Baby boy name dilemma!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What should we name our son?
    Finley Richard : (61 votes)
    64 %
    Finn Richard : (34 votes)
    36 %
  • Post # 16
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    61 posts
    Worker bee

    I hear Finley and I automatically think Celtic. Finley means fair warrior where just plain finn means fair. so FInley is cooler in that aspect.

    ALSO: it’s great to have a short name growing up when it’s easier, but a lot of people like to go by a longer name when they are older/professional. Richie-Richard Tom-Thomas Jim-James etc.

    Post # 17
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    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    The male Finns I know are all short for Finnegan. All the Finleys I know are female. Total sample size is only five, but it certainly splits that way where I am. 

    Post # 18
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    11449 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    What about Finnegan or Finneran?

    Post # 19
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    497 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    i know a little boy named Griffin who is called Fin for short. Just throwing that out there. I like both Finley and Finn so you can’t go wrong.

    Post # 20
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    574 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Finley, forgive me, is a pretty nerdy name.  To my ears anyway.  But Finn is a wonderful name! I love it!  It’s strong, romantic, adventurous!

    Post # 21
    Hostess
    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Flynn!  I love it!  FWIW, I picked Finley in the poll.  But I like Flynn best of all.  

    Post # 22
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    1152 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I like Finn!  I don’t think Finn Richard flows that great but you’ll very rarely say his full name so I don’t think it matters.

    Post # 23
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    1624 posts
    Bumble bee

    I think pretty much all the last-name-as-first-names are gender neutral. I know 2 boys named Finley and I think Lisa Marie Presley named her daughter Finley. The difference between Finn and Finley is pretty negligable to me. 

    Post # 24
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    1579 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    happyhealthy87:  How funny! My husband loves the name ‘Finley’ but I know two girls with that name.  I love the name Finn, so Finn/Finley are on the list as is Flynn.  

    I would go with Finn to be honest though. Finley Richard sounds better to the ear, but IDK if you’ll be using  the middle name all that much (besides when he’s in trouble). 

    Post # 25
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    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    happyhealthy87:  I like the name Finley and think Finley Richard flows better than Finn Richard, but I also think of it more as a girl’s name. 

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