Cath, Catherine, Cathy

(63 Posts)
Caff2 Sun 13-Oct-13 23:24:17

Which would you prefer? Light hearted, I've been living with all three for years!

AnotherWorld Mon 14-Oct-13 16:37:24

Go with Cat

And let your big sisters call you Faffy

[Blows kisses at little sister Faffy who I'm certain will visit this thread]

Minty82 Mon 14-Oct-13 17:09:08

Sorry Backforgood! I just only know Cathys my mum's age!

I'm Cat, never anything else even Catherine!

Lol AnotherWorld, my brother used to call me Faffy grin

GoldenGytha Mon 14-Oct-13 17:18:16

I'd probably call you Catherine,

Although I do like Cate/Kate.

I know a 20 year old Cathy, a 21 year old Katherine and a 13 year old Kate.

wtf1981 Mon 14-Oct-13 17:19:32

Catherine here. Cat by close friends and family. Never, ever Cath or Cathy!!!

violeta Mon 14-Oct-13 17:58:23

Have been Cath since my teens. I use it for everybody, except in a formal context when I become Catherine again! Cathy I hate. Sets my teeth on edge. smile

NoisyBrain Mon 14-Oct-13 18:23:56

My family and long-term friends call me Kath and very occasionally my dad (and only him) calls me Kate. For about 20 years I've also been known as Kat since a good friend of mine started calling me it and I liked it (I'd never heard it before). Now, thanks to EastEnders I suspect, Kat/Cats are everywhere.

I am absolutely never Kathy, for me it's always sounded like a name for someone far more grown up and sensible than I am! However when I learnt to drive my instructor for some reason called me Kathy from day one. I was too polite to correct him and as he was such a nice guy I let him continue grin

everlong Mon 14-Oct-13 18:33:12

Catherine <said in a Pam Ferris voice ala Gavin and Stacy >

I am not keen on Cath. Can't say it without conjuring Phil Mitchell.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 14-Oct-13 18:37:42

Catherine or Cathy.

I hate Cath or more specifically Kath. But that is because it was the name of someone I probably wouldn't spit on were she on fire rather than because it's a fundamentally awful in itself.

TattyCatty Mon 14-Oct-13 18:41:38

Have always been Catherine - I won't answer to Cath or Cathy! The only exception is when I have lived and worked in France, and I was known as Catty (French pronunciation of Cathy), which I didn't mind but didn't exactly encourage.

MalcolmTuckersMistress Mon 14-Oct-13 18:45:06

Catherine...fine. Cathy...no thanks. Cat...if you must. Cath...fair enough.

But what irks me the most is when it becomes Kate or Kath. NO K thanks you fuckers!

1944girl Mon 14-Oct-13 19:17:41

I have never been called Kat. I would bite the head off anyone who does for the sole reason it reminds me of Kat Slater/Moon.Sorry but I dislike this EE character.

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