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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 I wrong? Do you know of lots of newborn Kate/Katies?

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!

Lulabellarama Fri 12-Jul-13 08:37:08

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

Lulabellarama Fri 12-Jul-13 08:38:10

And I'm a strong, elegant woman

<trips up, showing knickers>

WhispersOfWickedness Fri 12-Jul-13 08:50:43

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

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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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