Britta Globe
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Britta Globe

Throughout my whole life, I have been the only Britta I have ever met in person. This is still technically true, since I haven't actually met any of the following people face to face, but until I put up this website, I never realized how many Brittas there really are in this small world of ours!

As you can see by some of the responses below, I was often asked how I got my name, which finally inspired me to put up my What's in a Name? page. Since lately more and more Brittas have been asking about nicknames, I have also now added the Nicknames of Brittas Worldwide page.

Here are some of the e-mails I've received from other Brittas (I have not included the return e-mail addresses on purpose unless requested)...most of them were as surprised as I was to hear of another Britta...!

[I feel so terrible that it has been an entire YEAR (4/10/02 - 4/15/03) since the last time I put up any Britta emails...I am SOOOO sorry! :( -]

[Well, I keep getting more and more emails from more and more Brittas (which is great!), but all while I'm getting busier and busier most likely from now on I'll just put up batches of Britta emails once every month or so, and I also won't be able to guarantee that you all will receive individual replies...sorry! -]

Date: Mon Apr 14, 2003 04:52:22 PM US/Pacific
Subject: nickname

my name is britta and i have been called time and time again britta water filter. it bugs the crap out of me..but oh well..any who have you been called that?

Date: Sun Apr 06, 2003 10:26:15 AM US/Pacific
Subject: I'm a Britta too!

hi Britta,

My name is Britta. I don't usually meet other Brittas, this is sooooooooooooo exiting. My brother and I can kind of feel like oddballs because our names are so unusual (his name being Garrett). Earlier this year my 6th grade English teacher ( I'm only 12) gave us an assignment to find our name etymology. What a time I had! But finally found that it means strength!


Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 23:48:09 EST
Subject: It's another Britta

What a great site! I have met many many Britta's.I am 28. I lived in Florida, Georgia, and now seattle, WA....It's amazing how many I have run into. We always seem to say, "you don't look like a Britta" I guess it's hard to picture what someone with your name looks like, until you see them. It's strange. My name was taken from a book called the Drifters my mom was reading while pregnant with me. As for the water filter garbage...I just make that person buy me a beer if they say that( if I'm at the bar)and then tell them to not say that to the next Britta.... if not, they get a smirk.Here are some nicknames....
Britter ( my boyfriend is from boston, and can't say it right)
Britta Boo
and the list goes on.
I look forward to checking out your site more....
Maybe we can have a big Britta get together...that would be pretty freakin' confusing!!!
Britta Deanna Lyle Seattle, WA

Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2003 19:08:29 -0500
Subject: our name rules!

dear britta,
me and my friends found this a couple days ago. guess what,  my names britta too. ain't that special? i've only met one other britta. that was in sweden. i love our name its so special

britta nippert

i love our name
..i'm possessed..

Date: Sat, 29 Mar 2003 20:35:09 EST
Subject: hello britta

Dear Britta,
I was searching the web trying to find a ray of hope that there was someone else on this planet named Britta and i found you. My name is Bretta but every one even my mom spells it britta. I am 14 i will be 15 on the 20th of april. I hope to here from you.

Date: Wed Mar 26, 2003 07:19:43 AM US/Pacific

Hey Britta!

This is funny, I never met another britta before, so emailing one is very odd. anyway I have another nickname for the list:

My friends call me that after the Prittstift glue stick.

Britta Wielaard

Date: Sun Mar 23, 2003 10:01:03 AM US/Pacific
Subject: another Britta

My name is also Britta and I hear you say that you have never actually met another Britta. Well, in 6th grade(I'm currently in 9th) there was another Britta on my soccer team. The next year we had two classes together. I just thougght it was interesting. I also wanted to tell you that pronouncing your name Bree-ta(or whatever) is wrong my family haas deep scandinavian heritage and it is pronounced Brih-ta. I personally find it an insult to my heritage to pronounce it so wrong and crudely, I also wanted to tell you my mom fell in love with the name from the book Christmas in Noisy Village. Its a great book with our name. My favorite nickname is britta bee.

Britta Rowings

Date: Tue Mar 11, 2003 03:26:00 PM US/Pacific

Hello Britta,

my name is Britta, too!
I was on your page because i want to see what on this page is.
Ięm a german girl and ięm 19!
pleas write me back soon!

Ięm happy when you send me a e-mail back!

Bye bye

your german Britta

Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2003 10:31:03 -0600

I work with a great group of creative students who started calling me "Queen B," which I LOVE! But then sometimes, I also have to bust out the "Killer B." Go Brittas!!

Britta Tye
First Year Raider Experience Coordinator
Texas Tech University

All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination.
~Barbara Grizutti Harrison

Date: Sun Mar 02, 2003 02:16:47 PM US/Pacific
Subject: still another one

So.....guess what my name is. come on, you can do it......take a WILD guess.....well i'll tell you anyway. my name is Bob. i live in the pacific ocean. no i'm obviously name is BRITTA just like practically everyone who e-mailed this website. well here's the nickies:

~etc., etc., etc.

I LOVE my name and i live in ann arbor, michigan so PLZ e-mail me at my dad's e-mail address: THANX so much! i have blond hair & blue eyes & im norwegian, german, and dutch in case you were wonderring. im also 12 yrs old. PLZ e-mail me & BRITTAS RULE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

~ from britta w.

Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 19:52:22 +0100
Subject: I'm a Britta too!

hi there! I was thinking, let's be original, I mail you guys to say that I'm a Britta too. I discovered your site when I was looking for a website with my name in it. and, as I say, it exists! I have met 1 person in my life that is named Britta too, but she is only 4 years old (I'm 15 now) and it kinda surprised me, I kept asking "is your name really Britta?" not Brit or Brittany or something like that. she laughed at me and kept saying that it is her only name. I'm glad there are more girls with the same name as me!
:) greets britta

Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 22:34:46 EST
Subject: i'm a britta tooo!

hey i'm Britta L .i live in california too.People all ways ask me whats my real name. it bothers me so muchthey look at you like your crazy or something.well i'm a normal kid i ride motorcycles,watch movies,listen to music & hang with friends.i have a cat like you do too. but people always still say " britta water" . peace out
a britta

Date: Sun, 9 Feb 2003 14:41:09 -0600
Subject: hi

hello my name is britta also.what a name is funny. no affence bye love always britta g

Date: Sat Feb 08, 2003 10:54:41 AM US/Pacific
Subject: My name is Britta

Hi Britta! My name is Britta too! I am 9 years old and my parents gave me this funky name because they thought it would sound cool with our last name Stuhltrager.
I have yet to meet anyone in person named Britta. I also hate the fact that there is water filter by the same name. When I was a baby people used to call me the filter. My nicknames are Bee, or Brit. I think its cool that you set up this web site. Thanks!

Date: Fri Feb 07, 2003 06:51:29 AM US/Pacific
Subject: HI

Hi Britta,
my name is also Britta. Obviously. My parents weren't sure what my name was going to be. But they were supposed to go to a wedding the day I was born. The brides name was Britta. They really liked that name and they didn't think many other people had the name Britta. So that's how I got my name.

Some nick names are:
Brittanica (My personal fav)
Britta Lee (I like that one my parents call me that because of my middle name Lee)
Big Berta
Brheta (I don't know how to spell it)
Britta Apple
water filter
and a whole lot more. But I'll stop there.
I don't know anyone else named Britta so it was really cool seeing this site. I was playing basketball and this ref. asked if my name was Britta. He was like what a pretty name. I have only met to Brittas including you. I live in Iowa and no its not a bunch of farms. I am turning 12 soon and its gonna be really cool. Well, I just thought I'd right and see if I got a response. Hey to all the Brittas out there. We have the best name.

Britta in Iowa

Date: Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:49:32 PM US/Pacific
Subject: posting

Hey Brittas!,
I'm another. Named after my aunt, I am American with Swedish heritage.
My nicknames: Brit, Brits, Brittsky, Brittochka, Brittania, Brittamoto, Peanut Brittle, Bert, Blitduh, Burrito, Baretta, and my favorite - Banana Splitta. People love to make nicknames from this name, no?
Britta Bjornlund

Date: Sat Jan 25, 2003 06:50:00 PM US/Pacific
Subject: hi

hey from people
buh bye
what is up w/ the brain

Date: Fri Jan 24, 2003 08:07:47 PM US/Pacific
Subject: from another britta

Nice Name,
I know exactly what you mean.... I hate the mispronounciations. And i hate the fact that i am blonde, so every time that i miss spell i word people make a blonde joke. It gets very annoying. Plus I hate introducing myself because I have to repeat my name over, and over... until they actually get it right. Then there is always the response, " like the water filter?". It gets old... I was just being bored and searching the web when i found your site. So it was a good surprise. Your costumes are funny. And what is up with the "Dark" song?...

