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Opinions on the name Francis?
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Hypergear · 12/02/2020 12:09

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

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mamansnet · 12/02/2020 12:11

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

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ScatteredMama82 · 12/02/2020 12:12

Love it

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SpaceSharkTea · 12/02/2020 12:20

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.

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georgialondon · 12/02/2020 12:25

I really dislike it. Just based on the sound

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SoupDragon · 12/02/2020 12:28

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.

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flooooomp · 12/02/2020 12:30

Love it.

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ChelseaGirly · 12/02/2020 12:31

I like Frank. Not so much Francis

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lunasunshine · 12/02/2020 12:33

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).

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Whatsyourflava · 12/02/2020 12:42

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

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PhantomErik · 12/02/2020 12:44

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

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Nowayorhighway · 12/02/2020 12:50

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.

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Elouera · 12/02/2020 12:56

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.

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emmathedilemma · 12/02/2020 13:39

Hate it

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Pippilangstrumpfi · 12/02/2020 13:42

Love it! Francis is classy and cool.

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Kittywampus · 12/02/2020 13:52

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

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Lavenderblues · 12/02/2020 13:56

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!

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TatianaLarina · 12/02/2020 14:59

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

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ColumbaPalumbus · 12/02/2020 15:07

Love it and the diminutives.

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mulkshake · 12/02/2020 15:39

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

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Mamabear88 · 12/02/2020 15:43

Dislike strongly

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Darkpinkblue · 12/02/2020 16:19

Absolutely awful. Very weak sounding. Nothing redeeming about it

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Whatsyourflava · 12/02/2020 16:26

Harsh S sound when talking about possessions

Eg that’s FracISSSS bag

Hopefully this makes sense

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katy1213 · 12/02/2020 16:46

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

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Lavenderblues · 12/02/2020 16:51

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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DramaAlpaca · 12/02/2020 18:35

Francis is OK, but I can't bear Frank or Frankie.

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