July 28, 2014 § 2 Comments
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Cadi, Cady, Cait, Caity, Cat, Cate, Catey, Cathie, Cathy, Catie, Cato, Caty, Catya, Kady, Kaia, Kaisa, Kaity, Kaja, Kat, Kata, Kate, Katey, Kathi, Kathie, Kathy, Kati, Katie, Katja, Katka, Katri, Katy, Katya, Kay, Kaya, Kit, Kitti, Kittie, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Kitty, one of the other shop girls at the Chicago shoe factory where Carrie first finds employment, in Theodore Dreiser’s Sister Carrie (published in 1900; set 1889-1890s).
– Kitty (Catherine) Bennet, the somewhat silly and spoiled fourth Bennet girl in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, written in 1797, published in 1813.
– Kitty Carroll, a “chatterer” Maud and Dolly Lorton pay a visit to, in “The Youngest Miss Lorton”, from The Youngest Miss Lorton, and Other Stories by Nora Perry (1889).
– Kitty Grant, a boisterous girl whose love of a joke sometimes outpaces the kindness of her heart, in “Esther Bodn”, from Nora Perry’s A Flock of Girls and Boys (1895).