Well for a little about me... I live in Mississippi, because my father is in the airforce. My birthday is May 23, 1989. I have "blonde hair" and bluish/greenish/brownish/goldish eyes.

I have two brothers, Micah-3 and Joshua-15. So my life is very hectic.

Well as for the things that i like to do... I like acting and singing. I like writting poems. But i can't really write music. I like putting the etc. dots in all of my letters/ know what I mean... and i like saying "well" ......

I guess I should let you go on with your life now.
Please write back.

Britta Ellen

Date: Sat Jan 18, 2003 02:23:07 PM US/Pacific
Subject: hello!

I don't know if you remember me but I wrote to you about your site once and then again about two years later when I noticed it was down.

anyway, I went to your site today because I haven't been in a long time and I looked at the brittas of the world page. I was skimming through the letters and saw "britta bergacs" who is one of the faces on my brittas site so that was kind of cool.

I also read someone's suggestion that you have a site where brittas could post their websites. I thought about my own, and you can use it as a link if you like, but your response to the suggestion made me think:

[This is a great idea, but in addition to it being more work than I think I could manage at the moment, as well as diskspace issues, there are privacy issues, especially for the younger Brittas having their pictures online. You have noticed that I edit out the email addresses, and if they specifically want their email posted, I will edit out the full name. I do that on purpose to limit the chances of someone with bad intentions going after a fellow Britta...however, if I start getting enough websites of other Brittas, I could easily make a links page...hint, hint! -]

my site includes each brittas whole name (if available) as well as their occupation, home country, and linked website (if still available). aside from the friend I made the site for, and you one time, no one else has been to it that I know of. but I wonder if a britta saw her face and name and such on there if she'd be peeved.

well, bye for now.

jennifer flora

Date: Fri Jan 03, 2003 07:09:43 PM US/Pacific
Subject: hi!

i just wanted to let you know that my name is britta, too, but its prounounced brita (like the water filter,) :) your site is cool!
Britta Margaret Danielson

Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:35:27 -0500
Subject: hi again~ brtta here

Britta here..hey, this website is so great, oh my, thanks 4 putting it on the web. lol, I got my name because Im Swedish and Danish.  Im 12 yrs old, and I was named after my Grandpa's sister, Britta. I cannot wait till I have children. tHEY WILL be named Anbrit, (cute, huh?) and Korinne(Swedish, middle name will be and my middle name is KAREN, just like my mom's middle name. My sister is name KISTEN, my 2 brothers, KYLE AND ROSS.  we're a very Swedish family, but Im so proud! I used to hate it when people would ask what I am,(like italian, irish, etc.) I never wanted 2 tell them, becuz I was always embarassed, but now, that I see all these other Brittas, i've never been prouder of it! thanks 2 all of u BRITTAS OUT THERE, ROCK ON U ALL!
~britta Karen M.~
~12 yrs old~
~Swedish and Danish~
~noone BUT brittas of course, CAN E-MAIL ME ^ thank u sooo much everyone! hehe! mWa!
u alll ruleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee~ yay!

Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 12:24:34 -0500
Subject: its britta

Hi! im 12 yrs old, andim from Cnnecticut. Darn, i have never seen so many Britta's in my life!! haha. well, sometimes my mom calls me Brit-Brit. my friends always say "britty is so pretty", since it rymes. well, nice talking to, oh, and can u tel me how u ca post those messages on "brittas unite page" that would be great. Also, how do u get i really want that! lol, i love my name, all britta, WE ROCK DA WORLD, ROCK ON!!!!

luv 2 all u brittas, ~Britta~
(Im sweidh n Danish,(I think, I know Im Swedish though.)
well, PLEASEEEEEEEEEE write back to me at
thanks again!!!! bibibib!

Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 22:15:26 EST
Subject: my friends name is britta here is her nick name

it is bitt-bitt,her mom calls her that!

Date: Thu Dec 05, 2002 06:54:58 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Another Britta

Hi, my name is Britta Lisa. My mom named me after her great grandmother who lived in Sweden. Mom says the name means "of Britain". I also have had lots of nicknames but the one I hate the most is Brita water filter. Most people pronounce my name Brita but I correct them immediately. I love your website.

Britta Lisa Gorton

Date: Sat, 30 Nov 2002 01:31:24 EST
Subject: hey! I'm a Britta too!

I am soo proud of my name b/c i dont' know ne one else who has it. It's soo cool to have people all over the world with that name. It's weird that we don't live close together. I think we should take over since Britta's are the best people ever. I just don't know what do say! We also share a lot of the same nick names too. I'm just soo happy my friend pointed this out to me. It's good to have people that can be weird like you!

Columbus, Ohio


Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 12:34:08 EST
Subject: nick names

real name is Garret

My sisters name is Britta!

Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 14:29:56 +0100
Subject: one more Britta

Hi Britta!

I was very surprised to see how many BRITTAs there are in the world. I thougt it is a typical european name.
I'm coming from Germany and my name is pronounced like the Waterfilter.
It is funny to see how it is pronounced in other countries.
My nicks are: Britt, Britt-Pop, Great Brittan, Brittchen, Berta.
I've met a lot of other Brittas and I also had one in my class for many years.
I really like my name (especially the meaning :-) ) but I often had the problem that english speaking persons could'nt pronounce it like I do.

Greetings to all BRITTAs of the World!!!!
Britta Witte

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 13:55:07 EST
Subject: One more Britta :-)

Hi Britta!

I just came across your great homepage when I was trying to submit my own to Google. LOL Never thought that there are so much Brittas on this earth. And I never thought that there are Brittas besides in the European countries. I'm from Germany and I'm proud of my name 'cause it's pretty nice. I did a lot of researches about it. My parents gave me this name 'Cause of the famous author Astrid Lindgren who wrote "Wir kinder von Bullerbue" where a blond girl is named Britta. I'm blond too, though.
Well, what I have to admit is, that some nicknames really suck. I mean, Brit and Brita are not that bad (although the pronounciation is worse) but some of my fellow students used to call me "Brittitchen, ohne Arsch und Tittchen." In English it mean, Brittitchen, without an ass and titts. Horrible.

Okay, gotta go now but if you wanna learn more about me, just visit my website. (I'd like to add your link to my homepage if that's okay)

See you!

P.S.: You can surely publish my email and website address. I don't mind.

Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 14:21:55 +0100
Subject: Another Britta

Hi Britta!

I love your homepage! I few month a go a started to collect things that have my name in it and natural your page is now in my collection! Up to this date I donęt have a homepage for my collection but I will... Your page is the first outside of Sweden that I have found...
Some of my findings are: a song-Brittas Restaurang
a catering service-Brittas Delikatesser
a meatball-Mor Brittas köttbullar (Mother Brittaęs meatballs)
a sewing shop- Brittas Sybehör

The list just goes on and on... Just the other day I saw a Brita waterfilter for the first time...

Have a wonderful day!

//Britta Mökander- BorĆs, Sweden

Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 21:04:19 -0800
Subject: hey, im a britta too!

im britta, im from victoria B.C. (canada). Im 15 and a rower. my name is originally from dennmark, i was named after my moms cousin. but its pronounced brih-tah, and it drives me crazy when people pronounce it Bree-tah. that is so sweet that there is actually a my friend and i were typing random addresses and we came across your site. did i mention i'm obsessed with rowing? :) so if there are any other brittas out there obsessed with rowing, feel free to e-mail me at : (but if u don't row, thats alright, e-mail me any way!)
~from Britta Morberg

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 18:33:26 EST
Subject: Original names are good. ^_^

My name is Britta also it's spelled a little differently (Briita) but I had to Americanize it so people could say my name. My name is Brittany in Finnish, I was told by my Great grandmother with I was 7. I thought it was very funny to find this site. I have met one other Britta. It was when I was working at the zoo, I was in the petting zoo area and her mother saw my name tag. She was also given that name because it was Finnish. Well, good luck meeting new Brittas, I hope you find one soon face to face. n_n
~Briita V.

