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I absolutely adore this name. It's much nicer than Pat as a nickname for Patrick in my opinion and it ages well too.
scribhneoir  3/10/2006
BAD NAME. As cute and nice as it sounds, it's considered to be an perjorative term for an Irish person in British and American slang (the word "paddywagon" is regarded to be dervied from this nickname, from the Irish being arrested so often in big cities (many times for racist/prejudice reasons)).
Irish Pearl  12/22/2006
I agree with the previous poster. Although, Paddy is a sweet name, it is very offensive. However, I believe the term paddywagon came into use because many Irish immigrants became police officers.
1crzychick  12/27/2006
There was a restaurant in Cork City, Ireland named "Paddy Garibaldi's". (There was or is another in Kinsale also and perhaps elsewhere. I don't know which was or is the original.)
Kosta  5/3/2007
What's Irish and lies in the back yard?

Paddy O'Furniture.
Kosta  6/4/2007
Paddy Boom, born Patrick Seacour is the crazy drummer of the band Scissor Sisters. Although his outfits would argue, he is the only straight man of the group. Paddy described joining the band as "jumping on a fast moving train". Paddy recently lost his mother to Cancer, so took a year out of Scissor Sisters.
name_obsession  12/2/2007
Previous users have pointed out the offensiveness of this name, but as an Irish person who's lived in Ireland my whole life, I don't think that really matters too much here as it is so common but maybe in other countries it does.
I know a woman called Paddy too, I always found it a bit strange though.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2010

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