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Boyandgirlmama23 · 19/01/2023 14:34

Looking for an old name.. recently posted about Francis but DP is still unsure. It is my firm favourite

Francis George but to be known and introduced as Frank
I do love just Frank but my other DS has a name which gives him many options when he is older if he choose to use

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TheVanguardSix · 19/01/2023 14:41

I love Francis.
I immediately thought of Vincent as well.
Also, Vaughn (which is a surname, I know, but it’s nice as a first name).

My grandfathers were: Friedrich & Michael, great and great great grandfathers were Cyril, Elias, Nicholas… A few Antons peppered in the family tree on the Czech side. Lots of ‘Francis and Vincent’ on the Irish side.

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quietnightmare · 19/01/2023 14:42

Rupert
Jonah
Troy
Ezra
Cecil
Henry
Silas
Malachi
Chester
Atticus
Beau
Guy
Wilfred
Eugene / gene
Cary
Arthur
Ansel
Amos
Clarence
Archie
Theodore
Quincy
Caleb

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Maryquitecontrary55 · 19/01/2023 15:06

My grandfathers were Ned and William. I only know one of my great grandfather's names. He was Peter. Just if you're looking for old man inspo.

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Theoldwoman · 19/01/2023 15:32

Francis is my favourite boys name, I wouldn’t use Frank though unless he chose that when he’s older.

My grandfathers were:

Wyndham Francis and Ernest Cyril

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fidgetcube · 19/01/2023 16:03

Charles
ralph
frederick
arthur
samuel
william

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lauraslops · 19/01/2023 16:25

Francis is lovely.
My grandparents/great grandparents were
Gordon
Leslie
Percival
Walter

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Westfacing · 19/01/2023 16:33

Albert
Walter
Edwin
Charles
Frederick

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IntentionalError · 19/01/2023 16:35

Norman
Derek
Nigel
Terence
Clive
Malcolm
Alan
Gordon
Graham / Graeme
Geoffrey
Leslie
Maurice
Keith

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WinterFoxes · 19/01/2023 16:35

Ernest
Wilfred
Vincent
Theodore
Leonard
Alfred
Edwin
Lawrence
William
Matthew
Thomas
Simon
Godfrey
Edmund

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bluemumsbluedog · 19/01/2023 16:37

My grandfathers and great grandfathers names were Alfred, Gilbert, George, Isaac, Joseph and william

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Busybusybusydoingnothing · 19/01/2023 17:03

Stanley, Alfred, Percy were my grandfather names.

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toastofthetown · 19/01/2023 17:06

Here’s a link to the ONS data set which has the top hundred names in England and Wales in ten yearly intervals from 1904. Lots of grandfather and great-grandfather names there.

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Twoinapod · 19/01/2023 18:23

I’m not a fan of Francis, seems a bit wet to me, and Frank seems too harsh.

what about something like Wilfred, you can have Will, Wilf, Fred or Freddie as options.

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AverageJoan · 19/01/2023 18:27

I like Francis but not as Frank. When I was pregnant I liked Ralph and Isaac and Rupert

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bobby81 · 19/01/2023 18:32

Ernest
Walter
William
Brian
Kenneth
Wilfred

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Phos · 19/01/2023 18:36

I love Francis but really don't like Frank.

My grandfather and great grandfathers were:
Harry
Leonard
Edward
Ernest
Clifford
Frederick

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Ritascornershop · 19/01/2023 18:39

My grandads were Victor and Alfred. My great uncles were George, Clifford, and Albert.

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BigMandsTattooPortfolio · 19/01/2023 18:42

My grandfathers and Great Grandfathers were named;

Maurice
James
Arthur
Robert

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JulesJules · 19/01/2023 18:47

My family:

George
Anderson
Joseph
Charles
Percival
Dove

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TheOtherBoleynGirls · 19/01/2023 18:48

DS is Douglas after both his great grandads

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Underminer · 19/01/2023 18:48

Some names are really coming back. One of the mums at school had twins in October baller Kenneth and Keith.

Other recent newborns include:

Alan
Malcolm (known as Mac)
Stephen
Roy
Victor
Walter

old names from my family are

James
Arthur
Harold (perhaps avoid this thanks to Prince Harry’s book!)
William
Henry
Elijah

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Penguinsista · 19/01/2023 18:49

We have a Francis in our family known as Franny. He's a great chap so it's a name I love

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4thonthe4th · 19/01/2023 18:49

Mine were Ellis, Rawson, George & Jack.

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Neverknowinglysensible · 19/01/2023 18:52

My mum was named Frances after her Uncle Francis. My grandfather was Harold, although I can’t see that name becoming popular atm!
Other relatives’ names of the 1900’s were:
Llewelyn
John (lots of them)
Michael
Thomas
Gabriel (poor child, especially when his middle name was St John)
Frederick

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