Have you ever met someone called...

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bluemoon2468 Fri 24-Jul-20 16:51:42

... Franklin? If so, how old are they?

Curious also about the nicknames Frankie (for a boy) and Frank and whether you've met anyone with those names?

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MikeUniformMike Fri 24-Jul-20 16:56:49

Yes, I know some Franks. Frankie is a Francesca, Franc is early 30's, and the Franks are retired. I think they are Francis on bc.

Frances is Fran.

No Franklins AFAIK

It's too american for me.

Shayisgreat Fri 24-Jul-20 16:57:18

No, the Franks I know were all called Francis with a nn of Frank.

RaskolnikovsGarret Fri 24-Jul-20 16:58:27

I know a Franklin aged 49.

Onestepup Fri 24-Jul-20 17:01:37

I've never met one.

mintich Fri 24-Jul-20 17:02:59

I know a 3 year old Franklin

ThatsNotMySheep Fri 24-Jul-20 17:03:14

I know one Frankie (aged 3). It's just Frankie, not short for anything.

SisterAgatha Fri 24-Jul-20 17:03:24

I live in a town with a lot of Italian disapora and I know a few who work in the Italian cafes

vampirethriller Fri 24-Jul-20 17:03:47

I have a friend called Franklin, he's 48.

OpposableThumbs2 Fri 24-Jul-20 17:05:30

I know a 7/8 year old. Always called Franklin.

Jigglyjugs Fri 24-Jul-20 17:11:00

I have a nephew named Frank, his full name, not shortened.

WillBillHal Fri 24-Jul-20 17:13:14

I teach a 13 year old Franklin.

Allihearischasemarshallskye Fri 24-Jul-20 17:20:27

My toddler boy is Frank , we call him Frankie.
Also have a primary aged cousin called frank.

MildlyFoxed Fri 24-Jul-20 17:25:27

Several Franklins, all American, ranging from a ten year old to a slightly going to seed former football player in his forties.

The Franks I know are all English or Irish and in their 60s or older. I'd rank it with Keith, Nigel or Malcolm.

userabcname Fri 24-Jul-20 17:27:11

I've taught a Frank. He was lovely - a real character! Fond associations.

LaughingDonkey Fri 24-Jul-20 17:30:53

Yes, but variations in languages. I'm 35 and one was about 47 and the other one is in his mid 20's?

Strokethefurrywall Fri 24-Jul-20 17:30:55

Yep, just turned 6 years old - Franklin.
Also a 3 year old Frank

Aragog Fri 24-Jul-20 17:33:03

I've taught a Frank and a number of children Frankie - usually been short for Francis or Francesca.

Orphlids Fri 24-Jul-20 17:37:20

I don’t know any Franklins. I know one Frank, he is seven and in my DD’s class at school. He is Mr Charisma and my daughter is most violently in love with him.

Peaseblossom22 Fri 24-Jul-20 17:41:04

Isn’t Franklin a pretty well known dragon in a children’s book Franklin’s Flying Bookshop


florascotia2 Fri 24-Jul-20 17:45:01

Sorry, but it mkes me think of an elderly BBC radio presenter en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Engelmann , plus the deluded people here:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_on_the_land who also use the word 'franklin'.

Namechangex10000 Fri 24-Jul-20 17:45:07

I know frankies and my grandad is frank.

Never met a Franklin that im aware of but will always remind me of the little smart arse boy on some American tv show!

Mammyloveswine Fri 24-Jul-20 17:53:04

I love Francis!

tara66 Fri 24-Jul-20 17:55:58

President Roosevelt's first name of course.

isitorisntit Fri 24-Jul-20 17:56:19

Franklin is 12yo. 2x Franks in the same class (6yo).

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