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Thoughts on Patrick

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kmini Mon 02-Jan-17 14:20:37

Opinions on Patrick? Not too dated? A little common amongst my family, but that's because they are all a little fixated on their Irish heritage.

Our DS is Tom (Thomas Benedict on bc). Are we just being boring rather thank classic if we choose Patrick?

Not keen on Pat as a nickname, but like Paddy and Patch, so hopefully could steer everyone away from it.

Thoughts appreciated.

MikeUniformMike Mon 02-Jan-17 14:24:39

Love it. Patrick doesn't have to be shortened but Paddy and Patch are cute.

Titsalinabumsquash Mon 02-Jan-17 14:26:13

Love it! Not keen on Paddy or Patch though (Patch is an animals name imo!)

sleepachu Mon 02-Jan-17 14:27:40

What about Padraig/Padraic if you've Irish connections? Then nicknames can be paddy/patch/paudie.

Planetarymagic1 Mon 02-Jan-17 14:29:41

Love it

KoalaDownUnder Mon 02-Jan-17 14:35:17

Don't like it at all.

Three babies have been named Patrick in my friend/acquaintance group recently. Each time I've been secretly hmm.

I just hate the sound of it. (Sorry.)

EllaHen Mon 02-Jan-17 14:39:36

I love it. Also love Paddy and Patch as nn.

LadyMonicaBaddingham Mon 02-Jan-17 14:46:06

I think it's a lovely name.

BroomstickOfLove Mon 02-Jan-17 14:47:51

I think it's lovely.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Mon 02-Jan-17 14:50:58

Lovely name!

AgentCooper Mon 02-Jan-17 14:52:57

I love, love, love it. It's a name that's been in every generation of my family since forever. But there are currently three living Patricks in my family so I'll probably just use as a middle name if I get the opportunity!

JunebabyT Mon 02-Jan-17 14:53:24

I like it

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Mon 02-Jan-17 15:38:33

It's great, on my list for a boy one day.

Never heard of Patch as a nn before! I like it.

DramaAlpaca Mon 02-Jan-17 15:40:35

I love it.

It's DH's middle name, and also DS2's.

We used it as a middle name because although I love Patrick I don't like any of the diminutives.

Sophronia Mon 02-Jan-17 15:51:32

I love it, and it goes so well with Thomas.

Aquamarine1029 Mon 02-Jan-17 17:08:58

I've never liked Patrick and Pat as a nn is HORRIBLE. I know 2 people who named their son Patrick and always tried to prevent people from calling the boys "Pat." It didn't work and both couples regret choosing the name.

TheLivingAsheth Mon 02-Jan-17 17:10:28

I love it, but couldn't use it as surname also ends with "ick"

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 02-Jan-17 17:11:02

Love it.

Unfortunately I think you need to call him Paddy from the start as Pat is awful.

Paddy is fab though.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 02-Jan-17 17:13:50

Ds1 has a friend calked Patrick, known him from when they were little.....his little friends started called him,Patsy!...thereafter his mum and dad thought Paddy was great.

MiniMaxi Mon 02-Jan-17 17:31:28

I like it!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 02-Jan-17 17:43:03

Truly fabby, love Patch and Paddy equally.

Jooni Mon 02-Jan-17 20:59:48

Nice name. Paddy and Patch are good nns too.

buttercup54321 Mon 02-Jan-17 23:46:10

Love Patrick. Go for it xx

hoddtastic Mon 02-Jan-17 23:48:26

love it, was going to be DS2's name but changed mind at the last minute-

I also liked Fergus, Francis, Seamus, Tadhg, Declan.

SwedishEdith Tue 03-Jan-17 00:10:56

It's lovely. And I like Pat for a man (much more than for a woman).

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