(Closed) The name Finley with nickname "Finn"… boyish enough?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I named my son Findlay after my husband’s late grandfather. We call him Finn for short all the time. His name suits him perfectly. I find it very masculine and old timey. As he gets older I imagine only close friends and family may refer to him as Finn but most will refer to him by his full name.

Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t know anyone by that name but if I had to guess, I’d say it was a girl’s name. But take that with a grain of salt given all the different opinions here!

Post # 33
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I like Finley and think it’s perfectly masculine! (Anyone naming a girl Finley is just putting a male name on a girl, IMO.) I also love Finn, both as a nickname and as a complete name in its own right. The only other Finn name I can think of that hasn’t been suggested to you yet is Finnian. I love that one! Fintan, Finbar, Finnegan are great suggestions that have already been made. Oh, and there’s also Phineas!

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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smilestorm:  Finnegan was one of our top contenders for a long time. However, we found Finn to be a bit too common for us. 

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