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Penelope vs. Francesca

Hi! We posted last night about how we loved Francesca with no NN. My husband saw the name Penelope and loves I on the other hand don’t know which is better? NN issue will be solved later thanks so much!

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Poll created: Jan 21, 2014
Total Votes: 21


I prefer Francesca. Penelope is nice, but it seems to have become quite popular all of a sudden. That would worry me.
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 09:39 AM | report
They are both nice names, although different in style, imo. I think it would depend upon your last name as to which first name sounds best.
posted by Annee :: Jan 21, 2014 09:47 AM | report
I love Francesca! Penelope is not as pretty IMO
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 09:54 AM | report
Tough, but my vote went to Francesca. Just has a bit more gratitas and elegance.
posted by Nicola :: Jan 21, 2014 09:58 AM | report
*Sorry, meant gravitas, not gratitas.
posted by Nicola :: Jan 21, 2014 09:58 AM | report
I like Francesca better. I never understood the resurgence of Penelope.
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 10:04 AM | report
Penelope All the way!!!
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 10:08 AM | report
Two of my favorites..I can see why you are having a tough time deciding. Making my decision based on the names themself (not knowing last name, mn, or sibling names) I’m gonna go with Francesca, it has the elegance that Penelope lacks and it’s not as used (been seeing Penelope a lot lately) hth gl!
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 10:30 AM | report
You can’t go wrong with either, but I like the nicknames for Francesca better, so that’s why it got my vote.
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 10:44 AM | report
Hey, my name is Francesca, but people call me Fran. I often get called Franny or Fanny as a joke. Here in the UK, Fanny is another name for a women’s private parts. Therefore, my vote went to Penelope, a cute and classic name that i love. Also cute nicknames; Penny, Poppy, Nell, Nellie, Ellie, etc.
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 11:28 AM | report
Both are gorgeous but I prefer Francesca.
posted by guest :: Jan 21, 2014 11:39 AM | report

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