What is Pitatayo?

Patrish, Trish, Trisha, Tish, Pancake Smush (on the side of the road), Pat (but not after the SNL skit). These are all nicknames I’ve used at some point in my life. Some of them make sense, some don’t, but what about Pitatayo?

According to my parents I wasn’t able to say my full name properly when I was little. Probably at around 2 years old I’m guessing. It came out as “Pitatayo” instead of Patricia and my last name at the time. In Spanish my name is prounouned pah-tree-see-ah. So that’s the story about the title to my blog.

Yo soy Pitatayo, on the left. I was a cute baby, don’t you think?
Baby Susie and Me