I know both of them are popular at the moment but are the only two boys names DP and I agree on. I'm leaning towards Oscar as have always loved it. Think DP marginally prefers Finn. Middle name either Benamin or Harry. And while you're reading this do you prefer Esme, Phoebe or Seren for a girl....???
Well Oscar is just Oscar but popular yes. There are Finns, Fins, Fintans, Finbars, Finlays, Finleys, Finnians etc etc. So there are the Finns and then the ones that abbreviate to it. So perhaps seems more ubiquitous.
Esme- pretty but popular and the neverending arguments about how to pronounce and whether it's French or if it should have an accent make me think it's just not worth it
Phoebe- you really like of the moment names! I like it again but it's just too common.
Even if you add the Finlays together, still less popular than Oscar. ALSO, Oscar is on the rise (massively) whereas Finn has fallen slightly and has done for a few years now. It's reached its peak! ..Can you tell I have a Finn..
Feel free to ignore this but I think using a Celtic name like Finn you should have some connection to it. Are you either Scottish or Irish? If yes, then definitely go for that over Oscar, if not then it would be out of place on your child. Just my opinion
Thanks muchly for your replies .....we have a Sam already so guess we're not super original and tbh even though I knew Oscar and Finn were popular I didnt realise how much until I started looking into them. As for Seren and Phoebe, they were both on our 'names list' a few years ago (though admittedly Esme is a fairly recent addition). Its such a minefield, I dont mind popular but I dont want them to be the same name as half their classmates....
Thought I'd add that the Finns I come across are usually older and the Oscars are under 2. Oscar was not too popular when I chose it, am a bit shocked that's it's risen so fast. Good job I love it too much to care