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#1 MissLouise

Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:30 AM

hi all
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.

#3 fancie shmancie

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:39 AM


I've known some wonderful George's in my time, I love it.

#4 HRH Countrymel

Posted 22 February 2013 - 07:54 AM

Ooooh!  Tricky...

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.

#5 feralangel

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.

#6 MrsRadiant

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.

#7 Bel Rowley

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:08 AM

Patrick for me, but I like George too.

#8 PattiODoors

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:16 AM

I love Patrick and I love Paddy for a nickname.

#9 Therese

Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:36 AM



Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Patrick definitely!

No reason why, just really dislike George, Georgie, Georgia.

#11 Peppery

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.

#12 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:15 AM

George, with Clooney as a middle name.....sigh......

#13 HRH Countrymel

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 22/02/2013, 10:15 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
George, with Clooney as a middle name.....sigh......

You want to name your boy after his Dad there OGM?

#14 ~Mintie~

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

I prefer Patrick, it's my boy's middle name original.gif

#15 kerilyntaryn

Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:39 AM

Patrick a good strong name

#16 baddmammajamma

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.

#17 Sui-yat

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.

#18 la di dah

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. wink.gif

#19 tres-chic

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:11 AM

Two gorgeous names!!!

Patrick only edges it for me because I love it and love Paddy too.

#20 Guest_Sunnycat_*

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.

#21 Mummy2RyanandAlex

Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:22 AM

I love George. I have an Alex George  wub.gif

#22 KJ104

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.

#23 lynneyours

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.

#24 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:17 PM

Love Patrick

Not as keen on George.  Seems a bit old-fashioned to me, although I know it's a classic name.

#25 Gudrun

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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