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I was born in 1969 when Nixon was president and one of his daughter's was referred to as Tricia, which is why my full name is Tricia (not Patricia) because my parents liked the sound of her name. I have always liked my name, but have alternated using Trish or Tricia through the years. Family call me Trish, and when others call me Trish, I find it endearing because it's like they feel close to me. Yes, I have a lot of people spell it Trisha incorrectly, but as I get older, I really don't care to correct them.

The most common question I get is, "Is your real name Patricia?" And I can't stand it if someone makes an assumption that they can call me Pat or Patricia... you might as well call me Michelle. I only tell people about the Nixon connection with my name as a fun fact considering Nixon's infamy.

Overall, I really like my name and love it when I see other Tricias in the world. :)
sbtricia  5/11/2019
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In 2018, 39 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Tricia* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 951st most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/17/2018
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Also a short form of Beatricia.
leoBeyene2002  4/3/2018
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I'm a bearer of this terrible name, though mine is spelled "Trisha". I've always hated this name, I go by Trish and I still hate that name but it sounds a world better than Trisha to me. Trisha makes me think about toilet bowl cleaner.
TY8deuce  5/28/2017
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I'm a Tricia and have never thought of it as unique, cute, sweet, trashy or fun, until I realized how uncommon it is. When I was little I use to tell people that my real name was Patricia, only because I wanted a short name. I then realized I could go with Trish. I'm named after my Mom's niece who is a few years younger than my Mom. My Mom says that she wanted to name me Patricia Ann, just like my cousin, but Patty said not to give me that horrible name! Lol! Ann is also after my Aunt Ann, one of my Mom's older sisters. Now that I'm older I love my name! It is unique in its own way. I'm considered a kind, honest and sweet woman. Few people call me Trish. From time to time my husband will, but not often. I have an ex-boyfriend (like 20+ years ago), now one of my closest friends, who calls me Trish. Tricia, the spelling, is hard to find if you're looking for the spelling for knick knacks. I was the only Tricia in my class growing up until high school. A Trisha Lynn moved to town. Now that spelling reminds me of a trouble maker... because always seemed to get into trouble! Lol!
TriciaAnn1974  2/9/2017
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The name Tricia was given to 13 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
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The name Tricia is not trashy or ghetto. I like the way it's pronounced. "TRISH-ə" certainly is the opposite of ugly. It's a beautiful and elegant short form of Patricia that is short and sweet. I don't mind the spelling Tricia as a nickname for Patricia but as a given name (forename) "Trisha" works best. I don't think the spelling "Tricia" is good as a given name (forename) because it looks complicated, messy & awkward.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
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The name sounds borderline trashy to me. It makes me think of both dumb redneck women with bleached hair AND ghetto girls.
slight night shiver  5/10/2008
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In The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Trillian's real name is Trica.
Ember  3/26/2007
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Tricia Nixon was one of President Nixon's two daughters. Her first name actually is Patricia but she always went by Tricia. She married while Nixon was in the White House. She is now Patricia Nixon Cox.
gigibee  11/13/2006
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One of the lead singers of the band Superchic[k] is named Tricia, her sister is Melissa.
― Anonymous User  7/6/2006
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A long time ago I could not stand this name for some reason, it just sounded too cutesy like Hilary or Chelsea (I still don't like those two names). But Trishia has grown on me, it sounds fun, full of life, cute and almost sweet!
― Anonymous User  6/22/2006
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This is the first name of model/actress Tricia Helfer.
sarahbell05  5/10/2006
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I love this name, and the nickname Trish. It's quite unusual and is perfect for a little girl.
― Anonymous User  5/10/2006
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I love this name! It's so fun, and you can call a Tricia, Patricia, Pat, Patti, or Trish!
Miamaya  3/14/2006
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Ugly sounding (to me anyway).
lindamaree  3/9/2006

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