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(39 Posts)
mummytobemaybe Sun 18-Jun-17 20:41:16

Opinions please smile

SumAndSubstance Sun 18-Jun-17 20:43:15

I really like it, but I would put Katherine on the birth certificate. I am a bit uptight about full names though!

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 18-Jun-17 20:50:37

^ This. Great name, though wink

LadyMonicaBaddingham Sun 18-Jun-17 20:50:37

^ This. Great name, though wink

TheNumberfaker Sun 18-Jun-17 20:52:09

Same as sum.

It's a classic and won't sound as dated as some other names.

Borntoflyinfirst Sun 18-Jun-17 21:02:18

We have a Katie. Katherine on her birth certificate. Drives me mad when people don't pronounce the 't' properly but otherwise still love it.

Dixiestamp Sun 18-Jun-17 21:05:24

Very similar name here and I don't have Katherine on my birth certificate! Good name.

Snap8TheCat Sun 18-Jun-17 21:05:36

We have a Katie though spell it Katey. She's not Katherine on her BC and there's only one other in her year group so not too popular (she's 12).

Funnyfarmer Sun 18-Jun-17 21:13:05

Brilliant name.
We have a Katie. Didn't want to use the full name because it's her aunts name.
Didn't want them to become big Katherine and little Katherine.
Also having to constantly correct everyone who reads her name before they meet her.
Plus her names "Katie" perfectly acceptable stand alone name. Not as if it's jaz or liv

Funnyfarmer Sun 18-Jun-17 21:14:59

Drives me mad when people don't pronounce the 't' properly
this also when my db wrote KT on her birthday card angry

notangelinajolie Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:10

Yes to Katie - Katherine on bc. Gorgeous name.

Scrumpernickel Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:31

I'm not a massive fan of Katie but do love Kate. A crisp and cool name whereas Katie is cutsie.

Hothothotsummer Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:46

I think I prefer Kate

user1472334322 Sun 18-Jun-17 21:17:21

I'm Katherine on my bc but never been called that. I was Katie when I was little and Kate now. So I'm bias! I like my name but I'd probably give your dd the option of different nn as she gets older and put Katherine on bc (or kathryn/catherine)

SuperBeagle Sun 18-Jun-17 21:44:50

I prefer just Kate.

I love Kate.

ABitOTT Sun 18-Jun-17 21:59:37

I know a Katie who has a brother named Eddy. No 'proper' names on the bc, just Katie & Eddy. I think it is a Mumsnet obsession to suggest a 'proper' name on the birth certificate & maybe I could understand with truly babyish names; however, Katie can suit a child or adult.

NavyandWhite Sun 18-Jun-17 22:06:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

RuthB4 Sun 18-Jun-17 22:20:39

I much prefer Kate but Katie is sweet. If I were you I'd probably put Kate (or maybe Katherine) on the BC but call her Katie day to day.

Sophronia Sun 18-Jun-17 23:07:14

It's a bit 90s. I love Katherine though.

nameohnameohname Sun 18-Jun-17 23:45:40

I'm a Katie - Katie on my BC - and I'm nearly 50 and work in a professional role.

Nothing cutesy about me!

buttercup54321 Sun 18-Jun-17 23:51:51

Gorgeous name.

ExplodedCloud Sun 18-Jun-17 23:56:09

One of the nicest people I know is a Katherine known as Katie smile

KanyesLunchbox Sun 18-Jun-17 23:57:33

Had he not been him, ds would have been Katie, but with Catherine on the birth cert. I prefer it to Katherine, I don't know why.

Mumoftwoyoungkids Mon 19-Jun-17 00:00:07

I have a Katie. Katherine on BC. Suspect she will become Kate when she goes to secondary school. (I wanted Kate originally.)

Surprisingly rare. No others in her year at school.

Titsywoo Mon 19-Jun-17 00:09:54

I have a Katie. I think it's fine as a name in its own right. She's a teen now and her friends call her Kate.

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