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Angus, Patrick or Rowan?

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Katey2007 Tue 07-Jun-16 09:58:57

We have just found out that we are having another boy. We had lots of nice ideas for girls' names but are really struggling with boys' names. This happened with our little boy as well but we did find a name for him that we love that really suits him (Hamish.)
My hubby really likes Angus and I'm not keen on any of his others as they are a bit out there. This is definitely my favourite of his ideas.
We also like Rowan as we love the great outdoors and like nature inspired names, but Robin has been bagged by a close friend of ours.
I also like Patrick, but am not sure about this for a baby's name. It was my late father's name.
What are your thoughts on those names for a wee baby boy?
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Raines100 Tue 07-Jun-16 10:17:29

Angus is a cow's name.
Love the other two.

PatriciaHolm Tue 07-Jun-16 10:22:01

I always think of Rowan as a girls name!

Allalonenow Tue 07-Jun-16 10:23:42

I like Patrick very much, and think it would be lovely to use your Dad's name.
Paddy is a sweet nn for a little boy.
Also, the whole world parties on his name day!!

I'm not keen on Angus, and don't like Rowan at all.

squoosh Tue 07-Jun-16 10:39:09

Patrick. Great name.

pinocchiosnose Tue 07-Jun-16 10:47:27

I love the name Patrick, I couldn't use it because of my surname. Not keen on Angus and I also usually think of Rowan as a girls name.

EDisFunny Tue 07-Jun-16 10:50:58

I don't like the name Rowan at all, for a girl or boy, it sounds so weak.

Angus goes well with Hamish, keeping up the Scottish feel.

Patrick is a fine, middle of the road name.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 07-Jun-16 11:56:26

Angus is excellent with Hamish.

Rowan is okay.

I really dislike Patrick (sorry).

crayfish Tue 07-Jun-16 12:18:25

Angus for me but my DS's name is very similar so I love it. If we had another DS he would be Hamish.

Rowan is a weird one, I'm not sure how to pronounce it. Is the 'Row' part like 'row row row your boat' or 'Row' to rhyme with cow?

Patrick is nice but I don't like Pat or Paddy so that would put me off. It has more specific religious connotations too which may be relevant depending where you live (I'm in Glasgow which is why I say that).

ThroughThickAndThin01 Tue 07-Jun-16 12:19:43

Angus is lovely.

I can't stand Pat, so would avoid Patrick myself (although I like Paddy)

LaurieLemons Tue 07-Jun-16 12:20:10

I like Patrick I think it would suit him through all ages as well

I don't like Angus and Rowan is ok but a bit of a mouthful?

n0ne Tue 07-Jun-16 12:24:43

I adore Angus - cute on a little one, manly on a grown man. Too many Rowans running about. Patrick is nice but nothing special.

BlueDove Tue 07-Jun-16 12:52:07

Patrick - I like it.
Rowan - is okay.
Angus - I hate it.

Patrick... smile

Sophronia Tue 07-Jun-16 13:00:44

Angus or Patrick. I prefer Rowan on a girl.

cosmicglittergirl Tue 07-Jun-16 13:03:22

I love Angus. Goes very well with Hamish.

frobskottle Tue 07-Jun-16 13:10:25

what about Padraig?

frobskottle Tue 07-Jun-16 13:10:45

(I like Angus best though out of your choices!)

LadyAntonella Tue 07-Jun-16 13:15:21

I like Rowan best but think it's becoming quite popular (if MN is anything to go by - I don't know any in RL except Rowan Atkinson who I once saw in Cafe Nero thank you very much <smug>).

For that reason I'd go with Angus. I'm not terribly keen on Patrick (though I'm Irish) and really don't like the nn Paddy for some reason.

How about Ronan? Still Irish and similar to Rowan.

LadyAntonella Tue 07-Jun-16 13:16:07

Not terribly keen on Padraig either fwiw.

BlueDove Tue 07-Jun-16 13:16:38

I agree with Lady - Ronan would be lovely smile

squoosh Tue 07-Jun-16 13:21:09

Ronan has been forever soiled by Ronan Keating.

Marmighty Tue 07-Jun-16 13:21:16

What about Rohan?

squoosh Tue 07-Jun-16 13:21:40

Actually that should be the name of his next album 'Forever Soiled' by Ronan Keating.

LadyAntonella Tue 07-Jun-16 13:22:26

Terribly sorry squoosh, in far too hip to know who Ronan Keating is... I have no idea what you're on about. wink grin

LadyAntonella Tue 07-Jun-16 13:23:17

grin at "forever soiled".

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