My feed

to access all these features

Find baby name inspiration and advice on the Mumsnet Baby Names forum.

Baby names

Boy names and a bit stuck!

19 replies

BabyGirlGreen · 05/10/2022 10:49

Please be gentle as still morning sickness ridden at 37 weeks! Honest thoughts on Fintan for a boy - we have Irish heritage and a sibling with an Irish name. It would be shortened to Finn I would guess, but I think I’d prefer a longer version and Finlay doesn’t really work with our surname.

OP posts:
DotDotDotDotDot · 05/10/2022 11:52

Fintan is lovely, my favourite “Finn” variation. I say go for it.

Sofiatheworst · 05/10/2022 13:10

One of my favourite boys names!

ibis17 · 05/10/2022 13:15

I've just posted a similar thread before reading yours! I utterly sympathise with the fragile pregnant long term sickness choosing names situation. I think Fintan is lovely - unusual without being zaney, elegant with a lovely longer option and abbreviated option. Go for it!

Lilacsunflowers · 05/10/2022 13:49

Fintan is nice but I'd shorten to Fin!

A Finn is a person from Finland 🇫🇮 Grin

BabyGirlGreen · 05/10/2022 14:55

Ah thanks so much, that’s made me feel good about our choice. It’s definitely the favourite right now! The Finn/Fin question is interesting - DH sees fin as being a bit aquatic! Another question to ponder…

OP posts:
WhoppingBigBackside · 05/10/2022 17:05

Phineas shortened to Phin? Not finnish or fishy

BabyGirlGreen · 05/10/2022 18:28

@WhoppingBigBackside I can only ever see ‘and Ferb’ at the end of Phineas 🤦🏼‍♀️

OP posts:
MuchuseasaChocolateTeapot · 05/10/2022 20:35

Finin? Means handsome

MuchuseasaChocolateTeapot · 05/10/2022 20:38

And I live the name Fabian, you could call him Fin for short?

AliBaliBears · 05/10/2022 20:45

I like Fintan.

Also like Fergus, Fingal and Flynn!

resm · 05/10/2022 20:50

Fintan is a solid choice!

LimeCheesecake · 05/10/2022 21:01

Fintan is a lovely name. It’s that rare thing - a classic name (of your heritage), that is unusual without sounding dated, odd or hard to spell/pronounce.

Finn/Fintan doesn’t make me think of a particular class or age. It also is interesting and nice to say.

MytummydontjigglejiggleItfolds · 05/10/2022 21:08

I think Finnian is the nicest of all the iterations just my opinion!

MytummydontjigglejiggleItfolds · 05/10/2022 21:08

Though Fintan is lovely

HighlandPony · 05/10/2022 21:13

Fintan is ok. There’s a few in my dads side. He’s from Derry. There’s also Finbar or Fingall if you’re looking for alternative fins

Luredbyapomegranate · 05/10/2022 21:25

It’s nice, but there are an awful lot of them.


Sorry you’re feeling shitty

Luredbyapomegranate · 05/10/2022 21:25

Or Phineas…

Lilacsunflowers · 05/10/2022 21:28

Phineas avoids the Fin (🐟) or Finn (🇫🇮) issue. You could shorten to Phin?

Evanna13 · 05/10/2022 21:36

Finn is lovely and commonly used in Ireland. It is the anglicised version of Fionn meaning 'fair one'.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.