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Opinions on the name Finnigan?

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RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 01:34:54

Brother to Edmund and Merlin.


SallyR0se Fri 28-Oct-16 01:38:39

Sounds like an Oirish comedy character in an old movie (I'm Irish). That's my first thought...

SpeakNoWords Fri 28-Oct-16 01:55:29

I don't think it goes with the other two names, it's quite Irish sounding and long. Would you use Finn day to day? Mer-lin and Finn is a bit rhyme-y too.

BendyBusBuggy Fri 28-Oct-16 01:56:39

I love it

notangelinajolie Fri 28-Oct-16 01:57:20


sycamore54321 Fri 28-Oct-16 01:59:19

Gosh no. I think it's horrid as a surname, all those short syllables piling on top of each other, and infinitely worse as a first name. Plus 'Finegans Wake' and all those cultural references.

RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 02:00:14

Speak, I use Mer a lot (like Murr (I know it's part of his surname, but to give you sound example) off Impractical Jokers) so it would be Ed, Mer and Finn...

GruochMacAlpin Fri 28-Oct-16 02:01:17

There was an old man called Michael Finnigan...

RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 02:02:22

That rhym is so old now! My grandmother taught me that!

notangelinajolie Fri 28-Oct-16 02:05:31

He grew whiskers on his chin 'agin'

Joinourclub Fri 28-Oct-16 02:07:45

The wind came out ....

choli Fri 28-Oct-16 02:08:12

Good Lord no!

GruochMacAlpin Fri 28-Oct-16 02:22:34

My Grandmother taught it to me OP. And my children's Grandmother taught it to them.

It's still well known so it's something to consider.

NotWeavingButDarning Fri 28-Oct-16 02:25:17

..and blew them in agin

notangelinajolie Fri 28-Oct-16 02:29:30


choli Fri 28-Oct-16 02:33:23

If the name is chosen to honor a family member, I guess it is not too bad, but if you are just pulling it out of your ass to be "unique" it is truly awful.

HappyCamel Fri 28-Oct-16 02:35:48

Any other ideas OP?

RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 02:45:25

Why is it whenever someone likes something a bit different, it's seen as them trying to be unique? If I liked the top boys name, I'd use it. It's nothing to do with being unique. My child is unique, every human is!!

RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 02:46:37

Love Malcolm, but can't have 2 with an M name!

ghostwatch Fri 28-Oct-16 03:15:57

Love it !

GruochMacAlpin Fri 28-Oct-16 03:16:20

Well... if you like old names and unusual names what about Wulf?

RubyRubes25 Fri 28-Oct-16 03:19:23

Love Wulfric!

IsFeidirLiom Fri 28-Oct-16 03:19:26

Love it! It's great.

I'm Irish. I like it as a first name.

Don't know that nursery rhyme - but there is always a nursery rhyme or a song or a famous person to put you off if you look for one. Wouldn't let it stop me!

OlennasWimple Fri 28-Oct-16 03:22:49

I love Wulfric. Finnegin is a surname for me, not a first name

HappyCamel Fri 28-Oct-16 03:27:22

Wulfric is great; unusual and traditional at the same time.

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