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2002 19:47:31 EST

Hi iam just another Britta out there. My great Grandmothers name was Britta. She spelled it Brija. Weird huh? I just wanted to know the history behind Britta. I typed in Britta and there it was. Great website!

Britta~Kansas City, Kansas USA

Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 10:54:46 -0600
Subject: hey!

I went to your website and I had no idea that there were that many Brittas out there! My names Britta but I pronounce it Briiiiiitta. With an i sound, not an e sound. I'm 15, and I've only met two other Brittas in my life, but its so cool to know that there is so many others! some of my nicknames that werent mentioned on there are:
Britta-bo-jeanie (my little cousins)
Berta (my friend Mike)
Bwitta (my cousin Derek)
BAP (my 5th grade class) ((my initials))
Rita (my friend Danielle)
and lots more... and of course... Brita Water Filter! That one gets sooooo old!!!!!!!! Well thanx for making this great website where all of us Brittas can talk to eachother!!!!!!

Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 17:22:46 EST
Subject: OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MY NAME IS BRITTA!!!!!!!!! MY BROTHER"S NAME IS ERIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON, EXCEPT I"M IRISH.

Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002 19:27:42 +0200
Subject: hello

hey my name is britta aswell, but i don't have my own i am writing here to say hi to all the britta's of the world... HI!
i don't have that many nicknames aswell....just give you a short information about them...
but i think my friends haven't been that creative...anyway there are not that many ways to make a nickname.
so it was nice to know you all the best wishes whereever you are..goodbye for now from germany, see you next time!!!

Date: 12 Oct 2002 08:27 GMT
Subject: britta

Hi britta
i have just discovered your homepage. i think it is really nice to see what kind of experiences other brittas have with their names. i live in germany and i have visited the u.s. for 10 weeks. i have met a lot of people who also wanted to know my name . i said to them: the water filter with double t or take britt from brittney and add an a . Most times they laughed and then they said that it is a nice name . My parents gave me that name because they thought it was a rarely used name. I don t think so anymore

Date: Wed Oct 02, 2002 08:43:51 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Jes, another Britta

Of coures my name is Britta too. I pronouce it as "Breh-ta" it just works best that way at my house. I actually know of 4 other Brittas in my town, one is my age and in my school, its weird but fun. My parents found out about the name from my Great Grandmother who was a swedish imagrant. I about 85 % swedish and love it. My friends of couse have though of many ways to mess with my name, but they are ok,
B-ta (I like this one it fuN!)
Bit (not to found of but its short)
But is bugs me so much when people say my name as Britney I hate that name, sorry but I just do not like it at all!!
I like Britta, my way of Britta.
I think the Brita water filter system should make shirts for all the Brittas in the world so we can flash our name on something finally!!
Britta Ruth Lundborg

Live Well - Laugh often - Love much

Date: Wed Oct 02, 2002 12:00:31 PM US/Pacific
Subject: tom boy

when i was a little girl i used to beat up all the boys in school so they used to call me britta brutta :)

Date: Fri Sep 27, 2002 05:04:20 AM US/Pacific
Subject: The Drifters!!

Its Britta van der hoek from South Africa Again! I got so excited when I read than one of the other brittas also got there name from the Britta Character in ther Drifters Book by James A Mitchener - My dad was reading it at the time of my birth and his wish for his duaghter was to be headstrong and have a presence - so far he got his wish!

Date: Fri Sep 27, 2002 04:56:11 AM US/Pacific
Subject: ...and here I was thinking I had a unique name!

So there are lots of you out there that also endure the comments of "so its short for Britney? brighitta? bridgette? " after introducing yourselves.
I love my name - its a strong name. Britta kicks sally, kelly, zoe and Kathy's Ass!

I get called Britt, Britti (only by close friends when theyre trying to persuade me to do something stupid), BritPop and Her royal Britness (by my boyfriend when he wants something).

Any of you Brittas in Johannesburg South Africa?

Britta van der Hoek

Date: Wed, 18 Sep 2002 22:50:16 -0700
Subject: also my name


I have never met anyone that shares my name. I was named after my moms cousin whom lives in Sweden. I have not yet had the chance to meet her. Maybe someday. I would love to someday meet all of my family in Sweden. My grandfather came to the USA when he was 19. Everyone else stayed behind.

I just wanted to tell you that I loved your recipes! I too make eye balls for Halloween. They are peanut butter filing, dipped in white chocolate, you place a green m&m on top and use red gel food coloring(in a tube) to make the green m&m blood shot and black gel food coloring to make the center pupil. My friend got the idea from a magazine so I don't know if someone else "owns" the recipe?


Date: Fri Sep 13, 2002 09:12:00 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Hello!

Hi!How r u?My name is also Britta.I am from Austria.Your Homepage is nice. Have a nice day. Britta

Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 22:44:52 EDT
Subject: one more for the list

I'm not alone!!! And after all these years complaining about my name. Ah well. So yeah...for any foreigners who wrote, Britta is used in English speaking countries, but not to often. My parents were in the airforce, and I was born in England aka Great Britain, and our babysitters name was Britta, so, since my parents named all their kids after places they were born, I am a Britta.
Some nicknames I've gotten are:
Bloody Brit (the england thing)
Cheeto (my friends are therefore: Chips gets added)
Peanut Brittle
britney (argh)
and the ever popular
Filter (or Britta Water Filter...yay.)

anyhoo...that's all of 'em...if ya want to add this to your links my geocities attempt at a site is:

Glad to know there's so many of us!
p.s. The school I go to has a Britta's Cafe on campus...should I apply? {8^D

Date: Wed Sep 11, 2002 07:38:37 PM US/Pacific
Subject: I'm A BRITTA TOO!

I'm a 21 college student at Tufts University in Boston, MA. I never knew another Britta until I came to school here. There is one other girl named Britta. :)
I was called everything when I was little:
Berretta (my friends' mom)
Frito (like the chips - started out Burrito went to Frito eventually)
I'm from Boston so I don't say my "r" very well and a few of my friends call me Britter (as did my younger cousin) and they tease me that I don't say the "r" at the end of my name.
Big B

I love this site! :)

- Britta L. O'Connell (Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts)

Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2002 05:50:49 +0000

hey I really like your email address. can i get that email? that would be sweet, but anyway i was wondering if you could tell me what the exact meaning of Britta means. Thanks a bunch!!!
I was gonna sign your page, but I'm doin a paper on my name right now so i didn't have time!

Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 14:39:18 +0200

Hy!!!!!!!! Hereęs Britta Freese from Germany!! Ięm 24! And ięm living in North-Germany (Ostfriesland) ;)
Your Site is really god! And I am astonished that you are a Harry Potter Fan too?!! ;) Here in Germany are many "Brittas" so it isnęt something unbelieveble` for thes people. You are looking pretty god on your photos! Nice Greetings!!! Britta

Date: Tue Sep 03, 2002 06:22:21 AM US/Pacific

Hi Britta *smile*
Ięm a Britta too, ięm from Germany ...
here this name is nearly normal .. I know 5 or 6 in real life ...
about the name, I know that he came from sweden ang his meaning is the raised ..
mhm I hope the translaition ist correct (babelfish sais so ;) ) ... mhm one synonym ist "venerably"
nice meaning for a so hard name ;) ..
ähm .. addition .. here in germany nobody has a problem with the speech ...
only Britta ... with the hard T ..
but nasty nicknames like Brittschen, Britney (argh) Bibi, Filter, Britt, and so on .. you know the song I think :)

nice day ;)

Date: Sat, 13 Jul 2002 20:18:10 -0500
Subject: Hello Britta!

Hi my name is Britta pronounced Bree-ta. I really liked your site. I was just looking for my name for kicks, and I came across this. Yeah everyone calls me Britta Water, cause it used to be pronounced that way. So I guess I should go now. Bye! E-mail me back ok? Thank You! -Britta

Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 22:24:07 -0500
Subject: hi all britta's that mite hate their name...

i have a really stupid nickname, Britzkie! (Brits-key) ugg i hate it!!

Date: Sun, 7 Jul 2002 22:13:42 -0500
Subject: Britta!

