I Need A New Name And Am Open To Suggestions
My name is Katherine. It's one of those names that has 1001 derivations, so every few years I feel free to change it up. To date I've gone by Kathy, Kate, Katherine, Kath, and, most recently, Kat.
"Kat" has stuck, much to the chagrin of those who knew me in the Kathy Days. Thing is, I'm tired of it because it's really an ongoing testament to my laziness. The whole reason I'm going by Kat is because I got so tired of typing "K-a-t-h-e-r-i-n-e" on every comment I made and in every email. But I'm starting to feel like an imposter.
"Kat" is a jaunty name, a devil-may-care, rebellious name. I kind of like it but it's sort of like a tramp stamp. It may have been cute once upon a time, but I feel like maybe I'm too old and wilted to be a Kat.
When we first moved to town my landlady misunderstood my name and called me "Kay" for 9 years afterward. I could never bear to correct her. I've never really liked the name "Kay", but I'm attracted to it because it's even shorter to type than "Kat." Then there's the whole problem with that other Kay... You know. The reviewer. I would hate to steal her thunder.
And K-Co works okay, except that was also the name of the whale in "Free Willy". While I'm not completely ashamed of being a size 2 to the 9th power, I'd really not like to invite the comparison (as Lucille Bluth would say.)
So for now I'm searching for a new handle.