a friend of mine is Russian, she's baptised Ekaterina
(from Katherine=pure), and as with most Russian names there are a lot of pet forms like Katja
(usually used as a short form), Katjuschka or Katrioschka (very tender and loving), Katjinka (for a child), Katka (when the child's done something wrong and the mother's angry!) or simply Ka, the modern short form.
Isn't Russian a wonderful language!!!Lulu
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- I could need your help too!