My name is Britta, and I hate it. Mine is pronounced Brih-ta and I hate it even more. Ugh. Well, some suggestions are, the easiest one, Britt. Thank you for putting up this site! I feel a little better about my name now. Even though I'm only 13, but still. I also like my name a little more because of the Brita Water Filters. Mmmm. So ,thanks again for making this site!
Britta Jaye Wallerick

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 13:08:11 -0400

Hey!! Guees what? I am a Britta too!! GO US!!! Anyways... I used to always hate my name when I was little but I love it now!!! Its so unique and I think its really pretty!! My mom always tells me its a German name- but accorddin to this website, its a Swedish name. Oh well. Um...... you guys can email me back cuz i would luv to hear from some other brittas!!!! My email address is Some info about me:
I live in the USA!!
I am 14!!!
I am a gymnast and I luv it!!
Want to know more? Email me!!

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 19:38:01 -0700
Subject: communicating

My name is Britta, and I also have never met any other Brittas, and I thought it was great there was a whole website devoted to us!
I hate those Brita water filter commercials, because whenever it is on the radio, people always give me a hard time, like "go drink a glass of yourself Britta!" (from the movie Superstar, because of Evian..) or "How exactly DO you soften water, Britta?" Of course they don't do it to be mean, but they just think it is hilariously funny to be named after a water filter, but as both of us know, the water company stole OUR name! right?
Anyways, some of my nicknames are:

thanx for this great website!
keep up the good work!
Britta Hagstrom
North Branch, MN

Date: Mon, 24 Jun 2002 21:52:49 -0400

my nick name is Lil Brittle
(from Britta) (not the water filter lol)

Date: Wed Jun 19, 2002 02:50:19 PM US/Pacific

ya, i've called most of those names
some others are:
ya, i never thought i would meet peepz that had the same name as me, i guess i have now

Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2002 19:16:31 EDT
Subject: youll have to find out

wow!!! i think that is so cool about the nick names thing...because my best friend calls me peanut and like all of my friends one day just decided to call me burrito!! well g2g bye bye

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 16:00:20 -0700
Subject: My name is Britta too!

Hi My name is Britta (Brihta) too! People are always pronouncing it Breeta, and this bugs me.
My parents are not scandinavian, but liked the name. Their favorite restaurant was called Brigitte's.
My mom's hairdresser was named Britta, pronounced Brihta. Also a friend's baby named Ivey Brita (Breeta).
My dad thinks names should always be family names. I like my name. Many people have asked if I was Swedish, I guess I look scandinavian. We are mostly French, Scottish, Irish, English, German and my mom says a drop of Native American.

I liked your Britta Blvd. sign. The name T'Leo is interesting. My mom's name is Diane and my dad's name is Leo. I haven't heard of many people with the name Britta. I have met two others. One girl at my school and one at the zoo. Most are short for Brittany.

Britta Clarke
Albany, Oregon

Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:41:22 -0500
Subject: Britta Website Qustion

How do I wtite somehting in you guesbook/ Britta's of the world unite?

Please write back asap!!!

~Britta or Pur Disliker, you know the other water filter brand, yuckie PUR!

Date: Thu Jun 13, 2002 10:41:57 PM US/Pacific
Subject: To Britta from Britta

Hi Britta I'm Britta--

I do not have a lot of nicknames growing up, but I did have a lot of people mispronounce my name. The only ones how seem to proncounce my name right was the English, when I was living in England. I pronounce it Brit-ta- with a hard t. When time I met a Swede, from Swedan, who thought I was Swedish because of the way I pronounced my name. She said that there is a romantic song to a girl named Britta. I asked her to sing it, but she didn't want to. O well.

These are some of the names people called me.
Britta water or just water-
Bretta- (I hate that one)
(Miss Britta) -My twin sister calls me that
some Koreans at a Korean church called me chongshuki (water filter in Korean)
Breeta- like the Spanish or Italians pronounce my name

I end of having to tell people, that my name is like the water filter, because they tend to mispronounce my name.
But after awhile I don't mind it so much. I am a Christian and I thought of a verse which ties with the idea of a water filter- Hebrews 11:22--..washed with pure water. It is kind of a theme of my life as a follower of Christ, being purified with the living water of Christ.

O and for all the Britta's out there, in the Swedish Name day calender (I'm not sure if it is true for Denmark, Norway, etc.) Britta and Birgitta' name day is on October 7. I found out because of buying a Swedish calander at a Nordik Museum in Ballard, a part of Seattle, in Washington.

Sincerely, Britta Hanson

Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 15:40:47 EDT
Subject: my name is Britta too!!! :)

Hey Britta,
My name is Britta too!! But, you are soooooooooooo wrong about the name!!! It's not Sewdish it's Celtic!! HELLOOOOOOO!!!! I should know because i'm 100% Irish = not sewdish at all only IRISH!!! You have got it all wrong!!! So PLEASE check your information!!!!

Date: Tue May 21, 2002 10:36:32 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Hey Britta!

Wheee, more Brittas!! This makes me so happy! :o)
Alright.. some of the nicknames I've been given (by the way, I pronounce my name Brih-tah.. or something.. hehe):

It's fabulous to know there are so many other Brittas out there! Some day we should all band together and take over the world! Or something.. erm.. yeah, I never said that ;O).
Love to all,

Date: Mon, 20 May 2002 10:47:55 +0200
Subject: BRITTA!

Hi Brittas there all-over-the-world!

I'm 'a' Britta too!!
This Britta is 14 (almost.. 15!!) and lives in The Netherlands.
I think this is a great site!
Kewl to see that there a so much brittas!
I never met a Britta before..

My nicks are:
Britt (for friends)
Brittje (which means 'little britta')
Titty (my dad calls me like that)
and... the worst.. (:-)) BRINTA (which is a porridge for babies)
and lots of more...


Britta Laura

Date: Sun May 19, 2002 12:16:46 PM US/Pacific
Subject: ... and the next Britta :o)

Hallo Britta,

my name is Britta too and your homepage is very nice!
today, i have no more nicknames, but 15 years ago my nickname's were:

Britsch-klebestift (it comes from a germay glue called "Pritt-Klebestift")
Brittanien (britain)
i hate this names!

i'm happy that today my friends are calling me simply "Britta" :o)

many greetings from Germany/Hessen,


Date: Fri, 3 May 2002 23:45:17 EDT
Subject: Britta Nicknames

It's a Friday night, and having nothing to do, thought I'd mess around on the net and see if there was a, and sure enough..... Well, my name is Britta (Brih-ta), my parents named me after a character in the book "The Drifters" by James A. Michener, and I too have some crazy nicknames. Here's a few:
Bster Monster
Big B
Water Filter (of course)
Brrrrrrrrrrrritta (rolled R thing)
And there's probably more... but there ya go! Sweet site though... thanks :)

Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 15:51:56 -0500
Subject: hello

i am just writing to tell you that i think you website is cool and i have the same name as you and i like it too. :) except mine is pronounced like "Brih-ta" i was just telling you that.


Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:53:04 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: It's me again Britta

Forgot to mention that disgusting nickname Britta Spears.Catwoman is another due to the black shirts and white cat hair which is part of my normal attire.Elf,I still don't like that,but my love for the X-men,espically Nightcrawler,has earned me that title.Burrito,Bonita,and Britta Bon-Bon()are popular too.I found your site by looking for my name for the hell of it.My name was found in some book. E-mail me at if you have any comments.

Interview With the Britta,

Britta Ashley McCaffrey,


Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 14:32:06 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Hello,fellow Britta

My nicknames?

????(pronounced bih-ha,don't ask)

Brit Brit

Water Filter




Animosity is just a cover-up for infatuation(I heard that somewhere.....),

Britta Ashley McCaffrey

Date: Sun Apr 28, 2002 06:59:52 PM US/Pacific
Subject: read this from britta smith

Who my name is (BRITTA) to (BRITTA ALAYNE SMITH).
The way your web page looks you like art well me too.I love art i am takeing art classes at school . if you get a chance will you e- mail me a couple of pictures that you have painted or drawed . i would love it . were did you get the idea to make your own web page...
well i think its cool that our name is the same we both love art...........

Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:44:38 EDT

Hi! I am Britta. I thought that I was the only britta . Well I guess not!I am totollay Swedish! I have a brother and NO ,NO,NO sisters.
Here are some of my nicknames:
Bobo (got it from my dad)
Bertha (got that from my bro)
i think we should have a britta convention!

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:49:52 -0600
Subject: HEY

I get some nicknames too.

• Brittawater
• Filter
• Bratta
• Water
• H20
• Rabi Paterson(school)
• Britt
• Bre
• Miss Brit

I live in America and loving it.
People ask me how i say my name and people just say "it is like the filter" and then they know how to spell my name. I like my name and i am glad that my mom though of that name. She was watching a soap opera and the charaters middle name was Britta and so she liked it and named me that. It gets really annoying when they call me H20 but i have learned to just stick with it and not let them get me down.

