Kate, Katie, Catherine, Cate, Katherine etc...

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12/02/2013 at 23:59

I am Catherine the beautiful Princess...when the wife goes out on a saturday 

13/02/2013 at 00:00

oooooooh TOTP

kittenkat    pirate
13/02/2013 at 06:40
Mr Puffy wrote (see)
There will only ever be one Katy on this forum.


sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

My name is Sarah. I occasionally get called 'Sar', which is pronounced 'sair'. It sounds likes someone's trailed off mid-word. 

I've said for a long time that if I ever have children I'm going to give them a name that gives them options. 

Give me an example of a name that gives them opinions, I'm not quite with you...

My MIL shortens my husband's name to 'Dar'. Doesn't sound good but still better than Dazza.

gingerfurball    pirate
13/02/2013 at 09:13

My full name is Regina - which I HATE HATE HATE!!  When I was about 8 I shortened it to Gina (which I love!!) - I don't have Regina on any document!  Not even my birth certificate or my marriage licence.

My daughter Jennifer gets Jenn, our son Daniel is called Daniel by everyone (except us at home when he's either Big Ginger Dan or Handsome Dan a la Waynes World) our other daughter is Laura which is unshortenable (I think I made up a word) and MrGFB is Micky - short for Michael of course.

13/02/2013 at 09:41

i met the duchess of cambridge a couple of times when she was a student.

everyone just called her 'beautiful kate'.

13/02/2013 at 09:55
SuperCaz wrote (see)

So what about other nicknames.  How does Richard become Dick?

as a Richard aka Dick myself, the origin of Dick isn't clear but it's thought to have started in the middle ages and comes from simple rhyming with Rick which clearly comes from Richard. another ryhme was Hick but that dropped out of favour.

Richard itself is thought to come from ‘Rikharthu’, meaning “hard ruler” (‘Rik-’ meaning ‘ruler’ and ‘-harthu’ meaning ‘hard’).   This was adopted into Old German as ‘Ricohard’, and from there to Old French, then Old English as ‘Richeard’, and today as ‘Richard’.

13/02/2013 at 10:00

Hard ruler? There has to be a Dick joke in there somewhere....

13/02/2013 at 10:02

All three of my children have adopted versions of their names that are longer than their official names, by adding "ie" on the end. I guess I gave them too-short names.

To me, "Kate" always makes me think of taming of the shrew. Benefit of my classical education I guess.

13/02/2013 at 10:17

My uncle was named Bernard, but was always called Bunny.

I didn't know that this wasn't actually his name until I was about 12.

I've never been very keen on my name, but not to the point where I could be bothered to change it.


13/02/2013 at 10:32

KK - adaptable names
- Isabelle (a); Isabel; Isobel; Issy (Issie); Isa; Bella; Sabella; Ibbie
- Elizabeth; Beth; Liz; Lzzy; Liza; Eli;

Isobel and Elizabeth are the same name.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
13/02/2013 at 10:49
*Still laughing that Furball is called Regina*
You CAN shorten Laura. People call me Lau, pronounced LAW. I get LB all the time when my initials are LA, which confuses the hell out of people and Mr LB calls me LJ, which adds to the mix!
I answer to most things

My pet hate is people who give a child a name that you think you should be able to spell but they make it slightly weirdly spelled 'to be different'.
So you might get a Cathrin or a Kaycee and the poor cow spends her WHOLE life saying 'no....not like that'. ARRRRGGGHHHH,
13/02/2013 at 11:00

William being shortened to Bill or Billy? Where's the B come from!

Also heard Gareth or Gary shortened to Gaz or Gazza.

Amanda shortened to Mandy - my wife hates that although she doesn't mind Mand which is what most people call her. 

Also my friends parents called their son Ian as they didn't want people shortening his name, but friends often call him "E".

LIVERBIRD    pirate
13/02/2013 at 11:09
My youngest used to hate her name being shortened. Now she is known at school by the shortened version and embraces it. It's her name. She can be known as whatever she likes.
My niece has actually CHANGED her name by deed poll aged 16 to 'Skara'. We're all struggling not to call her Hannah because a) Skara is a made up name b) We have no idea what's wrong with Hannah..... :-/
13/02/2013 at 11:13

I always try to call people what they say they're called, but I think I would struggle with Skara too!

Where I work people tend to be quite international and the main criterion when picking baby names is that they should 'work' in as many relevant countries as possible.

13/02/2013 at 11:18

My wife is Kate, Katie to her family, but Katharine to her mother when she's pretending she's done something wrong. 

Interestingly, Edwin 'Buzz' Aldrin was called Buzz because his sister couldn't say the word 'brother' properly - it came out something like 'buzzer'.

LIVERBIRD    pirate
13/02/2013 at 11:21
So are you a Peter or a Pete? Or do you not mind? My brother is Peter. He isn't fussed really which you use.
13/02/2013 at 11:41

I'm Katie in most situations (including official ones), Kathryn (with a French accent) in France (because they can't get their head round Katie and think it's Kathy), and Kate to my parents because they're too lazy to say more than one syllable. Also Kate to my parents' friends because they think that's what I'm called!

13/02/2013 at 11:48

I'm Christopher. people ask me what i'd prefer, christopher or chris. i say christopher. they call me chris anyway.

i actually don't really mind. but don't ask me for a preference then ignore it.

gingerfurball    pirate
13/02/2013 at 11:59
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
*Still laughing that Furball is called Regina*

Thanks Law 

13/02/2013 at 12:08

The royal virgina?

Edited: 13/02/2013 at 12:09
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