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Finn or Tor?

(23 Posts)
thelollipoplady Thu 02-Jul-09 06:32:28

which gets your vote?

seeker Thu 02-Jul-09 06:50:51

Finn - Tor is a nice sound but sounds as though it's short for something. He will spend his life saying "No, just Tor"

ilovesprouts Thu 02-Jul-09 07:01:50

i like them both ,ds2 was going to be finn/finley

piscesmoon Thu 02-Jul-09 07:03:34


melissa75 Thu 02-Jul-09 08:46:03

I love the name sons name was Finn...I have a Scandinavian background and that where I first heard the name (have fam members with it) and I love the name!! IMO, Tor sounds too much like Thor, and it just makes me think of a very large mean viking! wink

Schulte Thu 02-Jul-09 08:52:37


MaybeAfterBreakfast Thu 02-Jul-09 08:58:39

If you have Scandinavian links definitely Tor.

The most handsome man I've ever known, by some distance, was a Norwegian called Tor. Tall, blonde, sparkling blue eyes. We shared a flat and I had a huge crush on him.blush

boodleboot Thu 02-Jul-09 09:19:00

Hey melissa my cat is called Thor and he is the gentlest thing i really didn't make us think mean, it just made us think STRONG!!

I don't think Tor is a good name for a boy unless it is a nickname for Hector.

Finn is very meh in my opinon as i know so many little boys called Finlay or Finn.

sophiesmummie Thu 02-Jul-09 11:02:26

I know a lovely Thor (pronounced Tor), so on that basis I really like the name. It's also nice that it can't be shortened - no need for a nickname.

Finn is ok, but very common these days (common meaning popular).

Firawla Thu 02-Jul-09 11:39:50

Finn is much nicer imo

Bettymum Thu 02-Jul-09 16:15:16

I like Finn.
I have a cousin called Thorphin (he's Orcadian). I always liked that but it would sound silly down South grin.

KleineMaus Thu 02-Jul-09 18:38:01

Some friends have just given their son the middle name Torin (or Toren), which I really like, no idea where it might come from. Also like Finn, nearly chose it for DS but didn't really go with surname.

fatzak Thu 02-Jul-09 18:53:14

Ooh spooky - have a friend whose DSes are called Finn and Torin shock Had never heard of Torin until she had him blush

Wallace Thu 02-Jul-09 18:59:24

I know a Thorfinn (not sure of spelling) his dad is Icelandic

baiyu Tue 07-Jul-09 23:13:04

I have a Finn, I love his name. Come across a few Finlays but no other Finns so far, don't care anyway, it's perfect for him.
I had a dog called Torrunn (gaelic spelling, pronounced Torin - means thunder in Scottish gaelic.)

WorldofSab Tue 07-Jul-09 23:15:19

I have a Finn too (Finlay) and we is not common hmm
not sure about Tor, but i love Torrunn

cory Wed 08-Jul-09 09:19:28

T(h)orfinn sounds a good compromise to me.

Torbjörn may be difficult to pronounce but I quite like it (it means the Bear of Thor).

Torsten/Torstein is another possibility (Stone of Thor).

jellybeans Wed 08-Jul-09 10:33:07

Finn is much nicer

Bonneville Wed 08-Jul-09 10:37:11


FernieB Wed 08-Jul-09 10:41:09

I know a Finn and a Tor and both are lovely boys. There are a lot of Finn's about. The Tor I know is Danish. I would go for Tor but both my kids have Scandinavian names.

OmniDroid Wed 08-Jul-09 10:52:14

I hear Tor as a shortening for Victoria (have a cousin who uses it). So Finn.

gladders Wed 08-Jul-09 11:11:42

fatzack - was just going to say i know a family with a finn and a torin... spooky - wonder if its the same one?

think torin is great name btw. assume it's scottish?

jkklpu Wed 08-Jul-09 21:45:10

Finbarr or Fingal with Fin as nn - both more unusual than Finn on its own

only Tor I've known was a nightmare girl called Victoria

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