A middle name for Finnegan?

My husband and I found out on [name_m]Saturday[/name_m] that we will be welcoming a little boy!! We are thrilled :heart::heart:
We’ve both really liked [name_u]Finn[/name_u]/[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] this entire pregnancy, and we’ve decided to go with the longer version.

[name_u]Michael[/name_u] is our current middle name choice. DH is absolutely set on it but I’m unsure. We both have brothers named [name_u]Michael[/name_u], so its definitely an honor name and has a lot of meaning there.

Is there a way to honor [name_u]Michael[/name_u] without using the name [name_u]Michael[/name_u]? Or does that sort of defeat the purpose?

Is [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] “too much” when you hear it, or could it work?

We would change the middle name before we would consider shortening [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m].

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] sounds fine! [name_u]Michael[/name_u] is very versatile

You could consider

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Miles[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m]

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] is fine. I like the above suggestion of [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Miles[/name_m] though!

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Mitchell[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Miguel[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Mikel[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_f]Miko[/name_f]/[name_u]Mikko[/name_u]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Misha[/name_u]

I love [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] and love that it honours your family. It flows well, and you won’t be yelling his whole name often - so my gut would be to use the whole name

You could you shorten [name_u]Michael[/name_u] :
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Mike[/name_m]
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Cael[/name_m] (Prn [name_m]Kale[/name_m])
[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Mika[/name_u]

Although I really like [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u], [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] was my first thought as an alternative.

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] sounds so handsome!

I think the best [name_u]Michael[/name_u] alternative is [name_u]Micah[/name_u], but I honestly would just go with [name_u]Michael[/name_u]. It flows really well with [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m].

I think [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] sounds great! Variations of [name_u]Michael[/name_u] don’t sound any better in the middle name spot in my opinion. I definitely do not think that [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] is too much and I like that it keeps the integrity of the honor name. If you did want to choose a variation, I think [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Micah[/name_u] sounds nice.

Congratulations on a little boy!

[name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u] sounds great and isn’t too much at all.

I don’t think using a variation of [name_u]Michael[/name_u] defeats the purpose, especially if you don’t like [name_u]Michael[/name_u]. I do like [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Mike[/name_m]. [name_m]How[/name_m] about [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Mick[/name_m], [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Micha[/name_u]/[name_u]Misha[/name_u], or [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Mikko[/name_u]/[name_f]Miko[/name_f]?

I really like [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Michael[/name_u]. Perhaps you’d prefer [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_u]Kyle[/name_u] or [name_m]Finnegan[/name_m] [name_m]Milo[/name_m] (I really like that suggestion). For me personally I’d do the honor of [name_u]Michael[/name_u] or pick a name you love instead of ‘settling’ on a similar name. Semi-honors kind of defeat the purpose to me (but that could just be me because I know that is something people do).