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Cian, Theo or Finn?

(34 Posts)
casey101 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:13:27

Hi what do you think when you think of/ see/ hear theses names and which do you like best? I am only interested in these spellings and variations of the names.Thank you.

Cian- pronounced Kee-an/Keen
Finn- not short for anything dont like finley etc

celtictoast Fri 23-Oct-15 20:22:50


Ahardmanisgoodtofind Fri 23-Oct-15 20:24:38

I like all three. There's at least one of each of these in my ds class, so very popular at the minute. I like cian, it's VERY popular where we are though which would put me off. the other two sound like shortened versions and people would constantly be asking what it's short for.

MrsMolesworth Fri 23-Oct-15 20:25:59

Theo, by miles.

icklekid Fri 23-Oct-15 20:27:45

Love Theo however there does seem to be a surge of them over last few years...incase that puts you off!

Floggingmolly Fri 23-Oct-15 20:28:07

Not Finn; there's millions of them about, for some unfathomable reason, and it's bloody awful.

ktmummy1 Fri 23-Oct-15 20:36:10

I prefer Finn.

villainousbroodmare Fri 23-Oct-15 20:37:52

All lovely imo. I had two of these on my shortlist.

Dreya Fri 23-Oct-15 20:53:56

Finn is wonderful but I am biased ;-) Mine is just Finn. We seem to only have lovely compliments on his name. I've only ever met one who would be in his 20's now. I'm not keen on Theo but do like Theodore and would never have considered Cian myself but it's growing on me the more I say it.

casey101 Fri 23-Oct-15 21:23:25

thank you all so far!

DramaAlpaca Fri 23-Oct-15 23:29:16

Finn or Cian.

No134 Fri 23-Oct-15 23:32:38

Cian is lovely, and will be fine if you're in Ireland or planning to send hi to a Catholic school in England, because people will recognise the name and know how to pronounce/spell it.

Outside those enclaves, you do risk the poor child having to spend his whole life spelling it or explaining it to people. Ditto Ciara for girls.

It's a lovely name if you ahve an Irish connection, but to be used with caution if you don't.

CakeRattleandRoll Sat 24-Oct-15 00:32:00

My favourite is definitely Theo. I haven't heard of Cian before, would assume Irish, although wouldn't be quite sure if boy or girl blush

mrsschu Sat 24-Oct-15 07:26:37

In this order:

I think Cian is getting more popular in the UK so most people should be able to pronounce it? I like Theo but feel it should be short for Theodore which sounds so meh. Also I'd worry some people would say Fee-oh. Finn is fine, I've heard it used often as a name on its own.

Pixi2 Sat 24-Oct-15 07:44:27

Finn or Theo. but only because the Cian I know is one of those naughty kids you just can't take to.

VenusVanDamme Sat 24-Oct-15 07:51:37

Finn, but then I am biased wink Ours is also just Finn (we loved the meaning) and not met any others. Nursery pointed out he was their first ever Finn.

I like Cian too and can't see issues with spelling/pronunciation (we had Ciaran on shortlist).

Theo's not my style of name although it does seem quite popular on MN.

casey101 Sat 24-Oct-15 08:42:43

Thanks all. We do have a northern irish connection, although a distant one. i feel more connected to wales although dont seem to like any welsh names except cai and dylan which have been vetoed. apparently cian can be welsh or irish but i think that is the main reason i am considering it rather than i actually love the name. also i do see Ian when i look at it which is the name of an ex! I like Finn but sometimes think of fish! i like theo but dont know if it is a bit blah. i have literally read every name book and website under the sun and these are my shortlisted ones. i did like luca too but thats also a no.

casey101 Sat 24-Oct-15 08:44:04

ps VenusVanDamme what is the meaning as I have only found blond or fair for Finn?

villainousbroodmare Sat 24-Oct-15 09:15:53

That is the meaning.

Only1scoop Sat 24-Oct-15 09:19:49

Theo is ok

Finn not as a stand alone

Cian ....hear that screamed in supermarket aisles.

motherofallhangovers Sat 24-Oct-15 09:25:34

Really nice choice of names.

Cian is great, Finn is lovely, and was on our list although we decided against because of how popular it is, and Theo is also a great name, I know a really nice grown up Theo smile

The name Finn appears in Celtic mythology, look up Finn Maccool (not sure if I got the spelling right?!)

Frazzled2207 Sat 24-Oct-15 11:47:29

Finn or Theo. Both were top of my list but we couldn't use either in the end due to other babies in the family.

RainbowCupcake Sat 24-Oct-15 11:59:41

Out of the three I prefer Theo and I also love Finn but it is becoming very popular now. Cian is a popular brand of toilet roll in the country I live in.

anothernumberone Sat 24-Oct-15 12:05:54

Like Cian or Finn not Theo. I cannot understand how an English speaker would struggle saying Cian it is surely just Ian with a hard 'K' sound in front of it, like Click. Ciara is completely different as it is hard to read in English.

yeOldeTrout Sat 24-Oct-15 12:23:17

Finn by miles. I like the sound of Cian but he'd be called Shawn all the time.

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