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Finlay? Is it too common now?

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YellowSquirrel Thu 21-Jan-16 21:15:32

Finlay is in our top 5 boys names but worried it is quite popular and will sound dated quickly (not like a classic name).
Thoughts please?!

Doublebubblebubble Thu 21-Jan-16 21:18:28

It's lovely. I know a few. If you are concerned about popularity what about just Finn or Flynn x

PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 22:11:04


PooDogMillionaire Thu 21-Jan-16 22:12:13

Sorry that was meant to read yes it's very popular (because it's so lovely) but how about Fintan? smile

Raines100 Fri 22-Jan-16 07:49:19

Isn't Fintan the name of the dog that chased that herd of deer? 'Oh, Jesus Christ...' grin

ophiotaurus Fri 22-Jan-16 07:52:47

No that's Fenton!

dementedma Fri 22-Jan-16 08:01:26

It's popular here in Scotland but I think it always has been and always will be. I know Findlays here from old men to babies.

Luckystar1 Fri 22-Jan-16 08:06:50

Fintan is an Irish name. Nice, not very popular even in Ireland. But, all such names seem to get shortened to Finn (which I have always loved, but it's just too popular for me personally now).

I actually only know 1 Finlay and that's a friend of a friend's son.

Lucymatilde Fri 22-Jan-16 08:10:13

Used to be a chain of tobacconists when I was a girl.

Ilovegummibaers Fri 22-Jan-16 10:52:22

Yes, Finn/Fin/Finlay/Finley has been very popular and we know quite a few aged 3-11.

Oxtailchambermaid Fri 22-Jan-16 12:27:55

In our office of about 25 people, 3 have a son called Finlay.

BlueChampagne Fri 22-Jan-16 12:54:23

I know at least 3 Finns between the ages of 5 and 8. Would you consider Phineas?

YellowSquirrel Fri 22-Jan-16 13:08:40

Is it Finlay with a d in Scotland then? Finlay or Finlay?

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Fri 22-Jan-16 17:47:17

I think it's gone past its peak now.

About 5-6 yrs ago you couldn't move for Finlay/Finleys.

It's nice enough, but there are a lot.

IoraRua Fri 22-Jan-16 17:49:43

Finan is a possible option? It's an Irish name. Finn-awn is pronunciation.

midsomermurderess Fri 22-Jan-16 18:33:40

I prefer Findlay as a spelling. I think it's a well-established name, in Scotland anyway, not faddy nor, so far as I am aware, overly popular. I like it.

ShmooBooMoo Fri 22-Jan-16 18:40:28

Chipping in with Finbar...

cecilelliott Fri 22-Jan-16 19:38:24

Yes, it is popular but, as others have said, may have reached its peak.

What about:

Ferdy (Ferdinand)
Phelim (lovely Irish name)

dotdotdotmustdash Fri 22-Jan-16 19:45:32

I know a Finan too, it's a cool name and much less common that Finlay.

dementedma Fri 22-Jan-16 20:07:33

Phelim sounds like phlegm

museumum Fri 22-Jan-16 20:09:40

Findlay has always been around in Scotland. With or without the d. It's classic.

I know a Thorfin known as Fin.

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