Damn it...we used our baby name on the dog!

(42 Posts)
AlmondFrangipani Sat 30-Mar-13 20:32:08

We got a lovely soppy black lab 2 years ago and decided to call him Finn. Now that we are expecting our first baby we have realised that is our favourite name or Quinn (we cant do it can we??) for a girl as we dont know what we are having. We are now really struggling with alternatives. We have a very unusual surname with lots of i's and e's in it but dont want a traditional name. What do you think to the following options:

Girls
Molly
Mia
Neve (easy spelling as our surname is hard to spell)
Evie
Ava - love this but fear it is very popular
Isla - same as Ava
Darcy

Boys
Toby
Felix
Heath
Blake
Isaac - too common now?

Thanks smile

Awakeagain Sat 30-Mar-13 20:35:47

All nice names but Evie = more e's and I's to add to your surname

cookielove Sat 30-Mar-13 20:36:26

Girls
Molly - i like but is going out of fashion (which is a good thing)
Mia - Love it
Neve - Lovely
Evie - Lovely
Ava - Love it
Isla - Love it
Darcy - No

Boys
Toby - Nice but no
Felix - Very popular but still nice
Heath - No
Blake - God no
Isaac - Love it

How about ...

- Neva (Neevah)
- Ada
- Ella
- Beth
- Indy

- Eric
- Aidan
- Ernie
- Albert

MortifiedAdams Sat 30-Mar-13 20:37:32

like Mia but prefer Nia.

Selks Sat 30-Mar-13 20:42:34

Love Isaac

How about -
Quentin
Caleb
Lucas
Alex

Out of your girls list just Neve for me...the rest are way too popular and will fall out of fashion soon.

HappyDogRedDogToss Sat 30-Mar-13 20:42:45

Would it be easier to rename the dog? grin

I was named after the family dog (still alive when I was born)

AlmondFrangipani Sat 30-Mar-13 20:59:03

We did think about changing the dogs name slightly but he was here first so seems unfair!!

Like Ada, will suggest that to the DH! Selks you managed to put my name in your list wink!

Do you think Quinn would be ok?? I have visions of standing in the park and calling the dog and the child coming and vice versa! Not such a bad thing but people might think we were bonkers....

My dcs and previous dog and current dog all have similar outdoing names. Never had any negative comments or had anyone notice, and its bloody useful when reading the riot act wink

Maryz Sat 30-Mar-13 21:57:36

No, the dog won't mind. Seriously, change his name.

Finn, finbar, barry, barney - there you go, done. In about a week. And provided you feed him (he's a lab) he won't care.

Finn is a great name (Quinn not so much).

Or, here are the names I should have used, but didn't. Leo and Jonah.

I need new kittens. Or grandchildren. Or possibly not hmm.

Notquite Sat 30-Mar-13 22:02:48

My friend has had a cat and a son with the same name for over a decade now.

The difference I suppose us that the cat doesn't go to the park with them.

PoppyWearer Sat 30-Mar-13 22:19:53

I call the cat by DD's name and DD by the cat's name anyway...[old gimmer emoticon].

ZolaBuddleia Sun 31-Mar-13 19:30:23

I'd worry about it sounding like you were shouting 'quim' across the park. grin

What Zola said!

NeoMaxiZoomDweebie Sun 31-Mar-13 19:35:20

Lol we did this with a dog! People should stick to Rover.

FranKatzenjammer Mon 01-Apr-13 01:23:44

Quinn is a fab name, especially for a boy but it also works for a girl- I knew one of each when I lived in Australia. Be careful with Neve though: in many places Niamh would be the easy/known spelling (and the nicer one IMO).

BourbonsAndTea Mon 01-Apr-13 11:42:30

We gave the cats awesome names.. long story short we killed the cat. Problem solved. Now our kids have awesome names.

(Disclaimer: I might be joking)

melika Mon 01-Apr-13 11:55:25

No don't do it, have a rethink, I named my dog Bailey and a relative named his boy Bailey, it produced a few sniggers, I tell you!

FarelyKnuts Mon 01-Apr-13 12:19:14

We called our cat Mia. My aunt called her daughter Mia.. no one died. the end grin
though we do giggle a lot because the cat was here first

i love evie. i wanted to name dd evie but we decided on pippa instead smile

xigris Mon 01-Apr-13 12:22:41

Sorry but I'm with Zola on the Quinn / Quim concern!

bigbluebump Tue 02-Apr-13 16:27:52

Apart from being your dog's name, Finn is also very widely used for boys - it has risen rapidly up the charts and become quite trendy. I think it will sound dated once people start to tire of it. I know five Finns under age 10.

Love the names Quentin, Felix and Heath - much cooler, more interesting and less overused

TeacupTempest Wed 03-Apr-13 20:58:35

My dog and dd have very similar names. The up side is that they both come running when you call out in the park!

Shybairns Wed 03-Apr-13 21:10:23

Vote for Darcy and Toby

Shybairns Wed 03-Apr-13 21:11:20

P.S. like for thread title grin

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