(Closed) Another baby name post- what do you think?

posted 5 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which do you like? Vote for boy and girl!
    Norah Fay : (82 votes)
    42 %
    Penny Fay : (21 votes)
    11 %
    Quinton James : (33 votes)
    17 %
    Finn James : (60 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    424 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    It’s weird.  I love James Quinton, but not so much Quinton James. 


    Norah Fay is just lovely!


    ETA: by weird, I mean that I like those two names together, but always thought of Quinton as more of a middle name… not that the names were weird!

    Post # 4
    1248 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

    @Ennie+1 agree completely 

    i like Nora however without the h 🙂

    Post # 5
    4495 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I like Norah. Penny is ok, but I would like it better if her whole name was Penelope and then Penny was just her nickname.

    I like both boy names

    Post # 6
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @skipatroller7:  Norah Fay and Finn(ley?) James.

    I think people are going to have a hard time taking an adult named Penny seriously if she goes into a career like business or law. It’s just to girlish and it doesn’t really age well. 

    I always liked the name Norah, it’s feminine but not frilly and sounds intelligent. It’s much more sophistocated than Penny and I can see a little girl and a middle aged woman being called Norah without it seeming too old or young.  

    Would you guys consider Finnley James? I think a longer first name fits better with James and it doesn’t make me think of anybody but the Finnleys I know in real life.

    I don’t like Quinton, because as soon as I saw the name I pictured a Quinton saying ‘No QUINton, not Quentin. Yeah…it’s a family name.’ every time he introduces himself. It’s an obscure name that doesn’t really stick in your mind, which pretty much guarantees people will be calling him Quentin his whole life. 

    Post # 7
    3135 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    @skipatroller7:  personally penny sounds like a nickname. I’d prefer a full name. Everything else is good. Maybe I would spell it Quentin.

    Post # 9
    2379 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Norah personally makes me think of a beaver ‘nawing’ – so thats out. penny is cute esp if it was short for penelope.

    quinton i hate cos i know a guy whose horrible with that name, finns cool! a spunky wee dude i can see with that name

    Post # 10
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    i prefer penelope fay and just call her penny.

    as well, finlay james and just call him finn.

    i do like the name quinton but that’s my step father’s name and all i picture is a 65 year old guy.

    Post # 11
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I choose Norah. Nora was on my list of names for a little girl but my husband doesnt love it and we are having a boy.

    As for boys I like them both the same so I didnt vote.

    Post # 12
    727 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I like Norah and Finn.  I’ve also only ever seen Fay spelled “Faye”, interesting.

    Post # 13
    2674 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2012 - Catholic Church

    I voted for Norah Fay and Finn James 🙂

    ETA: As for PP’s concerns about Quinton being obscure, that’s the way I’ve always seen it and I’ve met a few Quintons. I’ve never met a Quentin and the only one I’ve ever heard of is Tarantino.

    Post # 14
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I like Penny, but only if it’s short for Penelope. 

    Also, I always thought Finn was short for Phineas? I’ve never heard the name Finley (or Finnley) used as a first name, only as a last. And it does make me think of Glee, which was sort of a guilty pleasure the first season or two. Hearing the name makes me sort of sad.

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