I love the name
Love Britta*

Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:23:26 -0600
Subject: Hey

This sound kinda weird but my name is Britta Bear and i was just goofing around and i typed in and it came up to you and i just wanted to say hi



Date: Mon, 22 Apr 2002 20:38:03 -0500
Subject: Britta power

my nicknames are :
peanut britta
water filter
I am 13 and if anyone out there wants to e-mail me it;s

Date: Fri Apr 19, 2002 08:06:19 AM US/Pacific
Subject: RE: Is it possible?

Thanks for the quick response!

Here is a funny story to add:
The first time I saw the commercial for "Brita Water Filter" I was watching a college football game with some friends (all guys, the girls were out shopping). When somewhere during the first quarter, the "Brita Water Filter" commercial comes on. I had never seen it before nor had anyone else. It caught everyone's attention. I got elbowed with a "look your famous". This particular commercial was the one that explained the "Brita" in detail. How it does what it does so much better then the other filters on the market. Well it was the last line in the commercial that took well over a year of being teased and it was, "YOU may not remember how Brita works, but you'll always remember how Brita tastes!" The amount of laughter that last line brought to everyone in the room, with the finger pointing and the "Oh my god...HA!" I just wanted to curl up and hide. From that day I was often asked how I tasted. Nicknames that followed were, "Tasters choice, Filter (this I don't mind), Sweet Bri, Water Lips, etc". (I have to add that I wrote "Brita" a lengthy letter as to why they should pull that particular commercial. I haven't seen it since.)

I have always liked my name. And still find it fascinating when I hear of someone who has the same. I am thrilled to see a web site for "Britta's" in the world. I am still looking for one I met several years ago in Germany. She went to school in Heildberg on a military base (Patrice Air Force Base). If you read this "Britta Nelson" please contact me at Or if anyone else cares to swap stories, I'd be happy to hear them.

Britta Urquhart - Florida

Date: Thu Apr 18, 2002 08:07:12 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Is it possible?

Okay.....this is going to sound odd. But did you go to school in Germany on a military base? If so I may know you from 5th grade! If not...... I am truly sorry I waited your time.

Britta Urquhart (was Hayes then)

Date: Sat Apr 13, 2002 05:33:55 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Another Britta

Hi Britta, I feel for every Britta who has ever introduced herself and then heard the line..."Like the water filter?" This is my only pet peeve...what's even more annoying is drunk college boys who think they are so clever for coming up with the line. Oh well...usually they remember my name though.

My nickname is Briha. I got it in highschool. My crosscountry coach use to cross the t's with 1 line, I ended up in the brochure as Briha...and it's kind of parents still call me that, my friends from college call me that!

Good luck to you!

Date: Sat Apr 06, 2002 03:14:37 PM US/Pacific
Subject: and a funny story...

Once when someone was trying to remember my name she said, "Is it...Melita?" and I said, "No, wrong filter!"
Britta Burdett Dennison

Date: Sat Apr 06, 2002 03:11:51 PM US/Pacific
Subject: nicknames

I can't believe I've never found this website before! My husband came across it somehow. It looks like the last e-mail you have posted is about 9 months old, maybe you just get too many of these to handle? well, my name is pronounced "Brih-ta," and I always disliked it when it was pronounced "bree-tah" (even though it doesn't sound bad--it's just obnoxious to have your name mispronounced!!!) but what I really couldn't stand was "Breh-ta". The one I hated the very most (besides "burrito" and Brrrrrrittttta with a rolled "R") was "Burta" This is what dumb boys in high school used to call me to annoy me and it STILL annoys me at age 29! I do like "Pretty Britta" (grandparents and old boyfriend have called me that) 'cause it's sweet, and I don't mind "Peanut Brittle" even though it's dumb. I used to think "Britt Shit" was cool because I was a moron. My family and close friends call me "Britt".
Britta Burdett Dennison

Date: Wed Apr 03, 2002 12:58:32 PM US/Pacific
Subject: hi my name is Britta too

I didn't realize there were so many Brittas. I thought I was the only one too. People use to call me peanut brittle or the usual like others Brittant, Bridget, Breta, Gritta, etc. I am 25 yrs old and mother of two sons(Brian and Bryce) the three Bs. Neat huh....they had to have B names too. Well it was nice knowing that there were others. Bye

Britta Hutchins

Date: Tue Apr 02, 2002 10:07:11 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Just another Britta to add to the list

Hi Britta,

I have always known there were more Britta's out there and now I have proof. As for me the nick names are the usual (my favorite being Bert.) I am 100% Swedish and proud of it. I was actually named after a swedish painter's, Carl Larson, daughter. So I was originally named Brita, but people pronounced it the way you pronounce it (Bree-tah) so my parents legally changed it to Britta (Brih-tah.) While on a trip to Sweden I passed a street with a sign that read, "Brittasvagen" (Britta's street in Swedish) I of course pulled over to get a picture. In sourthern California, Bilboa, there is a little cafe called Britta's cafe. Thanks for putting up your site.

Britta Karin Klint

Date: Tue Apr 02, 2002 01:34:25 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Hi

My name is Britta as well i live in Australia and was born in South Africa

Love Britta

Date: Fri Mar 29, 2002 02:35:22 PM US/Pacific

hi i just thought i'd say i'm another britta of the world who came across your site becuase  i looked up my name for kicks. well i just wanted to say i pronuce my name both ways. normally brih-ta but i go gree-ta when i'm speaking swedish and i know you don't care but i'm bored

Date: Fri Mar 29, 2002 07:28:24 AM US/Pacific

hi Britta,
guess what, my name is Britta, too!
Here are some of my nicknames:
Bridda, Diddn, Didda (my younger sis, couldnt pronounce my name) Prittstift (thats a german glue), Brit, Brit-pop, some think its funny to call me Britney...haha!;) Mc Britta Brittchen...

Well, the name Britta, comes from sweden. Do you know "Astrid Lindgren"? She is a swedish author and has wrote many books for children! One book is called "Die KInder von Bullerbue" = "The children from bullerbue" Its about a little town in sweden with 3 families and 6 cildren living on a farm. It tells about the adventures these 6 children have and one of the main characters is called Britta! She has a sister called Inga! If you want to know some mor, you can email me.

Date: Thu Mar 28, 2002 03:04:00 PM US/Pacific
Subject: I am also a Britta

Hello there,

I am a Britta from Germany. I discovered your website when I was searching for anyone in the U.S. who has the same fantastic name like me. I am so thankfull that my mother has chosen that name, she already told me that she once read the name and liked it imidiately. I know that is from swedish origin. Actually she wanted the name Britta Margitta for me, but my father prefered Britta Irmgard (Irmgard sounds like a disease of the stomach, doesn't it?) I also heard this thing with the water filters, but I didn't mind. My sister calls me always Britt or Brittchen, that's funny.

Well, I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I am happy with my name.
C U Britta Wirtz

Date: Thu Mar 28, 2002 02:37:17 PM US/Pacific
Subject: I do like the name

Hello Britta.

I am a Britta from Germany and I was just curious if this name also existed in english speeking countries, that is why I discoverd your website.
Here in Germany the name is pronounced differently, not breeta or anything like that. My mother read taht name when she was pregnant and told me that it is of swedish origin. I love my name, it is no common name. I don't know how the situation is like in english speeking countries (I mean having that name) but here i have no problems with my name.

Well, I just wanted to say hello and tell you that I am happy with my name.
C U Britta Wirtz

Date: Mon Mar 25, 2002 12:30:26 PM US/Pacific

Hey Britta!

It is so great to see so many other Brittas out there. I have only met one other Britta ever in my life. And like all of you, my name is always butchered(everyone in MA where I'm from pronounces the "t's" as "d's"). And, most people honestly think my parents invented the Brita Water Filter (I wish!!). Since my famliy is Swedish and German, my parents thought it was a good idea to name me Britta, and I do like the name. I just wish people would get it right! My mom was into 'different' names so I was named Britta Emalies, and my three siblings names are just as unique. We never meet anyone with our names, but i don't mind.

So for some nicknames:
Brittle-Butt (thanks to my little sis, no idea why she gave me this one)
Senorita Britta
Britta Water Filter
Water filter
Great site, glad to know its here!

