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Patrick-how many do you know?

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higgidypiesarethebusiness Sat 23-May-15 07:12:52

I love this name and have never met a little one named it.
But I've also never met a little Henry or Reuben and apparently these names are v popular.

So IRL how many little Patricks do you know?

MuttonCadet Sat 23-May-15 07:14:43

I think in Ireland it's the law that every family has to have one. wink

ItsRainingInBaltimore Sat 23-May-15 07:15:15

I have a Patrick, he is 16. I know only one other and he is 23.

farmerslife Sat 23-May-15 07:15:15

I know one x

ItsRainingInBaltimore Sat 23-May-15 07:16:54

I have also known a handful of Henrys who are all in their late teens or early twenties, but I am aware that is now super-popular for babies. Don't know any Reubens.

littleostrich Sat 23-May-15 07:17:17

Two. One aged 26, and another about 18. Both get shortened to Pat, though.

mummybare Sat 23-May-15 07:20:24

I know one in his 30s known as Ricky. I like it. It was on the shortlist when naming DS.

BertrandRussell Sat 23-May-15 07:23:29

I have one. He's 14. There's one the year above him at school, but that's the first one he's come across outside Iteland. Lovely. Lovely name. My only sadness is that the second he was old enough he rejected the cutesy shortenings we used when he was small and insisted on his whole name.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Sat 23-May-15 07:23:55

I don't move in baby circles so can't say whether there are any young Patricks in SE London currently! My son who is 21 had a Patrick in his year at school (Irish family living in London). I think it's a great name.

BertrandRussell Sat 23-May-15 07:24:23

I think that according to the stats it's declining in popularity.

Back2Two Sat 23-May-15 07:24:39

We have one (half Irish family)
I love it (of course !) Ours is 6 and I know a 40 year old as well

SanityClause Sat 23-May-15 07:28:13

I know an 11yo Patrick. I know his father's side of the family are Irish.

I also know one 11yo Reuben, and many Henrys.

shinysparklythings Sat 23-May-15 07:30:06

I teach secondary and there are lots of Patricks in the school, 2 are English the rest are Patryk as they are Polish.

Ilovenannyplum Sat 23-May-15 07:32:36

My DP is Patrick
I never ever shorten it to Pat and I hate it when other people do hmm

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 23-May-15 07:34:18

Quite a few of all ages. DH is Irish and our local community has quite a lot of ties . I wanted it if I had a boy . Great name.

Hamsolo Sat 23-May-15 07:45:52

Two. One aged 30, one aged 4. It's a cool name, I think.

tumbletumble Sat 23-May-15 07:46:41

The only Patricks I know are adults.

Koalafications Sat 23-May-15 07:47:13


BikeRunSki Sat 23-May-15 07:50:24

I only know one, who'll be in his late 50s or so now. I met one on holiday a few years ago who was 5 - will be about 9 or 10 now. I think it is FANTASTIC name and I suggest it every time there is a thread asking for suggestions for boys' names. That and Amos.

BikeRunSki Sat 23-May-15 07:51:16

Forgot to say - I know a lot of children under 7 - and several Henrys and Rubens.

mooth Sat 23-May-15 07:53:23

My DH is called Patrick. It's a lovely name.

Sundaysmumisfullofwine Sat 23-May-15 07:55:46

I have a 19 mo Patrick. Not met any others but aware of a few younger ones (mostly in Irish families though)

PiecesOfCake Sat 23-May-15 07:57:11

My wonderful Dad (Irish). I love the name.

PiecesOfCake Sat 23-May-15 07:58:28

Sorry, I missed the 'little' bit <buries head back in coffee>

Tequilashotsfor1 Sat 23-May-15 07:58:32

I'm Irish decent so know loads and even have an uncle paddy.

I teach swimming and know lots of three year old Henry's and Reuben's

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