley there would be another one in his class.

smartyclogs Fri 02-Sep-16 12:33:08

Name website put Frances at 416th in 2015 , Francis at 235th, so not anywhere near top ten.

I wouldnt worry about teasing as Francis is obviously a boys name (even though unisex) ,it isn't as difficult to pull off as maybe Jesse or Jody would be.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 02-Sep-16 19:42:56

Very nice name.

BikeRunSki Fri 02-Sep-16 19:46:02

I'd say the likelyhood of a Frances and Francis being in the same class now are pretty low. Neither are very common names for any age group. Amongst the many preschoolers I know, I only know 1 - a boy, always known as Frankie anyway.

happystory Fri 02-Sep-16 19:46:08

I like it, one of the nicest people I know is a Francis

thebakerwithboobs Fri 02-Sep-16 19:47:22

I love this! Francis is a very sophisticated and lovely name but Frank and Frankie are options. And Frank/Francis from the House of Cards is fab! Do it. I may have to have another baby and do it myself!

NoCapes Fri 02-Sep-16 19:48:07

The only Francis I know (he's 19) is usually called 'France'

But I agree, highly unlikely you'll come across another Frances/Francis nowadays

Zombieswillreign Fri 02-Sep-16 19:50:14

No no no no, I like my child being the only Francis around😀

Zombieswillreign Fri 02-Sep-16 19:50:54

We are Catholic.hes named after the pope

pinkmagic1 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:53:11

It was my grandads name so was a masculine name in my head long before I realised it also had a feminine form.
I think it is a nice classic name that will not really date but is not overly common which is a good thing.

Mybeardeddragonjustdied2016 Fri 02-Sep-16 19:56:06

It was my grandads middle name and has been passed down as a middle name to my aunt and my oldest dd but I would have had it for a ds if he had been the first born!

MrsBobDylan Fri 02-Sep-16 19:58:41

Lovely and I'm surprising myself saying that, as I haven't ever considered it before. Very classic and wise sounding.

FlourishingMrs Fri 02-Sep-16 22:35:41

Love the name Francis, if it was not DP's name we would call our son Francis

SuburbanRhonda Fri 02-Sep-16 22:37:16

Love it - the female version is both mine and DD's middle name smile

villainousbroodmare Fri 02-Sep-16 22:38:50

I like it.

MoosLikeJagger Fri 02-Sep-16 22:39:14

Nooooo! Frankie is the name of my as-yet-unconceived child!

Jungfraujoch Fri 02-Sep-16 22:41:31

DS1's middle game after his Grandad who was always known as Frank.

Jungfraujoch Fri 02-Sep-16 22:41:54


NotTodaySatan Fri 02-Sep-16 22:45:52

I have a Frank. He's just Frank but I do like Francis as well.

I irrationally hate Frankie for a boy but love it for a girl. And love Frances too.

swampytiggaa Fri 02-Sep-16 22:48:15

Boychilds best friend is Francis. Always known as Francis.

Never heard of another Francis in the time my kids have been at school. My smallest is Francesca and there has always been at least one other in the school at the same time x

AudreyBradshaw Sat 03-Sep-16 22:01:14

Love it. On our shortlist if we have a boy.

FrancisCrawford Sat 03-Sep-16 23:42:10

A perfectly wonderful name.


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