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FuryFowler Thu 30-Jul-15 07:33:05

Not short for anything, not Katie.

Just Kate.

What do you think?

Kraggle Thu 30-Jul-15 07:34:40

I think it's a nickname, and quite a plain one.

StealthPolarBear Thu 30-Jul-15 07:37:03

That's my name smile
I think it would be unusual these days. Though plenty of girls seem to be called Katie (she would get thay as well)

Runnaway Thu 30-Jul-15 07:39:28

Lovely. Strong and also sweet. Go for it.

Greenstone Thu 30-Jul-15 07:42:47

Love it, was on my list. Unusual now. Very strong and unapologetic IMO. Beautiful too!

DaisyChain87 Thu 30-Jul-15 07:44:36

I like it a lot!

Pegaroo Thu 30-Jul-15 07:48:47

A plain Kate is quite refreshing when compare to some of the floral, fancy and homemade creations out their. Bring back Kate and Jane.

Augustwedding Thu 30-Jul-15 07:50:56

I adore it and if ds (well he will be dear once he decides to get out of me very soon!!) had been a girl she would have been kate Isabelle rose.

IsItStupid Thu 30-Jul-15 07:52:11

I prefer Kate as a nickname.

WhereAreMyDragons Thu 30-Jul-15 07:52:55

I love it. Much stronger than Katie.

KatoPotato Thu 30-Jul-15 07:54:08

I'm a kate. Just kate. My mum spent the 80s telling everyone is wasn't short for anything, and my nana was mortified.

Nursery thought I had hearing problems as I ignored 'Katie'

sweetpeame Thu 30-Jul-15 07:54:42

Like it and think it's established enough to be used as a name in its own right rather than as a nn for Catherine. It also won't date.

StealthPolarBear Thu 30-Jul-15 07:55:02

Yes I got a telling off at school for ignoring my biology teacher who was shouting "Catherine"

LoveVintage Thu 30-Jul-15 07:57:26

Love it. I had as great aunt Kate who was a really strong, practical woman and made a huge impact on me when I was young.

FunkyPeacock Thu 30-Jul-15 08:03:49

I really like it and think it's already well established as a name in its own right

Majority of Kates I know (born 70s/80s) are not Katherines and I assume just have Kate on the birth certificate

I don't think it's boring at all!

FuryFowler Thu 30-Jul-15 08:08:39

Thank you all.

Tbh I just don't see the point in nicknames, if I named her Catherine then surely I'd call her Catherine?

I already have a boy called Tom, just Tom. Not Thomas. So I guess I'm following a trend. Sometimes he gets called Thomas and he asks me why that lady is calling him that.

HahaHarrie Thu 30-Jul-15 08:11:51

Kate is beautiful. Classic and classy but can be cool too. But I'm not such a fan of Katie and I would probably go the whole name on the birth certificate, but that's just me.

RiverTam Thu 30-Jul-15 08:13:57

I know a 5yo justKate. Lovely.

gingerbreadmam Thu 30-Jul-15 08:16:47

my bff is called kate and shes a wonderful woman. modest, strong, endearing, friendly, accepting and a beautiful person. she never gets Katie. id go for it.

HuckleberryMishMash Thu 30-Jul-15 08:18:41

By calling her Kate, you are giving her no options with it being a name that can't be shortened.

I'm a Kate and only now in my early 30s am I starting to like my name. I always felt a bit cheated of a nice girly name.

A previous poster said something about Kate being unapologetic. That's me... I definitely grew up to be assertive and frank, maybe because from an early age I had to insist to teachers that Kate was my name and that no, I wouldn't answer to Katherine.

Although I now like my name I've actually decided that I will give my children a name they can do something with (ie shorten it or with an obvious nick name).

Kraggle Thu 30-Jul-15 08:20:03

Seems im outvoted! grin my SIL is a Katie which I see as a nickname also and as I also love Kathryn but not the nicknames for it. However if you've already gone for a short name for your son I understand you looking for similar.

TheNewStatesman Thu 30-Jul-15 08:54:20

I like it. It's sophisticated enough to stand alone as a name in its own right.

FuryFowler Thu 30-Jul-15 09:15:38

Thanks everyone smile

reuset Thu 30-Jul-15 09:57:11

No, not very keen on Kate on its own.

Greenstone Thu 30-Jul-15 11:45:23

If I had a DD3 I think she would be Kate. I happen to also like Katherine/Catherine too though so would probably put that on birth certificate.

Interestingly, I do not like 'Cate' at all.

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