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Which names could I have to use Kitty as a nickname?

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Summertime10 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:43:14

Hi everyone, I'm really liking Kitty as a name for DC3 at the minute but I'm not really a fan of Katherine as a longer name to put on the birth certificate.

Dd1 is Evie and I've always regretted not putting a longer name on her birth certificate which she can use when she gets older. She loves the name Evangeline and wishes that had been put on her bc to allow her to pick and choose, hence why I don't want to make the mistake this time round of just giving a cutesy name for baby.
So mumsnetters, can you think of longer names I could have to go with the nickname Kitty?
Thanks a bunch smile
K x

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 18-Feb-17 11:45:17


Gallavich Sat 18-Feb-17 11:45:39

Kaitlyn (looks horrible with a K though)
Basically only Katherine derivatives will give you Kitty. What's wrong with Katherine?

llangennith Sat 18-Feb-17 11:45:47

My friend Katrina is called Kitty.

TisMeTheLadFromTheBar Sat 18-Feb-17 11:46:51


KayTee87 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:48:33

Do you like other spellings of Katherine?

Kaitlin and other variants
Katrina and other variants
Kathleen at a push
Kirsten maybe

Sososososo Sat 18-Feb-17 11:48:40


Summertime10 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:49:14

Hi, thank you. Nothing wrong with Katherine per se, I just know quite a few of them and it just feels weird for me to use it.
I quite like the pronunciation of Catelyn (as in game of thrones Catelyn Stark) but it's pronounced Cat-a-lin, which isn't initially evident from the spelling and I just know I'd end up correcting everybody 24/7. Decisions decisions!

orangepudding Sat 18-Feb-17 11:49:24


blossom101001 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:50:06

Katrina, Katlyn, Katarina, Keighly, Keisha

HecateAntaia Sat 18-Feb-17 11:50:54

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HarrietVane99 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:51:06

I like Katherine. Classic and dignified, a real grown up name.

Kit is a short for Christopher, so you could have Christine or variants. But I prefer Katherine.

MollyHuaCha Sat 18-Feb-17 11:52:46

If the nn was Kitty, I wd expect the real name to be one of these:

Catherine (any spelling)
Christine (any spelling)
Caitlin (any spelling)
Katrina (any spelling)

Kitty is a nice name. Definitely a nn of course.

Summertime10 Sat 18-Feb-17 11:55:04

Some great ideas ladies. I wonder if I could get away with Katlyn without people thinking it was a made up variant of Kaitlin?

MrsHathaway Sat 18-Feb-17 12:12:14

Any of my three sons would have been Kitty so I've explored this question at length!

I'd probably have gone for Catherine but here are others from the various lists:


VirgilsStaff Sat 18-Feb-17 12:18:43

Kitty is short for Katherine (and all its traditional variations).

Its pretentious to think it's anything else. If you don't like Katherine, just call your daughter Kitty. Don't make up silly longer names which aren't connected.

Katherine is a perfectly good traditional solid name.

Summertime10 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:22:11

As previously mentioned it's associated with too many people I know so don't wish to use it- there is no question of it being a lovely name, it really is. Think I'll just go back to the drawing board.
Thanks all

SayNoToCarrots Sat 18-Feb-17 12:22:14

I think you can give your daughter any nickname you like. It doesn't even really have to have a link to her actual name.

weemidden Sat 18-Feb-17 12:22:25

Kathryn - Scottish traditional and not common

Doilooklikeatourist Sat 18-Feb-17 12:43:35

Elizabeth can be Kitty
I had a Great Aunt Kit , whose real name was Elizabeth
It's your baby , you choose

Summertime10 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:48:17

Thanks. I do love the name Elizabeth so that's food for thought.
K x

user99009960546 Sat 18-Feb-17 12:49:10

I had a great Aunt Kitty (Kathleen)

I know one Kitty (age10) she's a Catherine

I know a Girl age 11 who is just Kit

I'm a Catherine known as Kate

MikeUniformMike Sat 18-Feb-17 13:31:33

Christina, Catherine, Kathryn, Katharine, Christabel, Kathleen...

MikeUniformMike Sat 18-Feb-17 13:36:00

look on babynamespedia names beginning with kit - there are a couple of really pretty ones

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Sat 18-Feb-17 14:03:27

Kirsten, Katrina, Christina?

Plus, bit of a stretch but perhaps Kitty from Nikita if you didn't like Nikki as a nn.

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