Very pretty. I can't decide if I like this or Kate better.
Widespread use of this spelling can probably be attributed to actress Cate Blanchett.
Pretty! I love it a LOT better than the boring Kate!
I like it so much better than Kate. Cate ages better, is more youthful, has a better spelling to me, etc. I would totally use this for a daughter one day! Love it, beautiful!
My given name is Catherine. I was called "Katy" when I was little, and I always hated it. My grandmother was told I was named after her, but that just made her angry, as she was baptized "Kate." I was glad I was Catherine, as it gave me more choices, and after I left home I never called myself anything but Kate. Back then, in the 1960s, I was the only Kate I knew -- now it's very common. Also back in the 1950s and 1960s (and earlier), Kate was NEVER spelled with a C. I can't tell you how much I hate seeing Kate spelled with a C: it's just a popular, made-up variant of the original spelling that goes back to medieval times. I really have to restrain myself from lashing out when well-meaning people ask me if I would like them to spell my name with a C (I WOULD NOT!), and I just try to ignore the unthinking idiots who spell my name with a C without even checking how I myself spell it!

Please, people, don't give in to flash-in-the-pan fads. Use the K, not the abominable C.
Nicer spelling than trendee Kate. Cate makes me think of a regal bookworm.
Cate Hamill is one of the twins on the TV show Our Little Family. Her twin sister is Cece Hamill her brother is Jack and parents are Michelle and Dan.
I think it’s a beautiful name. My name is Caitlin, and I’ve been considering going by Cate for a while. I would prefer this spelling to Cait, but wouldn’t consider going to Kate. If using this as a nickname, I think you should choose a spelling in which the first letter corresponds to the first letter of your true name. I don’t agree at all with the comments saying this is a bad way to spell this pretty name; I think it makes it sound more elegant and classy, as well as making it far more distinctive and thus more memorable than “Kate”, which, let’s be honest, is a bit overused. That being said, both spellings are fine!
Kate is a better spelling.
Cate Campbell, OAM, is an Australian competitive swimmer, and a current multiple world record holder, who won two bronze medals at the 2008 Summer Olympics, a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and a gold and a silver medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. She is the current world record holder in the Long Course 4 x 100 m Freestyle Relay with Team Australia and the short course 100 m freestyle. Cate is her full name, not a nickname.
Cate Blanchett was born in 1969, not 1975. [noted -ed]
Wouldn't it easily get confused in terms of spelling with Kate?
The name Cate with a C is very unique I have only met one WOMAN named Cate and she was the most mysterious, marvelous, gorgeous organism to ever grace this planet, and the name fits her quite well ;). Kate with a K is one of the dullest most overused name. The name Cate fits all ages. Unlike Kate who I could never imagine seeing an elderly woman named such. Kate also looks like such a trashy crusty stripper name.

Kate is much easier on the eyes.
Lovely name. However, the spelling of Kate will always be far better.
Cate (with this spelling) looks terrible.
I really like this name! It's a more unique version of Kate, and it is a great nickname for Caterina or Catherine.
I love the name Cate. It is my proper name and I read all the comments and I saw who hated my first name.
The name Cate was given to 88 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
If your name begins with a "C" as mine does (Catherine), then it only makes sense to use Cate for short. Why would you use Kate with a "K" if your name begins with a "C"? Anyway, they sound the same and Cate is a little more unique. I like Cate Blanchette's name with a "C". Kate with a "K" is just so common and overused... unless your name begins with a "K". I love my name and have had compliments all my life - mostly from men, so it has served me well. :)
I prefer Kate.
Kate is very lovely, but Cate is just downright strange.
It's fairly common in the UK for Catherines who go by Kate to spell it with a K. For example, Kate Middleton's (girlfriend of Prince William) full name is Catherine Elizabeth. Personally, I think Cate looks strange. Kate all the way!
I agree 1000 percent with the comment above. I love the name Caterina and the Nickname Cate and this other name Cathrina (pronounced Cath-REE-na, search it up it's a name I submitted). And Cate is ADORABLE with a C. I know a Kate and she is a bratty annoying little girl but Cate is beautiful and cute (Cate, Cate, CATE!)
My pet peeve: when Catherines spell it "Kate" and not "Cate". If your name is Katherine, Kathryn, Kathleen, etc., go on and spell it Kate with a K - however! If your name is Catherine, do please be logical and spell it Cate! Famous examples of this: Kate Bosworth, birth name Catherine. Kate Bush, birth name Catherine. There is no K in their original name - so where did it come from? People use Cathy as well as Kathy, and Cat as well as Kat, so why do people find Cate so far-fetched and absurd?
I love this form with a "C" then a "K" because it's more unique and looks better. My name is Caytie but I go by Cate sometimes and I love it!
I love this name! I want to have a daughter and name her Caterina, but call her Cate. This spelling is so pretty!
To me it seems more sophisticated than Kate--just as I think Catherine is more elegant than Katherine, but they're both lovely names.
My name just with a C hehe. I like this spelling, it's very cute.
I love this spelling. I prefer Cate with a C rather than a K.
Cate is cute, Kate seems more like a woman of action.
I love this name! I've been in love with it all my life and don't know why they say that it's too common, I've never met a Cate in my life, nor a Kate, nor Katie, I've met a Katherine and a Kathy. I do not really have to worry about its popularity because by the time I have kids it won't be that popular. haha.
My name is Caitlin but I use the name Cate instead. I have received a lot of compliments on my name, mostly because it's a more unique form of Kate. I also love my name because almost nobody in my school has this name execpt for me, so everybody knows who I am! All in all, I think Cate is a really great name!
I like this spelling better because it is more unique. Cute name!
I like the spelling Kate better.
I love this spelling! But Kate is good, too.
A famous bearer of the name Cate is Cate Blanchett (born May 14, 1969 as Catherine Elise Blanchett.) She won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for being Katharine Hepburn in the popular award-winning movie, "The Aviator."

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