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Theodore/ Theo or Finn?

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casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 08:03:22

Hi which do you like best out of Theo, short for Theodore and Finn, not short for anything, and why?
Thank you smile

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 12-Dec-15 08:08:20


Because ds is friends with a lovely one.

TaylorKent312 Sat 12-Dec-15 08:32:22

I prefer longer names so if Finn was short for Finlay or Finnick etc, I would have picked Finn so I have go with Theodore on this one.

Humptythenumpty Sat 12-Dec-15 08:49:07

I prefer Theo to Finn. But prefer Finlay to Theodore.

Doublebubblebubble Sat 12-Dec-15 08:51:32

I like Theodore because (if you want) you can shorten it to Theo, ted, teddy x

Tirfarthoin Sat 12-Dec-15 09:07:57

Finn, because it is my brothers name and its great on an adult.
I know a Teo which is imo much nicer than Theo probably spelled Theo but pronounced Teo

SoftBlocks Sat 12-Dec-15 09:10:53


hollieberrie Sat 12-Dec-15 09:15:42

Theo - I like the way it sounds and looks written down.

pilates Sat 12-Dec-15 09:19:36


BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 12-Dec-15 09:30:48

Hmm there's not much in it for me! I know lots of both of them if you mind about popularity.

I think today I prefer Finn, it's the first time I've really thought about it. Finn feels very fresh.

I do love Theo but they are everywhere and its losing its appeal and becoming dull. It is a very friendly name though.

pieceofpurplesky Sat 12-Dec-15 09:39:13

Theo but not Theodore.

Sophronia Sat 12-Dec-15 17:44:28

Finn, I'm bored of Theo/dore.

celtictoast Sat 12-Dec-15 18:08:20


Finn has been fairly popular for a while and I think Theodore is more classic.

Finn just makes me think of fins as in fish.

DramaAlpaca Sat 12-Dec-15 18:10:00

Finn, love it.

casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 18:40:24

Thanks everyone seems to be almost an even split! Tirfarthoin do you mind if I ask approx ho old your brother is. Do you live in Ireland as I know it's been popular for a while there historically? I would never have wanted to pick a popular name but when i first started liking finn years ago it wasnt!

casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 18:41:50

also i have a bit of an association with the fithing too and whether 'finn' just sounds like a 'thing' whereas theo sounds more like a name/ more musical, but still like it. Just dont know if i can imagine a man called finn.

casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 18:48:27

*fish thing not fithing

casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 19:23:56

me again- also i wouldn't want ppl to assume finn was short for someeting as no offense to anyone but REALLY dont like the finley, finnegan type names, only Finn cos thought it sounded short and kind of cool, but now am not so sure. Like Theodore just dont know if its a bit boring...:/

squoosh Sat 12-Dec-15 19:46:11

I wouldn't assume Finn was short for something. I'm Irish so all the Finns I know are just Finn or Fionn. I'm not a fan of Finley/Finlay. Finn by itself sounds much stronger. He was a legendary warrior after all!

Theo is nice but I personally wouldn't call a child Theodore.

AngelsWithFilthySouls Sat 12-Dec-15 19:52:15

Finn (biased wink)

Ours is just Finn and we've not met any others (he's 1). Really don't like Finlay etc but thankfully people don't assume it's short for that and agree with pp that Finn sounds stronger. DS is definitely our fair warrior.

casey101 Sat 12-Dec-15 21:49:03

thanks all- well thats the other thing, he definitely wont be fair or blond and although there is a very distant connection to (northern) ireland i dont feel any connection with Ireland, beautiful as it is. I dont know if thats important?

squoosh Sat 12-Dec-15 22:00:52

It's not important.

The lead character in the new Star Wars film is a Finn. It's gone global.

If you were thinking about calling him Aodhán for example well then I'd think you'd need an Irish connection grin

Oysterbabe Sat 12-Dec-15 22:31:36

I prefer Finn.

Bellejournee Sun 13-Dec-15 07:33:52

We know a little Finn (spelt Fynn), which I like. I do like Theodore/Theo - and the couple I know are lovely. Both great name choices!

casey101 Sun 13-Dec-15 07:39:11

Thanks everyone much prefer this site to another one that sounds very similar where ppl are much more judgmental!

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