I’m just throwing this in there, but, to use the name St. Patty, you are actually referring to the feminine, Patricia. The “proper” spelling is St. Paddy which is short for Padraig (or Padraic), the Irish version of the masculine, Patrick. I mean, as long as we’re pointing out stuff.
I’m one of the few people who don’t celebrate this holiday. I refuse to honor a man who was partly responsible for destroying a large portion of celtic culture and tradition. When people talk about “chasing the snakes out of ireland” it refers to the fact that he, along with british soldiers, exiled or killed celtic pagan druids, and basically outlawed druidism and the use of gaelic language.