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Do you prefer Francis or Jonas?

(26 Posts)
AmyInTheBoonies Sun 30-Oct-16 15:34:15

Any opinions welcome.

DD's name also ends in 'is' - think similar to Karis so Francis will be a bit rhymey but I think I'm ok with that.

Floggingmolly Sun 30-Oct-16 15:35:02


Awwlookatmybabyspider Sun 30-Oct-16 15:44:56

I love Francis. It's a proper strong timeless classic name. Jonas is a bit faddy

albertcampionscat Sun 30-Oct-16 15:48:01

I love Francis, but the only one I know complains about it becoming Frances all the time.

BarInSpace Sun 30-Oct-16 16:05:42


Prefer Jonah to Jonas.

AmyInTheBoonies Sun 30-Oct-16 17:54:28

I see what you mean about Jonas being a bit faddy.

I like that it is quite European and works in a lot of countries but Francis may be not too bad in that respect too.

icantgetnosleep5 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:00:56


Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 30-Oct-16 18:50:42


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:52:40

Don't like either.


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 30-Oct-16 18:55:06


DramaAlpaca Sun 30-Oct-16 18:56:54

I really like Jonas.

strawberrypenguin Sun 30-Oct-16 19:00:26

Jonas for me. I know Francis is a boys name but I always think of it as a girls name, possibly because I went to school with a Frances (I do like it as a girls name)

Loulou2kent Sun 30-Oct-16 19:04:16

Francis is a lovely name

Sophronia Sun 30-Oct-16 20:27:24


rainbow99 Sun 30-Oct-16 20:29:31

Exactly what strawberry said

RiverTam Sun 30-Oct-16 20:29:43

Jonas. Hate Francis.

DaisyFranceLynch Sun 30-Oct-16 20:31:03

Francis is lovely

sorryoldwoman Sun 30-Oct-16 20:31:14

Jonas it's more manly.

cheekyfunkymonkey Sun 30-Oct-16 20:32:03


nousernames Sun 30-Oct-16 20:32:12


TheRollingCrone Sun 30-Oct-16 20:36:24


ClaudiaJean2016 Sun 30-Oct-16 20:38:44

Francis. Jonas just reminds me of those singers.

AmyInTheBoonies Mon 31-Oct-16 07:24:57

Thanks for the replies.

I am veering towards Francis today. I prefer the nickname Fran to Jo and we are of Irish descent so Francis seems to fit better with that too.

I do love both the names though so a hard decision.

TataEs Mon 31-Oct-16 07:36:00


tho francis is from house of cards, i just don't like it much

albertcampionscat Mon 31-Oct-16 07:47:22

Francis has another great nickname in Frank, which could turn out useful if the kid's uncomfortable with the androgyny of 'Francis'.

(Nowt wrong with androgyny of course)

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