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Do you like the name Fionn?

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SophieJacks Fri 06-Oct-17 21:36:45

Thanks smile

Lottapianos Fri 06-Oct-17 21:38:27

Yes but most people in the UK will have no idea how to spell or say it. I'm similarly afflicted and it's a bit of a pain I have to say

Wings13 Fri 06-Oct-17 21:38:51

Yes, so much. But dh doesn't - so not allowed to use it..

AuntLydia Fri 06-Oct-17 21:40:22

I've heard of the Welsh Ffion but not your version - I've always liked it, it's very pretty!

MulhuddartDrive Fri 06-Oct-17 21:41:28

Love it, but please, only for a blond child.

Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 21:43:13

I prefer the Anglicised Finn. Never been a fan of the F'yun sound.

Fionn mac Cumhaill is a bad ass namesake though.

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 06-Oct-17 21:43:29

I’ve heard of Ffion.
But not seen it spelt your way
For a girl ?

ShatnersBassoon Fri 06-Oct-17 21:44:04

It's OK. A bit tricky to read and spell for those who aren't familiar with it though.

AuntLydia Fri 06-Oct-17 21:45:03

Why only for a blonde child?!

ShatnersBassoon Fri 06-Oct-17 21:46:31

It means fair-haired.

Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 21:47:37

It means 'fair'. Personally I don't think it matters a jot if a Finn has black, red, or blonde hair. I know loads of Fionas, not all of them are blonde!

FindTheLightSwitchDarren Fri 06-Oct-17 21:48:16

No, I'm not keen on it sorry. I don't like Finn very much either fwiw.

AuntLydia Fri 06-Oct-17 21:50:06

Ah OK! It means foxglove in Welsh and it's a girls name. Hm. I still like it as a boys name though

HolyShmoly Fri 06-Oct-17 21:53:28

I really like it and a friend's fair haired wee boy is called Fionn. I do prefer it for fair-haired (and that includes Fiona) so that rules it out for DH and I with almost overwhelmingly black haired genes.

SophieJacks Fri 06-Oct-17 21:56:10

For a boy! Not for a girl grin

fucksakefay Fri 06-Oct-17 21:57:40

I know a Fionn! I like it

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 06-Oct-17 21:59:47

In Wales. It’s Ffion. And a girls name
Depends where you live then

Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 22:01:07

But it's not Ffion, it's Fionn. Different name.

Doilooklikeatourist Fri 06-Oct-17 22:01:55

Sounds the same

DramaAlpaca Fri 06-Oct-17 22:03:17

I prefer Finn, but Fionn is nice too. It's unusual even in Ireland.

HolyShmoly Fri 06-Oct-17 22:04:21

*In Wales. It’s Ffion. And a girls name
Depends where you live then*

Yes and in England, Bill is actually Jill. And a girls name. Depends where you live.

It's a completely different name, just looks similar at first glance.

Jiggler Fri 06-Oct-17 22:05:46

I thought Ffion was pronounced fee-on?

That's not how you pronounce Fionn.

MomToWedThorFriday Fri 06-Oct-17 22:06:15

Thing is with Fionn, this thread already shows the issues if you’re in England/Wales. If you’re in Ireland or even NI, it’s fine. To avoid confusion I’d use Finn here. In fact I did (and he is very fair haired grin )

Systamex Fri 06-Oct-17 22:06:42

Lovely name and I know quite a few in Ireland (and almost all of them are fair).

bridgetreilly Fri 06-Oct-17 22:08:06

I do think you will get a lot of people in England/Wales mistaking it for Ffion and thinking it's a girl's name. If you're in Ireland, that won't be a problem, but if not, I would reconsider. Constant mis-spelling, mispronunciation and gender confusion isn't great.

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