Baby boy name troubles. Help.

My husband and I are having trouble agreeing on a name. As of right now he voided all of the names i love, [name]Connor[/name], [name]Jonas[/name], [name]Peyton[/name], [name]Wesley[/name] and [name]Weston[/name].

The ones he loves are [name]Henry[/name], [name]Drew[/name], and [name]Patrick[/name]. The only one I like out of his names is [name]Patrick[/name]. But I don’t love it.

What do you guys think about the name [name]Patrick[/name]?

[name]Patrick[/name] is nice, but not one of my personal favourites …
[name]How[/name] about some of these :
Turan (Etruscan god of love)
[name]Colin[/name] (adorable boy from The [name]Secret[/name] Garden book)
[name]Charles[/name] (brilliant, because he can be cute little [name]Charlie[/name], friendly [name]Charlie[/name] when older and [name]Charles[/name] at work/when he’s in trouble)
[name]Theodore[/name] (baby [name]Teddy[/name], [name]Theo[/name] when older)
[name]Oliver[/name] (nn [name]Ollie[/name])
[name]Leonard[/name] (nn [name]Leo[/name])
I hope that helped, and good luck!

[name]Hi[/name] there. :slight_smile: [name]Patrick[/name]. Hmm… I do like [name]Patrick[/name], but it feels less stylish to me than some of the other Irish names out there. (I do have to say that I’m not crazy about the potential “[name]Pat[/name]” nickname.)

Some more Irish names:

[name]Callum[/name] (Scottish)
[name]Finnian[/name] (nn [name]Finn[/name])
[name]Finnegan[/name] (nn [name]Finn[/name])
[name]Lachlan[/name] (it’s Scottish)

Other names you may like (surnames or names that sound like surnames):

[name]Parker[/name] (feels kind of dated already)

Good luck! :slight_smile:

What do you guys think about the name [name]Patrick[/name]?
I actually love the name [name]Patrick[/name] but I agree with [name]Jill[/name] that there are other Irish names that are more stylish. I also love [name]Henry[/name]. [name]Henry[/name] is amazing.

Maybe he would like [name]William[/name] nn [name]Liam[/name]. That way you get classic mixed with something fun and Irish.

Maybe a good compromise would be [name]Jack[/name]. Almost everybody likes that name. But it is very popular.

I love the names [name]Peter[/name], [name]Philip[/name], [name]Thomas[/name], [name]Nicholas[/name], [name]Oliver[/name], [name]Theodore[/name], and [name]James[/name]. You can look up classic names that your husband likes and see if there are International versions of the names that both of you like.


Of the 8 names you mentioned [name]Patrick[/name] is FAR and away my favorite. Others might call him [name]Pat[/name] but you can always call him [name]Patrick[/name].

I think it’s a wonderful name, handsome. Along with [name]Jack[/name] it’s the only other “common” name I’m considering for my son. But I completely sympathize if you don’t love the name. I’m learning how how it is to give up on a name when my husband vetoes a name I love.

Never like [name]Henry[/name]. Timeless to the point of being boring. Also, always hated and never understood the nickname [name]Hank[/name].
Know too many Conners
[name]Jonas[/name], [name]Peyton[/name], and [name]Weston[/name] are too trendy for me
[name]Wesley[/name] is too pretentious for me.
I really like [name]Drew[/name] but as a nickname for [name]Andrew[/name].

patrick is a bad name henry is one of my favorite names
peyton is a girls name to me
jonas way to popular jonas brothers and i know a boy with this name and at school they call him jon-ass it doesnt sound that apealing to me

Here is the nameberry list “Classic Boys’ Names”. These seem to fit your husband’s style and maybe you will like one of these more than [name]Patrick[/name]. If you both don’t love the name, then it’s not the right one.


I happen to love the name [name]Patrick[/name], do not like [name]Pat[/name] as a nickname or [name]Rick[/name].
I know a little boy named [name]Patrick[/name] and they call him “Patch” for short…I think that’s really cute and even “cooler” when he’s older.

I think [name]Patrick[/name] can be a handsome name, I just don’t think the nicknames like [name]Pat[/name], etc. are good. My fiance’s brother’s name is [name]Patrick[/name] [name]Shane[/name]. Everyone calls him [name]Pat[/name] at one point or another, even though he hates it, it just comes out b/c of the name.

I like the idea of Patch as a nickname … very cute.