Happy St. Patrick’s Day! You’ve probably seen a lot of people shortening it to either St. Paddy’s or St. Patty’s in your feed and on their posts today. But which one is correct?
Here is the official explanation if you don’t want to make everyone is Ireland mad.
Since Patrick is the English version of the Irish Gaelic name Pádraig, and the nickname for Pádraig is technically Paddy… so St. Paddy’s with a D would be the correct one to use. “Patty” would be short for the female name Patricia which isn’t referencing Saint Patrick at all.
There is even an entire website dedicated to this! Which is hilarious. It’s paddynotpatty.com
Happy St. PADDY’S Day!