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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Britberry (Wales -UK)
    one of my dads mns is francis - i think its cool
    Last edited by bailibsmum; March 13th, 2013 at 05:31 PM.
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  2. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    New England, USA
    @mischa: I know! I was thinking the same thing!
    Girls: Anna, Caroline & Elizabeth / Claire, Maeve & Rose
    Boys: James, Luke & Patrick / Evan, Jack & Liam

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    I think we could see an upswing, not necessarily people being named *after* the new Pope, but more because when you hear a name in the news, it can tend to grow on you. It also fits in nicely with the "old names made new" trend.

    I personally love Francis, although I prefer François, a family name for me. Alas, it is so badly mispronounced by most English speakers that I wouldn't attempt it...
    Miriam ~ Helena ~ Estella ~ Beatrice ~ Anastasia ~ Veronica ~ Sarah ~ Esther
    Paul ~ Wesley ~ Walter ~ Edmund ~ Isaac ~ Abram ~ Gabriel

    Top combos: Miriam Estelle / Paul Augustin

    (Still) trying for baby#1
    Avatar: Nathan Altman, Portrait of Anna Akhmatova

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Greater Boston, MA
    I love Francis/Frances, and yes, I think we will see an increase. It might not be huge, but there will be one.

    I was fascinated to read about the new Pope; how he lived a fairly simple life in Buenos Aires, for example he used public transport as opposed to having a driver to transport him about by car everywhere.

    Given the history of Saint Francis of Assisi (Francis, the Poor Man of Assisi who believed in living close to the poor), it's quite fitting really. As such I think it clearly shows he chose his name to reflect the simple way he has lived his life as a bishop.
    ♥ Margaret Mary ♥

    Les Dames
    Ada ♥ Beatrice ♥ Christabel ♥ Cordelia ♥ Dorothea ♥ Eliza ♥ Elza ♥ Frances ♥ Harriet ♥ Ida ♥ Iris ♥ Jessamine ♥ Joy ♥
    Mary ♥ Matilda ♥ Nora ♥ Olive ♥ Pearl ♥ Rosabel ♥ Rose ♥ Rosemary ♥ Sarah ♥ Thessaly ♥ Violet

    Les Messieurs
    Abel ♥ Archer ♥ Asher ♥ August ♥ Beau ♥ Benedict ♥ Edmund ♥ Fletcher ♥ Francis ♥ Gabriel ♥ Isaac ♥ Joah ♥ John ♥ Josiah ♥ Jude ♥ Nathanael ♥ Noah ♥ Raphael ♥ Reuben ♥ Samuel ♥ Sebastian ♥ Tobias ♥ Winston ♥ Zachariah

  5. #14
    Join Date
    May 2012
    USA, California
    The only Fra- names I like are Frank and Franklin. I think Francis is a boring choice - but I didn't expect anything else from a pope.
    Alexis Victoria
    mom to the dragon and lion boys, AKA Drake Zephyr and Skandar Leonidas
    due with #3 in November

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