Frederic or Frederick?

I like [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] but my husband likes the “k” on the end. Thoughts?

I prefer [name_m]Frederick[/name_m].

I prefer [name_m]Frederick[/name_m].

I prefer [name_m]Frederick[/name_m].

I also prefer [name_m]Frederick[/name_m].

Hmmm… Looks like I’m way outnumbered here. [name_f]May[/name_f] I ask why [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] is so preferred? I feel like the “k” makes it seem more clunky and like a surname. [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] feels fresher to me.

In my opinion, [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] feels like the proper spelling and [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] looks unfinished.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] looks correct to my eyes, while [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] looks incomplete.

I actually prefer [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] in regard to a bit more elegance; however, I think the ck ending will be a little easier throughout life in reference to spelling. There won’t be a need to constantly explain “[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] without the K”.

I like either spelling and I hope you use this name! This said, I prefer [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] with [name_f]Greta[/name_f] and [name_f]Giselle[/name_f]-- that spelling seems more European and continental like the girls’ names.

I prefer [name_m]Frederick[/name_m].

I prefer [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] (as you can tell by my signature!), but I can see the appeal of the classic [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], too. I particularly like [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] with [name_f]Greta[/name_f] and [name_f]Giselle[/name_f]. [name_f]Greta[/name_f], [name_f]Giselle[/name_f], and [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] seem so gorgeously European together! [name_m]Frederick[/name_m] almost seems too classic for [name_f]Greta[/name_f] and [name_f]Giselle[/name_f].

Good luck!

Oh, [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] by far. It is European and sophisticated and charming. [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] Chopin, etc.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] is a good name too, but sounds like a stolid banker. With your girls’ names, [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] suits better.

I prefer Frederick. Partially because that’s what I’m used to seeing and because there’s a county in my state spelled that way, so lacking the K feels unfinished to me. For boys born in 2014 (2015 data isn’t available yet) here are the spellings with their popularity: Frederick (562), Fredrick (140), Frederic (44), Fredrik (13), Fredric (13), Frederik (14)

If you are interested in previous years I have a list with all of them on this thread If you are unsure do the starbucks test. Go in to multiple ones and order to see how they spell it.

[name_m]Frederick[/name_m] looks proper and complete. [name_m]Frederic[/name_m] looks like someone was in a hurry and didn’t add the K. Definitely [name_m]Frederick[/name_m], by far.