Where do we stand on Finn?

(62 Posts)
99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 20:43:25

DC2 due in July, sex unknown but I'm presuming a boy as already have DS.

I don't really like any boys names, except DS's name and I knew the minute I found out I was pregnant with him that he would be a boy and that's what we'd call him.

I like Finn, it's the only boys name DH and I agree on he wants to call him Stanley or Jackson, not happening and I think it goes well with DS's name which is classic, top 20 but not hugely popular. I don't want to use Finlay, Finley, Finton etc....

All the threads that I've searched for on here that mention Finn say it's very popular but they all seem to be from 2008/9. I know it's not the rarest name but is it really that popular where you live? Do you like the name? We live in South as South can be England, if that makes a difference.

If it is that popular or you hate it, what names could you recommend? Our surname is two syllables and quite harsh sounding.

Floggingmolly Fri 11-Apr-14 20:46:07

It's quite popular round here, don't know why though, I think it's awful.

StrawberryMojito Fri 11-Apr-14 20:47:22

I used to really like it until I met one and he was an idiot. Put me off a bit, though the rational part of me still says it's a great name.

MrsBennetsEldest Fri 11-Apr-14 20:48:23

Makes me think of Finbar Saunders an his double entendres.

Bowlersarm Fri 11-Apr-14 20:49:26

I like it, but I think it sounds unfinished as a stand alone name, it really needs to be short for something.

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Fri 11-Apr-14 20:51:58

I think it's cool. I prefer Finn to Finley as there's less spelling queries but that's my own weird criteria.

Wenchelda Fri 11-Apr-14 20:55:25

Finn seems like it is short for something else to me, rather than a "proper" name. Not bad though. What about Flynn?

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 20:57:25

I don't know who Finbar Saunders is, I'm assuming someone rubbish though if he's known for double entendres?

I do like Flynn, DH, surprise surprise, doesn't....

Mrsfullhouse Fri 11-Apr-14 21:01:50

How about Finnegan or Finnian?

Finnian would soften a harh surname more than the straigt forward Finn and less comon than Finley etc.

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Fri 11-Apr-14 21:03:51

There was a man named Michael Finnegan, he grew whiskers on his chinnegan...

SirChenjin Fri 11-Apr-14 21:04:27

I love it smile

HemlockStarglimmer Fri 11-Apr-14 21:08:52

There's a boy called Finn in DD's class who we'd love to stand on. He's a challenging child.

I like the name though.

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 21:10:29

I can understand people not liking it if they know a kid called it who they don't like, but that's true of any name isn't it?

Bit mixed so far then!

RabbitPies Fri 11-Apr-14 21:14:40

I hate it. And any variation of it. It's not a very attractive name. It's also like the stereotypical/ubiquitous 'Noughties' boys name. I know several.

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 21:15:50

Any suggestions Rabbit?!

ormirian Fri 11-Apr-14 21:16:15

I would never stand on Finn. It would be unkind.

MincingOnBy Fri 11-Apr-14 21:17:54

I like it and don't think it needs a long name

Mrsfullhouse Fri 11-Apr-14 21:18:11

I know three Finns and they are all hyperactive little f*****rs.
Two in Dd's class before we moved school and they were awful, to me it will always be a naughty boys name, but if you like it, go for it.

burrito Fri 11-Apr-14 21:20:33

I have a 1 year old Finn and it's perfect for him. He's our Finn, Finny, fatty Finn, skinny Finny, finnilicious and so it goes. We have an unusual 3 syllable surname- it goes well.

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 21:20:58

Ormirian, agreed - poor old Finn.

People aren't keen eh?

Clarabumps Fri 11-Apr-14 21:21:08

NOT JACKSON!! there has been an influx of Jackson's in my area recently and if it's a trend here then it's fucking had it!
Sorry that's nothing to do with Finn but I had to vent!

99redbafoons Fri 11-Apr-14 21:21:36

No fear Clara!

burrito Fri 11-Apr-14 21:22:47

I had no idea it was so hated... Is it the next Liam???

I like Rudy - but I know it's a bit off the wall. I think Finn is just fine too.

I know two Fin/Finns and they are both lovely. They both 7/8 and I've not heard of any at school in the younger years, so I'd say its not over popular/common at the minute.

I sympathise, we struggled with boys names, we gave DS our favourite names as first and middle names and then we couldn't think of any other we liked or agreed on. In the end we had a girl, if DD had been a boy she'd probably still not have a name!

Other suggestions: Max, Josh, Sam, Ollie, Ben, Kyle, Rafe, Kit, Tom

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