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Matthew or Finlay??

(54 Posts)
chubbychipmonk Fri 18-Jan-13 23:53:19

Already have a DS with quite a traditional name. Am 32 weeks pregnant with DC2 and we can't agree on a boys name! I like Finlay, DH likes Matthew. Opinions please?

Yika Sat 19-Jan-13 00:00:19

Both nice but Finlay is a bit trendy. Matthew is more classic and I prefer it for that reason.

Pancakeflipper Sat 19-Jan-13 00:07:29


Matthew (disclaimer I am very bias because ds is called Matthew)

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Jan-13 00:12:37


Tommy Sat 19-Jan-13 00:16:58

another Matthew fan here

ineedtochange Sat 19-Jan-13 00:19:05

Matthew. Classic and timeless.

onyx72 Sat 19-Jan-13 00:20:43

Matthew. It's timeless and my DS's name.

Ham69 Sat 19-Jan-13 00:54:57

Matthew's my evil twin brother's name- I'd go for Finlay!

ZooAnimals Sat 19-Jan-13 06:01:58

I like both. I actually slightly prefer Finlay, but because it's sooo popular I'd probably go with Matthew.

DessieLou Sat 19-Jan-13 06:06:36

I concur. Matthew is classic & timeless, Finley is nice but a bit trendy for my liking. :-)

coffeeandcream Sat 19-Jan-13 06:16:27

Oooh, I didn't realise Flinlay / Finley was considered trendy! It's my five week old DSs name!

Hoviscat Sat 19-Jan-13 06:19:14

I like both....in fact my 2yo is Finley Matthew! grin

exoticfruits Sat 19-Jan-13 06:21:34

Definitely Matthew.

echidnakid Sat 19-Jan-13 07:19:53

Both are nice but Matthew for me too. There's something very handsome, masculine and classy about Matthew.

DancingInTheMoonlight Sat 19-Jan-13 07:28:03

Matthew but I'm biased as i have a ds called Matthew :-)

legallyblond Sat 19-Jan-13 07:35:43


meditrina Sat 19-Jan-13 07:37:03


weegiemum Sat 19-Jan-13 07:39:40

Matthew was our boy choice for dc1 (girl!)

We went off it, dc2 is Aidan

Was our boy choice for dc3 (girl!)

I prefer Finlay, only I'd spell it Findlay. Didn't know it was considered trendy though, round here every 3rd baby boy is called Callum and every other 3rd is Dylan!

chubbychipmonk Sat 19-Jan-13 22:38:47

I wouldn't have said Finlay was trendy either, I've always just really liked the name. My only issue with it is that at least there's only 1 way to spell Matthew however Finlay's name is inevitably going to be spelt Finlay, Findlay, Finley, Findley . . .will he spend his whole life with his name spelt wrong??!

chubbychipmonk Sat 19-Jan-13 22:39:49

Love it Hoviscat!

TheBuskersDog Sat 19-Jan-13 22:57:25

I agree with others Matthew is classic and timeless whereas Finlay has become an 'in' name lately, but that is often why people become aware of a name and start to like it.
When we gave our 20yo son the name Oliver it quite unusual. When I had my youngest son 16 years ago there were hardly any Oscars, Noahs or indeed Finlays (only know one 16 yo Finlay) but now they're all very popular.

Bowlersarm Sat 19-Jan-13 23:00:18


thehairybabysmum Sat 19-Jan-13 23:05:44

I have a Finlay so am biased!! Haven't met another one at nursery or now school. Just go with which you like best; its irrelevant what other people's kids are called!

chubbychipmonk Sat 19-Jan-13 23:12:49

Thehairy, do you find people spell his name wrong?

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