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

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kittenkat    pirate
12/02/2013 at 19:48

A thread for those of us that erm... are called one or more of the above or any other derivative of.

I'm Kate, short for Catherine. How does that ever work? The two names are totally different.

Edited: 12/02/2013 at 19:49
12/02/2013 at 19:53

Caz is not short for Catherine in any of it's forms.

12/02/2013 at 19:54

To be fair Kate and Catherine aren't that different.  They have three letters in common

Blisters    pirate
12/02/2013 at 20:01

We called our daughter Catherine, so that she could have a choice of what she wanted to call herself. Cath, Cathy, even Kate. Guess what? She has chosen to adopt the name of Cat.

WHAT?

We've no idea where that's come from.

12/02/2013 at 20:13

Good to see you Blisters.  Its been a while since our paths crossed.

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

kittenkat    pirate
12/02/2013 at 20:19

I did think of Dick too Caz and several others. One of my daughters has a name you can't really shorten, but the other one is Jessica and we used to call her Jess, but she insisted on Jessie when she was about 6 to the point where the school had to change the registers and her name on her school books etc. Because she wouldn't answer to Jessica or Jess.

12/02/2013 at 21:05

I strongly suspect that some of the people on here aren't called Katie .

kittenkat    pirate
12/02/2013 at 21:06
literatin wrote (see)

I strongly suspect that some of the people on here aren't called Katie .

'Kate short for Bob', always one of my favourite Blackadder lines.

 

12/02/2013 at 21:07

I thought Kate was short for Bob?

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/338242/gallery/bob.jpg?width=350

 

kittenkat    pirate
12/02/2013 at 21:07

But I get your point.

12/02/2013 at 21:09
My brothers called James but likes to be called jimmy?

I've heard of this before but never knew why!!
kittenkat    pirate
12/02/2013 at 21:11
Peter Everitt wrote (see)

I thought Kate was short for Bob?

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/338242/gallery/bob.jpg?width=350

 

Very childishly, I'm just enjoying beating you to that one! But immature minds think alike...

12/02/2013 at 21:12

I'm a Catherine and I insist on being called Catherine. I dislike Cath and Cathy. Kate and Cat are fine but that's not what I'm called. The only abrieviation I answer to is when signed "C". Who in their right mind would use all 9 letters of my name when I understand that everyone calls me C.

12/02/2013 at 21:14
kittenkat wrote (see)
Peter Everitt wrote (see)

I thought Kate was short for Bob?

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/338242/gallery/bob.jpg?width=350


 

Very childishly, I'm just enjoying beating you to that one! But immature minds think alike...

I was gutted!

Tommygun2    pirate
12/02/2013 at 21:19

I'm not a Catherine but there are a few derivatives of my name

Thomas becomes Tom, Tommy, Tomsk and Tomster. I prefer Tom or Tommy. Was know for awhile as Tom Booze and I did live up to it in my 20's and early 30's

K80
12/02/2013 at 21:26
Christened Karen but only ever called Katie by my family.
12/02/2013 at 21:27

anything but 'Cathy'. for some reasin that name gives me the boak.

12/02/2013 at 21:36
There will only ever be one Katy on this forum.
K80
12/02/2013 at 23:42
I have an uncle Dennis the family call Dick and an aunt Sharon called Pam :-0
12/02/2013 at 23:49

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. 

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