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What do you think of "Patrick James Cook"?

(43 Posts)
moveover15 Fri 09-Oct-15 23:37:29

I came up with the name Patrick for our second little boy when I Was about six months pregnant; after looking though a baby names book. My Granny was called Patricia and I was very close to her & I felt Patrick was the male version of her name. However, I've been worried about the name as I'm now thinking there is a chane it could be shortened to Pat, Paddy or even Patch. All of which I seriously don't like. Even my Granny was called Pat!

We have also considered the name George because; if baby had been a little girl, I'd have call her Georgina & Georgie for short. However, this also concerns me as there is a chance we may have a third baby and if we were to hit the Jack pot and have a little girl - I'd go for Georgina!

Now stressed out with naming our little boy who is now three weeks old & is the un- named soldier!

Hope you might be able to help! Many thanks, Ruth

MrsJoyless Fri 09-Oct-15 23:50:00

Congratulations on your lovely boy. I like the names a lot. Could you nickname him PJ?

Peaceloveandpartyrings Fri 09-Oct-15 23:52:29

Is Tricky a nickname for Patrick? It needs to be.
Otherwise PJ is cute! Congrats on your lovely baby boy.

Peaceloveandpartyrings Fri 09-Oct-15 23:53:01

Also need to know where that gorgeous tractor outfit is from!

AnnaMarlowe Fri 09-Oct-15 23:56:28

Your son is gorgeous.

I hesitate to suggest this in the face of such lovely pictures but I always think you have to be careful with a name that can be construed as a verb. Especially if some unkind future schoolmate were to change the Cook to Cock for example. (Sorry)

James Patrick Cook is lovely though.

wigglesrock Sat 10-Oct-15 00:22:17

It's a lovely name, one of my dds goes to school with a Patrick (it's never shortened). I have a relative called it too, his is never shortened either my granny would have clipped the ear of anyone that tried Congratulations - he's gorgeous

sleepyelectricsheep Sat 10-Oct-15 00:28:19

"Is Tricky a nickname for Patrick"

I used to know a Patrick NN Tricky many years ago.

BreeVDKamp Sat 10-Oct-15 00:30:16

I adore the name Patrick. Underused but still a name everyone knows. Gorgeous!

He is so so sooooooo scrumptious, congratulations!

helentheheron Sat 10-Oct-15 01:30:04

Och he is just lovely! Another vote for PJ or Tricky (I may be a little biased about the first option..). Congratulations! flowers

lrb978 Sat 10-Oct-15 02:03:39

Just a small warning re: Patrick. My ds has it as his middle name and has suffered a fair bit of teasing due to the character Patrick Sea-Star in Spongebob. Hopefully Spongebob will be forgotten about before your ds gets to that age, but a note of caution. (Although you also have St. Patrick and Sir Patrick Moore amongst others to counteract it with). Having said that, I love the name grin.

If you are unsure though, could you go for George, and call a daughter Patricia, instead?

Congratulations on your gorgeous boy.

CactusAnnie Sat 10-Oct-15 02:08:05

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FakaP Sat 10-Oct-15 02:25:27

Patrick is my most fav name ever.

PJ a good nickname

LadyStark Sat 10-Oct-15 04:29:25

I love the name Patrick but the ck sound followed by C of cook makes it sound clunky to my ears.

George sounds great though. Congratulations flowers

Micah Sat 10-Oct-15 05:27:22

I think of James cook, the man who found Australia. If you ever go to the delightful town of Middlesbrough it's the name of the hospital.

Why would having a girl be "hitting the jackpot"? Boys aren't the consolation prize, having a healthy baby is hitting the jackpot, regardless of sex.

DesertorDessert Sat 10-Oct-15 06:27:33

My first thoughts were Captain James Cook also.
Patrick is a fairly common name in out family. One is Paddy, the others keep Patrick.

Congrats on your new arrival

MartinRohdesBellybuttonFluff Sat 10-Oct-15 06:37:17

Congratulations, he's beautiful! Lovely name, go for it wink

BikeRunSki Sat 10-Oct-15 06:38:37

I know 2 Patricks who are 9/10 and are just called Patrick. It's also my dn's middle name. I think is a great name, and I like Paddy and Patch.

Sophronia Sat 10-Oct-15 10:48:18


Patrick is a great name and doesn't always need to be shortened.

Lilipot15 Sat 10-Oct-15 10:50:03

Lovely name

Lilipot15 Sat 10-Oct-15 10:50:48

Oh and congratulations, what a lovely boy!

mrsschu Sat 10-Oct-15 11:21:12

Patrick is a great name and underused now. I know plenty of them (in Ireland), some have their names shortened, others don't. PJ is a cute nn and might avoid the Pat/Paddy options (which are rubbish IMO).

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sat 10-Oct-15 11:36:29

What about Ricky?

Along the lines of tricky.

If you always call him Patrick, others will follow suit.


Peaceloveandpartyrings Sat 10-Oct-15 12:57:36

Ricky is clever, hadn't thought of that!
My DS is James and I don't like Jamie, so I just always refer to him at James. People soon catch on.

celtictoast Sat 10-Oct-15 15:06:34

There's quite a lot of c and k sound in PatriCK CooK.

Also I thought of Captain James T. Kirk.

UntilTheCowsComeHome Sat 10-Oct-15 15:47:50

Your DS is gorgeous, he needs a gorgeous name. Patrick is not a gorgeous name. All of the nicknames for it are horrible too.

I agree with a pp that James Patrick Cook sounds much nicer.

JP Cook, so cool. smile

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