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mcswaz Wed 27-Apr-16 09:25:12

Help! We already have a Patrick and have found out we're expecting another boy. We'd chosen a name but my sister gave birth last week and (unbeknown to her) 'our' name is on her short-list. Our criteria:

Unusual but not too 'out-there'
I'm Irish and like Irish names, but husband is concerned about difficulties with spelling/pronunciation
Nothing too traditionally 'English' - George, William, Giles etc just don't do it for me
We're thinking of Etienne as a middle name so something that goes with that would be good.
Nothing beginning with a B - surname begins with a B and it's just too much

We'd both agreed on:

Luke Etienne (Luke is the name that my sister might pinch!)

I like (although the husband needs convincing):


LadyAntonella Wed 27-Apr-16 09:30:45

I love Rory and Hugh. I actually far prefer them to Luke, though Luke is nice.

I like Ronan, Eoin / Owen & Michael (is Michael Irish)?? I'm not that keen on Finn really and there are a lot of them, if that bothers you.

Sgoinneal Wed 27-Apr-16 09:40:05


mcswaz Wed 27-Apr-16 09:59:51

I LOVE Rory - need to convince the husband. I think I probably prefer Hugh to Luke myself (slightly) but he's less keen.

Patrick and Hugh?
Patrick and Rory?
Patrick and Luke?


OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 27-Apr-16 10:50:42

I think Lucas goes better than Luke tbh but appreciate you still cant use it if your sister goes for Luke.

Patrick and Sean/Shaun
Patrick and Shay
Patrick and Ciaran/Ciar
Patrick and Moir
Patrick and Conrad
Patrick and Cormac

I think I like Hugh and Rory better than Luke/Lucas too.

Sophronia Wed 27-Apr-16 10:57:39

I like Luke and Hugh. Not keen on Rory or Finn.

mamalovebird Wed 27-Apr-16 11:04:34

I like Patrick & Finn

My friend has a Patrick and Victor.

wigglesrock Wed 27-Apr-16 12:38:41

Patrick and Dara
Patrick and Peter
Patrick and John
Patrick and Lorcan
Patrick and Myles
Patrick and Hugo
Patrick and Dominic
Patrick and Leo
Patrick and Joseph
Patrick and Senan
Patrick and Damian
Patrick and Cathal
Patrick and Niall

I know a lot of Patricks grin. I quite like Hugh, I know a little one, it took me a while to warm to the name, was very old fashioned when I was growing up but it's really grown on me. Luke is nice but I know loads.

BlueChampagne Wed 27-Apr-16 13:11:13

Aidan or Brendan

BlueChampagne Wed 27-Apr-16 13:12:14

OK, scrap Brendan - just noticed the B surname bit. But Brendan Behan???

mcswaz Wed 27-Apr-16 13:14:36

How is Moir pronounced? Excuse my ignorance...

Victor - I like that!

I also love Leo - wish we'd had it as a middle name for Patrick.

Thanks all!

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 27-Apr-16 13:24:20

Moir is Moyerr - sort off - it's funny trying to describe how something sounds.

so, moy like soy and something between ir (as in whir) and err but said as one word.

OneMagnumisneverenough Wed 27-Apr-16 13:25:27

It came to my head as I knew someone who's first name was Hugh but he went by his middle name which was Moir.

cecilelliott Tue 03-May-16 22:15:30

Patrick and Ewan?
Patrick and Cillian?

I would avoid Finn-very popular at the moment!

Good luck!

ChocolateStash Tue 03-May-16 22:22:52

Michael or Mike

Winterbiscuit Tue 03-May-16 23:20:14

I like Luke, Victor and Leo, and Hugh is quite nice too.

Not so keen on Rory or Finn.

ButterflyOfFreedom Tue 03-May-16 23:29:14

First thought was Elliott (though probably not with your chosen middle name!).

I like Luke & Finn but think Hugo goes best with Patrick.

Also like Ciaran, Aidan, Owen, Cormac and Shay.

Other suggestions:

LittleBlueRidingBoot Wed 04-May-16 07:55:25


Flopsyhopsy Wed 04-May-16 16:10:06

Patrick and


butteredmuffin Wed 04-May-16 21:00:17


YellowPirate Thu 05-May-16 07:03:17

We have a Patrick too and we are struggling with a 2nd boys name (although we don't know the sex at the moment). Top choice at the moment is Francis. We also like Aidan and Owen. I would have Gabriel and Michael in my list if they hadn't been used in the family already.

Following with interest!

KayTee87 Thu 05-May-16 17:35:18

I like

jamenhej Thu 05-May-16 17:36:29

Years and years ago I knew brothers called Alastair and Patrick, always thought that went nicely together.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Thu 05-May-16 17:37:31


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