WDYT about these boy names

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WDYT about these boy names
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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 1:32am

I love classy , not-too-weird names, but they'd have to be short as we have a long last name. MN would be Charles after my dad. My absolute FAVORITE name, Asher Charles, was vetoed by dh >:( I am very picky about boy's names, so what do you think about


Gavin Charles


Finley Charles (nn Fin(n))


Ian Charles


I think Finley is cute but am worried the -ley ending would make it too feminine sounding. Do you think he would be teased on the playground?


ETA: if you have any other suggestions I'd love to hear them :)





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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 9:29am

I absolutely love Gavin. I would use it, but unfortunately another family member already took it. Ian is also a great name. I've never been fond of Finley. Much prefer Finnigan for the Finn nickname.

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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 11:53am

LOVE Ian and Gavin! I think Ian is my favorite of the two. They both sound wonderful with Charles.

I do NOT like Finley though. No offense of course. Also - my stepsister is a teacher and there was a Finley (female) in her 1st grade class this year, and actress Angie Harmon has a daughter named Finley Faith. So while it's not necessarily "gone to the girls" I DO think the upcoming generation is going to wonder about gender when they see the name.

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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 1:52pm

Hi there.

Nora is a beautiful name, & she's darling!

Here are my thoughts on the names-

Gavin Charles-This is dashing, & I like it w/Nora. I think that it's heard occasionally, but it's not over done just like Nora. It's fun on a little guy, but will grow up into a strong grown man name as well.

Finley Charles-I personally prefer Finlay, & that also makes it look more masculine imo. I guess that Finley is being used for girls some these days...but I don't think that a boy Finlay would necessarily get teased. You'd be using the correct gender for the name, & if that's the one that you love you shouldn't let some uneducated people who are using it for the wrong gender ruin it for you.

Ian Charles-This is handsome & nice w/Nora, but at least in my area it's super common.

Suggestions-

Archer

Callum

Cian-This is like Ian w/a hard 'C' at the beginning. I like it a lot more, & it's very unlikely that you'd run into another.

Corwin

Desmond

Declan

Ewan

Ellis

Everett

Finian

Finnegan

Flynn-It has the simplicity of Finn, but is less common.

Grady

Holden

Leo

Miles

Maclin/Mac

Quinn

Quinlan

Ronan

Rowan

Rafe

Simon

Sullivan/Sully

Thane

Wesley

Hope this helps!

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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 1:57pm
Instead of Finley, how about Finn or Fintan?
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Sat, 05-29-2010 - 2:33pm

Gavin Charles sounds great. We have a Norah and are thinking of Gavin, I think they sound great together. Our DS is Corbin.

I think Finley is too feminine. I love it for a girl though.



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Tue, 06-01-2010 - 8:50am
Love Ian and like Gavin. You could also get the nickname Finn from Griffin. I like Nora too--and I also like Charity and Michael :) Charity was very high on my list for a while.
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Fri, 06-04-2010 - 6:27pm

I like Gavin the best, just keep in mind that it's pretty popular right now, but it's a great name.

I don't like Finley. But I do like Quinn, which sounds similar to Finn. The actual name can be Quinn, Quintin, or Quintus (if you like Roman names). I think Quintin Charles sounds quite nice. Just a suggestion.

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Mon, 06-07-2010 - 10:40pm
Have you considered Rhys?