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I love the name Patience! I think it is beautiful and sweet.
Crystal_Wolf  4/25/2021
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It sounds super sweet and gentle!
Janessa2542  4/20/2021
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I have a one year old called Patience. It’s quite unusual in the UK and gets a lot of compliments (and some silences!). I don’t plan to shorten it and hope she decides not to. It took us a long while to have her so the name felt fitting, I also love the Guns n Roses song! Her seven year old brother is called Ernest and that doesn’t get shortened by me, though his dad and a few family members call him ‘Ernie’ he doesn’t like it (neither do I!) and he corrects them himself. I love that both names are old fashioned but still uncommon. I don’t mind the mixed opinions on them as it means they are not boring! Whenever I hear what people call their babies, I often have to feign interest in hearing yet another baby called the same thing!
Natasha N  3/21/2021
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The first time I heard this name I was struck by how pretty it sounded. It's not a name you hear everyday so this intrigued me. I love it. I would definitely name a girl this.
StormySundae  3/3/2021
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I love Patience for a name, I think it's beautiful. As a feminist, I can somewhat understand where the comments about the name being a “sexist” option for girls are coming from, since women shouldn't have to be patient for anything if they don't want to be. However, I disagree with the idea of it being “sexist”, but rather gently encouraging an admirable virtue.
Also, my (real) name is Breathe, and I've received some “Just breathe, Breathe!” jokes and puns many times, so I can understand the concern for someone named Patience getting teased or made fun of. However, for me, at least, even though I've heard plenty of jokes about my name, it's always been in a positive light, in that they mean no harm, but rather a little humor, and I'm obviously used to it by now, so it doesn't bother me too much anymore. Besides, I love my name! Hah. And I'm sure a girl with the name Patience would love her beautiful name, as well.
Breathe J.  1/12/2021
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Out of all the virtue names, this has to be one of my favorites. It has a very gentle pronunciation.
noisynora  1/8/2021
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Patience Ann McIntyre sang "Tonight You Belong to Me" with her sister Prudence.
tangledeva  12/9/2020
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Lol, all of the Patience's I know are very impatient.
Anders1234  9/28/2020
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Not that I hate the name, but what if Patience isn’t patient?
Bubbles293739  7/16/2020
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Patience is a rather sexist thing to name a kid, as it's almost always used for girls.
MSW  1/21/2020
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Nurse Patience "Patsy" Mount is a character on the show 'Call the Midwife', which is a BBC period drama series about a group of nurse midwives working in the East End of London in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
Lumi  11/19/2019
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This is a very pretty name, but I have a bad association.
― Anonymous User  9/4/2019
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Hmmm, I'm undecided. On one hand, it has a very pretty sound. On the other, it would lead to a lot of bad puns- that would be a definite caveat. The meaning is great, though: Patience is one of the most helpful virtue names. Still, it would really be unfortunate if she wasn't patient.
Hummingbird Brook  10/12/2018
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Patience is a common name where I'm from, so it doesn't sound very weird to me. I still don't like it though.
kayisforkeen  8/22/2018
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I once knew a woman of this name. I thanked her for something one day, saying, "Thanks, Patience, you're a virtue." (I did it by email, so I don't know what her reaction was. She didn't answer, anyhow. (Probably the first time she heard it that day!).
Kosta  4/20/2018
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Patience Abbe was a best-selling author as a tween & teen. The daughter of James Abbe, a photographer, and Polly Shorrock, a Ziegfeld girl, Patience Abbe was born in Paris to her globetrotting parents.
cutenose  1/28/2017
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My name is Patience. That is why I wanted to look it up. I personally think my name is not a very good one and I go by my middle just for that reason. Other people when I tell them my name, say it is very pretty. I do not think so. Mostly because I get my name from the word and the song. It is annoying having people say " Patience be patient"!
RavenClawRain  11/27/2016
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Patience is my favourite virtue name. I love its elegance and simple beauty. I hope this name will make a comeback.
HerculePoirot  10/18/2016
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The name Patience was given to 237 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/15/2016
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Attested to 1595 in england. http://dmnes.org/name/Patience.
earthnut  6/7/2016
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Patience: not a fan of it as a name at all and I'm thrilled to see it off the charts. I can only hope it remains off.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2016
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Naming a child Patience has to be really ironic. What child has perfect Patience?

