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Katie on its own? vs. Yes vs. No

My husband has loved the name Katie for years, but we don’t love any of the full names for it. We have family members named Katherine, Kathleen seems too old, etc. What do you think? Can Katie stand on its own? Thanks!

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Name Votes
Katie on its own? 2% (1 votes)
Yes 52% (22 votes)
No 45% (19 votes)

Comments

Of course! I remember I had a friend growing up named Katie, just Katie, nothing else, not even Kate. In school, she insisted that that was her full name and it wasn’t short for anything, she really wasn’t taken seriously. She was thought of as a ditzy blond that was good at sports, and of course they were wrong. She wasn’t any less sophisticated than the Catherine’s and Kathleen’s and in fact a lot smarter. Since then the name Katie (not any other longer forms of it) to me is a very smart sounding and nice name for a young lady to have.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 00:47:06 | report
I voted no, it’s not that good by itself. I think the first poster’s story illustrates why that is. Katie seems juvenile and like a pet name. The person might be very smart and capable but she’ll struggle against the impression her name makes.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:02:39 | report
Katie <3
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:14:29 | report
Katie is a great name on its own and will be fine with the name in a professional setting. I’m sure there are a lot of Katie’s who work in a professional environment along with other people who have names similar to Katie as well. Katie does not sound like a pet name either.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:18:46 | report
It’s a cute nickname but not that great as a full name. If you don’t like any of the full names maybe you should consider other names.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:19:48 | report
I love Katie. It’s great as both a nickname and full name. It has been used as a full name for a long time. Keep it if you love it, there’s nothing wrong with it. Don’t consider other names if this is the name you love the most. You don’t need a full name for Katie at all.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:24:48 | report
It limits her options to give her just a nickname as a full name. Perhaps she’ll be the serious type who wants a real full name as a professional name. There are many people who feel that way.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:27:13 | report
I think Katie can stand on its own. There are many girls with this name without having a full name like Katherine or Kathleen. Also, with all the names like Emmy, Tilly, Josie, etc..I’m sure she’ll fit in just fine.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 01:32:35 | report
It can stand alone. It’s a very pretty name.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 04:26:17 | report
It is a pretty name and like your husband I am not keen on Katherine etc.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 05:10:52 | report
Katie is a nn only it has no maturity as a stand alone its merely an option for names like Kathleen, Katherine, and Katerina, etc
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 12:20:33 | report
I actually have a cousin whose full name is Katie. I always found it a little weird, and it just sounds kind of childish. I named my own daughter Kate, and I can’t stand when people call her Katie...just not a nickname I like.
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 13:56:51 | report
Name her Kaitlyn
posted by guest :: 2014-07-16 18:46:22 | report
My friends name is Katie Beth. Not first and middle, just first name. You could always do something like that. Also you could to Katelyn. I love Katelyn to be honest but it’s your child, make your own decision :)
posted by guest: jbon2001 :: 2014-07-23 00:42:25 | report

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