09 July 2008

I want to scream!

Back from the lake, need to go through pictures before I post again. Right now I just have to vent before I go crazy! If I hear of one more person naming their baby girl Finley I am going to go stark raving mad! When Roman was born we decided that our next boy would be named Finley. Then all the sudden a million and one people started using the name for girls. Drives me crazy. Okay, I guess I can deal with that. It's not like every other name that once belonged only to boys hasn't become a girls name too. Seriously, can we leave some names for boys, soon there won't be any left. So Finn is fine. My little boy could be Finn. That was until a girl in my ward had a baby a week ago and named her Finley. A girl who will always live in Raymond. So if we always live in Raymond my little Finn would be in the same grade with a little girl Finley. I know it is probably hormones, but I am really really mad! Sure if my Finn is confident and all he could pull it off and not care. But what if he isn't? Do you do that to a kid just because you like the name? Or does it not really matter because the world is so full of bisexual names that in my opinion shouldn't be. Not to mention the made up names that shouldn't be names at all. Help me someone!

4 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hi! Only been reading your blog for a little while now, but just wanted to let you know I named my son Finn! He just turned two on the 8th... and I have not heard of any girls being named Finley! However, everyone does seem to assume that my Finn's name is short for Finley or Phinneus... no, just Finn! Do NOT get discouraged in using the name Finn. I think it to be the most precious name... and is still somewhat original! So, not a helpful post, just wanted to share!

LindsayB said...

why don't you tell us how you really feel?!!

hehehehehe

KellyLady said...

I think you should go with the name you like best...and if it is Finn then go with it and tell the girl in your ward that you had it picked out since you had Roman. Good luck!

Josh & Mindi Allen said...

That's a tough one...a girl down here that I know named her little girl Finley as well. She's about 2 though. I say...name your kid what you want, but realize that if there is a girl in his grade with the same name, you have to put up with him coming home crying because the boys tease him that he has a "Girl name". Just my thought. Then again, you might not be in Raymond forever...just be prepared to share with him some boys that have girl names, and vise versa, so he doesn't feel bad! I like the name, and I say do it.