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The name Pat is a boy's name of English, Irish origin meaning "noble, patrician".
As seen on SNL, Pat is the ultimate androgynous name. Stick with long form Patrick, and make sure everyone calls him Patrick.
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I was thinking the same thing. I agree that you should probably use the long form Patrick as the whole name, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with using Pat as a nickname, and even calling him that all the time. I quite like it, actually, and it's not strange (it's actually kind of common) where I'm from.
That's a bit... demanding. What if you like the name Pat?