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Tadhg and Patrick

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zoomtothespoon Sat 19-Mar-16 09:54:23

Hey everyone

I'm very early days with DC3 but agreeing a name with DC2 took us so long (we just hated each other's suggestions and only really agreed a girls name) I'm starting to think early.

I'm a mix or British, Mediterranean and Arabic and my DH has an Irish parent (born and raised in Ireland)

Our DC's have taken more after my dark features

I really really really hated the name that he was absolutely set on for a boy, and thought that if it turned out DC2 was a boy then I would just flat out refuse it after the birth. I wasn't about to carry a child for 9 months, give birth then be bullied into naming the baby something I hated. ( he was relentless with the suggestion- it was the only name for him and he absolutely loves it).

The name he loved was Jackson and I'm worried he's going to suggest it again, so need lots of names to throw back at him!

I'm really loving Tadhg at the moment, and have a little soft spot for Patrick!

Can anyone else suggestion other names along those lines, that would appeal to someone who likes Jackson? (DH is very like the SOA character, accept not a gang member... I hope wink)

Also, do you think children that we could get away with giving our DC an Irish name?

zoomtothespoon Sat 19-Mar-16 09:55:13

I should add- he wanted to spell it Jaxon and my only provisional agreement was that it was to be spelled Jackson

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Mar-16 10:32:35

Good call vetoing the Jaxon spelling.

I like both Tadhg and Patrick.

AutumnRose1988 Sat 19-Mar-16 11:21:10

Is Tadhg pronounced like the first syllable of tiger? If so, I like it :-) Patrick isn't for me and not a fan of the nickname Paddy. My vote is with Tadhg :-)

Trollicking Sat 19-Mar-16 11:27:23

I like Patrick a lot. It's a great name. I'm not keen on Tadhg and I don't mind Jackson. <<not helpful>>

They are all very different names.

DementedUnicorn Sat 19-Mar-16 11:28:41

I love Tadgh smile

babyblabber Sat 19-Mar-16 15:06:26

I always suggest this but how about Senan? Lovelyvirish name and I guess not a million miles from Jaxon?!!

sarahja99 Sat 19-Mar-16 15:15:19

I love Patrick. Don't know how to pronounce Tadhg and wouldn't be keen on using this outside of Ireland. Do not like Jackson and Jaxson is awful! (IMO) What about Aidan?

Biscuitsneeded Sat 19-Mar-16 15:19:37

My DS has a friend called Tadhg (in England). It's a nice name but the problem is no other parents can spell it. It must irritate his Irish mother a lot! So on that basis I'd go with Patrick (which I think is v sweet). Or Patrick Tadhg, so only he needs to know how to spell it!

Narp Sat 19-Mar-16 15:20:41

Patrick - great, underused name

Other suggestions:


zoomtothespoon Sat 19-Mar-16 15:47:06

It's pronounced 'tige' like the first syllable of tiger

Thank you for your responses. I think my only issue with Tadhg is, as a PP said, the use of it out of Ireland and possibly a lifetime of writing 'my name is pronounce tige'

Thank you for the Senan suggestion, my first cousin has a very similar name (turkish) so we wouldn't be able to use that

YellowPirate Sat 19-Mar-16 15:47:42

I have a Patrick and I think it's wonderful! We get a lot of compliments on his name and I so pleased we chose it. I have an Irish grandparent and other connection, but I don't think you have to be Irish to use it.

I love Tadhg too, but think it would be tricky here and constantly spelt wrong. I'm a historian and found it spelled Teige (or Tiege, can't remember off hand) in a 17th century Irish manuscript once, which makes the pronunciation a little more obvious.

I'm with you on Jackson - don't like it at all!

Olbersparadox Sat 19-Mar-16 17:36:49

I'm not keen on Jackson it sounds like it should be a surname. But it could work.
I really do not like Patrick. I would pick Jackson over Patrick.

Tadhg is too strange for me. I wanted to pronounce the d, then the g. Imagine you son would have to live with that for the rest of his life. What's the point?

Personally I would go for something else

Luke/ Luca

IoraRua Sat 19-Mar-16 19:21:07

Tadhg is a fabulous name, as are Patrick Senan. Honestly as someone who has an Irish name, people learn to spell and say it right. There's a zillion Aoife and Niamh recommendations on here so people manage to cope with some Irish names. Also - if you pick an Irish name keep to the recognised spelling.

Other name suggestions: Daragh, Niall, Fiach, Ciar, Ciaran, Cillian, Eoin.

BertieBeatle Sat 19-Mar-16 19:25:57

Tadhg is a brilliant name. You would only need to tell people once how to pronounce it once and it's not hard to spell as it's only short.

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 19-Mar-16 19:58:23

Just popped back to suggest Torin. I loved it when I was pregnant but didn't use it as baby is a girl.

Sgoinneal Sat 19-Mar-16 22:00:16

Patrick is lovely, and Senan too. Also love Malachy but wouldn't have been brave enough to use it, really do like the sound of it though.

For Irish names what about:

Minniemagoo Sat 19-Mar-16 22:18:28

Jarlath is an Irish saint

squoosh Sat 19-Mar-16 22:24:07

I don't really like Tadhg. I've never known one who wasn't completely gormless.

I love Patrick though. Jackson is okay but Jaxon is an abomination.

What about Ultan? That's a cool Irish name that you don't often come across, wouldn't present any pronunciation or spelling issues either? I was reminded of it when I saw the very cute Ultan Dillane playing against Scotland today.

Pixilicious Sat 19-Mar-16 22:39:19

LOVE Tadhg, sounds really cool and we have a Patrick so obviously like that too. And Paddy for a shortening is cool and not common.

PointlessUsername Sat 19-Mar-16 22:48:25

Jaxon I quite like.

How about
Malachy is nicer than malachi imo.

Damselindestress Sun 20-Mar-16 08:28:56

No idea how to pronounce Tadhg. I think he would be constantly explaining it and correcting it to people who aren't Irish, which would be frustrating for a child. Patrick is nice. Jackson is ok but sounds more like a surname. Good call on vetoing Jaxon!

MuttonCadet Sun 20-Mar-16 08:47:39

Padragh (apologies if I've spelled that wrong)

Love Patrick, that's what I'd be pushing for.

TheGirlOnTheLanding Sun 20-Mar-16 08:51:21

I like Tadhg better than Patrick. I also don't mind Jackson (reminds me if the Jackson Brodie books, and surnamey forenames are quite normal up here in Scotland) but definitely not with an x. You shouldn't use it if you don't like it though, no matter how much your DH does. How do you feel about other surnamey names - Nolan, Finlay, Brodie, etc?

Minniemagoo Sun 20-Mar-16 08:54:35

Was just thinking Lorcan is another similar sounding name

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