my family were also from Ireland (DOWN) and I had long assumed the naming pattern you refer to.
Not one bit!
My GG Grandparents named nearly their children after the mother's family. Very frustrating but at least you have a region to focus on. There were attempts during the famine to ship healthy people abroad for work, your lad might have had a benefactor. Check the shipping register, if possible to see if this was the case, you can get a subscription to the Times of London online they had the shipping news and I remember some considerable public debate at the time (1851) about how to help the Irish. Also what was your lad's profession? This could be important he might have traveled with a relation and worked alongside them, not necessarily the same name.
You might also research the region for a complete view of the famine's effects.
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