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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?

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june2007 Sun 27-Oct-19 18:46:36

As a shortened version of frances, francine fracoise or francesca. Not on it,s own. the trouble is if you give a shortned version someone wil just legngthan it and she will have to keep telling people thats not her name. (I know Vicki who kept having to tell peole her name wasn,t Victoria.)

mamandematribu Sun 27-Oct-19 18:35:53

I think it's cute As an independent name, I don't like it as a short form of Francesca. That's a harsh name for a child.

diddlediddle Sun 27-Oct-19 18:22:39

Frankie Cocozza 🤣😂 random reference of the day! I'm sure he would be delighted someone remembers him!

TheJoxter Sun 27-Oct-19 18:19:52

I love it as short for Frances

lioness88 Sun 27-Oct-19 18:17:08

It's my dogs name and she's a girl.

Eleanorbellanor Sun 27-Oct-19 18:16:41

I don’t like it at all. Reminds me of that Frankie Cocozza

Krazynights34 Sun 27-Oct-19 18:15:38

Love it

WeBuiltThisBuffetOnSausageRoll Sun 27-Oct-19 18:14:27

Girl or boy, it instantly makes me think of Manky Frankie from Still Game.

Wheat2Harvest Thu 24-Oct-19 21:59:21

Awful. I know a Frankie and she is known by another name entirely.

Please give her a proper name like Frances or Francesca and use Frankie as her everyday name.

AdriannaP Thu 24-Oct-19 21:57:51

Love it. Considered it myself.

mistermagpie Thu 24-Oct-19 21:56:18

I know a Frankie, she is an adult but stunning looking and really cool so that's how the name seems to me. Her actual name is Francine.

IggyAce Thu 24-Oct-19 21:37:20

I love it for a girl but don’t like it for a boy.

OneKeyAtATime Thu 24-Oct-19 21:34:51

Not keen sorry

Tavannach Thu 24-Oct-19 21:26:58

I like it. Prefer it as a nn for Frances though.

diddlediddle Thu 24-Oct-19 21:23:10

It's lovely but only as a nickname.

daisypond Thu 24-Oct-19 20:22:24

You could have Franca. I know an Italian Francesca who is called Franca for short.

PralineCookies Thu 24-Oct-19 18:13:22

It's incredibly ugly on a boy or girl. It has such a harsh unpleasant sound.

bridgetreilly Thu 24-Oct-19 17:49:14

I would definitely assume it was a nn, whether male or female, for Frank, Francesca or Frances.

Crazyladee Thu 24-Oct-19 17:06:50

I love it. It makes me think of a confident girl with a strong personality. Probably because I love the character Frankie in Wentworth.

OverthinkingThis Thu 24-Oct-19 15:52:26

Not a fan personally, but not because I'd think 'boy' - I've known several female Frankie's over the years, it's a well recognised girls name these days.

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.

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

Love it

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.

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.

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.

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