Date: Mon Mar 18, 2002 07:35:59 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Nicknames

Wow!! Other Brittas. I never thought I was alone but I didn't know there was a page. Good Idea. I have had quite the array of nicknames myself. I pronounce mine "Brih-ta" although I am Swedish (people would just have too hard of a time with "Breeh-ta"). The filter thing comes up everytime I meet new person being as I am in high school and people just aren't witty. At work, my name is Brietta. Apparently a year is not long enough for my employers to learn my name correctly. My boyfriend's grandma calls me Greta (she is from Germany). I've also had Red Barchetta My face turns really red when I'm embarrassed or running). And all the usuals as the rest have been called. Never Shitta though. I love my name though. It is so unique. A person will probably meet one Britta in a lifetime seeing how it is a dying name. I love it when people are intrigued with my name because I like explaining the background. BRITTA is such a great name! Thanks for making our name even more special by giving it a website.

~ Britta Rose Fuller from Michigan

Date: Sun Mar 17, 2002 07:28:44 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Re:

I was searching the internet to see what could come up with my name (I do this once every so often) and I came across your web site. I thinks that it is a great site because it reminds us no matter how many of us there, are we will always have to deal with the same nicknames, questions, and jokes, but also the great feeling it is to have a name so that is soo beautiful, and also from meeting someone who has never met a Britta before. Aside from what great people the holders of this name might be, we will always leave a mark behind on the people we meet. To me that's something to be greatful for.

Anyhow, I think that this could be taken to another level. I think that the Britta's could unite in a more personal way, possibly through a new link on your site. Some ideas that I had were to have a page that all the Brittas could post pictures of themselves or anything related to our name. Of course you would have to monitor what went up there, and I realize that this can be a lot of work, but I think that if you have the time, it would be greatly appreciated by all of us (the brittas).

Well thank you very much for your time, and I do hope that you consider helping Brittas around the world unite on a more personal level.


[This is a great idea, but in addition to it being more work than I think I could manage at the moment, as well as diskspace issues, there are privacy issues, especially for the younger Brittas having their pictures online. You have noticed that I edit out the email addresses, and if they specifically want their email posted, I will edit out the full name. I do that on purpose to limit the chances of someone with bad intentions going after a fellow Britta...however, if I start getting enough websites of other Brittas, I could easily make a links page...hint, hint! -]

[I think this one is the first from an Australian Britta! -]

Date: Fri Mar 15, 2002 06:37:23 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Nicknames

Dear Britta,
My mum says that Britta comes from the German name Brigita (Brigid) so my nicknames are:
Vita Brits (that stupid cereal!)
Brita Water.
Thankyou for making such a wicked site!
From Britta aged 11 nearly 12

Date: Sat Mar 09, 2002 04:41:27 PM US/Pacific
Subject: brittas' united

I like your homepage !
It's funny because I also met another Britta for the first time in my life just when I was 21 and in the United States !!! She was German too. Before that I never knew anyone named like me in person.
My nicknames are: brittababe, breida, berta, britizka and britzi.
I'm from Wiesbaden, Hess, Germany.
Love, Brittababe :-)

Date: Wed Mar 06, 2002 10:01:55 PM US/Pacific
Subject: here comes another one!

Hey yeah i'm another one! I live in California, USA and my mom named me after my Swedish aunt.
"B" or B-dogg from my friend lauren only
peanut brittle
water filter
and i can't believe how many times i have to say my name for people to get it... i pronounce it (Bri-tah) like the water filter... so that how people remember me. I can't belive i have so much in common with so many people ive never met...
June 7th, 1987 ---anybody if you want to e-mail me at
Luv u all

Date: Sat Mar 02, 2002 03:48:07 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Hi Britta

Hi Britta,

I just found your website. I love it. I never met anyone with my name. My parents are German and I live in Wayne, PA. My name is just Britta. A lot of people think it's short for Brittney but it's not.

Hey, wouldn't it be fun to organize a Britta convention? Let me know what you think about that.

Britta R.
Wayne, PA

Date: Thu Feb 21, 2002 03:40:01 PM US/Pacific
Subject: (no subject)

Hey Britta's~
My name is Britta too... go figure! I have never met another person with my name.... but i guess there's a lot of us out there.... i have been called many nicknames here are just a few............
~ Britta bear with the curly hair
~Brit (i hate that one!)
~Brirtta(some people don't know how to spell)
***** If your name is Britta too please e-mail me at, because i would like to get to know some other people with my name........

Date: Sun Feb 17, 2002 11:55:53 AM US/Pacific
Subject: hey omg!!

Hey im soo happy to find another britta in the world well actually reading all the other britta's emails surprised me too! And i know how all you brittas feel that water filter thing is sooooooooo old!! And its so wierd even though theres an age gap between us were really alike. I LOVE art and drawing and everything about it and i like to think im pretty good at it! And I would die without music and i played pian and clarenet (didnt spell that right!) for 4 years. I just think its soo cool that there are other brittas out there..somewhere...haha. :-)

Another Britta

Date: Tue Feb 12, 2002 03:36:37 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Britta

I was playing around on the internet today and came across your website much to my suprise. My husband and I have a 3 1/2 month old named britta (pronunced just like the water filter). We wanted an uncommon name for our daughter and my sister had mentioned it to me why talking about a lady who works at the Louisiana State University Dental School where she attends. A few months went by and I gave my husband a list of names I liked for our little girl. Out of those name he picked Britta. She is the most beautiful little girl with the biggest blue eyes I have ever seen. I was truly shocked when your web site popped up. I can't wait to show my husband.

Britta Lynn
October 25, 2001

Daughter of David and Michele Miceli
Slidell, Louisiana

Date: Mon Feb 11, 2002 05:41:15 PM US/Pacific
Subject: nicknames

I have been call nicknames to. Have you ever been called, "Britta Tapwater"? i have, and i hate it. I've also been called Berta by my cousin who met me for the first time.

Date: Sat Feb 02, 2002 05:41:26 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Hello

Ok...for one my name, Britta, is a Norwegian name. As my older sisters grew older and had babies...they too couldnt pronounce my name that well. So they just called me "Duh" and between my friends and family members I was nicked named "Birdshit" "Birddogg" and "Filter". How exciting is that to be called "Birdshit" everyday in softball practice. Yeah, it was a hoot, but really annoying after awhile.

Britta Martin

Date: Wed Jan 02, 2002 12:43:15 AM US/Pacific
Subject: it's an email from another britta! wow... what are the odds?!?! j/k

Hey to all the Brittas out there! *waves*
Aren't we oh so blessed with our name?
Well... and aren't our nicknames oh so grand? *Grin*
Well... my last name starts with a j... so freshman year... my friends gave me the nickname: Bj! woohooo...
Another nickname that soon followed was Britta Spears... how exciting (sarcastic)...
Great Britta was derived from Great Britain... wow... i think that would have been self explanatory... but hey... who knows...
Britannica is also one of my nicknames....
And the most infamous... Britta the Water Filter ... didn't we all already get tired of that one? j/k ... easy way to explain our name right? *Grin*... ok...
have a nice life... see ya...
-One of the many Brittas

Date: Mon Dec 24, 2001 11:51:30 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Brita's rule!

Hello again. I know that I just e-mailed you, but I have something else to say. I was named Brita after my great, great grandmother who was, you guessed it, Swedish. As you may have noticed I also spell my name with only 1 t. It is pronounced Bree-tah. I have been called filter and burrito.And worst of all everybody that I know calls me Brita pronounced Bree-dah. Whatever. Well, thanks for making such a great web page. I am 11. If there are any other 11 year old Britas out there please e-mail me.

Date: Mon Dec 24, 2001 11:19:44 AM US/Pacific
Subject: hi from Brita

Hello there Britta!
My name is spelled Brita. Only one t. I have been called burrito too. I am also everyday called Brita pronounced Bree-dah. Everybody that I know except for my family calls me that. It is quite annoying. I am not as old as you are. I am younger. Well, you are the first ever person that I have ever heard of with the same name as me, even though it is spelled kind of differently. I have only heard of a person who wrote a book whose name was Brita. Well, thank you for making such a wonderful website.
- Brita

Date: Fri Dec 21, 2001 04:09:32 AM US/Pacific
Subject: the story about the original Britta

Hello Britta!

I never knew there were so many Brittas in the world!

My name is also Britta. I live in Sweden (hence the horrible English).

Has anybody told you the story behind the name Britta?

