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is Catherine too boring?

(127 Posts)
riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 16:12:44

Because its just about the only female name we have both said we like!

The full name would be Catherine Ellen name (one syllable last name).

Looking for unusual nn from Catherine too:

Kate / katie
cathy /cath , dont like.

any more ideas folks? Thanks.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 25-Aug-13 16:13:41

I like Catherine in full and like Cathy and Kitty as nn don't think they are boring at all

NadiaWadia Sun 25-Aug-13 16:16:01

It's not boring, it's classic! Romantic associations too (Wuthering Heights, etc).

DanicaJones Sun 25-Aug-13 16:16:50

Love it

riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 16:17:16

Wow thanks for the quick response. Im torn between wanting a classic and a less popular name. Dh has very few ideas of his own!

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 25-Aug-13 16:22:30

Yes wuthering heights is the first thing that pops into my head too

BelieveinWigan Sun 25-Aug-13 16:25:22

Catie grinsmile

NadiaWadia Sun 25-Aug-13 16:27:10

for more unusual short forms - Cat? and I think in Scotland they use Rina/Rena?

BackforGood Sun 25-Aug-13 16:27:21

I like it, but I suggest you will be unable to stop others calling her Cath / Cathy once she is at school etc. - if you don't like the usual shortenings, then it might be best not to use it, although I think it's a lovely name smile

MaryKatharine Sun 25-Aug-13 16:28:57

One of my DDs is Catherine with nn, kitty. I still love it but I do regret not calling her Katherine instead as it annoys her that her nn and actual name begin with a different letter. I also quite like the look of it with a K.

I don't think it will ever go out of fashion. It's just one one those names that is always there but never in the top 10, at least not these days.

RegularVoltaire Sun 25-Aug-13 16:29:18

I love Catherine. I prefer Katharine/Katherine if using the nn's Kitty/Kate/Katy though

NightLark Sun 25-Aug-13 16:29:19

I have one, and call her Kit or Kitten (she's only four!). Her big brother, however, does call her Kath. Sigh.

riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 16:29:41

Thanks everyone, your positive responses are increasing my enthusiasm for it!

RegularVoltaire Sun 25-Aug-13 16:29:50

xposted Mary grin

Weegiemum Sun 25-Aug-13 16:30:29

I have a Katherine, nn Kathy (she chose that one herself) and therefore of course it is an elegant, beautiful name (she's 13).
One of our ideas had been to call her Erin as a nn, but she was just Katherine for 10 years.

MaryKatharine Sun 25-Aug-13 16:31:32

grin I actually like the K version with the a rather than the e as in my nn but feel it would always be misspelt.

bridgetsmum Sun 25-Aug-13 16:35:00

I have a Catherine, much prefer it with a C. Her friends mostly call her by her full name but occasionally Cat. I call her Kit Cat smile

riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 16:59:31

Mmmm c or k? Think I also prefer the k too!

riskit4abiskit Sun 25-Aug-13 17:01:28

God I hope she wouldn't be a kitty that became obsessed with hello kitty, and then want a real kitty, im allergic to cat totally overthinking this now

BackforGood Sun 25-Aug-13 21:52:13

I quite like the 'C', but agree with others that if you are going for a particular nn that tarts with a K, then it's a lot easier to spell the full name with a K too.

LittlePandaBear Sun 25-Aug-13 22:23:28

I know of one spelt Cathryn as another option for you...

exoticfruits Sun 25-Aug-13 22:28:12

Lovely. I wouldn't worry about a nickname- they will probably choose something different later.

IsabelleRinging Sun 25-Aug-13 22:30:02

Prefer it with a C. Like Cat as a nickname.

Cate is nice too.

squoosh Sun 25-Aug-13 22:33:28

I do think it's very boring.

It's nicknames are marginally less snoozesome.

squoosh Sun 25-Aug-13 22:33:39


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