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Opinions please - Baby Boy - Quinlan/ Quinn (not that uncommon surely?)

(51 Posts)
MouseyMoo Wed 01-May-13 09:58:19

I love the name as it was my great grandfathers name and he was the most wonderful, kind, honest and generous man. I've always wanted to carry the name on and expecting a baby boy in a few months.
DH loves it but thinks it is really 'out there', though I don't know anyone called Quinlan (nn Quinn) I don't think it is that uncommon for a boy. And I have seen it come up a few times on mumsnet!!
What do you think?

Sophiesmummie Wed 01-May-13 15:57:33

and I too have no idea who/what quim is... doubt many people do.

squoosh Wed 01-May-13 16:12:35

I know tons of Quinns and Quinlans, all of them have it as their surname though. I'd be surprised to meet someone with either of those as their first name.

AmyYammaChildLover Wed 01-May-13 16:59:35

Love the name Quinn/Quinlan. Think it can be either (boys or girls) name. In fact, love it so much, going to be the name of dd3 whom I am pregnant with now!

AmyYammaChildLover Wed 01-May-13 16:59:51

ds3 sorry!!!! blush

Sophiesmummie Wed 01-May-13 16:59:56

I know two Quinns - one is about 15, the other 3, both boys.

lollypopsicle Wed 01-May-13 18:38:09

My DS is Quinn and I don't have any name regrets! Don't know any others personally though I wouldn't consider it 'out there'.
I'd never heard of quim until threads on here.
There seems to be more male than female quinns out there but I don't have a problem with it being unisex.

The general response to it has always been rather positive.

othersideofchannel Wed 01-May-13 19:19:44

We have a Quentin nickname Quinn. Certainly wouldn't consider it 'out there'. Love that you're honouring your great grand dad.

AmyYammaChildLover Fri 10-May-13 17:23:59

Never even thought of Quim...

MMollyMum2 Fri 10-May-13 17:25:14

Oldest child is called Quinn (Quinlan not Quentin) and loved the name since my teens.

Elkieb Fri 10-May-13 17:27:42

My nephew is called Quinn and he is lovely and so is his name. My DS has a traditional name which we adore but I admire my sis for being adventurous.

shoobidoo Fri 10-May-13 22:20:05

I know a teenage Quinn - great name! I prefer Quentin but Quinlan is nice too.

LiloLils Sat 11-May-13 07:51:12

My DS middle name is Quinn...also a family name. I love it. Ignore all the quim comments!!!

forgetmenots Sat 11-May-13 08:29:34

Lovely choice, great 'full name' and best of all a thoughtful reason - I think you've found your boy's name smile

madamecake Sat 11-May-13 11:41:11

I went to school with a Quinn and even then thought it was a lovely name. I've only ever heard it as a boys name (don't watch glee).

redhatnoknickers Sat 11-May-13 23:51:44

I have a 5 year old Quinlan, known as Quin. We've never met another one!

olivertheoctopus Sun 12-May-13 22:12:47

It's cool! I love a good family-heritage based name too.

shoobidoo Mon 13-May-13 15:02:03

US Model Maggie Rizer has just named her second son Quinn (Quinnlann), brother to Zander. Not sure I like the two nn's though.

Quinn is a great name, a lovely alternative to the overused Finn.

sleepingbeautiful Mon 13-May-13 17:46:59

I think it's nice. I know a 9yr old girl Quinn and a 10 month old boy Quinn. Neither of them has a longer name, just Quinn.

poppydaisy Tue 14-May-13 11:54:36

I think Quinn is a great name - strong, cool and Q is a great initial. Personally I prefer the full name Quentin but Quinlan has so much meaning to you and honours your great- grand dad that I would use it for that reason alone.

squoosh Tue 14-May-13 13:42:33

Quinn is a name of its own, it isn't short for anything. Certainly not Quentin.

TheSecondComing Tue 14-May-13 14:11:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

bigbluebump Tue 14-May-13 14:22:57

squoosh, we have a Quentin whose friends increasingly shorten to Quin - seems a natural shortening.

squoosh Tue 14-May-13 14:25:32

I can see that but I my comment was more in reference to someone who said they prefer the 'full name'.

aquashiv Tue 14-May-13 14:31:16

Really like Quinn and a lovely sentiment too.

forgetmenots Tue 14-May-13 14:35:18

Probably me and I misread it, I thought OP was going with Quinn. Prefer this to quinlan! smile

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