"Britta" comes from "Birgitta", and means "the exalted one".
The original Birgitta lived 1303-1373. After getting a vision from God she went to Rome (this was when Sweden was catholic). When she came back to Sweden she founded an order, called the birgittine order, and built a convent in Vadstena, (a town in the northen parts of Sweden) that still remains.
She was canonized after her death.

There are few people called Britta in Sweden nowadays. I only know one Britta exept me. But that makes us unique, doesn't it?



Date: Sat Dec 08, 2001 12:54:38 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Britta' of the world unite!

Hello! This Britta (pronounced with a short "i") was born on October 5, 1971. I was named after my father's mother. My father is from Sweden. My maiden name was Svard, married name Bergacs (pronounced Burgas) so you can imagine the butchering I get every time someone tries to say my name! I do have to give credit to the water filter, because ever since that came out people have been doing better with my first name.

Some of the mispronunciations I have been subjected to have been:

I have only had two nicknames:

And in 5th grade, I was made fun of with the name "peanut brittle." :-)

I have never met another "Britta" in person, although I just met someone this morning at the florist's who's grandmother's name was Brita.

Date: Sun Dec 02, 2001 02:25:22 AM US/Pacific
Subject: nicknames

i have been called britahe
(my friend sarah)
peanut britts,
and lots of others

[even though this next one isn't from another Britta, he had really interesting information about the name Britta, so I thought it should be included here. -]

Date: Wed Nov 28, 2001 03:44:42 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Hej Britta

Just felt like saying "Hej" from Sweden.

I'm not another Britta, however i am swedish and i stumbled across your website looking for ideas for halloween. I was born on the 31 of october lots of years ago *S*. Halloween is not a traditionally celebrated holliday in sweden but has grown more and more over the years. I had a girlfriend a few years ago who was American and she got me into the halloween thing, and now i throw an appreciated party for my friends every year. It's by far the greatest of hollidays.


Britta is a beautiful name (as you know) and i think makes it justice. (Can you say that or was that plain corny?)

This is what i found on your name on the swedish website "svenska namn" (translates to = swedish names):

" Britta, as well as Brita and Britt has decresed in popularity over the years. Britta is striving in holding its position but there is only a handful in every years age group having the name as their first given name. It is a very common name amongst women born in the 1910-20, there are over 40.000 women in Sweden that goes by the name. Britta is a Swedish contraction for Brigitta.
It became popular since Holy Birgitta (Saint Bridget of Vadstena) was canonized in the year 1377. Birgitta was considered to aristocratic wherefore Britt, Brita and Britta became more popular among the common people. As of 1993 Britta shares "names day" with Birgitta.
" end of quote.

I just translated this myself and cannot guarantee that the text is fully comprehensible.
A "names day" is an old tradition in sweden. Our calender has the most common Swedish names divided on different days so that most names has their own "namns dag". It's not something to celebrate really, in most cases people don't even keep track of their own names day but have their grandmothers or parents remind them when it occurs. I figured i had to explain what a "namns dag" was since it is mentioned in my translation.

Some statistics:
9 girls was named Britta as their first name for the last 3 years. 85 girls was named Britta as their second or middle name the last 3 years. We have total of 43800 people named Britta in Sweden.
Namnsdag 7 October. (I think you ought to celebrate it from now on *S*)

Britta originated from the latin Brigida wich means to be elevated, lofty and noble, and was also the name of the Celtic godess for poetry and wisdom, the daughter of the fire god.
In year 1900 the most common names in Sweden was: Karl, Erik, Gustav, Johan, Sven, Nils, Oskar, Vilhelm, Gunnar och Axel for boys, and Karin, Margit, Britta, Greta, Ingrid, Marta, Elsa, Astrid, Birgit och Rut for girls.
The pope has recently (well, in 1994) declared Saint Bridget of Vadstena to be the patroness of Europe. Pretty cool huh?
Almost makes me wish my mother had named me Britta instead ;-) but i guess Christian or Kriss sounds better, me being a boy and all.
Sincerely // KRiSS

Date: Tue Nov 27, 2001 07:19:28 PM US/Pacific
Subject: the britta page!

I myself am making a personal web page & came across yours in a domain name search. I am so amazed at the ga-jillions of Brittas there are. As you can tell my name is Britta, and I have met others, but only about three. I really liked your picture of the Scandinavian dinner spread, it reminds me of my parent's house at Christmas. I'd have to say that my favorite Scandinavian food is lefse - very tasty. Well my name came from my great aunt who lived in Sweden. She spelled her name Brita and pernounced it Bree-ta. I have no idea why my mother changed mine to Britta and pernounced in Bri-tah, but here I am, another Britta. I am about 75% Swedish, with family members on all sides full Swedes. I was born in Scandinavian country, in northern Minnesota. Now I live in Arizona, enjoying the warm weather. I think my name is about as Scandinavian as it gets : Britta Lucia Swedmark Larson. So, happy St. Lucia Day (Dec. 13th)!
Burrrr-ita - my favorite (my boyfriend came up with that for a feminine burrito, but now just coming back from Mexico I have second thoughts, finding out that it means a small female donkey)
Peanut Britta (grade school tease)
Miss Brit
and of coarse the famous pick-up line in a bar: What? Like the water filter?
However, I try to stay away from nicknames, for I feel that Britta is a nice, neat, and right to the point type of name.

Thanks for the website, I really enjoyed it...
Britta L.S. Larson
Phoenix, AZ

any Britta can drop me a line at

Date: Thu Nov 22, 2001 05:19:28 PM US/Pacific
Subject: (no subject)

hey britta, this is britta. mine name is pronounced differently than yours, dont emaill me back

Date: Mon Nov 19, 2001 08:51:43 AM US/Pacific
Subject: another Britta

I thought I had a unique name. My husband came across your web site and it blew my socks off. WOW! So many other Britta's out there. My name is pronounced like the water filter and yes, I too, hate when referenced to that. I moved to Washington from Illinois and have not yet met another Britta in person. I would find it intriguing if I did. I had nicknames when I was in grade school like Peanut Brittle and Britter. Not cute at all. My favorite is from my family and sticks with me to this day....Britta Boo. That is my favorite. I will keep it and my not-so-unique name forever. Kudos on the website.

Britta in WA!

Date: Sat Nov 17, 2001 05:07:09 AM US/Pacific

hi britta!

cool page! my nicks are:


kisses from a britta aussterreich

Date: Mon Nov 12, 2001 11:30:38 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Hy

Hy Britta
I'm Britta,too and German and because that I make some mistakes.
I have a question : you ahve written something about the Waterfilter had someone say to You Britta Waterfilter or anything?
Please write back

Date: Tue Oct 30, 2001 09:24:41 AM US/Pacific

Hi! My name is also Britta! I have been called Brit-brat, Britta Waterfilter, Or Water, Breezier, Brea Brea, and many others, I just thought i would give ya a few!
Britta Lyndsee Torgerson

Date: Mon Oct 29, 2001 02:01:01 PM US/Pacific

Hey Britta,
I really like the name Britta, because my name is Britta to. I just typed my name (Britta) and I found your cool website so thats that. Well I got to go, Britta. See ya.


Date: Mon Oct 29, 2001 01:53:17 PM US/Pacific
Subject: A new Britta to add!!!

Hi, Britta!

Wow, I was just surfing the net and found your website! It's great! I see you have put alot of work into it! Congrads! I plan on visiting the sites more often!

After reading some e-mails from other Britta's I was amazed at how many we were! I realized that we have alot of the same stories to share.

My name is Britta Moriello, I am half Italian and half French Canadian. I am the only one around with this name and have been through much grief because of it! I used to hate it when I was younger but as I got older, I got to like it more and more.

I think Britta is a beautiful name, its unique and I think that one who has this name will agree that we are unique in our personality!

My mom says that she made up the name...

I too am so fed up about the water filter thing. I say to people now, hey I came before the filter OK !

Anyways, just wanted to say Hi to you and all the Britta's out there!

Feel free to respond.


