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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.
My first name is Frances and I’m a girl. I see "Frances" with an "e" as a more feminine way, but it’s up to you as I do know girls named Francis -spelled with the "i".
My married name is Francis (spelling is masculine) . My first name is Frances (spelling is feminine ) Growing up with the name Frances , I remember my mother asking me if I (about 12)was satisfied with this name. My reply was yes I knew no one else with the same name .
MY name is Frances, with an e, my father in-laws middle name is Francis, with an i... He and I both diss like it when they get spelled wrong, but more often than not, mine gets spelled with an i (by people who don’t know who to spell it) not an e, he doesn’t run into the issue much.
Ofc, if a mom wants to spell her kids name a different way, that is up to her, but the correct way for a female is indeed Frances with an e.
I hate nothing more than when someone spells my name with an I as an e should be used for a female! I always had everyone spelling it wrong all through school and family and friends often make the same mistake! Frances is so much more feminine and just looks nicer than francis
My name is Frances and I am a woman. People misspell it constantly but this has just caused me to put a value on spelling other people’s names correctly.
I’m a female with the name Frances. Female are spelt with an "es" and male spelt with an "is". BTW Love the name choice!!
My name is Frances with an E. I feel exactly the same it bugs me SO much when spelled when an I. I have always loved my name and have never met another.
I love that so many other Frances’ feel the same!! Must be a Frances/Francis thing;)
My father’s middle name was Frances (with an e) - and he was definitely a bloke!
My dad’s middle name is Francis, but my god mom once told me it was supposed to be spelled Frances. I think it depends on where you come from, but I do prefer Francis for a boy, and Frances for a girl. It seems correct and most common to me.
My name is Frances and I’m female. It 100% does matter how you spell it! E for a girl and I for a boy. The ambiguity though is part of the reason I’ve never liked it much.
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