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(73 Posts)
Queensparkles Mon 17-Apr-17 23:25:41

For a girl, just looking for opinions! smile

FoxesSitOnBoxes Mon 17-Apr-17 23:27:22

Fine until someone calls her Quim

Isadora2007 Mon 17-Apr-17 23:28:10


Mind you it's better for a girl than a boy. My (ex)friend has a son called Quinn... I think it's odd.

HotSince82 Mon 17-Apr-17 23:29:26

Sorry but I think its awful.

thebakerwithboobs Mon 17-Apr-17 23:34:19


Queensparkles Mon 17-Apr-17 23:35:51

What does Quim mean?

MazDazzle Mon 17-Apr-17 23:36:35

I know someone locally who's just named their daughter Quinn.

Admittedly, it sounds quite pretty, but quim is the first thing that sprung to my mind, but I doubt the mother is aware of the reference.

SuburbanRhonda Mon 17-Apr-17 23:36:52

Oh bless you, OP grin

MazDazzle Mon 17-Apr-17 23:37:22

Quim - old fashioned word for female genitalia.

Queensparkles Mon 17-Apr-17 23:38:01

I just googled it haha I've literally NEVER heard that word, think it's an English thing

pepperpot99 Tue 18-Apr-17 00:02:52

Quinny is an.old elizabethan term for your vadge. Definitely one to avoid IMO.

FeralBeryl Tue 18-Apr-17 00:12:41

I love it - but yep there's always 'Quim' to consider. But you could say the same about Billy/Willy Annie/Fanny etc.

SpikeGilesSandwich Tue 18-Apr-17 06:49:25

I remember Quinn as Daria's popular and vain little sister, loved the name and still do. I wouldn't think of "Quim", I've barely heard that term and as a PP pointed out, people still call their children William despite Willy being a much more common slightly rude connotation.

SofiaAmes Tue 18-Apr-17 06:54:50

I think it's a lovely name for a boy or a girl.

SuperBeagle Tue 18-Apr-17 06:55:35

I'm in Australia and have never heard of "quim", so Quinn here would be fine.

I like it. Reminds me of the (female) Quinn from One Tree Hill, as well as the Quinn from Daria.

Igottastartthinkingbee Tue 18-Apr-17 07:01:14


grufallosfriend Tue 18-Apr-17 08:35:44

I only know boy Quinns. It sounds so strong and masculine like Finn or Flynn.

Never heard of quim though hmm

grufallosfriend Tue 18-Apr-17 08:37:39

Agree, William (Willy) is much more common and easily teasable. Most kids know Willi but won't have heard of quim.

usernumbernine Tue 18-Apr-17 08:39:29

The Mighty Quinn?

NataliaOsipova Tue 18-Apr-17 08:41:10

Another Homeland fan here! (Though Quinn was his surname, wasn't it? I think his first name was Peter?...)

MrsJayy Tue 18-Apr-17 08:41:23

Not 1 person is going to call her Quim or Quinny hmm op if you like the name use it.

usernumbernine Tue 18-Apr-17 08:42:27

I think Quinn is a boys name - I only know of it for boys, and I am ancient and therefore think of the song I linked up there - the mighty Quinn.

MrsJayy Tue 18-Apr-17 08:43:33

I have seen a couple of Quinns in Us tv programmes (glee and Scandal) both female.

ShotsFired Tue 18-Apr-17 08:45:09

Watched a lot of Scandal have you, OP? wink mind you, at least it isn't Olivia

In general, one syllable names always sound very harsh, and adding a Y to soften it ("Quinny"? Ugh) makes them sound infantile.

Bet you can't guess how I know all this...!

EdithWeston Tue 18-Apr-17 08:47:33

Quinn is traditionally a boy's name (as a pet form of Quinton) and a couple of recent TV programmes might prove less enduring about which sex usually receives the name than the long-standing use in U.K.

It's too surname for me. And as pointed out it has a highly unfortunate sound-a-like association.

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