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What can Kitty be a NN for?

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Mhysa Wed 17-Jul-13 20:42:24

Not keen on Catherine.
Any suggestions?

OldBagWantsNewBag Wed 17-Jul-13 20:43:37

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WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 17-Jul-13 20:43:48

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CircassianLeyla Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:10

Ekaterina or Katerina is what springs to mind.

coffeewineandchocolate Wed 17-Jul-13 20:44:55


squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 20:45:21

Kathleen, Katrina, Kirsty.

BitBewildered Wed 17-Jul-13 20:47:03

A friend of a friend is called Nikita (sp?) and had Kitty from birth. I think she's using her full name now though.

badtime Wed 17-Jul-13 20:51:49

I know a Kristen known as Kitty. I think some people use do it for the Chris- names (as Kit is for Christopher).

WouldBeHarrietVane Wed 17-Jul-13 20:56:02

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casawasa Wed 17-Jul-13 21:52:54

Catriona, Katriona, Catrina, Katrina?

tigerlilyboo21 Wed 17-Jul-13 23:48:25

My first name is Katya, but I've mostly been known as Kitty instead. I love my name, and so far I've not met anyone else with it smile

TheSecondComing Wed 17-Jul-13 23:51:37

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bootsycollins Thu 18-Jul-13 15:32:09

tigerlily Katya, what a brilliant name you have. I've never heard it before but have just had a mooch on wiki and found out that it's Russian, is it pronounced just as it's spelt?.

tigerlilyboo21 Thu 18-Jul-13 16:16:13

Aww thanks bootsy! I think there are a couple of pronunciations for it, mine is pronounced Ka-tee-ya but I've also heard it pronounced Kat-cha.

I think it's actually a diminutive of Yekaterina, which is Russian for Katherine.


AnathemaDevice Thu 18-Jul-13 21:25:20

I've got a 2 year old Kitty who is Kathleen on her birth certificate.

MummyPig24 Thu 18-Jul-13 22:24:27

My friends daughter is Kitty, real name Kaitlyn, which she hates so decided she wanted to be called Kitty.

Another friend is Kitty, real name Katherine.

A girl at school was known as Kitty, real name Kirsten.

Spidder Thu 18-Jul-13 22:33:13

my mum had an aunty kitty, but her real name was Sarah. hmm

Earnshaw Thu 18-Jul-13 22:35:48


Callmedreckly Thu 18-Jul-13 22:37:22

I had a great aunt Kitty, her real name was Frances?

PrincessScrumpy Thu 18-Jul-13 22:41:05

I have a Kitty, but that's on her birth cert. it's a name in its own right from the 16th century. We love it and did consider using a name on her birth cert that could be shortened but we decided we just liked Kitty so went with that.

3ofeach Thu 18-Jul-13 22:42:17

My DD3 is Keturah shortened to Kitty

formicadinosaur Fri 19-Jul-13 13:42:52


Mhysa Fri 19-Jul-13 20:50:28

I love Katya, but think we're not exotic enough to carry it off IYKWIM (also love the name Lillijana, but wouldn't use it for same reason)
Love Clementine but not sure how Kitty would work as a NN though.

tigerlilyboo21 Fri 19-Jul-13 21:30:36

Mhysa I am not in the least bit exotic, or Russian for that matter! My mother has French and Swedish ancestry and my paternal grandparents originate from the West Indies but neither have much correlation with my name.

Yet I find my name suits me perfectly! I say go for it! because I'm clearly not biased or anything grin

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