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a street name..

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#1 babyinabackpack

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:35 PM

So we are due for our first in February!

We are 100% okay for a boys name - actually we love all of our top 3!!

But girls names are a bit more difficult..

There is one name that DH loves, and I like but don't like the spelling he wants..

We finally found a name we like:

Finlay  or Finn for short (We want ocean based names)

BUT, just recently FIL and MIL have announced they are moving to a house in - you guessed it, Finlay st...

Would you still use the name?

We can't think of any other girls names we like that can be shortened to Finn.. We really don't like Fiona, and Finnigan is too boy-ish..

#2 roses99

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:38 PM

I once babysat a toddler named Mackenzie who lived in Mackenzie Street. No big deal really. Kind of amusing at the time, but completely irrelevant within a year or two when they moved.

You keep your name for a lifetime; your street can change. And I certainly wouldn't be influenced by the grandparent's street name.

#3 strawberry blondes

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:39 PM

I would use it if i loved it enough.

#4 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:40 PM

It just sounds like a boys' name to me.

#5 dogsneaker

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:43 PM

I would definitely still use it.

Many people would not notice the correlation.

#6 tibs

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 12/12/2012, 10:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It just sounds like a boys' name to me.

yyes.gif  There is a boy at our playgroup called Finlay.

#7 OutForLunch

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:46 PM

I would still use it, but it's a boys name!

#8 Velvetta

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

His friends won't know his grandparents' address

#9 TillyTake2

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:47 PM

I thought it was a boys name?! I'd use it... But for a boy lol

#10 babyinabackpack

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:48 PM

Thanks for all of the quick replies.
We know that Finlay is more commonly a boy's name, but if we wanted to use the nickname Finn, then Finlay or Finley is the most girl-able expansion we can find.
Unless the naming gurus have other suggestions??
It's more the nickname we like than the name persee..

#11 Mitis angelam

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:55 PM

You could call her Fina (which I believe is a diminutive of Serafina, but used as a name in its own right as well now).

#12 chickendrumstick

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:58 PM

I would still use it and think it's an ok name for a girl. Doesn't amaze me though.
Other ocean-y ideas:

- Marissa
- Marisol
- Kailani
- Daria
- Ianthe
- Maribel
- Molly
- Nerissa
- Rosemary
- Sandy
- Pearl
- Nahla
- Cordelia
- Genevieve
- Jennifer
- Morgan
- Marina

#13 la di dah

Posted 12 December 2012 - 09:59 PM


On the other hand I wouldn't care about the street. I consider a name for a boy that's my parent's suburb. That's not WHY I like it so I don't feel weird about it. Plenty of tree named streets in their town too, but I still like Hazel and Magnolia for girls.

#14 soapy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:01 PM

Yes I would. Actually I only recently realised that my DD name is the name of the street that comes off the road I grew up on. I forgot all about it but always thought I liked the sound of the name of the street but never thought of it as a name IYKWIM.

#15 Harmonica

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:07 PM

Just name her Finn then - that is the name you actually like  shrug.gif

#16 tick

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:09 PM

Seraphine/Josephine are both good for shortening to Finn I reckon.  Or just call her Finn and be done with it?  I think it's fine on it's own also.  

But the street name thing wouldn't bother me at all.

#17 tickledpink72

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:12 PM

There was a female character on Home & Away a few years back called Finlay.  I really like it.

#18 pippityroo

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:13 PM

I'd do it.

I'd also just go with Finn, I really like it for a girl.

#19 Pipri

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

I was going to say the same as tickledpink72 original.gif i remember finlay ad the girl off home amd away. I have never actually met a child named finlay boy or girl so see it as a girls name due to the character. If you love it use it the street name wouldnt worry me original.gif

#20 Plaxy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

I like Finlay for a girl, and the street name is a non-issue!

Only other Finn name I can find besides those others have suggested is Finna - not as good as Finlay IMO.

#21 Black Velvet

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:21 PM

One of Lisa Marie Presley's twin girls is named Finley.

#22 Born Slippy

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

I've met a female Finlay.

The street name wouldn't bother me.

#23 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 December 2012 - 10:56 PM

I wouldn't worry about the street name

names with close to Fin


Edited by kerilyntaryn, 12 December 2012 - 10:58 PM.

#24 Gudrun

Posted 12 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

The street name wouldn't bother me.


#25 BabyBumbleBee

Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:43 AM

I would still use Finlay if you had chosen it for a boy but I wouldn't use it for a girl even if it wasn't their street name.

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