Can we use it if it's the name of our street??

Hubby and I live in a little quite suburban street and intend on being here for at least 10 years, maybe forever. We’ve our first on the way, and if it’s a girl, our clear favourite name is [name]Finlay[/name]. Problem is, we live in [name]Finlay[/name] [name]St[/name].

Can we give our daughter the same name as the street she’ll live in? I don’t know if she’d love it and think it was really cool, or if she’d hate it, get teased at school, and all our neighbours and family would think we were weirdos.

We don’t want anything too popular or too girly; something fresh and fun that can be shortened to a good nickname. [name]Finlay[/name] ticks all the boxes and we absolutely love it. I’ve thought about spelling it a different way ([name]Finley[/name] or [name]Finnley[/name]) but think that would just be confusing. If we were to do it, we might as well embrace it.

Can we give our daughter the same name as the street she’ll live in?

If you both love it, then go for it! What could be cooler than having a street named after you? Believe me, my 4-year old daughter would love to live on a street named after her. It’s endearing!

I personally wouldn’t my child after the street on which I lived, but that’s just me. If it doesn’t bother you, and you don’t think it would have bothered you to grow up with your street’s name, then definitely use it. :slight_smile:

I grew up on a street called [name]El[/name] Arbolita so I can’t imagine being named after that! But maybe if I’d liked the name. My husband and I have moved a lot, so I will think of a street I liked…Cedarbend was pretty. But I like classic names. There’s a street called [name]Ramona[/name] in the city where we live now, and our city is so cool and fun, that everyone would love the idea of a little girl named [name]Ramona[/name] growing up on [name]Ramona[/name]. There’s another street called [name]Diamond[/name]. That would work, too.
Actually, this is SO amazing. My dad’s name was [name]Kenneth[/name] and for many years when he was young, he lived on a street called [name]Kenneth[/name] Road in Glendale, [name]CA[/name]. It was a very fancy street when I was young, but they lived in an old farmhouse in the '30’s. I never realized that before-that he had the same name as the street. He went by [name]Kenny[/name] back then. He certainly never said anyone teased him about it.

Haha how funny, I think about this all the time because I live in a neighborhood filled with streets that have cool, interesting, or recently trendy names. I live on the intersection of [name]Ramona[/name] and [name]Everett[/name], the streets around me are, [name]Alma[/name], [name]Willow[/name], [name]Clover[/name], [name]Bryant[/name], [name]Addison[/name], [name]Emerson[/name],…it goes on and on, and the park that I live by is [name]Edith[/name] [name]Eugenie[/name] park. So many names everywhere I look :slight_smile: I think you can totally do it!

i think it’s great. totally great! go for it! :slight_smile:

I totally don’t think that it is a problem at all. I say go for it!

I feel kind of bad saying this, because it is your clear favorite name, but I know that if I received your birth announcement, I would find it strange. Now, if I’m thinking back on it frankly, I know that the child me would have been delighted to see my name on a street sign. However, this form of nomenclature really reminds me of that “formula” to come up with your pornstar name (name of first pet + name of street you grew up on). Also, for some reason, I keep picturing letters posted to your daughter, and imagining the address written out seems very strange.
That said, it is of course up to you, and if it’s the name that you absolutely love, it’s probably the one you should use.

Maybe as a middle name.

I say go for it…it’s not easy finding THAT name that you just love…if it makes you smile when you think about it and you both love it…then do it!

I dislike [name]Finlay[/name] for a girl

I’ve got to say, I agree with katherinec. I don’t think she’ll get made fun of about it, but I do think it would be strange. Her mail certainly wouldn’t look right. It seems like it might be confusing to people. I do agree that if you use it you should spell it the same, because it would be way too confusing if you didn’t.
I don’t know, I mean, my name is [name]Lyndsay[/name] and there’s a [name]Lindsay[/name] City in [name]California[/name] and I went there a few times, and took my picture next to the welcome sign and all, and I always thought that was really awesome, but I don’t think I would have liked actually living there.
All in all, I don’t think she’d hate it, but I do think people will find it strange, particularly your neighbors. I don’t know if you are open to suggestions, but these have the feel of [name]Finlay[/name] to me:


When my best friend was born, her parents were living on [name]Kimberly[/name] street, and my best friend’s name is [name]Kimberley[/name]. So the spelling is different, but still, she was named after the street her parents were living on at the time.
I met her when she was already a teenager, and by that time the family was no longer living on [name]Kimberly[/name] street and she always thought it was a cool story that she had the same name as the street she was living on when she was born.
You may not end up living on [name]Finlay[/name] street forever, and even if you and your husband spend the rest of your lives there, your daughter will eventually live somewhere else. And who gets all that much mail as a kid, anyway? So I don’t think the [name]Finlay[/name] name and [name]Finlay[/name] street thing on an envelope will be confusing to too many people. As she gets older, unless she chooses to tell the story of her name, no one will ever even know. And as she’s growing up I bet she’ll think it’s pretty cool, as will the other kids.

If you love the name, I say go for it.

My husband’s uncle is [name]William[/name] and lives on [name]William[/name] [name]Street[/name]! I think it’s fun when I write out the [name]Christmas[/name] cards!

It’s perfectly fine. Of course - go for it.

I had a lovely little [name]Finlay[/name] in the last class I taught, really made me like the name :slight_smile: I don’t think it will be a problem at all naming her [name]Finlay[/name]- good luck :slight_smile: