If you have or know a Catherine ...

(72 Posts)
penguinfooted Mon 26-Nov-12 21:31:52

what do you call her day to day? I love the full name and the nn Cassie but don't like Cathy and would be keen to avoid that as a nn.

kdiddy Mon 26-Nov-12 21:32:47

The ones I know are called Kath, Cathy, Kate and Cat.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Mon 26-Nov-12 21:35:07

Same as kdiddy. For Cassie you need to start with something like Cassandra.

SingingSands Mon 26-Nov-12 21:35:09

My MIL is Catherine and only Catherine. Sometimes DFIL gets a bit tipsy at New Year and calls her "Cathy". That doesn't go down well. grin Sorry, I digress...

If I had a Catherine I would probably call her Catherine, as it's such a lovely name and little heard of nowadays. Maybe Cate or Kate/Katie? I love your nn of Cassie, but is that not short for Cassandra?

Trizelda Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:12

Ours is Kitty!

wigglesrock Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:41

I know quite a few Catherines and they are all Catherines ranging from a 5 - 30 year old. One of my closest friends is a Catherine and always has been except for a few months when she was 15 when she just had to be known as Cat grin I know Katies but they've all been called Katie from birth.

Theas18 Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:43

Know a Kate and a cat

StellaNova Mon 26-Nov-12 21:36:57

I know a Catherine (or possibly Katherine) who is a toddler, she is always Catherine.

If I had a Katharine I would call her Kate or Kitty, or Katharine in full. I love the name.

omghelpmeplease Mon 26-Nov-12 21:39:43

i have one she is a Katy to us and a Kate to others.

choccyp1g Mon 26-Nov-12 21:40:58

For all the Catherine's around, I noticed in yesterday's newspaper that today is St. Catherine's Day. In some countries your saint's day counts as an extra birthday, so enjoy!

Also for all people named Katie, Katerina, Kathryn, Katherine, Catharine, etc. etc. as they are all the same name really.

Skivvytomany Mon 26-Nov-12 21:40:58

The ones I know were Katies when they were young and changed to Catherine as they got older ( in 30 s now) the older (50s and 60s) are a mixture of Cathy and Catherine.

Chicksy Mon 26-Nov-12 21:41:03

I know a Catherine and she gets Cassie

sassytheFIRST Mon 26-Nov-12 21:41:35

My Catherine is known as Cassie to all and sundry. It's ace.

sassytheFIRST Mon 26-Nov-12 21:44:17

We didn't like Cassandra (shades of Rodney - Cass-arn-dra - plus the whole prophetess of doom thang in Greek mythology). Cassie for Catherine works.

So there, nay Sayers.

VodIsGod Mon 26-Nov-12 21:44:21

I know a 7 yo Catherine and my DSis is a 41yo Katherine. Both are always Catherine/Katherine. My DSis is called Kath by friends but not family.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Mon 26-Nov-12 21:47:22

We had about seven Catherines/Katherines/Kathryns in our year at school. We called them all Cath/Kath.

My SIL's name is Kathryn and gets called Katy.

chipmonkey Mon 26-Nov-12 21:50:46

I know one in her 60's. She's Cathy.

Cassie is not short for Catherine.

The Catherines/Kathryns I know are Cath, Kate, Katy or Kathryn.

Pumpster Mon 26-Nov-12 22:02:56

I'm Catherine and have always been Catherine grin

Pumpster Mon 26-Nov-12 22:03:40

Ps I love my name smile

NomNomDePlumPudding Mon 26-Nov-12 22:05:43

i have a catherine, nearly 4, no nn yet. other catherines in my family - catherine, kate, kay.

SageMist Mon 26-Nov-12 22:07:40

I'm a Catherine and I've called myself Kate since I was 15, it's been some 35ish years since and I haven't regretted my decision yet. grin

I have a (just) Cassie named after my great aunt who was Catherine. Her family called her Cassie.

Great name. Great nn smile

blondieminx Mon 26-Nov-12 22:08:15

I know one and she's on MN smile she's a Cat, usually.

Welovecouscous Mon 26-Nov-12 22:09:56

Kitty, Cathy, Katy

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