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Thread: Name Conundrum - Flynn Reader
April 24th, 2013 05:38 AM #1Junior Member
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Name Conundrum - Flynn Reader
We have just discovered a little man is on the way. We really like names that aren't popular, but not too different. The name we're keen on is Flynn....but the problem lies in the last name of Reader. For some, it might seem OK, but anyone whose watched some Disney will know where the conundrum lies!! Do people think it's weird? Will our little guy dislike/be teased for the fact his name is similar to a Tangled character? I guess when he's 10, the movie will be 13/14 years old....not sure. Thoughts?
April 24th, 2013 05:55 AM #3
Firstly, welcome to nameberry and congratulations on you little boy!
I really like the name Flynn but I think Flynn with the surname Reader may lead to teasing the future. Disney movies are popular for a LONG time after they are made so if you are really worried about it is likely children will know of Flynn Rider in 13 years time.The 3 Princesses in my life...
April 24th, 2013 06:07 AM #5
Congratulations on your little boy! I think Flynn is a lovely name and I honestly don't think any one will notice as the film isn't one of the best well known Disney movies. Good luck with everything!
April 24th, 2013 07:21 AM #7Senior Member
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Disney films do stick around for a long time. I know Tangled isn't that well known now but that's probbaly because it's relatively new. I'd be hesitant. It's not like your surname is Rider in which case it'd be a total no-go, but I do think it's pretty close. I wouldn't do it.
What about Finn (Finlay/Finnegan/Phineas) instead of Flynn? Might be enough to make a difference. Finn Reader. You've got a pretty tough surname to work with there, good luck.
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April 24th, 2013 07:22 AM #9
Nemo. I think kids especially will definitely make the connection.~Boys~
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