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Is kitty short for anything?

(26 Posts)
Hangingbellyofbabylon Wed 22-Jul-09 10:02:02

and is it just too comedy to be considered?

dorothygale Wed 22-Jul-09 10:02:54

It's short for Katherine

MovingOutOfBlighty Wed 22-Jul-09 10:03:16

No, I know loads of Kittys and think it is adorable.

My friends have Katherine as her 'back up name' for one of the Kittys I know. Think this is a good idea but not essential.

lou33 Wed 22-Jul-09 10:06:10

my friend calls her daughter kitty , but her real name is kathleen

myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 10:07:35

Why is it comical?
I have a Kitty and she is Catherine though it would have been easier to have called her Katherine.

There are at least 2 Mnetters I can think of who have DDs with the standalone name of Kitty.

I think it's lovely, but then I would. smile

mrsradders Wed 22-Jul-09 10:08:17

i really like kitty but daddy would say no...it is short for katherine i believe so you could go with that and call her kitty xx

lou33 Wed 22-Jul-09 10:10:28

i should say that i had considered the name kitty for one of my children, but i have a niece called tabi and it seemed a bit too cat themed, but i do like it v much

myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 10:13:14

Why is it ok to shorten Catherine to Cat with no cat references but no so Kitty?

Hangingbellyofbabylon Wed 22-Jul-09 10:22:31

can't do Katherine, weird family reasons - you know what it's like hmm. Kitty is cute but is it acceptable for an adult? I think so but reckon dh would veto it.

Scorpette Wed 22-Jul-09 11:00:46

I know an adult Kitty (aged 38); she is great and the name seems funky and cool, not childish. She sometimes calls herself Kit. I love the name, personally

TsarChasm Wed 22-Jul-09 11:04:20

My grandma was Kathleen, but called Kit/Kitty.

I like Kit and Kathleen. Not so keen on Kitty though.

3ofeach Wed 22-Jul-09 13:31:32

my DD3 is Keturah nn Kitty. Love Kitty obviously but didn't like Katherine and think Keturah is fab and works to be shortened to Kitty.

lockets Wed 22-Jul-09 18:52:11

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lockets Wed 22-Jul-09 18:53:18

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rocketupbum Wed 22-Jul-09 21:25:20

My sis calls me Kitty, I am originally Katherine, always called Katie and I love Kitty. If I could persuade everyone who knows me to call me Kitty I would!! Go for the short version, I hate my long winded name that only comes up in the doctors surgery!!

BikeRunSki Wed 22-Jul-09 21:29:49

I had a great aunt who was Kitty for Kirsten.

littleducks Wed 22-Jul-09 21:31:29

My cousin is really a Nikita but called Kitty

lockets Wed 22-Jul-09 21:34:23

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kitsmummy Thu 23-Jul-09 07:48:40

Kitty's a great name, wouldn't bother with Katherine if you like Kitty. I do know a Caitlin who is always Kitty.

GoldenSnitch Thu 23-Jul-09 08:08:54

Kitty is lovely, but if it were mine I would was a "grown up" name too...

Katherine
Kaitlin
Kirsten
Kathleen
Katrina
Caroline
Katrina

I used to know a Kizzy....

myredcardigan Thu 23-Jul-09 10:09:23

I 'bothered' with Catherine because I like the name not just for her.

Although she's usually Kitty, we do sometimes call her Catherine and I like having the range IYKWIM. DD1 is Elizabeth but 90% of the time is Lizzie.

jellybeans Thu 23-Jul-09 10:42:38

It's a fine name. Nearly all names have been translated or changed from their originals anyway so there is no such thing as a 'proper name'. I know 2 kittys. One is a doctor of about age 60 and one is 10. Both have Kitty as their full first name. I never heard anything bad said about them or by them about it.

YoGabbaGabba Thu 23-Jul-09 11:14:52

My friend is called Kitty (short for Katrina)and it really suits her.

dorothygale Thu 23-Jul-09 12:02:33

i love Kizzy- there's a character is a children's book (the diddakoi) called that; it's short for Kezia in the book

qumquat Thu 23-Jul-09 16:04:44

If my parents had called me Kitty I would definitely have liked to have the choice of being called Katherine, which is a much nicer name imho!

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