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Frank or Francis?

(29 Posts)
Begd Thu 08-Sep-16 01:53:42

We can't decide! He'll have the NN Frankie

katemess12 Thu 08-Sep-16 02:02:57


LauderSyme Thu 08-Sep-16 02:08:07

Not Francis!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 08-Sep-16 02:22:02


AndDontCallMeShirley Thu 08-Sep-16 02:48:49


Babytalkobsession Thu 08-Sep-16 03:09:28

Imo they are completely different names. We have a Frank and love it, but can't bare Francis.

So I choose Frank.

Canyouforgiveher Thu 08-Sep-16 03:19:59


TheDowagerCuntess Thu 08-Sep-16 03:46:02

My BF's DS is Francis which I must admit, I don't love, but universally known as Frankie.

MaitlandGirl Thu 08-Sep-16 04:19:22

What about Franklin?

Our puppy (sorry about comparing a hairy baby with an actual baby!) is called Franklin but he gets Frank.

HettyB Thu 08-Sep-16 06:26:46

Francis. You can call him Frank or Frankie, but then he has the longer form if he ever wants to use that.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 08-Sep-16 08:21:48

Just Frank.

NotTodaySatan Thu 08-Sep-16 08:23:50

I have a just Frank. Francis didn't appeal to us.

Detest Frankie and even more-so Franklin.

PuffPastry314 Thu 08-Sep-16 08:25:27


It's been several decades since we all went to hell in a handcart and all of these Catholic Papal names are due a come back.

Not keen on Frank.

Sophronia Thu 08-Sep-16 09:09:15


Muskey Thu 08-Sep-16 09:14:58

My brother is a Francis but everyone calls him Frank. My dm loves calling him Francis when he has done something wrong. The fact he is 54 doesn't seem to matter

ceara Thu 08-Sep-16 09:15:07

We went for Francis (middle name) so he has a longer form and because it sounded better in combination with his other names. But regret not going witj Frank - he was named in honour of a Frank and I prefer the name.

yeOldeTrout Thu 08-Sep-16 09:15:23

What about Franklin? All of them are fine by me, btw, but some folk might assume you're catholic if Francis.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Thu 08-Sep-16 11:32:21


MrsCaecilius Thu 08-Sep-16 12:44:18

I like Franklin too, I have a family member with that name and have always liked it.

squoosh Thu 08-Sep-16 14:17:58

I like both Frank and Francis. It's a nice Catholic name (as opposed to an ugly Catholic name like Concepta or Ambrose).

isitseptemberyet Thu 08-Sep-16 16:57:42

Francis is on our final name list.. He'd b nicknamed frank. I agree with one of the previous posters who said they feel like vert different names. I also dislike Frankie for a boy for some reason.
The thing tht holds me back from Francis is the pronunciation, my sister in law (who is posher than me) insists it must be 'fraaaaRncis' as opposed to fran-cis which is how it comes more naturally to me !

damngirl Thu 08-Sep-16 17:00:36

Francis. I've always really disliked Frank.

Laidbackorlazy Thu 08-Sep-16 17:03:15

We have a Frank - was going to be Francis but he looked more like a Frank for some reason. Gets called Frank and Frankie. I love it (obv)

GoldFishFingerz Thu 08-Sep-16 17:04:06

Franco or frank

MotherofFrancis Thu 08-Sep-16 17:16:02

Francis known as Frank/Frankie - Frankie when little and still cute, Frank when great hulking teenager. My no longer little and cute, though still very lovely, great hulking teenage Frank is Francis on his birth certificate. He likes to use it sometimes in formal situations. He also gets called (among many other things) Franklin as an affectionate nickname.

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