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Katie vs. Kate vs. other nicknames?

I have decided on Katherine for my far-in-the-future daughter because it has a special meaning, but I don’t know what nickname to use. I have been stuck on Katie for quite awhile now, but people say it’s trendy, cutesy and overused. Thanks for all your help! -Jessica

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Poll created: Aug 12, 2008
Total Votes: 10


Katie is nice and girlish, think you should go with it
posted by guest :: Aug 12, 2008 12:54 AM | report
I think Kate is really cute, but you could also use Kitty and Kathy.
posted by guest :: Aug 12, 2008 01:08 AM | report
Kate is a really nice name, and it’s not overused. I also love Kat!! It’s short but a strong, yet feminine, name!
posted by laura :: Aug 12, 2008 01:16 AM | report
Katherine has special meaning to me. I’m an actress, and I’ve been in over 12 theatrical productions, and guess how many characters I’ve played that were named Kate? FIVE. hehe I thought it was necessary. I’m just not sure because Kate is so short and rhymes with almost everything, a lot of those words are negative. I keep saying it with what my other friends are naming their daughters, as far as nicknames.

"Amy, Azle, Crissy, Kate"?
"Amy, Azle, Crissy, Katie"?

Which sounds better?
posted by poll creator :: Aug 12, 2008 01:16 AM | report
I think you should wait until she’s born to actually decide. Nicknames should come natural. If I name my daughter Hannah I feel I’ll call her Hanny (hoping not) but it’s just something that comes natural.
posted by guest :: Aug 12, 2008 02:04 AM | report
Darn....I have to wait 12 years. :( I have a feeling either one of these nicknames will be extinct by then, yes? I know, I like to plan ahead.
p.s. There are no nicknames for Hannah. Well, Kate Gosselin calls Hannah Hanny, but it’s not an ageless nickname. Good luck to you though!
posted by poll creator :: Aug 12, 2008 02:15 AM | report
I Think That Katherine Is A Wonderful Old-Fashioned Name. If You Take The First Letters You Get Kat. You Could Use Kat But I Would Suggest Using Kitty For A More Childish Version Of Kat Which Is A Shortening Of Katherine. Sorry I Was Kind Of Stating The Obvious There I Just Wanted You To See Where I Got Kitty From.
posted by guest :: Aug 12, 2008 09:44 AM | report
Nick names for Kathrine:
Katie, Kate, Katia, Kade, Katen, Kit, Ryn, Kit-kat, Rynie, Attie, Kat, Kitty, Katty, and Kathy(its old, but still a nick name).
posted by guest :: Aug 12, 2008 09:47 AM | report
Kate is so cute! and it goes with your friends daughters names nicely. Although i think you should call her Kathrine while she’s a baby, so when she understands her name, she will be able to choose her own nickname, depending on what she likes the best. My cousin did this with her daughter Jennifer. Over the years she has been Jenna, Jenny, Jen, and now Jenn. It’s nice to have options since you can’t decide your own name.
posted by kristin :: Aug 12, 2008 10:10 AM | report
That makes a lot of sense. Thanks, Kirstin. Should I let her choose the nickname? I have a feeling it will be Kate because there are so many Katies now and still will be a lot in 12 years. I have always told people that the nickname takes care of itself, but my friends keep referring to my far-in-the-future daughter as Katie. AAAHHH!!!
posted by poll creator :: Aug 12, 2008 11:20 AM | report
I love the name Kit for a nickname. It’s very 30’s and 40’s. Not as overused as Kate or Katie. Good luck!
posted by guest :: Oct 26, 2008 04:05 PM | report
thanks i was thinkin on givin myself anickname for skool and im called katherine thanks rynies great
posted by nicknamesearch :: Dec 11, 2008 01:41 PM | report
my names katherine, and I went by katie when I was younger and I chose to go by kate in fourth grade. i think it was really cool of my mom to let me choose what I wanted to be called. my family and close friends still call me katie, so it’s kind of special you know?
posted by kat[i]e :: Apr 13, 2009 04:53 PM | report
my name is katie, and i dont really like kate. i especially dont like it when people call me kate. although both are really nice to other people, im going to be biased and say katie :)
posted by kaatie :: Jul 16, 2009 06:23 AM | report
i think both are good. you can use the nickname kat-kins if you want...
posted by guest :: Sep 01, 2009 03:55 PM | report
My name is Katie.
I always thought it was a dorky and stupid name.
But then i noticed alot of the celebrities and pretty peoples names are katie. which really doesnt matter. but i learned to love my namee(:
posted by Katie(: :: Nov 02, 2009 08:34 PM | report
Im called kaitey and I love both names Katie and Kate :)
posted by Kaitey :: Mar 12, 2010 01:07 AM | report
My name is Kate, and I actually like it. it’s kinda cute. I REALLY hate it when people call me katie, and they always do. I say, "My name’s Kate" and they’re all like, "Oh, hi Katie." I really hate this.
posted by kate :: Apr 18, 2010 12:54 PM | report
My names kate :D
posted by guest :: Jul 27, 2010 10:46 PM | report
my name is Katie & my friends say I’m lucky because my name is cuter than theirs & another cute one is Kat!
posted by KatieKatzz :: Aug 08, 2010 07:35 PM | report
Hi my name is katherine
But ive been called kathy since i was younger
But now in skool my friends call me kat, kitty kat, & katwin i dont know which name to pick?
posted by guest :: Jan 05, 2011 12:53 PM | report
I’m AnneKatherine but have always been Katherine. I’m dying for a nickname though that is unique. I’m considering Katina. It’s the Italian version which is perfect since I’m musical.
posted by Katherine ;) :: Feb 24, 2011 11:22 PM | report
I have a girlfriend named katelyn and she loves kay-kay,katie, or kate I love all of them
posted by david :: Jun 02, 2011 12:26 AM | report
My name is Kathryn. I was a small baby/toddler so my parents called me Katie. Kathryn was too big for me. Honestly, I really, really, really, really wish my parents hadn’t done that, as I love the name Kathryn and don’t love Katie that much. I plan to go back to Kathryn in high school. (i’m in 7th grade)
posted by Katie or Kathryn :: Jun 22, 2011 04:26 PM | report
Spell it Kathryn, for the love of god.
posted by RYN not rine :: Jun 22, 2011 04:28 PM | report
Hehe my names Kate and i loveeeeeeeeeeee my name!!! At my school not a lot of people have it... Thats y I lovee it!! My friends call me kate,katie, and kat! And I have a bf that calls me kitty!!:) hehe I really like it! Hes always like heyy kitty! Some of my teachers even call me kate the great!! Haha its really fun!!
posted by K8_theGREAT :: Oct 06, 2011 10:31 PM | report
My Name Is Katherine! :) I have been called Kate as a nickname. I like the nickname Kate, It is not overused as Katie.
posted by KatexXxX :: Nov 17, 2011 09:47 PM | report
And I’m not just saying that because it’s my name! =]
posted by guest :: Nov 22, 2011 07:52 PM | report
I’m from hungary :) My name is "Fanni" but a really hate this !!!! My middle name is "Kata" (Kate in hungarian) And I love it!
Everyboody call me Kata or Kate. Hmm Kate sounds like more better ^^ :D
posted by kate :: Nov 23, 2012 04:55 AM | report

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