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still undecided! iris or frances?

(43 Posts)
silver18 Mon 31-Aug-09 07:10:49

more help needed! 3 weeks to go and still cant decide between iris or frances x

BubbaAndBump Mon 31-Aug-09 07:12:19


flimflammum Mon 31-Aug-09 07:26:55

Wait till the baby's born and decide when you've seen her.

Ronaldinhio Mon 31-Aug-09 07:29:19

both lovely

FritesMenthe Mon 31-Aug-09 07:55:18

agree, both are lovely. I like Frankie as a nn.

pippel Mon 31-Aug-09 08:03:59


tummytickler Mon 31-Aug-09 08:42:13

I have an 8 year old Iris, toyed with Frances for her too - with nn Fran - so not much help am I grin I suppose i have to vote for iris - 'tis a very strong feminine name imo

Fruitysunshine Mon 31-Aug-09 08:43:14

I think Iris is lovely - pretty.

pasturesnew Mon 31-Aug-09 08:48:29

Slight preference for Iris, Frances is lovely but don't really like its abbreviations Fran, Frankie or Fanny. Like Francesca with "Chess" for short, though.

piscesmoon Mon 31-Aug-09 08:58:47


suwoo Mon 31-Aug-09 09:08:47


boodleboot Mon 31-Aug-09 09:09:37

Iris....Issy for short

BubbaAndBump Mon 31-Aug-09 09:34:46

Well there you have it. Very conclusive I'd say hmm

saltyseadog Mon 31-Aug-09 09:37:59

Iris without a doubt. If my bump is a girl she'll have Iris as a middle name (after my nan - who is an absolute superstar of a lady).

MrsVik Mon 31-Aug-09 10:32:08

I prefer Iris. I find Frances a bit too ambiguous, whereas Iris is pretty and feminine.

southernbelle77 Mon 31-Aug-09 10:42:05

Iris here too. Don't find Frances very feminine or anything.

Nyx Mon 31-Aug-09 10:44:28

I think Iris too. I don't like Frances much at all (have an aunt...) Whereas Iris is a lovely name smile

FiveGoMadInDorset Mon 31-Aug-09 10:51:35

I really like both, sorry that was no help at all. If I had to choose though would probably lean towards Iris.

beanieb Mon 31-Aug-09 10:52:50

I love them both but particularly Iris.

moonbird Mon 31-Aug-09 11:06:17

I love them both, but lean more towards Iris.

Servalan Mon 31-Aug-09 11:11:59

Iris, without a doubt.

Not keen on Frances personally - though love the nn Frankie.

justbeenforapromenade Mon 31-Aug-09 15:48:42

like Frances but love Iris as it's more immediately pretty - it's a flower and a rainbow (and an eye part) - Frances sounds more serious and pious.

frakkinpannikinAGRIPPA Mon 31-Aug-09 16:20:23

Only English speakers can pronounce Frances (Fron-cess? France? Fran-ches? Vrunzess?) so I'm going to vote against my own name and say Iris.

19fran76 Mon 31-Aug-09 16:33:06

I am a Frances. I love my name. It gets my vote. Iris is pretty but fashionable right now. Whereas Frances is unusual but classic. Hurrah for all Frances' worldwide! grin

ReneRusso Mon 31-Aug-09 16:35:18

I vote for Iris

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