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Can't decide or agree on a name for our baby boy and he's now three weeks old

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moveover15 Sat 10-Oct-15 12:03:53

My husband likes the name "Patrick James Cook" - I don't dislike it but I'm concerned that it may get shortened to Pat or Paddy which I'm not a fan of! Plus we're not Irish. My Grandmother was called Patricia and I like the fact that it's utilizing her name as she was lovely and I was very close to her. That being said she was called Pat!

We also like the name George but concerned that he'll go to school with lots of Georges and if we were lucky enough to have another baby and it were to be a girl - I've alWAYS LOVED the name Georgina "Geogie" as a little girls name.

I'm now feeling quite stressed as we really can't decide on a name! Please help all inspiration and suggestions appreciated!

SoupDragon Sat 10-Oct-15 12:04:45

Switch it round to James Partick?

StevieJo Sat 10-Oct-15 12:06:39

James Patrick Cook sounds lovely, congrats by the way he is absolutely darling

50ShadesofNope Sat 10-Oct-15 12:23:37

Yep, if you want to avoid the inevitable Pat then switch it to James Patrick. It's a lovely name smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 10-Oct-15 12:32:59

Aww he's so cute. I don't know why but when I saw him. I thought of the name Simon. How about Simon James Patrick.
But yes I agree James Patrick is lovely. But do be mindful that if you do give him the name Patrick even as a mn. He could opt to use this on a daily basis and also opt to go by Pat or Paddy. Or he could opt to use Jay Jim, or Jimmy. rather than James.
I don't want to make a hard decision even harder but these are all things you have to consider.

snuffykins Sat 10-Oct-15 12:33:38

He doesn't look like a Patrick. I like James though.

ImperialBlether Sat 10-Oct-15 12:40:44

He's gorgeous! James is a great first name so (as others have said) why not just swap to James Patrick?

moveover15 Sat 10-Oct-15 12:42:57

Thanks for the feedback - all name suggestions considered! As I'm finding it so hard! Which I know is ridiculous! We also have another little boy called Jack Alexander Cook who is now nearly 14 months old. What to people think of George Patrick? Or any other names thrown into mix???! Thanks again!

thunderbird69 Sat 10-Oct-15 12:46:58

James Cook - as in the explorer?

LittleBearPad Sat 10-Oct-15 12:50:15

Married to a Patrick. And it's a lovely name. He's rarely been called Pat. He is called Paddy and had been called Patch as a tiny boy. It's a great name

Gulsink Sat 10-Oct-15 13:14:04

Patrick is a lovely name. It was on the shortlist for our son. We have no Irish connection whatsoever.
Obviously it's very popular in Ireland but you don't need to be Irish to use it. St Patrick was from England and brought christianity to Ireland.

Gulsink Sat 10-Oct-15 13:34:35

If it's any help, Victor was also on our shortlist along with Patrick. I liked Vincent too but Partner wasn't so keen.

moveover15 Sat 10-Oct-15 14:14:59

So nobody's keen on "George Patrick" ????

Maplessglobe Sat 10-Oct-15 14:19:04

I think it was also because you said you like 'georgie' for a girl, OP.

If you want to avoid George, then James is lovely. I liked the suggestion of 'victor' up thread, too.
Any other names you're keen on?

NinkyNonky Sat 10-Oct-15 14:19:53

What about Rory Patrick? I'm like you, I'd rather use Georgina as a girl's name smile

Vixxfacee Sat 10-Oct-15 14:21:49

It sounds like you like and want George. You may not have a girl and if you do then you may not like the name then. Too many mays!

George Patrick is lovely. He looks like a little George. Congratulations.

mangocoveredlamb Sat 10-Oct-15 14:24:29

What about Giles?
Sort of James/George like without being either?

Branleuse Sat 10-Oct-15 14:30:56

He looks like a Patrick to me. I dont know any Patricks called Pat. Only Patricias

Branleuse Sat 10-Oct-15 14:31:27

and he is beautiful <3

ajandjjmum Sat 10-Oct-15 14:35:53

We finally decided with DS the day before he had to be registered - and he was known by a nickname until he was 2!

Whatever you choose, he'll grow into it, and you'll love it because it's 'him'.

FattyNinjaOwl Sat 10-Oct-15 14:37:23

Aww. You don't have to be Irish to use a predominantly Irish name. My DD is Bernadette.

But he is adorable and I looked and thought he looks like an Andrew. I don't know why! I like Andrew James Patrick though.

Doublebubblebubble Sat 10-Oct-15 14:43:39

What have you been calling him all of this time??... Have you tried calling him George, James etc out loud? What seems right to you.

He's very cute btw

TrinityForce Sat 10-Oct-15 14:47:06

He's beautiful smile congratulations!

George Patrick is lovely

PrincessMarcheline Sat 10-Oct-15 14:52:18

Paddy is cool. A real hipster name. I love it!

moveover15 Wed 21-Oct-15 08:27:22

Feeling rather anxious..... Maybe it's my hormones but feeling regretful and a little stressed and tearful :-(

My husband wanted to register our DS on Monday and I'd brought the date forward from the 2nd Nov to Oct 19th to encourage us to make a decision, albeit I was prepared to postpone it! But my husband didn't want to.

We named our darling little baby boy "George Patrick Cook" and on the way home the fairground was in our local town so we decided to take our other DS "Jack" to see it and sample a few of the little rides. Whilst we were there we bumped into three other children by the name of "George" all in the space of 30 minutes! I was left feeling Oh NO!!!! "We've made a mistake......:-( Although it's silly, I feel quite stressed and don't know what do as my husband and I can't agree on any other name, I feel I've gone for my second and third choice as my husband wont let me use the name I really like "Archie" Feeling like I need a hug and a kick up the bottom and or for someone to say..."It's your hormones everything is going to be fine with the name "George" Or suggest what I should do...Thanks in advance of your ears and suggestions ladies xxxx

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