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Damn it...we used our baby name on the dog!

(42 Posts)
AlmondFrangipani Sat 30-Mar-13 20:32:08

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:

Neve (easy spelling as our surname is hard to spell)
Ava - love this but fear it is very popular
Isla - same as Ava

Isaac - too common now?

Thanks smile

ktp693 Wed 01-May-13 22:01:41


Why don't you name your baby Finley and then shorten it to Finn?
Or try Flynn?

BraveLilBear Mon 29-Apr-13 17:50:08

Didn't hurt Indiana Jones, did it? grin

<rolls up sleeves to explain if necessary>

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.

melodyme Sun 28-Apr-13 20:42:05

My mother did this to me twice, with two different children! We have laughed our butts off about it for years. Ooh well. The laughs were better than the name, and your post made me laugh our loud.

OwlBeThereForYou Sat 20-Apr-13 16:20:13

I think we've used ours on a rabbit hmm 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

thermalsinapril Fri 12-Apr-13 18:06:56

Ava, Mia or Darcy for a girl, Felix or Isaac for a boy.

Isaac is a classic name, rather than faddy.



Slavetothechild Fri 12-Apr-13 17:16:46

Ds3 is named after a dog !!!!

DolomitesDonkey Fri 12-Apr-13 16:11:21

Our second son is named the same as my husband's first dog. He had grudgingly admitted that the boy is in fact better than the dog. grin

Badvoc Fri 12-Apr-13 16:06:34

Neve and Toby.
And not because I have one and he is scrumptious

Yama Fri 12-Apr-13 16:06:09

See, this is why people should cal their dogs Ian. grin

fussychica Fri 12-Apr-13 15:59:11

Great thread - still laughing

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.

amandasegal Thu 11-Apr-13 13:21:47

love toby!
and you made me laugh out loud with the dog story.. so funny!

Hedwig3 Thu 11-Apr-13 12:08:07

shock HopefullA

Was anything said at the time?


HopefullA Thu 11-Apr-13 11:58:54

Well my inlaws named their dog after my name..... wasnt sure if i am honorued or horrified!! Seriously!
And they only got the dog and named it after i joined the family... WTF!

We also gave our dog my fav name, which is also Finn.

Quinn is lovely. Niamh is the correct spelling technically.
LOve Heath, Darcy for a girl even?
Toby i think floppy dog - sorry.

Apparently, Oscar is coming back!?!?

SuburbanRhonda Thu 04-Apr-13 18:50:28

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.

FiveGoMadInDorset Thu 04-Apr-13 18:45:01

I used mine on the cat.

everlong Thu 04-Apr-13 18:43:57

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anonymosity Thu 04-Apr-13 04:01:16

Your child will live a long life and your dog probably won't. When you get a new dog you can call it something very different. Use the name on the kid!

Shybairns Wed 03-Apr-13 21:11:20

P.S. like for thread title grin

Shybairns Wed 03-Apr-13 21:10:23

Vote for Darcy and Toby

TeacupTempest Wed 03-Apr-13 20:58:35

My dog and dd have very similar names. The up side is that they both come running when you call out in the park!

bigbluebump Tue 02-Apr-13 16:27:52

Apart from being your dog's name, Finn is also very widely used for boys - it has risen rapidly up the charts and become quite trendy. I think it will sound dated once people start to tire of it. I know five Finns under age 10.

Love the names Quentin, Felix and Heath - much cooler, more interesting and less overused

xigris Mon 01-Apr-13 12:22:41

Sorry but I'm with Zola on the Quinn / Quim concern!

MickeyTheShortOne Mon 01-Apr-13 12:22:28

i love evie. i wanted to name dd evie but we decided on pippa instead smile

FarelyKnuts Mon 01-Apr-13 12:19:14

We called our cat Mia. My aunt called her daughter Mia.. no one died. the end grin
though we do giggle a lot because the cat was here first

melika Mon 01-Apr-13 11:55:25

No don't do it, have a rethink, I named my dog Bailey and a relative named his boy Bailey, it produced a few sniggers, I tell you!

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