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ok I am set on Kate but I am not entirely set on kathryn. (Probably but I am considering Meghan for the middle name, and Kathryn Meghan just doesn't work for me)<br><br>
so let me have all the names that Kate could be the nickname for.<br><br>
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Katlyn<br>
Kate (as in not a nick name)<br>
Katherine<br>
Katorah (Catorah) I love this one!<br>
Katrina<br>
Katarina<br>
Kathy (which is sometimes a nick name for Katherine)<br><br><br>
those are the ones of the top of my head anyhow...
 

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Full list <a href="http://www.behindthename.com/php/related.php?name=kate" target="_blank">here</a> of names related to Kate. You might find something there that can work. Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Why don't you just name her Kate? You love that name, so why try to come up with a longer version, so you can just go ahead and shorten it to Kate????<br><br>
Kate is a beautiful, strong name! I love it!<br><br>
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Keturah is a hebrew name that could be a Kate.<br><br>
I quite like Katarina Meghan and Katrina Meghan isn't bad, though I prefer the fuller version.<br><br>
Or how about Meghan Cady which lets you stick to the Cady from Cady Stanton like you were originally considering?<br><br>
Isn't this naming thing hard !
 

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I agree. My DS2 is Luke. Just Luke, not Lucas or Luka or anything.
 

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Just Kate, not a bad idea. Maybe Kate Meghan? DH vetoed Jolie out since it is so tied to Angelina, with no regards that it is indeed my sister middle name and has been her middle name for 28 years now.<br><br>
All these names keep rolling aorund my head. It's not what we wnat to call her that is the problem it is the surronding names. Maybe we can just name her Kate Smith and honor her grandma Terese who also does not have a middle name. LOL.<br><br>
what does Katelin/Katelynn, et el make you think of? what era was that anyways? I am so clueless.
 

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"Or how about Meghan Cady which lets you stick to the Cady from Cady Stanton like you were originally considering? "<br><br><br>
Were you considering Cady? Kate Cady Smith sounds great!<br><br>
I think Katelynn, etc are current names - people just combining names they liked to make a new, different version of the older more simple name.
 

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My given name is Katherine but I've been "Katie" since I was born. I can't tell you how confusing it was for me early on when I started Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade and the teacher called out "Katherine!". Most of the time I missed it and was marked absent until it we all got to know one another. On the flip side, I'm not psychologically messed up or deeply scarred from it. LOL. So don't let that deter you if you really want to go with it. I never understood why my mom named me Katherine if she was just going to call me Katie anyway. LOL. BTW, mom and I are very close and there are no hard feelings about any of it. Just thought I'd toss this out there as a perspective. Good luck finding a name that fits. I know it can be difficult. We decided on DS's name a week before he was born and then he didn't have a middle name at all for about 3 weeks after he was born. LOL. After trying and tossing literally hundreds of names we settled on Hamilton Hart.
 

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Cadence?
 

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I used to liek this name b/c of the whoel drum cadence thing it reminded me of marching band...but with the plethora of Cadens out there I just can't bring myself to use it anymore.
 

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Kathleen or Katrina, maybe? Katia (pronounced "KAH-thya") is a nice name, too.
 

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Katelynn/Kaitlyn/Katelyn/Caitlyn was a trendy name of the 90's and early 2000's that seems to be going down the popularity charts but two forms of it are still in the top 100. Its a variant of Caitlin (with an accent) which is an Irish form of Katherine actually pronounced "KAHT-leen" (like the A in Father) anglicized to Caitlin (pronounced KAYT-lin) (Long A like it Kate) and then spelled about 17 different ways in American English. I think its overuse in the last 10 years has made it less popular lately.<br><br>
While I think I told you earlier that I'm not a big fan of nickname names myself, Kate is strong and adult sounding and so avoids some of the problems of nickname names, but it is possible she'll always be correcting people who want to call her Katherine. Not the end of the world if none of the Kate names work. Kate Cady sounds weird to me though, too repetitive and since Cady might originally be for Katherine too its odd. Kate Meghan is all right, though I admit I'm pulling for Katarina Meghan because I like the way it sounds <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
If you want to check on trends this is the SSA website <a href="http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/" target="_blank">http://www.ssa.gov/OACT/babynames/</a> There is also a thing called "name voyager" that does the popularity in a way that combines common spellings but I lost the bookmark for it.
 

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FWIW, my grandma's name was Kate. Just Kate. Not Katherine, Kaitlyn, Kathleen or any of the "longer versions".<br>
She was a kind woman, though introverted and shy. She was kind of a push over. She was, however, called by her middle name Ida, so that may be why her personality developed as it did.<br>
My foster mom is also named Kate. She's a very strong, very kind woman, not nearly so introverted and shy. She stood up for herself and those around her very vociferously and was extremely strong willed.<br>
I also went to school with a Kate who was very strong willed and kind also.<br>
All of them had strong morals and a strong sense of justice.<br>
I put a lot of emphasis on how a name effects personality, in case it doesn't show. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">. I can't tell you how confusing it was for me early on when I started Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade and the teacher called out "Katherine!". Most of the time I missed it and was marked absent until it we all got to know one another.</div>
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I remember how proud I was of learning how to spell my (long, Lithuanian) last name for Kindergarten. But it drove me nuts every year trying to teach my teachers how to pronounce it.
 

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I was born a Kathleen and was called Katie until college, but got called Kathy sooo much, I legally changed my name to Kate when I got married. I love, love, love Kate. Kathleen, not so much.
 

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If you so love Kate, just go with it. My grandfather was just Joe. Not Joseph, just Joe. Names don't have to be long... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I am pretty sure we will go with Kate. Since DH vetoed my sisters middle name Jolie, I don't want to use my other two sisters names and not hers. (especially since right now she is the very most helpful sister).<br><br>
these are my sisters names Amy Kathryn, Meghan Jolie, and Meredith Anne.<br><br>
So i think I might just drop the sister thing for now.<br><br>
I was thinking<br>
Kate Amelia is nice. DH vetoes Amelia once already though. He is such a pain. Then he suggested Kathryn Jade. I had to let him know I think of Jade as a stripper name and no way was going to use it. He argued the whole stripper thing but you know what I MET a stripper named Jade before. He hasn't met strippers. Besides jade is our friends middle name and our other friends daughters middle name after that friend.<br><br>
my sister just gave me one of those baby name books that has 200,001 names or whatever. It just has list and lists of names instead of the authors take on what is popular and current, without the "no-frills" category headings and such. Just plain old alphabetical name lists.<br><br>
IN the name books with the authors take on it however. I found I like a lot of names in the no-frills category, and oh what was the other. I will get back to you.
 
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