WDYT of Catherine (nn Kate)?

What do you think of [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Emily[/name] (nickname [name]Kate[/name])?

I really like the more literary [name]Catherine[/name] with the C spelling better than [name]Katherine[/name]. We also love the nickname [name]Kate[/name], although I could see us just calling a daughter [name]Catherine[/name] in ordinary life, too (We have a [name]James[/name] who goes by [name]James[/name], not by a nickname). [name]Cate[/name] is pretty, but it’s not my favorite idea for a nickname because everyone assumes it is spelled [name]Kate[/name].

Could we get away with [name]Catherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name], or is it just a [name]Kate[/name] Middleton thing? Honest opinions, please!


I love [name]Catherine[/name]! So much so that I’m still seriously considering it for my own list. :slight_smile: I prefer the [name]Cate[/name] spelling to [name]Kate[/name], but I definitely think [name]Catherine[/name] nn [name]Kate[/name] works and it’s not just a [name]Kate[/name] Middleton thing. :slight_smile: I also really adore [name]Catherine[/name] nn [name]Kit[/name]/[name]Kitty[/name] (even more literary goodness! Although I’m not sure [name]Kitty[/name] [name]Bennet[/name] is the best literary heroine, but I just love the tie to P&P).

I think [name]James[/name], [name]William[/name], [name]Elise[/name], and [name]Catherine[/name] would be wonderful together.

[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Emily[/name] is lovely. [name]Kate[/name] would be a fine nickname. I agree, I think [name]Catherine[/name] is the much more attractive option. I really like [name]Catherine[/name] as a full name, I think it’s refreshing. The classic [name]Emily[/name] compliments [name]Catherine[/name] very nicely.

Thank you, [name]Ashley[/name]. [name]Kit[/name]/[name]Kitty[/name] is neat, too. I don’t know if [name]Catherine[/name] Earnshaw is the best literary heroine, either, but Wuthering Heights was one of my faves for a time, right along with [name]Austen[/name]'s P&P.

Wonder if we’ll look like hardcore [name]Emily[/name] [name]Bronte[/name] fans, with [name]Emily[/name] as a middle name to [name]Catherine[/name]? :slight_smile:

I don’t know if others would notice it, but in the back of my head I had an “ooh, literature! Why am I grinning like a fool?” feeling. :slight_smile: Probably because I’m in a [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]/[name]Bronte[/name] sisters funk atm. I’m halfway through Northanger [name]Abbey[/name], and I plan on starting [name]Jane[/name] [name]Eyre[/name] as soon as I’m done! Although I have to admit, my first thought with [name]Emily[/name] was a totally different literary [name]Emily[/name]–I remember reading a short story in college (couldn’t tell you who wrote it or how popular it is, even…) about this woman named [name]Emily[/name] [name]Rose[/name] who slept with this dead carcass of her father or lover or something for about 30 years. Still sort of creeps me out, lol. But I do think [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Emily[/name] is lovely. And [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] and [name]Emily[/name] [name]Bronte[/name] are much better influences than that. :slight_smile:

I’ve been thinking about [name]Catherine[/name] so much because of [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name]–[name]Catherine[/name] Morland, [name]Kitty[/name] [name]Bennet[/name]… I’m just a [name]Jane[/name] [name]Austen[/name] junkie. :slight_smile: That, and it honors my mom. Honestly, though, [name]Emily[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name] are so classic (and well-known), I doubt many people will think it’s [name]Bronte[/name] overload (although, is there such a thing? Really? :))