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Frances or Joanna

(39 Posts)
TaggieRR Wed 28-Dec-16 22:55:18

Hi, dd's name will be one of these. Possibly with the other as a middle name. Which would you go with?

FuzzyWizard Wed 28-Dec-16 22:56:30

I love both. I think I'd edge towards Frances though.

DramaAlpaca Wed 28-Dec-16 22:57:47

I prefer Joanna, so Joanna Frances.

SallyInSweden Wed 28-Dec-16 22:57:48

Frances for me, but like both

TheDowagerCuntess Wed 28-Dec-16 22:59:03

Definitely Frances - that bit more distinctive, and more nn options.

ShatterResistant Wed 28-Dec-16 23:00:41

I love Frances. So dignified. I wanted it for my dd, but family reasons prevented me.

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Thurlow Wed 28-Dec-16 23:01:53

Joanna. It was top of my list if DS had been a girl. Beautiful name. Plus you can get the nickname Joanie too which is ace.

frauleinsallybowles Wed 28-Dec-16 23:02:21

what a coincidence i know a frances who has a daughter joanne

LastGirlOnTheLeft Wed 28-Dec-16 23:04:52

Joanna!! It is such a beautiful name. I love how it dances off the tongue and is almost like a song. Frances is nice but sounds quite boring in comparison. Joanna Frances is gorgeous!!!

AHintOfStyle Wed 28-Dec-16 23:05:04

Definitely Joanna though the spelling Johannah is also lovely.

Sophronia Wed 28-Dec-16 23:05:30

Joanna Frances is lovely

pestov Wed 28-Dec-16 23:08:42

I know a Joanna Frances, goes by Jo. She's lovely!

EmmaC78 Wed 28-Dec-16 23:11:42

I like them both but prefer Frances.

YellowLambBanana Wed 28-Dec-16 23:11:57

I am biased as my mum is a Frances... Frances definitely

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whathaveiforgottentoday Wed 28-Dec-16 23:31:58

Frances definitely, but I like them both. Frances was my favourite name for my dd2 but DH vetoed it. Ended up with Francesca instead so she's still Fran.

ashesoffire Wed 28-Dec-16 23:34:26

Frances Joanna

MollyHuaCha Wed 28-Dec-16 23:34:27

Frances for me smile

1horatio Wed 28-Dec-16 23:43:25

Joanna. I dislike Frances

LoupGarou Wed 28-Dec-16 23:54:44

Joanna, absolutely beautiful name.

CakeRattleandRoll Wed 28-Dec-16 23:56:35


user1477282676 Wed 28-Dec-16 23:57:39

They're both lovely....hard to choose! I think I lean towards Joanna.

MrsWembley Thu 29-Dec-16 00:02:06

Completely biased - Joanna!!

BridgetDarcy Thu 29-Dec-16 00:09:55

I'm a Frances and I love it. smile

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