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  • Finlay

    12 46.15%
  • Finley

    14 53.85%
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  1. #21
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    Re: Re-posting: Isla and Finlay/Finley

    Quote Originally Posted by rollo
    Hi I have done a little research through the Scottish Government Dept who records the statistics for births in Scotland.

    I was able to find out the most popular names in 1900,1950,1975.

    I could find no record of a Finley in these years.

    In 1900 the name Finlay was ranked #75.

    In the years 1950 and 1975 there was NO record of a Finlay or Finley.

    Therefore one can only assume that Finlay is a rarely used name in Scotland.

    Finlay was the 12th most popular boys' name in Scotland last year

    http://www.gro-scotland.gov.uk/stati...ed-tables.html

  2. #23
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    Re: Re-posting: Isla and Finlay/Finley

    I should have said in the years from 1900-1975, I was looking for historicity in Scotland.
    Psalm 23

  3. #25
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    Re: Re-posting: Isla and Finlay/Finley

    Yes, Finlay was a name used in Victorian times (and remember number 75 those days would equal many more births than a 75 position name would today) that is back in fashion today. Much like George, Henry and Arthur (in UK) which would not have been in the top 100 in the 70s either. This doesn't mean that they are rarely used names in England. Quite the opposite!

  4. #27
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    Re: Re-posting: Isla and Finlay/Finley

    I really don't know what you are trying to achieve? You can argue till the cows come home, Finlay is the correct spelling, end of.

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