Post # 16
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
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
What about Finnegan or Finneran?
Post # 19
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
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
Flynn! I love it! FWIW, I picked Finley in the poll. But I like Flynn best of all.
Post # 22
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
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
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
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.