[name_m]Hi[/name_m]! I just had a little boy less than 2 weeks ago and we named him “[name_u]Flynn[/name_u]” but I’ve been having second thoughts about the name. It’s not very common in the U.S. and I recently noticed that the name has “[name_u]Lynn[/name_u]” in it, which I’d never noticed before but once I saw it, I couldn’t unsee it and now I’m wondering if others see/hear that and if it makes the name less masculine? It doesn’t help that I knew a mean [name_u]Lynn[/name_u] in high school either! But my Dad’s middle name is [name_m]Lyndon[/name_m], so I’m trying to focus on that. [name_f]My[/name_f] other son is [name_u]Austin[/name_u] so I want to make sure the name matches that in strength/masculinity but I’m not sure if it does?
I would love people’s thoughts on the name, especially in the U.S. seeing as it’s not very common. I’d love to know what men think of the name too if anyone’s husband is willing to give their opinion? [name_f]Do[/name_f] they think it sounds masculine? I’m not sure if I should just keep the name and hope I can forget about these things over time or if I should change it to [name_m]Calvin[/name_m]…the only other name we had. I liked [name_m]Ethan[/name_m] too but my husband doesn’t. Changing it does make me nervous too though because it sounds like we might need a court order to change it. I should add that my other kids have been calling him [name_u]Flynn[/name_u] so I’d feel bad if I changed it but I also want to be comfortable with the name. Help!!!
So my questions are:
- What do you think of the name [name_u]Flynn[/name_u], especially if you’re in the U.S.?
- [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think that [name_u]Flynn[/name_u] is a masculine sounding name? Did you see/hear the [name_u]Lynn[/name_u] in it before I pointed it out?
- [name_f]Do[/name_f] you think the name sounds good with his brother [name_u]Austin[/name_u] or do you think I need a stronger name?
- [name_f]Do[/name_f] you prefer the name [name_m]Calvin[/name_m] (or possibly [name_m]Ethan[/name_m]) and think I should change it?
Other info: Our last name is [name_m]Holmes[/name_m] and the siblings are [name_f]Ava[/name_f], [name_f]Mia[/name_f], [name_f]Annabelle[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Elle[/name_f]) and [name_u]Austin[/name_u].
Thank you so much in advance!!!