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Finn or Brody?

(35 Posts)
LadyBoy Thu 18-Aug-11 00:56:26

To go with DS Louis?

DH fav - Vs mine..

LadyBoy Thu 18-Aug-11 00:59:24

PS We are NOT French but DO PN it Lou-ee.

SaffronCake Thu 18-Aug-11 01:38:51

Finn, but to be honest I'm not sure either name is quite a perfect fit with Louis. Are you still open to suggestions or will it definately be one of the two?

WheelsOnTheBike Thu 18-Aug-11 07:57:20

Neither are perfect fits with Louis, but I prefer Brodie, with the ie.

Finn I love, but was forever spoiled for me by DH who said poor lad might be fat, and have to live with the name Finn.

LynetteScavo Thu 18-Aug-11 07:59:35

I like Brody.

Much more unusual than Finn. (There seems to be an awful lot of Finlays around here)

Xavielli Thu 18-Aug-11 08:25:56

Neither go with Louis, but they don't really have to. If you are looking for a 'matching' name you might want to go with something a little more traditional.

I love Finn (I have one, who is definitely not a Finlay) but I'm afraid I've always thought Brody was a girls name - The singer in the Distillers is named Brodie.

InstantAtom Thu 18-Aug-11 09:02:09


ThePosieParker Thu 18-Aug-11 09:05:34

Neither, Finn is very common and Brodie is horrid.

kittensliveupstairs Thu 18-Aug-11 09:45:43


bigbluebump Thu 18-Aug-11 12:03:45

Finn is way overused imo (especially if you add all the Finleys, Finlays, Finnians, Fintans etc) so I'd avoid that. Brody is ok imo - not a name I'd choose, but thankfully we all have different tastes (and you probably wouldn't like our choices either smile).

bigbluebump Thu 18-Aug-11 12:04:03

How about Quinn as an alternative to Finn?

rachel234 Thu 18-Aug-11 12:17:25

I like Brody - reminds me of Brody Jenner. More unusual than Finn, which I agree is a little overused now, sorry.

shmoz Thu 18-Aug-11 12:25:51

Brody is the name of the village in Poland where my DPs family live, so I wouldn't smile

Other than that it reminds me of the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

pranma Thu 18-Aug-11 15:52:10

I only know one Finn[dgs] but 3 Brodies two of which are dogs and one is a surname for a child called Jonathan.

Unlurked Thu 18-Aug-11 15:54:26

I love Brodie, it's getting quite popular round these parts though.

oohlaalaa Thu 18-Aug-11 16:28:46


TidyDancer Thu 18-Aug-11 19:08:28

Not keen on either tbh. Finn (and its variations) are very common and well used now. Brody is just a bit too trendy and American teen drama-ish.

WTFAmIDoing Thu 18-Aug-11 20:19:21

There are no Finn's in my area so I don't know why people keep saying the name is common and overused! I think it must depend upon your location. I agree, neither name goes really well with Louis, in terms of name origin etc. but if you like a name then does it matter??

ragged Thu 18-Aug-11 20:22:13

Finn is fine, Brody is (ugh ugh ugh). Quenton (?sp) would go well with Louis.

CharlieBoo Thu 18-Aug-11 22:22:06

Brody is the guys out of jaws ... Chief brody, the one who always kills the shark at the end of 1 and 2. Finn much nicer.

ja9 Thu 18-Aug-11 22:25:16

I love Finn. Dd would have been Finn. I quite like Brody too but prefer the spelling Brodie.

rachel234 Fri 19-Aug-11 10:12:36

I think Brody/Brodie is less overused than Finn. I also like the suggestion of Quentin, nickname Quinn.

LadyBoy Fri 19-Aug-11 11:57:00

Goodness, I don't care about 'overused', what is the obsession? My son's name happens to be 'overused' and I couldn't give two hoots.

Brody is a name my DH has come up with (I'm not keen but promised I'd consider it). Finn is a name I've liked for years.

I also like Alfred, Albert, Frederick (et al). I'm not looking for a name that matches Louis, just one that sounds nice with it.

PelvicFloorOfSteel Fri 19-Aug-11 12:03:35

I prefer Finn, Brody means ditch and that put me off it completely. I think Louis and Finn sound fine together.

poppydaisy Fri 19-Aug-11 15:53:48

I too don't think that either Finn or Brody go that well with Louis (which I really like and don't find overused at all - is it even in the top 20 or so?).

One of the reasons people are concerned about popularity is that to many the point of naming someone is to IDENTIFY him/her and if that name is already used by thousands others he/she will always have to add a modifier to his/her name. (Last year we had 3 Harry's in our beavers group and 2 of the shared the same surname initial - not easy for the leader nor the boys).

Of your two suggestions I prefer Brody because I know 4 little Finns in our town (all under age 6), so I'd worry about popularity. Very trendy names like that also tend to 'date' more than more timeless ones.

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