WHY PATMEI?

“Patmei” is a nickname given to me by my parents when I was born. It is a combination of my two names – Patricia and Melizza. Patricia, meaning noble, because my father insisted that I descended from noble ancestors on his side of the family and I am really a princess. And Melizza, meaning honey bee, so I will be sweet, but spelled with a double “z” to make it sazzy (sassy). When the two names are combined to make “Patmei” it also takes a whole new meaning. “Pat” as in completely, exactly, perfectly (e.g., She got the system down pat.). And “Mei” in Chinese means beautiful. How can I not embrace that name and use it all the time, right? Go on, pat me on the back for that great decision.