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Francesca vs. nicknames vs. not Franny

I love the elegant Francesca, but I think it would inevitably be shortened to "Franny," which I hate. Can you think of any other nicknames for Francesca? Or do you think "just Francesca, not Franny" could realistcally be enforced?

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Francesca 0% (0 votes)
Nicknames 0% (0 votes)
Not franny 0% (0 votes)


I know two people named Francesca, one goes by Frankie, and the other goes by Fran. If you don’t like any of the nicknames, I think Francesca is beautiful, and doesn’t have to be shortened.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:39:48 | report
Frankie, Francie, Cesca, Cecca, Cicca,
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:40:51 | report
Or just Francesca
I don’t think many people would call her Franny, as its not cute or nice
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:41:35 | report
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:41:59 | report
I know someone called Francesca and she goes by Mitzi.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:42:55 | report
"Just Francesca" would certainly get through to me. Of course, I’m not one for nicknames, anyway. But I do not believe nicknames are inevitable. Example: I know two boys named Patrick. One boy is occasionally called Pat, the other is never called anything other than Patrick. The one who is sometimes called Pat by friends is also called Pat at times by his parents. The one whose friends never call him anything other than Patrick is ALWAYS called Patrick by his parents. I think the family sets the tone.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:43:00 | report
I use Finny for my Francesca. People normally use Frankie.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:43:00 | report
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:43:50 | report
Thank you all for those ideas! There are definitely some good ones!
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:45:30 | report
I know a Francesca who goes by Cissy. If you don’t want her to have a middle name just introduce her as Francesca though and people will follow your lead. It has worked for my friend Alexandra who always goes by her full name and never Alex, Lexi, Sandra etc.
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:45:49 | report
*I mean if you don’t want her to have a nickname...
posted by guest :: 2014-04-06 14:47:04 | report
I know two Francesca’s, one goes by Frankie and the other by Cesca.
posted by Caitli_Lin :: 2014-04-06 15:05:52 | report
Francie? Maybe Cissy, Or Fern, which is a name that I love but barely relates to Francesca.
posted by guest: Julie :: 2014-04-06 15:29:52 | report
posted by guest :: 2014-04-07 00:50:42 | report

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