My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Monday, December 22, 2008

The meaning of Patricia

According to Wikipedia – “Patricia (IPA: /pəˈtrɪʃə/) is a common female given name of Latin origin. It is derived from the Latin word patrician, meaning ‘noble’.”

When I was growing up, I heard that I was supposed to be named Gail but at the last minute, they changed it to Patricia. I was always called Patty growing up unless I was in trouble, and then I became Patricia. I spelled Patty in different ways when I was in school. Some years it was Patty, or Patti, or Pattie. Years ago when I ran for public office (Soil and Water Conservation Commissioner), I went by Pat because it sounded more grown up. Now I can tell who first knew me when by what they call me.

5 comments:

scdot3 said...

I will just call you MOM. LOL. I know then you know when I first knew you , Maybe when I was in diapers. HEHEHE

ArtcTrish said...

I knew that Patricia meant that. I remember 7th grade when we would talk about the Patricians...the noblemen. Everytime the teacher would say that word, my head would pop up.
I changed it to Tricia in about the 8th grade...got tired of writing it all out! Just curious what your middle name is...mine is Leigh.

loonyhiker said...

Dyanna: Daddy laughed when I read him your comment and he said that it was a good one!

loonyhiker said...
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loonyhiker said...

My middle name is Ruth (named for my mother's mother)