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#1 A.Camille

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:54 PM

I am not usually a fan of unisex names. I've always felt that a teacher should be able to look at the class roster, read a name, and know the child's gender. That is...until I read Finley.

It has the masculine sounding "Fin" at the beginning and the very feminine (in my opinion) "ley" sound at the end.

Until now, I never thought there was a true unisex name because I am (most times) automatically pulled to one gender or the other. So what do you think?

Is Finley a boy or girl name?

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:55 PM

I prefer it for a boy with the nn Finn <3

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

I've only heard it on boys. I can't really picture it on a girl.

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 09:46 PM

It's actually the only name for me as well where I don't pull towards boy or girl, I think it's pretty neutral. Not a fan of the name, though. I like Finn, though :)

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Posted 29 July 2013 - 10:42 PM

I can see it used on either a boy or a girl. I usually like it more as a middle name, but the nickname Finn is definitely cute!

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 08:01 AM

I would use it on a boy personally, but it could be used for a girl.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 10:49 AM

I see it as more masculine, due to the "Fin" at the beginning.

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Posted 30 July 2013 - 04:16 PM

Boy :) I cannot picture it on a girl.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 06:21 AM

I feel it to be 100% masculine, sorry! But I also find "lee" names to be masculine as well. They can be used femininely but they are originally boy to me :) And Finn is entirely boy in my mind so the mix feels just as manly as Thomas or Benjamin would.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:56 AM

Definitely a boy for me :)

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 09:49 AM

BOY in my opinion but I know it's gaining popularity on girls.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:16 AM

Definitely boy!! I love the nn Finn possibility!




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