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Names like Patrick

(26 Posts)
Hedgehog1977 Thu 29-Jan-15 12:39:03

We're not planning another one for a few months but I've been pondering boys' names a bit just lately!

DS is Patrick and I love it, we get so many compliments on it. It's a family name and I like the shortenings ( he is mainly Patrick, but sometimes Paddy or Patchy). I like that it's a well known name but not heard too often.

I've no idea what we'd call a second boy though, does anyone have any suggestions? It feels wrong to use names we rejected last time (Arthur, Clement, Seamus and Gilbert), and I really want to find one I love as much as Patrick. I like Aidan, but his uncle is Adrian, and Rowan (but worried it is unisex). I love Gabriel but have a close relative so couldn't use it. I quite like Cillian too. We have close Irish connections but don't live there anymore so couldn't have anything with an Irish spelling.

Girls name set in stone would be Sylvie.

Hx

invisiblecrown Thu 29-Jan-15 12:41:03

Niall? I've loved this for years after the footballer Niall Quinn, but I fear One Direction may have ruined it somewhat!

ApocalypseThen Thu 29-Jan-15 13:07:09

James, Peter, Matthew. Basically any saint's name. Where Patrick has a brother, the brother is also named after a saint.

lunalovegood84 Thu 29-Jan-15 15:17:04

Love Patrick and Aidan so here are a few of my other favourites:

Joseph
Thomas
Dominic
Leo
Martin

BlueChampagne Thu 29-Jan-15 19:17:06

Brendan

Belazu84 Thu 29-Jan-15 19:23:58

Cormac - awesome name.

WhatAHooHa Thu 29-Jan-15 19:28:41

Daniel

myotherusernameisbetter Thu 29-Jan-15 20:01:06

Alastair
Austin
Ruaridh
Ethan
Edgar
Hal
Philip
Frederick
Gideon

BikeRunSki Thu 29-Jan-15 20:03:32

Dominic
Nicholas
Stephen
Peter
Anthony
Matthew
John

Lizlette Thu 29-Jan-15 20:36:02

Connor?

DixieNormas Thu 29-Jan-15 20:38:07

I have a Tommy Patrick and a Joseph john ( two of the five)

Sophronia Thu 29-Jan-15 22:16:36

William
Benjamin
Nathan
Christopher
Francis
George
Thomas
Gregory
Albert
Jacob
Barnaby
Wilfred
Oscar
Theodore
Henry
Jonathan
Samuel
Edward
Joseph
Lucas
Stephen
Oliver
Luke
Timothy
Miles
Nathaniel
Robert
Laurence

wigglesrock Thu 29-Jan-15 22:18:44

Dara
Lawrence

ApocalypseThen Fri 30-Jan-15 10:00:53

If you go for Conor, just bear in mind that Conor is the first name, Connor is the surname.

DixieNormas Fri 30-Jan-15 10:12:18

I have a connor grin

DixieNormas Fri 30-Jan-15 10:15:16

I really liked Dara but family all gave the hmm look

harryhausen Fri 30-Jan-15 10:29:01

I've always liked

Hugh/Huw

It was very common in the 80's in Wales when I grew up but you just don't hear it here. I love it.

I also like,

Owen
Donough (I have a grown up friend called this and he's fabsmile)

By the way, your girls name is utterly gorgeous x

SophieBarringtonWard Fri 30-Jan-15 12:32:14

invisiblecrown I LOVE Niall Quinn. What a man.

Hedgehog1977 Fri 30-Jan-15 12:33:38

Ooh, thank you, some great suggestions....and quite a lot of nice names that we can't use due to family!

I do like Niall (have a cousin called this but I never see him), love Joseph and Francis too and Owen. Lots to think about, hope no. 2 doesn't take as long as no. 1 (3 years!). X

LRB978 Fri 30-Jan-15 16:27:38

I have a Kieran Patrick, and I always said if I had a second I would like to call him Aiden Connell. I know Aiden is out, but what about Connell?

BlueberriesAndWine Sat 31-Jan-15 19:25:32

Michael

BlueberriesAndWine Sat 31-Jan-15 19:27:48

I really like Aidan Connell but would prefer Conall or Conal spellings as Connell reads as a surname to me.

tortoisesarefab Sat 31-Jan-15 19:31:53

Fwiw I live in England and have a Cillian, we gets lots of compliments. Sometimes have to explain how it is pronounced if it is written down but only have to tell people once. Ciaran is lovely too. We also had Aiden on our list as well as Eoin and Declan

MortaIWombat Sat 31-Jan-15 21:43:15

Lorcan
Dominic
Dylan

TakingTheStairs Sat 31-Jan-15 22:38:55

Fergal
Killian (though Cillian is the correct spelling, I find that in the UK people seem to think it's said with a soft C, like Cilla)
Joseph
Fintan

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