I don't get your point: I've seen the nickname spelled both "Patty" and "Paddy," probably hundreds of times each way.
It's Paddy for St. Patrick's Day, Paddy is the Irish nickname and correct spelling for a man. People can write St. Patty's Day, but that doesn't make it right any more than writing "your's" or "Pie's for sale" makes those correct. Seeing it in writing doesn't make it so, there are lots of dolts out there as proven by the blatant mis-use of pronouns on this show.
I agree that Mikey is a really bad adult name. I even hate it for kids. "Mikey likes it" could be why, but that was so long ago I'll bet many have no clue where that came from. I have no problem with Jimmy, Timmy, Tommy and so many others. But Mikey ... ugh. Michael is okay ... I wonder why he did go with Mikey. It sounds like a bar-buddy name, I can hear it being shouted out over the noise in the neighborhood saloon, so maybe it's that. Or maybe his dad is Michael, is cousin Mike so all that was left was Mikey for this guy to distinguish between the three.
So many of these guys are models, or closet models during the show. I just can't get behind any of them being there to actually find a wife. I think this show has jumped the shark with all its "real reason" hokum.
Edited by SaberTail, Jun 29, 2013 @ 1:38 PM.