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Patrick, Christopher or Marcus?

56 replies

SoPrettyVacant · 04/05/2023 18:48

Hi!

Looking for a little help and opinions - we are having a surprise and we have decided definitely on our girl name and completely agree.

Now for the boys! I really love Patrick but DH says he doesn’t mind it (is less keen) and we both don’t like the Pat/Paddy nicknames. We both have Irish ancestry and it was my late grandad’s middle name which I think is lovely.
Christopher and Marcus I like a lot, DH really likes Marcus - he slightly prefers Marc but it’s too short with our surname.
But I can’t get over my love of the name Patrick!

His middle name would be David.

Any help? 😊 TIA!

OP posts:
shoopshoopdedoo · 04/05/2023 20:25

I love Patrick! Christopher is OK. I’m in the minority on this post but I really don’t like Marcus at all.

user12345678912334 · 04/05/2023 20:28

I love them all.
Marcus is strong and don't hear it much these days.
Christopher: I would shorten to Cit/Kit
Patrick: gorgeous. We have a Patch and a Paddy.
I work in a school and a lot of names are verboten for me. These are all fine.

LysHastighed · 04/05/2023 20:29

Christopher is lovely and now uncommon

Sewingdufus · 04/05/2023 20:29

I love Patrick.
I like Kit as a short form, I’m less keen on Christopher.
Marcus, just can’t warm to it.

They’re all great names and so is David as a second name, it works with all 3 choices.

RoseMartha · 04/05/2023 20:40

Marcus

Could you go with two middle names?
Such as
Marcus Patrick David?

DuchessOfSausage · 04/05/2023 20:40

Marcus Patrick Surname.
My favourite is Patrick but it might get shortened.
I like Christopher but Kit is too popular.

Gentlemenplease · 04/05/2023 20:47

Patrick. I have one and it has never once been pat or paddy by anybody.

You love the name so use it! You can't let yourself worry about what people may or may not call him. But paddy isn't a word that his peers will use I almost certain of it.

ladygindiva · 04/05/2023 20:51

I love Patrick, was on my list but never had a boy. I knew a Patrick that was nicknamed Patch, if your DH prefers that? I think it's cool. Marcus is a very nice name too though.

anormalperson · 04/05/2023 20:54

Love Patrick, Christopher is nice too, not a fan of Marcus.

LizzieBet14 · 04/05/2023 21:01

I chose Patrick as a middle name so nobody could shorten it....
I ended up choosing a name where I didn't mind the shortened version but nobody uses it! It's hard to second guess what people will do (& most of all the child themselves!!)

MsFrog · 04/05/2023 21:03

Another one here who has a Patrick, and it's never shortened. David is a lovely choice as well 🙂

Katherine1985 · 04/05/2023 21:20

Love Marcus

DoNutSweatTheSmallStuff · 04/05/2023 21:28

Love Marcus too!

YellowAndGreenToBeSeen · 04/05/2023 21:31

I adore Patrick. It’s such a great name - works for an adult or a kid. Love it. And I also adore Paddy.

Luredbyapomegranate · 04/05/2023 22:02

I love Patrick, most of the ones I know are just called Patrick.

Marcus is nice, Christopher is too, but Chris is so dull, and Kit getting v overused, Christy is nice though.

TheOtherHotstepper · 04/05/2023 22:04

Patrick is good.

If Marcus is dubious, what about Marius?

AussieKoala · 05/05/2023 01:01

Luredbyapomegranate · 04/05/2023 22:02

I love Patrick, most of the ones I know are just called Patrick.

Marcus is nice, Christopher is too, but Chris is so dull, and Kit getting v overused, Christy is nice though.

Surprised about Kit being overused - do you mean IRL or on mumsnet?

sevenbyseven · 05/05/2023 03:24

AussieKoala · 05/05/2023 01:01

Surprised about Kit being overused - do you mean IRL or on mumsnet?

Likewise! I don't think I've ever met a Kit, old or young.

user1492757084 · 05/05/2023 06:06

Patrick David is the most handsome.
Call him Patrick or Tricky

Next I love Christopher David - Chris or Christo or Christoph

Marcus does remind me of Marc..arse however I like the names Mark David or Mark Patrick or Mark Fitzwilliam (Mr Darcy like).

DuchessOfSausage · 05/05/2023 11:46

@AussieKoala , @sevenbyseven , Kit has soared in popularity
Babies called Kit in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com)
Babies called Christopher in England & Wales since 1996 (darkgreener.com)

I only know one adult Kit (Christopher) and one little boy (just Kit), but it is much loved on here, and it's probably one of those names that are more popular in some areas.

Baby Names in England & Wales

Find the perfect name for your baby or spot naming trends - explore the names chosen for babies in England and Wales since 1996.

https://names.darkgreener.com/#kit

SoPrettyVacant · 06/05/2023 21:51

Hi everyone

Thank you so much for all of your inputs - we’re going to stick with Patrick if it’s a boy, although we might change our mods again once he’s here, haha!

Thank you to everyone who replied, really appreciate it! x

OP posts:
CurlewKate · 07/05/2023 06:47

Great choice!

XBealtaine · 07/05/2023 06:50

Patrick or Marcus
Christopher is a bit more dated sounding (to me)

CurlewKate · 07/05/2023 06:53

Incidentally- it's important to remember that when the name Kit is said to be "soaring in popularity" it means that out of around 400000 baby boys born a year, 330 will be called Kit. So much less than 1 in every 1000.

BHRK · 07/05/2023 06:54

Patrick is the nicest, just never shorten it yourself and don’t allow other people to

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