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Thoughts on Finn?

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Lioncubs Fri 27-Sep-13 21:09:19

Is Finn a good name?

absentmindeddooooodles Tue 01-Oct-13 10:19:49

Love it, although around here is v v popular. 4 finn's in the same class ( of 12) at ds nursery. But if you dont mind that, then go for it! Was on my list smile

WinterHoliday Tue 01-Oct-13 10:20:27

I really like it as a name in its own right and have done for years. Some friends have named their son Finlay (or possibly Finley) but always call him Finn. It seems to be getting very popular now.

mummyloveslucy Tue 01-Oct-13 10:24:26

It's o.k, but there are so many in my daughters school. There are at least 2 in every class!

poppydaisy Tue 01-Oct-13 14:13:41

Ten years ago I didn't know a single Finn.

Now I know at least 10 Finns (all a variant of Finley, Finlay, Fintan, Finnian etc) so find it overused and fear it may start to sound dated as it falls out of favour again.

sonniboo Tue 01-Oct-13 14:28:06

Loads of little Finns around here. I'd prefer a more 'timeless' name.

clr2014 Tue 01-Oct-13 17:25:12

It must depend on where you are...I don't know a single Finn in RL. If it's v popular where you are that would put me right off...

eatyourveg Tue 01-Oct-13 17:28:06

I know a ffinlo, nn ffin its a manx name. No capital where there is a double f apparently

janey68 Tue 01-Oct-13 21:01:37

Nice enough but very popular as others are saying

Lioncubs Wed 02-Oct-13 00:13:35

Wow I don't know any

WhatAPredicament Wed 02-Oct-13 07:14:39

How about F enn?

thegreylady Wed 02-Oct-13 13:09:09

My gorgeous 7 year old grandson is Finn.In his school there is a Finlay and a Finley but no other Finns.It is a perfect name in its own right and can't be shortened.He loves his name which is fairly important too.

ch1134 Thu 03-Oct-13 19:15:35

Yep - just to reiterate what others have said as you seem surprised. I teach a lot of Finn's. But I do think it's a great name.

ZippityDoodahday Thu 03-Oct-13 19:16:42

Shark fin

Sleepthief Thu 03-Oct-13 21:27:14

One of the three (soon to be four) greatest boys names ever grin. Mine's a Finnbarr for long

GaryBuseysTeeth Thu 03-Oct-13 21:31:51

If you swing a cat around a school,nursery or playgroup here you'd hut a Finn or an Oscar!
To me it just sounds like a bit of a fish (sorry).

Finbarfinbo Thu 03-Oct-13 21:36:08

I love it!

FTRsMammy Thu 03-Oct-13 21:37:33

My DS(5) is Finlay, Finn for short.
When I had him there wasn't many Finlays/Finns but it's more popular now, for obvious reasons I think it's lovely smile

Sleepthief Fri 04-Oct-13 16:59:10

It didn't even make the ONS top 100, so can't be that popular hmm

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 04-Oct-13 20:43:30

Sleep I'm not at my laptop where I have the consolidated data, but if you add up all the Fin/Finn/Finlay/Finley they add up to a lot and leapfrog a lot of other "only one spelling" names.

NotAQueef Fri 04-Oct-13 20:53:44

I love it.
Though, I seriously can't believe how popular it (and its variants) has become according to mumsnet.
When I named DS almost 3 years ago I hadn't met anyone in real life called Finn/Finlay/Finley etc. Have since met a Finley at ds' nursery.
Still never met anyone with ds' full name - Finnegan. According to ONS 5 others with that name each year since he was born.

NotAQueef Fri 04-Oct-13 20:56:13

I think of Finn McCool and possibly Finn from hollyoaks in the 90s

usualsuspect Fri 04-Oct-13 20:57:13

Love Finn.

Cool name.

everlong Fri 04-Oct-13 21:12:27

I think Finn is lovely. Good for all ages.

Spottybra Fri 04-Oct-13 21:24:58

I think it was 34th last year. I'm biased and think its a great name. There are no others in his year.

WhatAPredicament Fri 04-Oct-13 22:09:22

A bit off topic but where can you access the full list of names given in a year? I can only find the summary data on top 100 names etc?

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