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Patrick or George?
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:30 AM
I'd love to hear whether you prefer Patrick or George, and why?
Thanks very much!
Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:30 AM
Very hard as I LOVE both and they are on my list for my new bub if it is a boy.
If you have Irish connections I would be tempted to go with Patrick.
George is much more of an English name but a great one at that.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:39 AM
I've known some wonderful George's in my time, I love it.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:54 AM
Two great names OP.
George I think.... simply because as an ex Catholic schoolgirl I have known 8 gazillion Patricks!
George is a wonderful masculine name.
Plus it gives the perfect opportunity to link this by Joyce Grenfell a largely forgotten comic genius, my mother (who spoke with a similar accent and was a prep teacher) had several of her recordings and would often say "George. Don't do that!" to keep herself sane at work!
Edited by countrymel, 22 February 2013 - 07:55 AM.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:02 AM
George - I love it!
It's one of my favourite boy's name and very much under used.
I've only come across 1 boy named George in the last 15 years as opposed to several Patricks.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:08 AM
I love Patrick, just because its a name on my list,
It's quite a strong manly name.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:08 AM
No reason why, just really dislike George, Georgie, Georgia.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:13 AM
Patrick - my favourite great uncle went by the name Patrick. I absolutely adored him growing up. If i ever have a son he will be Patrick Arthur.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:49 AM
Patrick by a mile! Such a strong, handsome name....and Paddy as a nickname is too cute.
George Clooney aside, I just don't think that name has fully transitioned out of "old geezer" mode.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:01 AM
I prefer Patrick. George sounds like an older man's name to me.
Although, having said that, I know both a Patrick and a George and both are great people.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:09 AM
Patrick. Definitely Patrick.
I've known young men named it, but all Eastern European chain-smokers. The rest were mostly Greeks/ex-Soviet Bloc guys in their 50s at least. I don't associate it as a British name, particularly. It lets you rest up for a surname like Ankundinov or Kanzantzakis.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:11 AM
Two gorgeous names!!!
Patrick only edges it for me because I love it and love Paddy too.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:18 AM
I really love both.
I think George if you want something less common as Patrick seems to be quite popular.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:30 PM
Definitely George. Timeless... suits all ages. They are usually nice people. Lots of Patrick's around and I don't go much on Paddy unless you are Irish and have the accent to say it.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:15 PM
Patrick for me. No particular reason.
My (Russian) friend has a George, so I see it as European not British per se.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:17 PM
Not as keen on George. Seems a bit old-fashioned to me, although I know it's a classic name.
Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:30 PM
Patrick is my life-long swoon name. And I've known or met Patrick's across 5 generations.
George seems to have been very popular at times and then little used at others. So it's a waxer and a waner rather than a real 'steady'.
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