Ironically Enough, I Give Nicknames to Everyone Else
I just set up a Facebook account. I’ve been resisting for years, but since Just’In got an LJ because I had one, I figured I’d get a Facebook because he wanted me to get one.
I just did a search within Facebook for more Kates with my last name. There’s one in Atlanta, one in Massachusetts, and one in Seattle who works at a university there. As for the Kates with my married name, there’s two in London, one in Leeds, one in Manchester, one in Raleigh/Durham, NC, and one in New York. There’s one in London, Ontario, and another in Hamilton, Ontario. One in Stamford, CT, one in Vancouver, BC, and another in Atlanta… And the search results go on.
Now the real question is: how many of them are actually real Kates? I suspect the majority of these girls have Kathryn or Catherine or Kathleen on their birth certificates, and Kate is a nickname. I’m cool with that, but sometimes, it makes me feel special to know that my birth certificate says Kate.