This name is really dumb. If anything, it makes more sense for a stripper. And by next year I won't be surprised if it disappears from the charts; it has declined rapidly.
― Anonymous User  12/25/2015
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Lady Patience is a character in Robin Hobb's 'The Realm of the Elderlings' series of novels. She is the widow of the late King-in-Waiting Chivalry.
Feorsteorra  7/24/2015
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In the 2002 tv show 'Firefly', Patience is the leader of the moon known as Whitefall. She is notorious for having shot Malcolm Reynolds.
Feorsteorra  7/24/2015
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I don't care about the "Be patient, Patience!" jokes, because this name is so elegant and beautiful. I love a lot of Puritan names (such as Grace, Promise, Mercy, Felicity, Desire, Infinity), but Patience is my #1.
heidbz  5/20/2015
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My name is Patience and I get a lot of compliments on my name. Yes, when I was younger almost everyone teased me saying "Be patient Patience" and I still do sometimes at school when the teacher says "I am losing my Patience." when he/she are frustrated with the class and my classmate would reply "No, she is right here." I am the only Patience in my school and people always say they wish their name is Patience (:
cherry447  3/24/2014
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This name is not nice at all! I hate when people turn plain English words into names! Ugh!
dizzydoll  4/16/2012
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I think Patience is pretty, but I adore the Spanish version, Paciencia :) Just beautiful.
willarose93  10/16/2011
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Some people might say this is a little old-fashioned. Well, it is, but I still like it. :P
Joy12  4/27/2011
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This is such a weird name.
Chrila96  9/10/2010
2
One of few virtue names that I actually like (the others being Hope and Verity). I think it's a pretty word to begin with, not to mention a really admirable virtue. Sure, there might be a *couple* jokes about being patient/impatient growing up, but I don't think they'll be nearly as damaging as jokes made about girls named, say, Chastity or Honour ("on her"). I also love the song by Guns 'N' Roses, which adds to my liking for the name.
erb816  7/25/2010
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It seems a lot of people are overly concerned about the teasing potential, but they're only the people who have never met a Patience. I know two girls named Patience and neither were teased, one is still school aged.

Patience is a virtue, not just a random 'word name'. It has been used as a name for a long time.
vomiting  5/13/2010
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I like it. It's simple and traditional. And if the kid isn't patient, so what? It's a nice thing to strive for.
faye  3/21/2010
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What do doctors have? Patients! Ugh, It makes me SO sad that people are giving these type of names to their children! Think about it a name is a serious thing! I don't even wanna imagine what the kids at my school would do to someone named Patience!
italiannames  11/10/2009
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Patience, mother of Respect and Thankful.
Come on word names? I like Faith and Hope but Patience is over the top.
italiannames  10/29/2009
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This name is too cute! I love it. It has a soft, beautiful sound when you say it.
kool_babe14  5/26/2009
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As one who is impatient, I like this name very much. Patience truly is a virtue, and I respect anyone who wishes to instill this in their children. Besides this, Patience also has a sweet, honest sound. I can easily imagine an adorable little girl named Patience.
ningyorose  3/29/2009
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Patience Hodgson, lead vocalist of Australian alternative rock band The Grates, is a bearer. Not exactly famous, but she has certainly given this name an edge I didn't think it had before.
― Anonymous User  2/13/2009
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Patience Phillips is Catwoman's real name in the 2003 release of "Catwoman".
Lady_Skywalker  9/25/2008
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Oh please, how silly is this name? Of course there is always the risk that the girl won't be patient at all, but it's not even a pretty name, and it sounds like a name really obnoxious parents would pick for their poor daughter.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
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Patience Worth was the name of a person who supposedly lived from 1649 - 1694. She allegedly had contact with a woman named Pearl Curran (1883 - 1937) through a Ouija board, and inspired Pearl to publish novels and poetry under her (Patience's) name.

Whether it was Pearl or Patience's spirit that wrote the works is still unknown to this day.
― Anonymous User  3/2/2008
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You have got to be kidding me, this as a name? What if Patience turns out to be very impatient?
renee06  1/19/2008
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There is a book in the Dear America series for young adults about a Pilgrim girl named Remember Patience Whipple.
― Anonymous User  11/26/2007
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It's ok, but I think the child would be subject to far too many "be patient" jokes than anyone ever needs. It's a nice sounding word, though.
scarletquillraven  9/22/2007
2
Patience McIntyre, half of sister singing act Patience and Prudence. Hits included "Tonight You Belong to Me" and "Gonna Get Along Without Ya Now."
Kosta  6/4/2007
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It is a beauty. I know a little Patience ;) and she has no teasing or inane jokes made about her name.
― Anonymous User  4/11/2007
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Someone at my school is called this and all the teachers seem to think the "be patient Patience" crack is still funny.
Luangi  4/9/2007
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I know a little girl with this name. Her nickname is Pae which is rather sweet.
― Anonymous User  1/19/2007
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I like this name, but I think it's more beautiful in the form "Patient". I think it's EVEN more beautiful as "Impatience" or "Impatient", but who wants their poor children or literary characters to be subject to tasteless "be patient" jokes?
black_lace  9/19/2006
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Patience was a Gilbert and Sullivan lampooning the aesthetic movement.
Hieronymus_Q  7/4/2006
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Patience is the sixth book in the Brides of the West series by Lori Copeland.
― Anonymous User  8/21/2005

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