Post # 1
Finley is traditionally a boy’s name and to me sounds like a mischevious boy and could grow into a handsome man’s name and go by Finn. I was looking stuff up online and i know the -ley is trending for girls names…. do you still think Finley “Finn” is masculine enough? I would just name a kid Finn, but Darling Husband thinks it’s like giving a kid an unfinished name. Finnley seems a little more masculine but i don’t love the double -n’s
Post # 2
I think it could go either way. When I hear it all I think of is Huckleberry Finn.
Post # 3
smilestorm: Hm… personally I’d prefer Finn. By adding an extra N to Finnley doesn’t make it more masculine to me. It still sounds the same.
Post # 4
I know a couple who named their son Finnley James. He’s adorable, and I think his name is extremely cute and unique.
Post # 5
I love Finn for a boy. If Darling Husband and I were having a girl we were actually contemplating Finley! Although the spelling would’ve been ‘Findleigh’ which we got from ‘Findlay’ which is the Gaelic spelling for a boy’s name. The name originated in Ireland. I actually prefer the Irish spelling over the more contemporary one (it is pronounced the same). Maybe consider that if it’s not too off the wall for you? You could, of course, keep the nickname the same.
Post # 6
Finn sounds very “boyish” to me. However, it doesn’t sound very “adult”.
My opinion… when naming our son, we chose a name that was a good boy name as well a being a good man name as he will be an adult man for a lot longer than he will be a boy.
Yes, I watch The Good Wife and know there’s a character named Finn… still sounds “boyish” to me
Post # 7
I think it’s unisex. We have a fale black named Finley and we call her Finn for short. I think Finn is more masculine and a complete name, not just a nickname.
Post # 8
The first Finn I knew was a girl so I have always though of it of feminine but am now aware it’s a boys name. I don’t like Finnley and would stick with Finley tbh. It’s cute but wouldn’t say masculine
Post # 9
There is also Findlay, still pronounced Finley.
Post # 10
My FI’s best friend’s nickname is Finn (his last name is Finnessy). He’s the only Finn I know, so it’s definitely a masculine name in my mind.
Post # 11
Im in the UK and know a couple guys named ‘Finley’. Dont know any girls with that name though so to me its definietly a boys name.
Post # 12
I love the name Finley! Fiance likes it too, but a close family member just named their baby Finn, so its probably out of the running for our future son! 🙁 I think its a boys name all the way.
Post # 13
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Thanks for all your responses. From what I’ve read everywhere but the USA uses it as a boy’s only name. I’m just afraid it’s going to end up like an Avery or a Kelly which both were boy’s names that everyone now sees as a girl name.
Post # 14
I know quite a few people who have named their baby boys Finn recently. Even if his full name is Finely, if you call him Finn, so will everyone else. And Finn is a boys name in my mind.
Post # 15
Fin…(insert your own ending) is a very popular name where I live. Some people spell it Finley or Finlay – I personally know boys with both and both of them are nicknamed Finn. I think it is boyish, definitely don’t think of a girl.