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Frankie or Cesca

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rainbow99 Sat 05-Nov-16 22:47:08

As a nn for Francesca, what do people prefer, Frankie or Cesca (pn Cheska)?

SittingDrinkingTea Sat 05-Nov-16 22:49:38

Frankie, Cesca sounds like a brand of pop you'd find in a forrin supermarket. I also like Fran.

Sophronia Sat 05-Nov-16 22:59:21


Enidblyton1 Sat 05-Nov-16 22:59:23

You could have Chessie. I know a lovely Francesca who shortens to Chessie. It's a bit softer than either Cesca or Frankie.

TheLadyWithTheYellowHat Sat 05-Nov-16 23:02:39

Im a francesca, 26 years old, when I was little I was called frannie or frankie, im now known as frankie or francesca.

Shurelyshomemistake Sat 05-Nov-16 23:02:51

Definitely Frankie for me. Cesca .... not for me.Sounds too flowery/ cutesy.

YonicProbe Sat 05-Nov-16 23:06:34

How about Chess?

Creatureofthenight Sat 05-Nov-16 23:08:03

Split the difference and go with Cheskie!

rainbow99 Sat 05-Nov-16 23:44:35

I do like Chess and Chessie, DH has started calling her Cesca though and I'm a bit unsure about it. I kind of half like Frankie but feel it's not that 'pretty'. I don't like Fran so want to establish a nn early on to (try to) ensure that doesn't happen!

rainbow99 Sat 05-Nov-16 23:46:41

Creature I have heard of people using Cheskie grin I have also heard of Essie but it reminds me of nail polish

SpunBodgeSquarepants Sat 05-Nov-16 23:48:55

That's my name. When I was little I was Frannyanny, in my teens it was Franny, I've always preferred Francesca though. I'd choose Frankie over Cesca, sounds cooler. A lot of people shorten it just to Fran.

JunebabyT Sun 06-Nov-16 00:10:59

I much prefer Francesca in full

Fauchelevent Sun 06-Nov-16 00:18:27

Franca? Cheska is the name of a pretty popular youtuber (Cheskaleigh) so good association. Dislike Frankie.

throwingpebbles Sun 06-Nov-16 00:33:02

I know a Frankie and a Chessie, both lovely shortenings

Thatwaslulu Sun 06-Nov-16 00:53:09

One of my schoolfriends was a Francesca, we called her Frannie or Frank.

AvaCrowder Sun 06-Nov-16 01:09:01

I really like Fran or Francey. Beautiful name. I think it's quite sweet if you have different nicknames, call her what you like. Have fun with your little one.

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 06-Nov-16 01:55:24

Like them both but Cesca marginally more. I absolutely LOVE the name Francesca. If I had my time again, grown up DD would have been called that smile

Pluto30 Sun 06-Nov-16 01:57:56


dovesong Sun 06-Nov-16 01:58:33

I love Frankie. It's the sort of name that would make me instantly inclined to like someone

Difficultyear2015 Sun 06-Nov-16 07:05:36

I'm Francesca
My mum wanted people to shorten it to Franca if they had to

I've been known as fran by everyone despite me introducing myself as Francesca as I hate fran

MummaGiles Sun 06-Nov-16 07:07:53

Frankie or Chess. Not Chesca.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 06-Nov-16 07:09:44


Frankier88 Sun 06-Nov-16 07:12:51

I was named Francesca just so that I could be called Frankie for short (my parents loved Frankie but wanted to give me the option of both). I only use Frankie and love it!

TataEs Sun 06-Nov-16 07:14:16

i like frankie, i think it's super cute and very 'pretty' but also cool... i liked it as a name in its own right if one of ours had turned out to be girls.
i've also heard cesca, chessie, fran.... of these cesca would be my preferred i guess.
francesca is a great name for nicknames as she can have cesca as a small child, frankie as a teen (as it's a bit cool) and fran as an adult if she likes smile

MadameSilva Sun 06-Nov-16 07:54:26

I love Francesca. It's so beautiful. If I had to shorten it i'd go for Cheska/Chessie. Sorry but I think Frankie is really common

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