Kate/Katie

(40 Posts)
Blanketsandpillows Mon 08-Jul-13 20:14:18

I know a lot of people will think its dull but it means something to us and we both like it. It is a popular name, I know, but I think it was more popular 7 years ago than now...am I wrong? Do you know of lots of newborn Kate/Katies?

WaftyCrank Mon 08-Jul-13 20:27:41

I know of 1 Katie who's 2 and no other young ones. I'm a Kate and I love my name, I know a couple others my age but never had loads in a class or lots of friends with the same name.

MolotovCocktail Mon 08-Jul-13 21:42:34

I know of many women my age (late 20s/early 30s) named Kate/Katy/Katie. I do not know any younger people with the name, although I know these names are on the rise again.

I adore the name Kate. It has a certain strength and class to it that seem diluted when an 'ie' or 'y' are included.

TheSecondComing Mon 08-Jul-13 21:44:28

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SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Tue 09-Jul-13 08:24:55

I know a four year old and a three year old, both Katie.

Gingerandproud Tue 09-Jul-13 08:26:40

I know some older ones in their twenties but no younger

telsa Tue 09-Jul-13 08:26:45

I would not let my child play with someone called Katie. .... Joke....against that vile creature Katie Hopkins and her prejudices. It is a very nice name. I know none under 30.

Gingerandproud Tue 09-Jul-13 08:27:18

Sorry posted too early. No younger ones. It's a beautiful name and

farmersdaughter Tue 09-Jul-13 08:47:37

I like Kate, just Kate.

I prefer Katy to Katie but just personally taste.

Wbdn28 Tue 09-Jul-13 09:40:38

I know three little Katies.

Blanketsandpillows Tue 09-Jul-13 14:06:33

Thanks all! Telsa that made me laugh! I think we are leaning towards Kate

KatoPotato Tue 09-Jul-13 14:08:26

I'm a Kate, spent most of my life saying 'No, it's not short for anything!'

PiggyPlumPie Tue 09-Jul-13 14:20:45

I have an 8 yo Katy and she is beautiful!

Love it. But I`m biased- I have a Katie.

Diddle82 Wed 10-Jul-13 23:17:23

Only know a couple who are both around 30... no younger ones

Ohhelpohnoitsa Wed 10-Jul-13 23:29:59

Maybe it will regain popularity after Kate Middleton. if you like it, choose it.

bubbatime Thu 11-Jul-13 00:02:01

I adore it! Also Kitty.

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:40:15

I was going to make a Katie Hopkins joke, but someone beat me too it!

Unfortunately, it is not at all chavvy and is very pretty and timeless.

misskatamari Thu 11-Jul-13 18:35:17

Have you thought of Kathryn? It's my name as I never met any one with the same spelling until I was an adult and it has the option if being Kate/Katie/Kat/kitty etc and gives options for when DD is older if she likes a different nn. Just a thought

misskatamari Thu 11-Jul-13 18:35:54

And I even!

flybynight Thu 11-Jul-13 18:37:09

I know about 12 Katie's aged 8-18. I don't know any little ones. I think it is a lovely name.

Jaynebxl Thu 11-Jul-13 18:40:21

My children have three friends called Katie / Katy. Pretty popular around here. Nice sensible name.

Jaynebxl Thu 11-Jul-13 18:40:47

Should add that the three that came to mind are all under 7.

weebarra Thu 11-Jul-13 18:43:40

I know two who are 5 and two in their 30's. It's a lovely name.

ReginaPhilangie Thu 11-Jul-13 18:50:57

I have a 10 year old Katie, she's lovely. grin

I also have a cousin called Katie she's 27.

Leeds2 Thu 11-Jul-13 20:56:21

I know a Katie, aged 15. Her mum wishes they had called her Kate, because she now perceives it to be more "classy."

If it were my DD, I would call her Katherine, nn Kate.

FoxyRevenger Thu 11-Jul-13 20:58:55

I have a Kate, not short for anything smile

I prefer it to Katie/y by a million miles. It makes me think of strong, elegant, smart woman - think Katharine Hepburn types.

People comment on it all the time, say how much they love it.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 12-Jul-13 08:34:36

You ladies are really convincing me (its DHs no.1 name but I was worried there would be 4 other Kate/Katies in her class). Oooh maybe we now have both our girl and boy names picked!! Just another 8 weeks to go!

I'm a Kate, and I love my name. I've never been a Katie, except to my husband. Go for it.

And I'm a strong, elegant woman

<trips up, showing knickers>

I am a Kate and lovely name smile Everyone knows how to spell/pronounce it yet it is not massively overused.
My family do call me Katy but I much prefer Kate. I've only been asked once if it was short for Katherine.

CheeseFondueRocks Fri 12-Jul-13 08:55:14

I like Kate but would think it odd to meet a grown up woman that was just called Katie. I'd go for Katherine, nickname her Katie as a child and then she still has options as an adult, be it Katherine, Kate or Katie.

Proudmummy987 Fri 12-Jul-13 13:03:00

Katie! I'm Katie. Love my name.

Champagnebubble Fri 12-Jul-13 13:53:24

I only know of Kate's / Katie's in their 30's. In my classes there were a few. The Kate used to shorten her name to K8 as a teenager, and the Katie K8T presume it was a 'cool' thing. Haha. The grown up Katie still calls herself Katie. I also know a Kathryn who shortens to Kate and a Katherine who gets called Kate, but prefers Kat.

They are nice names and less used at present.

Zyn Fri 12-Jul-13 17:53:36

I prefer Katy to Katie. Katie is a little girl and Katy looks less girly.

Kate is a bit dull but then, I like Anna, Emma, Ellen, Nina and a lot of people think they're dull so I get it. YOu like it.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Jul-13 20:08:27

Kate is a fabulous, strong, elegant, classic timeless name. It is the only K name I like (would always choose Catherine over Katherine, for instance), and I really do love it.

Katie/Katy, as MolotovCocktail says, really does totally dilute and, um, 'meh'-up grin an otherwise great name.

Call her Kate and if she turns out to be a Katie-type, she can use it. But t least she always has the fabulous Kate to default to.

Tickledyellow Fri 12-Jul-13 20:12:24

It is my favourite name

Tickledyellow Fri 12-Jul-13 20:12:45

Kate, I mean, not Kate

Tickledyellow Fri 12-Jul-13 20:13:02

Or not Katie even!

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 13-Jul-13 20:56:24

I don't know any but if we ever have a dd2 then Kate/Katherine will be our top name.

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