Picking a first name for your baby is one of the hardest decisions you’ll make.
There are so many factors to consider! What sounds good? What family members do you want to honor with the name?
What sounds good with your last name?
By the time you’re done, you’ll be so drained and relieved you finally made a decision you’ll barely have energy left to pick a middle name.
That’s why I’ve been compiling my comprehensive Middle Names series, to help make this decision way easier for you!
Without any further ado, here are the best middle names for a girl named Francesca.
I’ve compiled these from baby name databases, parent discussion forums, and other sources then whittled them down to the ones I personally think sound the best.
Hope it helps!
The importance of picking a good middle name for your daughter
Middle names? Totally optional!
That’s right, some people don’t even have one.
OK, OK… it’s pretty rare. And most people living in the United States and other developed countries will have three total names; a first, a middle, and a last.
Only the first, or given, name, and the last or family name are actually required though.
So should you just skip the middle name altogether? Not a chance!
Here are 3 big reasons you should put some time and care into picking a good middle name that goes well with Francesca.
A middle name lets you preserve even more family or other important names
Maybe Francesca is your mother’s name, or a great-grandma’s name.
That’s an amazing way to honor an amazing woman!
Or maybe you just chose Francesca because you liked it.
In either case, the middle name is an excellent place to drop another important or family name.
Maybe your long-time best friend, your Aunt who you’re really close with, or anything else meaningful.
Their middle name can, and might, become their nickname
Chances are, at some point in her life, someone’s going to choose to call Francesca by her middle name… all the time.
This kind of thing happens a lot at work and school, especially if there’s another Francesca around!
So you better make sure she has a good middle name to roll with.
Besides, there’s always the chance she’ll prefer her middle name and choose to go by that when she’s older. It’s nice to give her the option with a strong and beautiful sounding name tucked in the middle there.
The full name power play
FIRST NAME. MIDDLE NAME. LAST NAME.
When spoke with authority, no three words in the English language deliver as much terror and power as these.
Shouting your child’s full name when their in deep doo-doo will be one of your most important disciplinary tools as they get older. A middle name that rolls off the tongue will only make this more effective.
(If you’re a dad, might want to take a second and bookmark my post on how to be a better dad according to science.)
Middle name ideas for a girl named Francesca
Let’s get into the list!
Remember, these are just ideas to get you started. But I do hope you find a few good names that go with Francesca here.
Meaning of the name Francesca
According to SheKnows, Francesca is a girl’s name with strong Italian origins.
Strangely enough, it derives from the Latin word Frances, which means French, or better yet, free one.
Francesca, the free one. I like the sound of that!
It’s a beautiful and feminine name for any girl, especially one with an Italian heritage. Some common boy alternatives to Francesca would be Francis or Frank.
Those are just a few of my favorite names that go well with Francesca, but by no means is it an exhaustive list.
Tell me in the comments which ones you like, or just your favorite middle names for girls in general.
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Good luck, parents!