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CheerfulYank Wed 15-Dec-10 23:16:57

Fintan? And what are your thoughts on it?

treetrunkthighs Wed 15-Dec-10 23:19:21


thumbplumpuddingwitch Wed 15-Dec-10 23:21:00

Both, slightly more on the first, maybe.
nice name if you're Irish

aristomache Wed 15-Dec-10 23:22:13

Tan eg fnnTAN

MissAnthropy Wed 15-Dec-10 23:22:40

Both. Like it but it's a Fin name and they're v popular here atm. Don't know about where you are.

CheerfulYank Wed 15-Dec-10 23:44:12

I thought it was sort of both, treetrunk. MissAnthropy I'm in the US (midwest) and the "Fin" names are not huge here. I know one Finley; she's a girl.

I think "Finn" might explode though, given the popularity of Glee here.

MissAnthropy Wed 15-Dec-10 23:45:13

I sort of guessed you were in the US. grin

Balonder Wed 15-Dec-10 23:52:49

In Ireland, the first syllable is emphasised - FINtan

auntyfash Thu 16-Dec-10 10:50:29

I'd go with the Fin being emphasised more too.

seeker Thu 16-Dec-10 10:52:23


I suspect that if you don't know, neither will anyone around you and you'd be best to avoid the name.

3nearly4 Thu 16-Dec-10 10:55:23


I have a Finlay pronounced FIN-lay but I do tend to call him Fin most of the time.

I really like Fintan!

CheerfulYank Thu 16-Dec-10 16:01:37

Well all right then, seeker. If we go with this for our (yet to be conceived, I might add ) DS, he would be called Finn most of the time anyway.

Greenwing Thu 16-Dec-10 23:52:59

FINtan definitely. Been calling a member of my family that for 20 years!

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