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  1. #1

    Kate - can it stand on its own?

    Hi ladies!

    I am half way through my pregnancy and my husband and I are completely stumped. We love classic names, but cannot find a name we love for the life of us. We have a son named Benjamin and I think Kate goes really well with his name. Problem is that I dislike Catherine or Kaitlyn. Can it be used as a first name?

    Other names we are considering:
    Emily
    Blair
    Hannah
    Evelyn (probably would use Kate as MN)
    Sydney
    Savannah
    Margot
    Grace

    For some reason I just can't fall in love with any name though.
    Last edited by brittanyandbaby515; January 11th, 2017 at 09:49 AM.

  2. #3
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    I think Kate on its own works. I know a Kate who has that as a full name. Other options for a long form are Katrina and Kathleen. From your other choices, my favorites are Grace and Evelyn, least favorite Savannah.

    Other ideas:
    Alice
    Amelia
    Audrey
    Ava
    Caroline
    Claire
    Julia
    Margaret
    Tess

  3. #5
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    I love Kate in her own!

  4. #7
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    I have a friend named Katie (that's what's on her birth certificate) and she wishes that her parents had named her Katherine -- she dislikes not having a more formal name.

    From your list, I like Evelyn Kate -- and I think the nickname Evie is adorable!
    Mother to twins Charles Alexander (Charlie) and Elizabeth Coralie (Libby), born November 2015

  5. #9
    Kate can definitely be used on its own! It also goes well with Benjamin! I know several Katie's and Kate's and their names are not short for anything. But if you wanted a longer version, you could use Katrina, Kathleen, or a first name that starts with Ka and a middle name that starts with T. For example Kamilla Teagan could go by Kate.

    Other names that are similar to the one's on your list:
    Emmeline
    Clara
    Anna
    Evangeline
    Sedona
    Siobhan
    Margaret
    Grey

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