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  1. #1
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    Nicknames for Catherine

    Two questions:
    1) What are some nicknames for Catherine?
    2) Would Catherine nn Erin work?
    Caspian ~ Genevieve ~ Benjamin ~ Claire ~ Sebastian

    Caspian Bartholomew & Claire Gwendolen

    Currently: Corisande + Icarus + Aurelia + Casimir + Octavia

  2. #3
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    Cat is my favorite nickname for Catherine. There's also Cate, Catie, Cathy. I do think Erin could work but it seems like a stretch. If I wanted to call a baby Erin, I would just name her Erin.
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  3. #5
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    I agree with the pp about Erin. I think it works alright, and it's all in there, but why not just use Erin? It's its own name.

    For nicknames:

    Cate
    Cat
    Kit
    Kitty
    Cathy
    Cath
    Catie
    Kay
    Wren/ Rin
    Caff
    Catie Did (like the insect)
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    Persephone Elysia Willow -- June 5th, 2013
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  4. #7
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    I agree that Erin is a bit of a stretch simply because it's a well-known name on its own. But for a similar sound, what about Rin or Rinn? That's been my favorite nickname for Catherine for a long time-it's more unique than Cat or Cate or Catie or Cathy, though I think Cate is also adorable. I also know a girl named Kathleen who goes by Kaffey, and I really like it, so Caffey might be a possibility, though I think most people would go, "Did you say Cathy?" until they got used to it. Overall, I say Rin.
    Genevieve ~ Lucy ~ Catherine/Rinna ~ Fiona ~ Elanor/Eleanor ~ Rosemary ~ Leia ~ Edith
    Primrose ~ Gail ~ Elizabeth ~ Agnes ~ Valentine ~ Jane ~ Magdalene ~ Astrid
    Mabel ~ Therese ~ Margaret/Maisy ~ Susannah ~ Gloria ~ Isobel ~ Juniper ~ Molly


    Felix ~ Ignatius ~ William ~ Finnian ~ Jude ~ August/Augustine ~ Calvin
    Thomas ~ Bram ~ Calder ~ Andrew/Ander ~ Sebastian ~ Peter ~ Percival/Percy
    Benedict ~ Timothy ~ Lewis ~ Harrison ~ James ~ David ~ Oliver

    *combos under construction*

  5. #9
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    nn=
    Cate
    Catie
    Cat
    Cay
    Cathy
    Wren/Rin
    Rinny
    Erin (I think it works!)
    (any of the C names above but with a K)
    Current Faves:

    Chanlee Grace, Tierney Elizabeth, Elodie Marie, and Ava Cate

    Aiden Riley, Logan Adam, Keegan Elliot and Liam James

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