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15 Things Only People Named Katie Will Understand

Are you Katie A. or Katie M. or Katie P.?

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1. In school and at work, you'll never get to be THE Katie.

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Sometimes the first Katie in a place gets OG status, and then the rest have to have their last name initials added, and it causes all kinds of in-group resentment.

2. You'll (ALMOST) never be short on souvenir swag.

You're so used to seeing your name included among the keychains and license plates that it feels like a PERSONAL ATTACK when, all of a sudden, you scroll right from "Kate" to "Kathy" to "Karen" and DON'T see a Katie.

5. But the only person who calls you by the full version of your name is your dentist.

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And maybe your grandparents. And your credit card company!!!

8. Most of your friends' dads call you "Kate."

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The name "Katie" is unpronounceable to a certain sector of middle-aged men. They'll never remember. It's not worth correcting.

9. You have an instinctive, reflexive distrust of your dastardly cousin — the Katy.

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What makes you so SPECIAL, huh? Are you in a hurry? Are you trying to save yourself some time by cutting out that extra letter?? Where are you GOING, anyway?

13. On the plus side, Katies are literally always so beautiful you could practically die looking at them.

15. Everyone's always like, "But you're going to go by Katherine/Kathleen/Kathy when you're older, right?" Because they think Katie is a name for LITTLE GIRLS.

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But you know what, no. It is weird to tell someone to change their name just because they're 30 or whatever. Katie for life.

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