My first name is Kathryn. I like it, but I don't think I could ever get used to being called that by anyone other than teachers and doctors.
I currently go by Katie. While I like the way it sounds, I don't care for the spelling. I don't like the way it looks when written/typed - it makes me feel like a little kid for some reason. Plus there is the fact that I have neither an I nor an E in my name. I tried to switch to Katy once, but it lasted like a week because I couldn't get the hang of it.
Some of my friends refer to me by my initials, KD. But again, I don't like the way that looks.
There are already women in my family who are called Kats, Kate, and Kit.
My little sister's name is Erin so Ryn is out of the question, plus I think that looks weird, plus I don't think I could handle being called something that didn't start with a K, since I've gone 21 years as Katie.
So. What should I be called??