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Finlay or Finley -boy

(11 Posts)
cozyup Mon 08-Apr-13 19:24:55

When I say the name I say Finley but unsure of which is more common. Or then there is Finlee/Finleigh or am I thinking to much about it?

legalalien Mon 08-Apr-13 19:54:17

Finlay looks rightbto me.

legalalien Mon 08-Apr-13 19:54:57

Rightbto, on the other hand, looks wrong smile

Shesparkles Mon 08-Apr-13 19:55:41


aoife24 Mon 08-Apr-13 20:57:47

I'd say Findlay too, from a Scottish perspective though, failing which, Finlay.

thegreylady Mon 08-Apr-13 21:26:38


MsAkimbo Mon 08-Apr-13 21:41:51

Finlay gets my vote

rotavirusrita Mon 08-Apr-13 21:49:33

I have a finley.... Well hes finn now smile
I chose finley rather than finlay.. Mainly because were not really scottish ( ds is 1/2 english , 1/4 irish and 1/4 scottish) and i wanted it to be finlee rather than finlay and i knew that here down south ppl would pronounce it " lay" if it was spelt like that.

Locketjuice Tue 09-Apr-13 08:33:18

I have a finnley, we never discussed the spelling and both just saw it in out heads like that so stuck with it.. smile

Locketjuice Tue 09-Apr-13 08:34:14

If not that it would have been Findlay.. Only because my dad looked puzzled when I suggested spelling it any other way so I just thought everyone is probably thinking like him smile

lou1403 Tue 16-Apr-13 13:03:38

Finlay is the traditional Scottish first name spelling, Findlay is the surname spelling. I am scottish but dh is from overseas so we went with Finley to avoid the Fin-lay pronunciation, we call him Fin-lee.

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