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Cai or Finn

(25 Posts)
casey101 Wed 08-Jul-15 23:44:07

hi still cant decide which i like best for a boy?
Please can you tell me what you like/ dont like about these names?
Cai is welsh and pronounced Kai (dont want K spelling) means happy
Finn is Irish

He will have irish roots, be born in wales and live in england then poss overseas.
Thank you! smile

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Wed 08-Jul-15 23:48:22

Finn is more popular.
Both are sweet.
I think I have seen the meaning of Kai as "warrior"
I like cai.

DramaAlpaca Wed 08-Jul-15 23:48:55

I like Finn best.

Sophronia Wed 08-Jul-15 23:53:38


BualadhBos Wed 08-Jul-15 23:58:39

Finn is lovely.

pregnantpause Wed 08-Jul-15 23:58:46

I'm welsh. I have always lived in Wales. Finn is better simply because every cai I've met ( both in my generation(3 in my school) and my dc ( 1 in each of my dc class)- is a thugconfused

I like the sound of cai, but prefer Finn for the above reason

casey101 Thu 09-Jul-15 00:11:52

thank you everyone so far and pregnantpause that is really helpful/ interesting thank you. I knew the Kai spelling had some of those connotations in England but didnt realise that was the same for Cai in Wales..

BadHenry Thu 09-Jul-15 06:39:44

I know it is snobbish, but I just can't get past the fact that Wayne Rooney's kid us called Cai/Kai.

Finn is lovely.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 08:19:58

Is it pronounced Kye or Kay?

casey101 Thu 09-Jul-15 09:02:34's pronounced Kye. BadHenry I know what you mean Daniella Westbrooks son is called Kai too. But then again if I live overseas no one would have that connotation? thank you btw

orangepudding Thu 09-Jul-15 09:07:10

I personally don't like Cai, Finn is marginally better.

BothEndsBurning Thu 09-Jul-15 09:27:35

In that case I greatly prefer Guy. But I have no Welsh connections.

Heels99 Thu 09-Jul-15 09:28:58

Finn. Can is horrible.

RiverTam Thu 09-Jul-15 09:29:10

Finn. Same feeling about Cai as others, sorry.

BitOutOfPractice Thu 09-Jul-15 09:29:23

Definitely Finn.

barbecue Thu 09-Jul-15 09:33:06

Cai by a long way.

reuset Thu 09-Jul-15 09:41:12


pilates Thu 09-Jul-15 09:50:02

Finn, Cai is awful sorry.

florascotia Thu 09-Jul-15 10:15:26

Finnis nicer.

I also like compund names including 'Fin', such as Fintan, Finbar, Fingal.

florascotia Thu 09-Jul-15 10:16:06

'compund' should be 'compound', obvs. Sorry.

Christelle2207 Thu 09-Jul-15 10:27:08

I'm welsh. Liked Cai but discounted it due to similarity to Kai and connotations associated with it!

FraggleHair Thu 09-Jul-15 11:31:04

Wayne Rooney puts me off Cai.

I like the name Finn.

TempsPerdu Thu 09-Jul-15 11:38:20

Finn's much nicer than Cai imo.

casey101 Fri 10-Jul-15 10:42:39

Thanks everyone smile

VenusVanDamme Fri 10-Jul-15 10:54:43

Finn - DS is a Finn and it suits him. After everything we'd been through the meaning of fair warrior was perfect too.

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