Thoughts on Finn?

(68 Posts)
Lioncubs Fri 27-Sep-13 21:09:19

Is Finn a good name?

silasramsbottom Fri 27-Sep-13 21:11:11

I like it, but I prefer Finlay - Finn for short.

RVPisnomore Fri 27-Sep-13 21:12:15

Lovely name, my DS is Finlay, with Fin as his short name.

ThePorpoiseOfStupidity Fri 27-Sep-13 21:15:47

I like the name <biased> grin. I prefer it to Finlay, had we called our ds Finlay it would have been shortened anyway.

squoosh Fri 27-Sep-13 21:29:13

There's Fintan or Finbar too.

LoopThePoop Fri 27-Sep-13 21:33:22

Not Finlay.
Finn is perfect on its own.
Lovely strong boy's name. Finlay is poncey.
Love Finbar though if you wanted a longer version. Squoosh is right.

elcranko Fri 27-Sep-13 21:34:36

I prefer Finley to Finlay.

BotBotticelli Fri 27-Sep-13 21:35:08

Love it. Also like Flynn. Sounds similar and strong but less common?

DramaAlpaca Fri 27-Sep-13 21:35:08

Love Finn.

It's not my style but I'm very surprised by how common (as in popular, not vulgar) it is round here in the North West. More popular than Jack and Harry!

FriskyHenderson Fri 27-Sep-13 21:42:53

Phineas! I love Phineas and Ferb

credence Fri 27-Sep-13 21:43:37

I've got one of them, he's luvly and has a copy of The High Deeds of Finn Mac Cool on his book case, awful proud grin

Littlecherublegs Fri 27-Sep-13 22:24:03

I would use Finlay with Finn for short.
I like it!

QueFonda Fri 27-Sep-13 22:40:19

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pygmy Fri 27-Sep-13 23:47:52

Love it.

tammytoby Sat 28-Sep-13 07:21:08

I find it overused.

Lifeisontheup Sat 28-Sep-13 07:27:24

I've just named my Border Collie puppy that so obviously I love it. grin

ellaballoo Sat 28-Sep-13 07:34:46

I have a lovely 10 year old one . He's happy with it . Considered all the lengthier options but knew I would shorten it anyway .

AlisonClare Sat 28-Sep-13 11:45:34

My 20 year old Finn seems happy with it - apart from it not travelling well. In the Spanish speaking country he is living in, he complains, no one can say 'Finn' they all call me 'Feen'.

(He's a Finlay on his birth certificate. Luckily he's grown to to be tall and fair, in keeping with the 'fair hero'meaning, not a guarantee given that neither his father or I are dark!)

mrstowers Sat 28-Sep-13 17:41:19

Nice but a bit too popular where I live.

Lioncubs Sat 28-Sep-13 18:00:09

Thanks ladies. There is never a name that everyone loves but it seems this is a good name and not silly.

clr2014 Sat 28-Sep-13 18:06:32

I love it. Would have been dd's name...

toobreathless Sat 28-Sep-13 20:51:21

Nice strong name & much prefer it to Finley/Finlay.

My only concern is that there are loads around here & it feels a bit faddy and might date?

MummyPig24 Tue 01-Oct-13 10:12:34

I like it a lot.

boardingschoolbaby Tue 01-Oct-13 10:17:22

It is a lovely name, but it does seem that every third baby is called Finn, Fionn or Finlay at the moment. If you don't mind him being one of potentially 2 or 3 in the class then go for it.

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