Pax, short for Patrick?

(42 Posts)
ClipClap Sun 29-Dec-13 17:31:55

What do you think of Pax (Latin for peace)? Do you think a Patrick could have Pax as a nickname?

(Disclaimer: I'm not pregnant, just being weird and enjoying compiling short list for future imaginary son!)

DuchessFanny Sun 29-Dec-13 17:37:27

hmm Pax makes me immediately think of Paxo stuffing. No Patrick i know is called Pax for short, but that doesn't mean you can't use it ... dying to know what else is on the short list !

Mrswellyboot Sun 29-Dec-13 17:38:53

No I have never heard that version.

Chocotrekkie Sun 29-Dec-13 17:39:58

It's also the name of our ikea wardrobes. Sorry..

Hmmm not keen.

It's very Brangelina which is totally at odds with the down to earth awesomeness of Patrick.

OatcakeCravings Sun 29-Dec-13 17:40:28

No, sorry.

Awful. Imho.

ClipClap Sun 29-Dec-13 17:41:13

So far I have Asa, Basil, Diggory, Herbert (Herbie) and Raymond (big favourite). Would be a sibling for Clio. Love imaginary name game, thank you for joining in!

HyvaPaiva Sun 29-Dec-13 17:41:16

No, that doesn't work.

ClipClap Sun 29-Dec-13 17:42:38

Whoops, hadn't seen all the negative responses! Bloody Ikea, stealing all of my ideas!

DorisButtons Sun 29-Dec-13 17:51:15

You're trying very hard with that.

Mrswellyboot Sun 29-Dec-13 17:52:22

Raymond is great

ClipClap Sun 29-Dec-13 17:58:50

Damn it! Really not a try hard type of person (honest!). It's so hard to come up with anything slightly different for a boy, especially without any non-English cultural references. Bob or Dave it is, then!

Rosencrantz Sun 29-Dec-13 20:22:18

Just call him Pax. Patrick is Paddy... Pax is odd and very try hard when Patrick has such established nicknames in Paddy and Pat.

I'm also thinking Pax Americana... but that says more about me and my interests than the name, iyswim.

Arudonto Sun 29-Dec-13 21:37:18

paki/packie is a recognised and relatively common nickname in ireland for patrick and padraig in the older generation....obviously not common now due to its negative associations with racial abuse..but pac or pax isnt a far off spell from there.

I would just go with pax if you like it tho...why complicate things with a different name in everyday use versus official documents

Lebkuchenlover Sun 29-Dec-13 22:12:40

Pax is nice.

But Patrick will be Pat, Patty or Paddy.

Packie is another Irish diminuitive for Patrick.

Not a good look, really.

My other brother is called Dominic. Which I love.

Onesleeptillwembley Sun 29-Dec-13 22:24:26

Extremely contrived. Don't pick nicknames, they evolve. Even decent ones.

ElleBellyBeeblebrox Sun 29-Dec-13 22:25:40

I know a Patrick who gets called Trick or Tricky.

Tommy Sun 29-Dec-13 22:26:05

I knew someone who was "Patch" short for Patrick.
Never heard Pax as a nickname and I know a lot of Patricks - Pat, Paddy, Patsy (yes really grin)

JuneauWhoIAm Sun 29-Dec-13 22:31:08

Pa, pat, paddy, patsy, tricky (don't ask)
Paudie, padraig, pads.

All names for the Patricks I've known.

No to pax.

serin Sun 29-Dec-13 22:36:17

I love Basil.

Mollydoggerson Sun 29-Dec-13 22:42:16

Podge is also a nickname for Patrick/Padraig.

CarryOnDancing Sun 29-Dec-13 22:55:24

I like it! I like a traditional name with a modern feeling nn, it's the best of both worlds!

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