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Thread: A New Pope Called Francis
March 13th, 2013 06:16 PM #11Senior Member
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Yes! I do believe you will see many more little Fran, Frances, Francine, Francie, Franny, Francesca, Francis, Frank & more in the months to come. I'm overjoyed to see the Pope's chosen name as Francis I. You have no idea! Francis/Frances is a very special namesake in our family and we will be honoring it in some way very soon!
March 13th, 2013 06:41 PM #13
I was waiting to see which name the new pope would pick! I'm not Catholic but I find Catholic naming choices so interesting. I think St. Francis of Assisi is a great namesake and I'm sort of excited that he went outside the box a wee bit.
And oh, goodness, I hope there isn't an upswing in Frankie names. I know way too many Franciscos/Francescas as it is! It's a nice name, I'm just tired of hearing it.Ashley | namenerd | Christian | storyteller
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March 13th, 2013 07:46 PM #15
March 14th, 2013 09:47 AM #17
I really think the new Pope made a wonderful choice in honoring St. Francis of Assisi! He who loved the poor and could communicate with nature! It is a breath of fresh air!
I will love to see the variations of Francis being used more for our little ones. My very favorite name crush, and my little niece, is Francine, whose patron is St. Francis of Assisi. It is an honor that Pope Francis has used that name sake.
March 14th, 2013 01:08 PM #19
I am not Catholic, but I must say, I am quite impressed with what I've seen of Pope Francis I so far.
When he was speaking yesterday, he seemed a very gentle and humble man, and he has a very warm smile. I'm convinced I saw him smile more times yesterday then I ever saw the last Pope smile during his whole tenure.
I would think most Catholics are pleased with the choice made.
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