Opinions on Griffin (Finn)

(38 Posts)
Izzieee Tue 16-Feb-16 20:48:11

I like Finn and Finley, but it's just too popular! I have looked at all the other names which could make Finn. However, I saw Griffin and really like it! I'll interchange between Griffin and Finn - I'm sure his friends/extended family will call him Griff/Griffy, but I like that too. Opinions?

PurpleDaisies Tue 16-Feb-16 20:50:18

I much prefer Finn on its own, but then I wouldn't worry about whether it is popular or not.

If you like griffin go for it.

poocatcherchampion Tue 16-Feb-16 20:51:35

Love it!!! Wish I had it!

Izzieee Tue 16-Feb-16 20:52:14

If we were to go for a popular name, I'd pick something different, but I don't want him to be known by his surname sad

HeyNonnyMaybe Tue 16-Feb-16 20:55:17

Finn is very popular round here, so I'd be more likely to shorten it to Griff. I really like it.

ThomasRichard Tue 16-Feb-16 20:56:49

Isn't it an ugly/fierce mythical creature?

Izzieee Tue 16-Feb-16 20:58:24

I thought the creature was quite cool grin

SewButtons Tue 16-Feb-16 20:58:35

I wouldn't, but Griffin is a surname in my extended family.
I love Finbar but DP has vetoed.
Maybe Fionn?

Izzieee Tue 16-Feb-16 21:12:40

We are calling him Finn, at the moment, so not sure we'll switch to Griff!

Fionn isn't really our style, but thanks smile

OSETmum Tue 16-Feb-16 21:16:54

I actually like it!

thebiscuitindustry Tue 16-Feb-16 21:16:59

Not keen on Griffin so I vote stick with Finn/Finley.

Izzieee Tue 16-Feb-16 21:18:14

Finn/Finley is just too popular confused

SewButtons Tue 16-Feb-16 21:45:02

I do prefer Griffin to Finley, and am quite fond of names that have multiple easy nicknames (which I then use all of when pretending to tell off a child)

bunique Tue 16-Feb-16 21:45:54

I like it!

Luciferbox Tue 16-Feb-16 21:51:14

I have a Gruffydd (we're Welsh) and we call him Griff and Griffy mostly. Obviously I'm biased but I think it's a lovely name.

RockinHippy Tue 16-Feb-16 23:00:50

Really like it

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 17-Feb-16 10:23:44

I like Finn and I like Griff but I don't like Griffin.

mrsschu Wed 17-Feb-16 14:21:05

I like Finn but not Griffin. I think if you want him to be Finn you need to go with a more obvious Finn type name. Two (very old school, Irish!) suggestions would be Fintan and Finbar. Fintan was on my OMG list for DS.

thisisbloodyridiculous Wed 17-Feb-16 14:46:27

Love it it's in my top 5 boy's names

sarah2011 Wed 17-Feb-16 14:50:07

It made me instantly think of grufallo sorry

Mclaren37 Mon 22-Feb-16 05:48:38

Love Griff! Like Griff Rhys Jones. Great Welsh name. I like Griffin too as a long name. Nice that it gives him the Finn option too, although I'm a little bored with Finn while Griff is fab. Either way you should go for it!

gooseberryroolz Mon 22-Feb-16 05:57:16

It just feels a bit of a stretch/pointless to have Griffin in the BC and then always call him Finn. Griff makes more sense, if you liked that, but that's not your mission is it?

gooseberryroolz Mon 22-Feb-16 05:58:55

Phin short for Phineas?

KatieT12 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:12:32

I love Griffin and goose the OP said that they would change between Finn and Griffin

Sarah715 Mon 22-Feb-16 10:17:30

Sorry, not my cup of tea. I like Finn though.

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