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In 2018, 28 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Katharine who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 1, 076th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
I am a Katharine. I love my name, though it is most definitely often misspelled. I've found that it is also mispronounced on occasion: sometimes I hear "Kath-uh-reen". Very annoying! My family calls me Kathy, though with friends I am often Kat, and in formal situations I am Katharine; I quite like having this variety!
katharinelk  5/18/2015
I am British and this spelling is very unusual in the UK. My mother was a great fan of Katharine Hepburn and an older cousin is called Catherine so I was called Katharine. I have hated the name in all its variants ever since I can remember. I changed my name as soon as I could (age 11). I have a surname nobody can spell, so to have a first name that people always got wrong as well was just too much. I don't think there is a correct way of spelling the name and I once counted 9 different spellings and that did not include variants, diminutives or derivatives.
― Anonymous User  10/25/2014
The name Katharine was only given to 106 baby girls born in the US in 2012. I like this spelling a lot.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
In the novel 1984 by George Orwell, Winston's wife was named Katharine.
― Anonymous User  6/11/2013
Actress Katharine Cornell (1893-1974).
moonbaby9307  12/29/2012
I am named Katharine, and I hate it. Everyone spells it incorrectly, even when it is written in front of them - nobody ever looks; and the shortenings are just awful. I hate Kate, and Katie, and Kat, and Kathy. Yuck! Also, I was only ever called Katharine by my family when I was in trouble, or to put me down. It's horrid. I am about to change my name to something better. Please, it may look nice, but don't use this spelling for your child, nobody will ever get it right. If you must use it, please don't use the full name to patronise them or when they are in trouble.
chocolatefrog  5/25/2012
One of my absolute favorite names, and I prefer this spelling (but just slightly) over Katherine. I'm probably going to use it on my daughter because it has familial connections (my grandmothers are named Kathleen and Carolyn), and it suits any age. I reeeeally dislike the nickname Katie, though.
absolutamento  3/7/2012
Katharine Blake is an English singer. She is the founder of Mediæval Bæbes and was the frontwoman for Miranda Sex Garden.
mymymetrocard  5/21/2011
I prefer Katherine. This name isn't bad, though.
Liesl  11/18/2010
My first name is Katharine. I prefer this spelling, and my mother picked it because she named me after her favorite actress, Katharine Hepburn. If you are named this however, many people will want to spell it "Catherine" or "Katherine", so I usually end up having to spell it for people. There are many good nicknames for this name. When I was a child, I went by Katy, but as I got older I started going by Kate, as it sounds more mature.
katyggls  1/19/2010
I am a Katharine. While it is VERY annoying when people misspell it as Katherine, is is a very lovely name. Nicknames can be Kat, Katie, Kate, Kath, Kathy, Arin, Rin, Thar, Ari, Kit Kat, etc. It's a great name. I highly recommend that if you are thinking of naming your daughter Katharine, DO NOT use it as an "in trouble" name (you know the drill, reciting a child's full name). It ruined the name for me for a long time. Katharine is a regal name, and I'm a proud Katharine!
KatieKat  9/5/2009
St. Katharine Drexel was a nun who inherited an insanely large amount of money and used it to build schools for Native Americans and blacks. She was beatified on November 20, 1988 and canonized on October 1, 2000.
gio2475  9/24/2008
Henry VIII of England's first wife was a Spanish princess named Katharine of Aragon, daughter of Spain's Fernando and Isabel.
carolinamoon  9/18/2008
Katharine is my favorite name. I like this spelling better than Katherine or Kathryn because the "a" makes it look more feminine. It also makes it more unusual without being too creative like Kahthurynne or something. The best nicknames are Kat and Kate.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2008
Katharine was one of the characters of William Shakespeare's play "The Taming of the Shrew".

This play has also been adapted into a Broadway musical entitled "Kiss Me, Kate".
sidewalkxlines  1/22/2008
I LOVE this spelling! The main reason I like it is because my Great-Grandmother spelled her name this way. If ever have a daughter, I would consider nameing her Katharine (nickname Kate). I think Kat makes a great nickname too, but seeing as Kat (short for Kathleen) is my mother's name, I wouldn't use it.
Joan-Ay  10/10/2007
Katharine Comstock is a character in Gene Stratton-Porter's novel "A Girl of the Limberlost."
Kate  9/15/2007
I agree that this spelling is much prettier and feminine than Katherine, and I really hate the Kathryn spelling, it's just awful.
Fionafabulous  8/13/2006
This is my first name, and I really love it - I was named after Katharine Hepburn. I always think spelling it this way makes people think tomboy, which in my case is true. Be warned though, if you call a child this - everyone will spell it Katherine.
Katie_Claud_Harker  8/12/2006
This name is really growing on me. I like this spelling best, and I think a cute nickname would be Kat.
claraelizabethann  8/3/2006
Famous American Idol contestant Katharine McPhee bears this name.
― Anonymous User  6/9/2006
Katharine was in one of Shakespere's stories, I think it was 'A Wildcat for a Wife' or something like that. It's a bit popular though. I prefer Catharine.
― Anonymous User  5/22/2006
Katharine was the name of E.B. White's wife.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2006
Katherine looks ugly and unfeminine, but Katharine looks pretty and feminine.
mariej2  7/19/2005
A famous bearer of this name is Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003).
― Anonymous User  5/8/2005

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