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Would this be cruel?!

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justanothernamechange94 Sun 17-Jun-18 17:47:48

Obviously I've named changed as this is completely outing.

Trying to decide on a name for our second DS, we both like Fredrick. However our last name is Franklin. We'd have DH's brother's name as a middle name which is Luke, so Fredrick Luke Franklin.

But I can't decide is Freddie Franklin is cruel?! grin we have Thomas George already and really like 'Tom and Fred' but I just can't decide on Freddie Franklin!?


ItDoesMyHeadIn Sun 17-Jun-18 18:13:40

Don't do it

Vivasummer Sun 17-Jun-18 18:15:31

Too much of a tongue twister

Jasmina456 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:16:15

Ooh difficult one. Could you use Alfred instead, so that he doesn't have to have an alliterative name if he doesn't want to?

I also know of a Freddie whose full name is Edward - maybe that's a possibility?

FairyAnn Sun 17-Jun-18 18:17:29

I like it! Sounds like an Ad exec from Mad Men smile

ButterflyOfFreedom Sun 17-Jun-18 18:17:33

I wouldn't but I don't like alliteration in general for names!
Freddie Franklin does seem.seem . a particular mouthful though!

Pancakeflipper Sun 17-Jun-18 18:19:07

I like it but I seem to develop a lisp when saying it.

DramaAlpaca Sun 17-Jun-18 18:19:20

It's a bit too alliterative as both names start with 'Fr' but I wouldn't call it cruel unless there's something I'm missing.

I've never seen the Fredrick spelling though, it's usually Frederick.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 17-Jun-18 18:19:23

Oooooh I like it, Fred Franklin sounds like some 1920s New York journalist or something. Fred Franklin, New York Post! But agree Frederick Franklin is a bit of a tongue twister so I like PPs suggestion of Alfred.

Yika Sun 17-Jun-18 18:27:16

I like alliterative names, I don't see any problem with it.

CAAKE Sun 17-Jun-18 18:30:54

Frederick Franklin was a wonderful British ballet dancer and, I'm told, truly lovely person. I'd definitely be ok with having a child named after him!

CAAKE Sun 17-Jun-18 18:31:56

Ah! Autocorrect made me add the k to the name. Freddie Franklin was FREDERIC.

HeyDolly Sun 17-Jun-18 18:32:55

I like a PP’s suggestion of Alfred Franklin rather than Frederick Franklin - that way you still get the nn Fred or Freddie. However with Luke as a middle name it does mean that the initials will spell ALF so a nn of the first name grin

ColdFeetAndHotCakes Sun 17-Jun-18 18:32:58

I think it sounds pretty cool tbh. The names flow nicely

justanothernamechange94 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:42:14

@HeyDolly we were originally going to go with Edward then realised his initials would spell ELF grin

justanothernamechange94 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:42:40

Ahh there's a complete mixed response here! Now I'm even more confused 😂

justanothernamechange94 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:44:12

@BendydickCuminsnatch oh my god, it really does 😂

SinceWhenDid Sun 17-Jun-18 18:50:10

I like it! I know a Benjamin Baxter* and it really works. I would spell it Frederick though.

*not exact name but you get the idea.

daisypond Sun 17-Jun-18 18:51:04

I quite like alliterative names, but I think this one is hard to say, so I wouldn't go for it. As was said, I've never come across Fredrick before. Frederick is more usual, though there are variations of that as well.

Susannach Sun 17-Jun-18 18:52:45

I think it sounds great.

justanothernamechange94 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:53:13

I would use Frederick, not Fredrick that was my rushed spelling whilst DS was in the bath grin

We both do really like Alfred but we aren't keen on Alfie. Could that be avoided?!

Greenteandchives Sun 17-Jun-18 18:54:51

I love it! It sounds better than Alfred to me.

PippilottaLongstocking Sun 17-Jun-18 18:56:07

I know a Freddie with a surname beginning with For- and it works fine, personally I like the alliteration.

notsolittlegrebe Sun 17-Jun-18 18:59:55

I like it

foxycleopauper Sun 17-Jun-18 18:59:56

I quite like it! Also like the Alfred suggestion. If you always referred to him as Freddie I don't see why anyone would call him Alfie.

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