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Finn or Grey?

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LittleBoyDue Sat 23-Apr-16 20:18:00

This is for a middle name. I had decided on Grey, but now I don't know if I'm brave enough sad is Finn a lot nicer?

flingingmelon Sat 23-Apr-16 20:19:41

Finn is lovely. Think Grey got ruined by that flipping book confused

HoundoftheBaskervilles Sat 23-Apr-16 20:34:00

Grey is more of a colour than a name though isn't it?

What's the Christian first name?

NotJimbo Sat 23-Apr-16 20:37:03

Arf at Christian!

I prefer Finn, it's a lovely name, but as it's 'just' a middle name I think either would do. Perhaps choose whichever goes with your other names, first & surname etc. You could have 2x middle names.

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 23-Apr-16 20:38:03


BennyTheBall Sat 23-Apr-16 20:39:15

I like them both. But Finn is SO common and over-used.

Grey is much better and I don't think anyone would associate it with the shit book.

IDontSayBlahBlahBlah Sat 23-Apr-16 20:43:29


Kidnapped Sat 23-Apr-16 20:46:41

Grey is such a bland nothing colour though, isn't it?

Also means dull and uninteresting.

It would be like calling your child Beige. Doesn't have positive connotations at all for me. And that's without considering the 50 shades stuff.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 23-Apr-16 20:59:56


LadyAntonella Sat 23-Apr-16 21:03:52

Grey is lovely and I know a few little Finns but no Greys, so id go for Grey.

pieceofpurplesky Sat 23-Apr-16 21:05:31

Grey sounds like it is short for graham

LittleBoyDue Sat 23-Apr-16 21:07:00

The first name is Elliot, I know it's a bland colour, but I think of it as being a mysterious name!

Grey wouldn't seem like it's short for anything, as it's the middle name!

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 23-Apr-16 21:10:35

I really like Elliot Grey.

Elliot Finn doesn't flow quite so well.

Kidnapped Sat 23-Apr-16 21:15:41

Elliot is very nice OP.

But what if his pals call him Ell? Is Ell Grey a great idea? smile

Notso Sat 23-Apr-16 21:21:39

After 50 shades the Grey would be out for me.
Elliot Finn is not quite right though. What about Elliot Finlay?

sixinabed Sat 23-Apr-16 21:21:53

I like Grey. I also like Finn which means fair haired - just in case you didn't know and give it to a dark haired child ( like I did and had to subsequently change it )

Hiphopopotamus Sat 23-Apr-16 21:26:25

Elliot Grayson?

GeezeLouiseBelcher Sat 23-Apr-16 21:28:51

I loooooove Grey. Finn is too common.
Go with Grey. If it wasn't for that book, I would have. But unfortunately my surname is also a noun, and grey with it just sounds way too much like a kinky thing.

HoundoftheBaskervilles Sat 23-Apr-16 21:29:52

Elliot Grey flows much better than Elliot Finn, depends on the surname too, how many syllables?

I'm all for non-name middle names, my DS' middle name is Kingdom, and my Nephew's is Implacable (outs self).

I quite like an out there middle name.

Maybe go wilder than Grey!

merrymouse Sat 23-Apr-16 21:31:16

I like Elliot Finn - it's like huckleberry Finn.

LittleBoyDue Sat 23-Apr-16 21:33:18

Last name is 2 syllables

williaminajetfighter Sat 23-Apr-16 21:37:21

I like Grey. Finn is everywhere these days.

Buttwing Sat 23-Apr-16 21:38:29

You do know that Elliot Grey was Christians brother In the book?

Fine if it doesn't bother you but just thought I'd mention. I actually love the name Grey.

LittleBoyDue Sat 23-Apr-16 21:42:02

Yes, I know. That's why I had a thread about it

HoundoftheBaskervilles Sat 23-Apr-16 21:45:07

Oh was he? You have to presume that most people do not know that Christian Grey's brother was Elliot though because they have better literary taste, and those who you care?

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