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I know it's a name in its own right but what can Finn be a shortening of?

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RightUpMyRue Fri 19-Oct-12 18:20:11

I've found Finbarr, Finnegan and Finlay/Finley. Are there any others?

I really like Finn (and it's one of the only boys names we've been able to agree on) but our surname is only one syllable so it seems a bit short.

schplappo Fri 19-Oct-12 18:24:02

How about Huckleberry or Phinneas - you'd have to be brave though!

RightUpMyRue Fri 19-Oct-12 18:26:09

Ha ha! Not crazy brave enough for those grin

scaevola Fri 19-Oct-12 18:36:28

Thorfinn!! Gwan, it's a brilliant name.

maybenow Fri 19-Oct-12 18:38:16

I know a Thorfinn.. grin but he's really always called finn.

I think finlay is the most common finn name.

RightUpMyRue Fri 19-Oct-12 20:02:37

Thorfinn...eeek. Maybe if we were vikings....

puzzletree Fri 19-Oct-12 20:30:17

I know a Fintan

TodaysAGoodDay Fri 19-Oct-12 20:30:26

Griffin? A bit Harry-Potter-ish, but still in use.

GobblersKnob Fri 19-Oct-12 20:34:57

It might not bother you at all but there are 3 Finns (all Finlays/eys I think) in my dd's (age 4 class) and 2 in my ds's (ge 8).

No less than 6 of our friends have a baby (ish) Finn.

It is a very very very very popular name atm

TheDetective Fri 19-Oct-12 20:38:40

Finnan was the name my DS was going to be 10 years ago. Finn for short... so there is my contribution!

jennylindinha Fri 19-Oct-12 20:42:50

Finnian/Finian also an option (like my lovely nephew smile)

thegreylady Fri 19-Oct-12 22:05:06

There are lots with the longer versions but no so many who are just Finn. My favourite of the longer ones is Finian then Finbar.Finlay/ley is just too popular atm I think.

rachel234 Fri 19-Oct-12 22:05:08

But he will most likely be known as Finn which may not be great with a one syllable surname. We too have a one syllable surname and therefore went for 2syllable names that don't shorten generally - has worked so far.

RightUpMyRue Sat 20-Oct-12 09:45:24

I don't mind too much if a name is supposed to be popular at the moment if I don't know any other children with the same name then I'm OK with that.

I quite like Finnan but I can almost guarantee boring DP won't.

echidnakid Sat 20-Oct-12 11:42:22

Finnegan would also work and is quite cool I think.

Aimeetree Sat 20-Oct-12 22:14:27

I know a Flynn. Bit different but sounds a lot like Finn?

dancinginthemoonlight Sat 20-Oct-12 22:16:51


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