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Opinions on the name Francis?

(44 Posts)
Hypergear Wed 12-Feb-20 12:09:02

For a boy, obviously.
Can't decide if I love it or hate it

mamansnet Wed 12-Feb-20 12:11:54

I don't mind it but people might shorten it to Frank, which I loathe.

ScatteredMama82 Wed 12-Feb-20 12:12:39

Love it

SpaceSharkTea Wed 12-Feb-20 12:20:12

Love it for a boy!

Not overused too - I know of a little boy named Francis who is shortened to Fran and it's lovely.

georgialondon Wed 12-Feb-20 12:25:13

I really dislike it. Just based on the sound

SoupDragon Wed 12-Feb-20 12:28:01

To me it will always be a girl's name as there are two females with the name Frances in my family. I do know it's spelt differently for boys.

flooooomp Wed 12-Feb-20 12:30:43

Love it.

ChelseaGirly Wed 12-Feb-20 12:31:59

I like Frank. Not so much Francis

lunasunshine Wed 12-Feb-20 12:33:03

Love it. It was my grandfather’s name (we called him Frank - which I also like) and my sister and niece both have the middle name Frances (after him, which I also love).

Whatsyourflava Wed 12-Feb-20 12:42:07

Don’t like it. Gets shortened to Frank or frankie which I really dislike

PhantomErik Wed 12-Feb-20 12:44:51

I love it but don't like Frank so wouldn't choose it unless I liked all likely shortenings/nicknames.

Nowayorhighway Wed 12-Feb-20 12:50:53

It’s my Great-Aunt’s name. She is lovely but she’s also in her mid seventies so I just always picture an old woman grin.

Elouera Wed 12-Feb-20 12:56:42

Agree with others that in my mind I see an elderly women- certainly not a baby boy. Yes, I'm aware the spelling is different. If you like it, go for it, but I honestly hate it.

emmathedilemma Wed 12-Feb-20 13:39:24

Hate it

Pippilangstrumpfi Wed 12-Feb-20 13:42:47

Love it! Francis is classy and cool.

Kittywampus Wed 12-Feb-20 13:52:46

I like it, but I'm not keen on the nicknames Frank or Frankie

Lavenderblues Wed 12-Feb-20 13:56:11

I like it. Good strong classic name.

The Francis I know is generally known as Francis. It is easy to say. Actually Frankie is a different name imo, and not shorter either!

TatianaLarina Wed 12-Feb-20 14:59:03

Loathe. Geeky and uncool. Plus Frank/ie is awful.

ColumbaPalumbus Wed 12-Feb-20 15:07:49

Love it and the diminutives.

mulkshake Wed 12-Feb-20 15:39:59

Almost always shortened to Fran in my experience but I like it.

Mamabear88 Wed 12-Feb-20 15:43:22

Dislike strongly

Darkpinkblue Wed 12-Feb-20 16:19:22

Absolutely awful. Very weak sounding. Nothing redeeming about it

Whatsyourflava Wed 12-Feb-20 16:26:59

Harsh S sound when talking about possessions

Eg that’s FracISSSS bag

Hopefully this makes sense

katy1213 Wed 12-Feb-20 16:46:22

Too Catholic. Reminds me of holier-than-thou altar boys with hair greasily Brylcreemed by their rosary-bashing mothers.

Lavenderblues Wed 12-Feb-20 16:51:58

*Harsh S sound when talking about possessions
Eg that’s FracISSSS bag*

How is that different to Miles' bag or James' bag?confused

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