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Frankie for a girl?

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YesNoMaybee Tue 22-Oct-19 00:14:46

I for a long time have loved the name Frankie as a girl's name. Some people have said if they saw that written down they'd think it was a boy?

I don't really mind it appearing as a more gender-neutral name. To me it sounds like the name of a strong independent woman, but I think I'm getting ahead of myself there smile

What do you think of Frankie for a girl?

Maisymay12 Tue 22-Oct-19 00:20:32

I love it as a nickname for Francesca. As a name on its own, it would be an interesting choice, not to everyone's taste but I like it.

YesNoMaybee Tue 22-Oct-19 00:22:54

I'm not a massive fan of Francesca as I have a fairly long last name so I feel like it's a mouth full. I'd prefer the name just to be Frankie but wonder whether people would wrongly assume her name is Francesca and Frankie is a nickname hmmm.

IncognitoIsMyFavouriteWord Tue 22-Oct-19 00:42:31

I love it. One of my favourite people in the world is called Frankie. It is her given name. The odd person may shorten it to Frank though?

HalfManHalfLabrador Tue 22-Oct-19 00:47:51

Probably my least favourite girls name don’t like it for a boy either

Marcipex Tue 22-Oct-19 00:56:21

I like it, but the two girls I know called this are Francesca and Frances.

RosaRi Tue 22-Oct-19 00:59:00

I love it, I think it’s gorgeous

JeffreyJefferson Tue 22-Oct-19 01:05:59

what about Francine

Shadow1234 Tue 22-Oct-19 01:39:32

Love it.

DramaAlpaca Tue 22-Oct-19 01:58:32

I absolutely hate it, and I don't like Francesca either.

Jossina Tue 22-Oct-19 05:02:53

As a nickname sure.

Astronica Tue 22-Oct-19 05:12:50

I really like it. Though I prefer it as a nickname for Frances or Francesca I do like it on its own too. Much more popular as a girl's name than for a boy where I live, Australia. In the top 100 I think.

user1493494961 Tue 22-Oct-19 10:53:21

I think of it as a shortening for a longer name, give her choices and use a longer name on BC. Francine, Francesca whatever. Don't like Frankie on its own.

MrsCharlesBrandon Tue 22-Oct-19 10:55:01

My friend has a DD Frankie, suits her down to the ground!

l12d04 Wed 23-Oct-19 22:00:54

DP wanted to call DD Francesca and I vetoed on the basis she would get called Frankie.

hellotabitha Wed 23-Oct-19 22:17:29

Love it!

OddshoesOddsocks Wed 23-Oct-19 22:29:54

I have a Frankie who is a Francesca. It suits her down to the ground! Frankie is her ‘preferred name’ at school so only ever gets Francesca at home if she is v naughty!

We knew that we wanted Frankie first and toyed with various options of a ‘long name’ before deciding. I am of the opinion that a child should have a ‘proper name’ on their birth certificate but that is entirely personal choice, plenty of people don’t see the point of putting one name on the birth certificate just to call them another!

SnowsInWater Wed 23-Oct-19 22:52:57

It's DD's best friend's name, but her full name is Francesca. I love it.

mondler Wed 23-Oct-19 22:57:14

I've met 2 baby girl Frankies and think it's nice. The only male Frank I know is 70 odd x

Dandelion1993 Wed 23-Oct-19 23:01:03

I'd say no.

I'm just not a fan of nicknames being used a 'proper' names.

I'd have to out Francesca on the birth certificate.

Tillygetsit Wed 23-Oct-19 23:05:12

I personally really dislike the trend of naming girls with traditionally boys names. It's fine as a nn but it's like calling a girl Kenneth.

ASqueakingInTheShrubbery Wed 23-Oct-19 23:09:16

I know two female Frankies, both late 30s. One is short for Frances, the other is "just" Frankie. I'm so used to it as a girls name it surprises me when I hear it for a boy now.

theSnuffster Wed 23-Oct-19 23:10:34

I have a Francesca who we thought would probably be shortened to Frankie but it didn't happen, just doesn't suit her. I do like it though.

I know of both boys and girls named Frankie. I personally see it as a more of a girls name.

aibutohavethisusername Wed 23-Oct-19 23:13:18

Love it

CrackersDontMatter Thu 24-Oct-19 15:48:21

I know a baby girl called Frankie. That's her big name, it's not short for anything. I like it and it really suits her.

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