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Patrick or Gabriel?

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JohnSnowsTie Fri 22-Nov-13 11:13:24

Final choices for DC due v soon - preferences please? Thanos!

Middleagedmotheroftwo Fri 22-Nov-13 11:16:32

Patrick, unless you want his nn to be Angel.

ProfondoRosso Fri 22-Nov-13 11:18:05

I like Patrick - there are loads in my family smile

There are bazillions of wee Gabriels about now too, a Patrick would be more unusual.

curlew Fri 22-Nov-13 11:18:40

Patrick. Fantastic name.

bundaberg Fri 22-Nov-13 11:19:16

i love both!

i have a Gabriel (who has never been called Angel confused ) so obv a bit biased towards that one grin

Weegiemum Fri 22-Nov-13 11:20:06

Definitely Patrick.

DiamondsAndRust Fri 22-Nov-13 13:23:15

I'd go with Gabriel, with Patrick as MN. Both are nice, though.

flakjacket Fri 22-Nov-13 13:26:29

Patrick. Agree that there are lots of little Gabriels at the mo.

BunnyLebowski Fri 22-Nov-13 13:27:08


Gabriel is a thoroughly wet name.

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 13:36:54

Love them both.

Gabriels are always pretty hot in my experience.

aoife24 Fri 22-Nov-13 14:22:47

I'm for Gabriel too. Beautiful name.

Stat Fri 22-Nov-13 15:13:37

I like both. Patrick is a good strong name, whereas Gabriel is a bit more gentle.

I wouldn't worry about Gabriel being popular compared to Patrick. I think it is one of those names that seems more popular on MN than in the real world. Just had a look, there were about 850 Gabriels and 500 Patricks born last year in England & Wales (to compare, Harry was the most popular and over 7000 born last year).

poppydaisy Fri 22-Nov-13 15:15:20

I like Patrick but not the nickname Pat or Patty or Patch - is there anything else? Ricky?

Gabriel is nice.

sandfrog Fri 22-Nov-13 15:18:33


everlong Fri 22-Nov-13 17:36:56

I have a Gabriel Patrick smile

squoosh Fri 22-Nov-13 17:39:23

Paddy is the only acceptable diminutive of Patrick in my opinion.

MummyBeerest Fri 22-Nov-13 17:39:50

Omg both are amazing names!

Depends-what letter does your surname start with AND have you picked a middle name?

This would help me choose.

Brandnewmamma Fri 22-Nov-13 17:41:28

Patrick.. I love it grin

I know a Gabriel.. His nickname is Pronounced gay - be

CaroBeaner Fri 22-Nov-13 17:42:13

Gabriel is a great name - none that I know are called Angel any more than the Patricks I know are called 'Saint'.

phantomhairpuller Fri 22-Nov-13 17:42:53

My cousin is Patrick. His nn was always patch- suited him when he was small. Not so much now he's a strapping great 20yr old!

His brothers middle name is Gabriel grin

Velvetbee Fri 22-Nov-13 17:46:39

I have a Gabriel. Patrick was also on our list until we put it with our surname - Hunt.
Both great names though.

ALittleBitOfMagic Fri 22-Nov-13 17:47:41


gwencooper81 Fri 22-Nov-13 17:58:32

Gabriel with 'Gabe ' as a nn . Patrick as a middle name.

kawaii Fri 22-Nov-13 18:01:57

Love them both.

I'd go with Gabriel, just edges it as it's very international.

HoneyandRum Sat 23-Nov-13 20:54:27

We have a Gabriel and love it. He is Gabe, was Gabey when he was younger but at 7 Gabey is starting to fade. I agree that's its international as he was born in the US and now we live in Germany and it works in both nations.

He is very tall and his dad is well over 6 foot so far he is not wet, far from it.

I also LOVE Gabriel Oak from "Far from the Madding Crowd".

My DH picked our son's name.

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