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Finley...for a girl

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Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:28:06

What do you think?

Middle name would probably be Grace (but open to suggestions!)

Magicalmrmistofeles Fri 03-Jul-15 19:31:05

Awful. Sorry. Finnoula is at least a girls name.

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:32:10

No need to apologise! grin

Mmm. Not so keen on Finnoula.

museumum Fri 03-Jul-15 19:32:37

I think that EVERYONE will assume she's a boy.
That has advantages and disadvantages. I don't think I'd do it but I am fond of unisex names.

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:33:41

I'm not sure I'm brave enough to use it. I'd never forgive myself if she hated it or got fucked off with everyone thinking she was a boy.

wigglylines Fri 03-Jul-15 19:35:32

Are you happy with her sharing a middle name with half the girls she knows? Grace is VERY popular as middle name.

Pretty name though, if that doesn't bother you!

MollieCoddler Fri 03-Jul-15 19:36:17

I know a lot of Finley, findlay, Finlay, Findleys

They are all boys.

Dont' do it.

SilverGiraffe7 Fri 03-Jul-15 19:38:14

If you like the sound if it, spelling it Finleigh/Finnleigh would at least point towards it being a girl's name! Once people relate it to her, it wouldn't seem so boyish. I've had kids in my class with names that are more usually used for the opposite gender but you quickly change how you think of it!

BlueBananas Fri 03-Jul-15 19:42:31

Finley is a boys name and would just be odd on a girl, it's not unisex
I do know a little girl called Fynnea though which gets shortened to Fynn so very similar (and prettier!)

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:43:35

wiggly I'm sure I could live with that. And you could apply that logic to many names. DS' middle name is James and he hasn't suffered as a result hmm

silver I think those spellings are a bit chavvy <- I know we're not allowed to say that on here. I get where you're coming from though, they are more feminine.

I worked with a bloke called Lindsay who had to explain that he was a male to people he'd not yet met (I.e. Over phone / email only). Awkward.

Zakken Fri 03-Jul-15 19:43:58

No. And you aren't the one that will need to be brave. There are thousands of names to choose from, why pick a masculine name?

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Fri 03-Jul-15 19:44:08

No. Doesn't even sound unisex to me. It's a very popular name for a boy at the moment.

Lunastarfish Fri 03-Jul-15 19:44:34

As a child I always thought Finley was a girls name because there was a female character called that in home & away. However, it is now a rather popular boys name (I know 3 under 3) and people will assume she is a he.

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:44:54

blue That is pretty. Is her name pronounced Fin-e-ah?

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:46:06

Ok, I'm convinced. Definitely no. Back to the number one choice (which is a proper girl's name) grin

BlueBananas Fri 03-Jul-15 19:47:45

It's pronounced Finn-eah the last syllable to rhyme with Mia/Tia/Leah
But I think it could be pronounced Finn-ay-ah too
...I'm rubbish at phonetically spelling stuff, hope that made sense blush

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:48:27

Me too...I think we're saying the same thing! grin

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:48:53


Indomitable Fri 03-Jul-15 19:49:01

I know a girl Finley. She's lovely. On first meeting it was an interesting name, but now it's just her.

In my experience any past experience/preconceptions of a name are quickly dispelled and reconfigured to include a new person.

If you like it, do it. I think it's lovely.

BlueBananas Fri 03-Jul-15 19:49:09

Oh good grin

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:50:13

Funny enough I hate the name Finley / Finlay for a boy. My brain is a bit fucked at the moment I think. Hopefully that will resolve itself before this baby arrives and needs naming.

Indomitable Fri 03-Jul-15 19:51:12

I prefer Finley to Fynnea (which I want to pronounce Fine-ear)

Baguettes Fri 03-Jul-15 19:54:02

indomitable I get what you mean about the reconfiguration. But I guess I'm worried about assumptions upon someone reading / hearing Finley and assuming a male.



wigglylines Fri 03-Jul-15 19:59:34

Several names with Fin in them here

Some of them are pretty obscure!


wigglylines Fri 03-Jul-15 20:00:33

Funnily enough DS's middle name is James too smile

If it doesn't bother you go for it!

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