A Patrick born in March? - FamilyEducation
A Patrick born in March?
11/21/2009 at 16:41 PM

My due date is March 19th. Patrick is one of the few boy names my husband and I both like and it works well with the middle name we've picked (Allen, a family name). Would it be a terrible thing to name our boy Patrick when he will be born so close, possibly even on, St. Patrick's Day? (We have only the tiniest bit of Irish blood.)

There are probably millions of boys/men named Patrick born in March. What do you view as being potentially a problem with this?

If you are afraid he'll be teased, don't worry about it. He will get teased. Everybody gets teased. Everybody needs to get over it.

If you like the name, choose it. I wldn't worry about the date so much. I think it's more likely that a kid wld get made fun of for his particular name, not for when he was given that name. Patrick is a fairly common boys name, so I wldn't be concerned about it. Just think how many parents name their December baby girls Noelle or Holly.

Thanks all! After asking around with family and friends, we're much more ok with it. Might not use it if the baby is born 2 days early, actually on St. Patrick's Day. But around the date, we're now ok with it.

I have a cousin born on St. Patrick's Day. His name is Patrick Allen McCoy. He has never had any problems with the name.

I love the name Patrick! Having Saint Name days are the best!