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Francis vs. Frances
I am using the name Frances/Francis as a middle name for my daughter. The other day someone told me Francis was the spelling for a man, Frances for a woman. Is this true? Does it matter? If not, which way would you spell it?
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I have kind of always gone by this notion as well, and I kind of prefer Frances on a girl. For some reason, it looks more feminine, but that’s just me.
It doesn’t matter. I see both names on both genders. Although more often than not, I see Francis on a boy, but they go by Frank. I know only one girl who spells it Francis, so Frances does look more feminine to me. Go with Frances.
That’s correct; Frances for a girl, Francis for a boy. Good luck!
The boy’s name Francis \f-ran-cis, fr(a)-ncis\ is pronounced FRAN-sis. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "frenchman; free man".
The girl’s name Frances \f-ran-ces, fr(a)-nces\ is pronounced FRAN-siss. It is of Latin origin, and its meaning is "from France". Feminine spelling of Francis.
I would stick to the usual spellings, and it’s true that Francis is the usual male spelling and Frances the usual female spelling.
Frances is usually the feminine form. I really liked it together with Anna, Mary or Emma: Mary Frances
Yes! Francis for a boy and Frances for a girl
My husband’s name is Francie-it is Francis for a boy and Frances for a girl. It DOES matter, my husband HATES it when it is spelled wrong! Great name, though:)
An easy way to remember the difference
Francis "I" "is" the man.
Frances sh"e" is the woman.
An easier way to remember the difference
Francis "I" is for hIm
Frances "E" is for hEr
Even easier: Frank Sinatra was Francis
my name is FRANCIS and i\’m a girl... it is perfectly up to you. i love my name regardless of the teasing.
My daughter\’s name is Mallory Frances after my grandfather Joseph Francis, and sister Julie Frances
It is is a boy and se a girl
I agree...Frances is for a girl, and Francis is for a boy. It is my ex mother in law\\\’s middle name, and she always spells it with an \\\"I\\\" but I have always used the \\\"E\\\" lol
Francis comes from Francisco (male)
Frances comes from Francesca (female)
my name is Frances Helen I’m a woman and
i love my name its not common, I get Fran and frangipani and fantastic
I am a girl and my name is Frances Anna. People call me France or Francie for short. Definitely spell it with an E! :)
I named my daughter Frances Nicole...I love it...we call her Frances
Frances is a girl
Francis is a boy
"I" as in h"i"s
"E" as in h"e"rs.
My grandparents are Frances and Francis. As well as my name is Frances but I mostly go by Francie.
i named my daughter Frances and people are forever misspelling it. It really irks her. She is 12 so theres not many kids her age with the same name which i like :)My Dad\’s middle name is Francis. I think if you are going to use an old traditional name like this you should at least follow the rules.
Goodness! Hasn’t anyone opining here ever seen the "Francis, the Talking Mule" movies with Francis and Donald O’Connor? He made it quite clear on every show. When ever he said his own name he said "Francis", and he added " -- with an I".
Frances is the feminine-- as in Francesca and Francis is the masculine-- as in Francisco. I guess you are free to do whatever but those are the traditional forms (it’s of Latin origin) and to me it just makes sense to use the proper spelling. If you want a gender neutral name I think that’s great but these are not.
Historically, Francis is male, and Frances is female. Some people don’t understand anything deep or old. My friend named her daughter Michele, which is the French male name equivalent for Michael. Michelle is the French female form. You should read online for some history of bames. Some people are very traditional and conservative, while others are so liberal and don’t care about the results of short-sighted thinking. Your child will have there given name forever. Put some thought into it.
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