Finley... For a girl?

(52 Posts)
Coffeeandafag Tue 19-Jul-16 14:57:07

There was one on home and away about 25 years ago grin dh likes it, is it just silly? For a girl that is, it's popular round here for boys.

bombayflambe Tue 19-Jul-16 14:59:41

I think Finlay for a boy, Finty for a girl is more usual?

ThomasRichard Tue 19-Jul-16 15:15:52

It's going to be irritating for your DD if people are constantly confused by her name and assuming she's a boy before they meet her.

albertcampionscat Tue 19-Jul-16 15:20:03

Sue for a boy?

pollyblack Tue 19-Jul-16 15:42:21

I remember that character on H&A grin

If you love it, do it. My ds has a name which people assume is a girls name (i did not know this when i chose it, but its unusual and there are several girls names that sound very similar). It doesnt bother him or us.

Hopefully Tue 19-Jul-16 16:02:36

I'm not a huge fan, but on the subject of boys names for girls, my DD is always shortened to Percy (from Persephone) and no one ever passes comment. No idea whether she objects, she is only two!

Coffeeandafag Tue 19-Jul-16 16:41:54

I seem to like male names for girls. A mner has a dd named Dylan which I love (though not brave enough to use).

What other slightly unisex names might I like?

Vixxfacee Tue 19-Jul-16 16:44:28

Cameron
Reece
Morgan
Jordan
Dylan
Casey
Jade
Harley
MArley
Bailey
Brooklyn
Courtney
Ellis

Coffeeandafag Tue 19-Jul-16 16:53:39

I like Cameron plus a few others. They all sound a bit American maybe?

Vixxfacee Tue 19-Jul-16 16:54:45

I think it is more of an American thing though.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 19-Jul-16 17:05:20

I would assume Finley to be a boy.
The names Ashley and Avery get people guessing*. Then there are sound-alikes, eg Sasha for a girl, Sacha for a boy.

*Just remembered Lindsay too.

reader77 Tue 19-Jul-16 17:14:54

I think it's nice actually. smile

yaaasqueen Tue 19-Jul-16 17:16:01

I've copy and pasted my post off another thread OP !

All the ones I know personally are American names which you said you didn't want. . I have family over there and know kids named Boston, Brighton, Dylan, Austin, Spencer, Kendal, Saxon, Carlisle and Grayson. All girls but I think all totally unisex names.

More I could think of that fit your criteria:

Ezra
Judah
Elias
Ray
Lennon
Lennie
Brandon
Laurie
Devon
Allie
Stevie
Robbie
Bobbie
Marlowe
Adrian
Arran
Logan
Alex or Alexis
Nicky
Asher
Avi
Benni
Cameron
Cyrus
Danny / Dany
Davie or Davey
Ira
Joel
Levi
Mickie/Mikey
Shea/Shay
Peta
Rafael
Tamar
Blake
Cole
Alden
Audley
Avery
Kennie

A few more
Cameron
Brayden
Bailey
Addison
Brynn
Kennedy
Ashton
Harlow
Harper
Lachlan
Brinley
Parker
Carson
Cassidy
Camden
Asha
Dakota
Dallas
Brady
Brecon
Skyler
Finnan
Leighton
Emerson
Darryl

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 19-Jul-16 17:22:43

I always associate the name Finley as a girls name. I think it's because the first Finley I knew was Finley off H&A

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 19-Jul-16 17:26:37

Wasnt it finlay for the h&a character

So finlay for girl and finley for boy

Like elliot for a girl

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 19-Jul-16 17:27:35

Also reece

DomesticAnarchist Tue 19-Jul-16 17:35:29

I know a girl Finley. After an initial 'hmm, interesting' moment it's just her name and very lovely (as is she).

If you like it, go for it!

ShowOfHands Tue 19-Jul-16 17:39:05

eg Sasha for a girl, Sacha for a boy

Both boys names. The spelling is geographical. Sacha is the French spelling, Sasha is Russian I think. See also Sachsa or other variants. People do use it for girls now but the spelling means nothing. Interestingly, in Germany you aren't allowed to use it for girls.

possum18 Tue 19-Jul-16 17:41:17

I like the name but I'm always a little confused on the spelling (Finley, Finlay, Findley, Findlay). Might just be me (always got my sounds and letters a bit mixed up) but I've always tried to use names that don't come with the question 'which way is it spelt'.

Cel982 Tue 19-Jul-16 17:45:02

Darcey?

Sophronia Tue 19-Jul-16 17:45:49

Aubrey
Ashton
Brogan
Daryl
Devon
Ellis
Emery
Flynn
Flannery
Greer
Hayden
Joss
Lindsey
Merryn
Mackenzie
Marlow
Morgan
Parker
Spencer
Sawyer
Sutton
Skyler
Sullivan
Taylor
Brinley
Kinley
Tinsley
Tenley
Tennyson
Harlow
Peyton
Sydney
Tegan
Delaney
Rowan
Blake
Lennon
Hollis

yaaasqueen Tue 19-Jul-16 17:50:11

I've always liked Lennon and Delaney for girls

RepentAtLeisure Tue 19-Jul-16 18:05:17

Why not? There was a female Finlay on Home and Away a few years back

Vixxfacee Tue 19-Jul-16 18:09:57

I've also remembered

Shai
Shay
Rio
Paris
Taylor
Sydney/ Sidney
Tyler
Regan
Tegan
Noa

Coffeeandafag Tue 19-Jul-16 19:18:58

Thank you - lots I like but dh would HATE. He loves Finley though. Funny, I wouldn't choose it for a boy at all.

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