We got a lovely soppy black lab 2 years ago and decided to call him Finn. Now that we are expecting our first baby we have realised that is our favourite name or Quinn (we cant do it can we??) for a girl as we dont know what we are having. We are now really struggling with alternatives. We have a very unusual surname with lots of i's and e's in it but dont want a traditional name. What do you think to the following options:
Girls Molly Mia Neve (easy spelling as our surname is hard to spell) Evie Ava - love this but fear it is very popular Isla - same as Ava Darcy
Boys Toby Felix Heath Blake Isaac - too common now?
Agree with frankatzen that the spelling Neve looks wrong - it should be Niamh. If I was more than the half Irish I am, it would irk me that so many traditional Irish names are being Anglicised. A child at our school is called Shianade. Enough said.
Finn is lovely - give it to you child and call the dog Quinn or Bim or similar and he probably won't even notice. Otherwise Isaac or Heath - not Blake, (fake/flake etc). Obvs. needs to go with surname hoping it's not Hayes.
I think we've used ours on a rabbit DH loved it and I wasn't keen so we used it for the rabbit (who is now dead) and now I'm really starting to like it! No sign of babies yet but still a thinker...glad to see some people think it's ok to name after pets
You have my sympathy, I had to stop OH calling one of our hamsters one of our boy shortlist names, and I'm ever-so-slightly mulling over the fact that the alternative - Faraday - would be on the longlist if we hadn't named DH<hamster>4 it first.
But we have very unusual tastes...
I'd say go with Finn. Makes a nice story for when they're older, too.