Hubs isn't crazy about Frances, plus I don't want to use a first name that ends in S because our last name is Smith and then the names just blend together, sort of like Hubs name Chris Smith, which is also fun to sing "we wish you a merry Chris Smith, we wish you a merry Chris Smith" which he used to do as a kid and now I do every time i hear that song. BUT Francis was used for at least the last 3 generations in my family, (my dad's MN, my grandad's MN and my great grandad's name) and I would like to continue the tradition even though I have all girls, especially since my brother doesn't have it and didn't use it for his son. PLUS I kind of like the idea of the only kids the men only have girls named after them. You see in my family as kids we always knew that men/boys were always more highly prized then us girls. It hurt, I think their is poetic justice in the fact that my granddad's 2 names would be carried on in his great granddaughters middle names (my brother has a daughter with his first name as a middle name), PLUS despite knowing boys were more highly prized I still really love my dad, granddad and great granddad and I know they loved me too, even if I was a girl, they love me tremendously. I used family names for Josephine's middle names to honor a bunch of sides on the family tree.
god, I ramble, it;s like the train of thought exercise's I used to get in creative writing, watch out there she goes!!