Britta Moriello, paralegal

Date: Fri Oct 26, 2001 08:01:18 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Hi

I'm a Britta too. that is soo kewl! None of my friends make fun of my name. No one ever thinks of me as the water filter. My nicknames are bert, berta, britt,britters,birdo,big bert,pickle,and bird's nest. most of them have to do with how i act and some of my stuff. anyways i always thought i was the only Britta. I got a kewl personality and all of the teachers at my school love me! Britta is a kewl name sometimes i don't like it though. my family has french,german,dutch, and norwegian in it so i think that's kind a how i got my name. I don't care if anyone emails me. My email address is Nice meeting another britta.
Bert Pickle from Brodhead Wisconsin

Date: Tue Oct 23, 2001 11:18:04 AM US/Pacific

Hey, some of the nicknames that I've been called are:

Breta (breh-ta)
Bretta (breh-tta)
Bratta (brother and junior high history teacher)
Brit (parents)
Briita (Bree-ta)
Ri (cuz I wanted a short nick to go along with my boyfriends (his name is john but I call him jaja))

A personal fave:
Two of my friends decided I needed a new nickname, so they wanted to be creative so they just started changing one or two letters at a time and came up with Cheeto...and it stuck.

Well, I'd love to hear from everyone and would like to get to know you girls!

My name comes from my Great great grandmothers...yeah...I don't know exactly how far back. During myjunior year of high school (I'm now a college freshman) I was representing my Swedish, finish and Danish heritage (mostly my Danish) and the girl representing her finish heratage mainly's name was Briita (Bree-ta, the finish spelling). so her name is how myne has been pronounced for years. I hate it because no one can say my name correctly. Course, my middle name is worse...Lisken. Good old Swedish name.

About the only thing I know about the history of my name is that Britta Lisken Anderson are all Swedish names and are found on my father's side of my family. SO. If any of you other Britta's out there know more about the history and meaning of our name, Please email me at (that one wouldn't let me log on to type this so iI'm using my college email; youcould also email me to this one!)

I hope I can meet (e-mail) at least a few of you britta's out there!

Always and Forever NOT a waterfilter,
Britta L. Anderson (Cheeto, Ri)

Date: Sun Sep 30, 2001 04:00:48 AM US/Pacific

Hi Britta,

I'm a girl from Germany and my name is Britta, too. Some people here in Germany make also jokes about my name, because of the water filter. Here the people say B-R-I-T-T-A.
I like my name and I was very interested in which way Britta will be prounounced in America! I hope you be glad to read my mail, sorry for my bad english, I hope you understand everything!!

Yours, Britta

Date: Tue Sep 18, 2001 01:14:47 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Britta from Brampton Canada


I'm Britta Fredegaard Nielsen-Orphanos. How' that for a mouthful. My friends call me "the Breeze" 'cause I'm like a cool breeze.
My parents are both from Denmark and all my life have never had to use my last name. Britta just seemed to be enough. Despite some confusion about the name when I was younger, it now seems more common and I wouldn't change it for anything. There may be other Brittas, but I don't think they match the rest of my name.


Britta Orphanos - Brampton, Canada

Date: Sun Sep 02, 2001 07:07:37 PM US/Pacific
Subject: WA WA

I just would like to say that I've never met another Britta before in my life- it's good to know that I'm not the ONLY one out there, besides the water which I invented myself (heeehee). And for the nicknames.........everyone calls me:
Brittles- like the Skittles!
Big Britta- like Big Bertha, its funny tho cause I'm quite little
Buh-bye Britta's and have a splended evening.
Hang tite, Britta

Date: Sat Sep 01, 2001 03:27:41 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Britta

Hello Britta,

I really like to see that there's a web-site about Britta; because my name is ofcourse also Britta!
I am living in the south of the Netherlands and I never met a girl who's name is also Britta.
In my school period there where never people in my class with the same name. My mother read a book about a girl who's name was Britta and it was a very sweet and nice person. That's the reason she started to like that name and after permission of my father they gave me that name. And I am very happy with my name!
I thought it was a German name, but I was not sure. Now I read that it comes from Sweden.
My nicknames are Britney, Brinta(this is a serial like cornflakes), Britt (I hate this name).

For now, a lot of greetings, Britta (23)

Date: Wed Aug 29, 2001 12:10:41 PM US/Pacific

ooohhhhhhhhh it is so annyoing i alwayz get called britta filter or h2o or a guy in my class calls me gaaaatorade thenhe sayz no i forgot it's h2o it's annoying and i think your website is the coolest because it's nice to know there are other britta's in the world and alot of them n e wayz i had fun reading your website
britta pricope

Date: Wed Aug 15, 2001 10:19:16 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Nicknames

Hello Britta,
as to nicknames my cousin always calls me Britti-Schitty. Greetings from Germany.


Date: Wed Jul 25, 2001 05:29:06 PM US/Pacific
Subject: BRITTAS RULE!!!!

Hi Britta
I would like to know if there are any other 13 year old Brittas out there (as of 2001) if there are any, please email me: I think it would be so cool to meet another Britta my age.
have you ever thought about having an email section on where other brittas could have that would be really cool. if you ever decide to do that email me! (
bye Britta

[Unfortunately, I can't offer anyone email addresses at the moment because I am not running my own mailserver. If I ever am able run my own, all I could do would be to create aliases so that a address would send to whatever email address you gave me...but I will definitely let all you Brittas know if this ever becomes a possibility! -]

Date: Tue Jul 24, 2001 01:21:05 PM US/Pacific
Subject: i met one!

Okay, so the coolest thing happened to me last week. I was attending an NCA cheerleading camp, and there were 500 other cheerleaders there as well. Well, I met another girl named Britta who is 17 just like me, and has the same blonde hair and blue eyes like me. Her last name was Jones, which just so happens to me my mother's maiden name. Well, sitting there, getting to know this other Britta, I remembered when I was ten years old looking at one of those American Girl magazines for young girls. I remembered seeing a picture of a girl named Britta Jones, and thinking that this was the coolest thing ever. So, I decided to ask her if she had ever been published in one of those magazines, and she said yes. The two of us couldn't believe that we had met one another, and I was totally amazed that I had gotten to meet this person I saw seven years ago in a magazine. Shows how small this world is, and how incredible the name Britta is!! I just had to share that with all of you. Have a great day!!
Love always,
Britta (some people call me Brittania)

Date: Mon Jul 23, 2001 03:35:19 PM US/Pacific
Subject: hey! my name is britta too!

i went to thinking that there wouldnt be such a website, but then when it came up i was amazed there was so many britta's! i dont think i know any one else with that name, i just thought i would let you know that! thanx for making that website!


Date: Sun Jul 22, 2001 08:49:40 PM US/Pacific
Subject: Hey! Another Britta!

Hey Britta! (Oh my gosh, that was too freaky!) Obviously, my name is Britta too. I'm 14, and I live in British Columbia, Canada. Like you, I also play the bari sax, and it rocks! That's so wierd knowing another Britta that plays bari. I mean, finding bari players at all is hard enough, but this is too cool! I am the only Britta I know. Well, I think I did meet someone named Britta, but it was hard to tell. You see, we were playing field hockey against another team, and I'm pretty sure the other coach was yelling "Britta!", but it could've been something else. Speaking of which, I also play field hockey, as a goalie. Like most Brittas, I too have experienced alot of teasing and "nicknames" because of my name. I was originally going to be an "Astrid", but my mother intervened, and I became "Britta". I don't think they're even sure why they named me that. Over the years my parents, sister, friends, and teachers, have have all added to my list of nicknames. Some are a nuisance, and others are just cool:

Breeta (I pronounce my name Brih-ta, so when people like my art or french teachers pronounce it this way, it gets on my nerves!)
Britt (This one's OK. When I'm online, or in chat rooms, I'm always "Britt" because it saves me explaining the whole pron-nounciation/filter thing)
Filter (I don't think ANY Britta can escape the filter thing...)
Ballistic Britta (Ever since eighth grade english class, this one's been popular, hence the e-mail adress)
Britt-Britt (Only one of my friends calls me this, but I guess it still counts)
Brittsy (My mother started this one...She always used to call my Brittsy, then some of my friend's started calling me by it. Now, it's kind of a screen name.)
Britt C Fish ( This came off of Brittsy - Britt C/Brittsy and my little "obsession" over fish.)
Britt Colleen Fish (A mutation of Britt C Fish, where my friend Liz substitutes the C for "Colleen". I kind fo like it actually, although my real middle name is Karin.)
Shitta (Thanks to this website (which my mother looked at, and read practically all of the "Britta's of the World Unite" entries, I now have this one... -_-)
Berda (Most people don't seem to get that Britta is spelled with Ts...Alot of people think that's what I'm saying when I introduce myself.)
Barta (Short-lived, but well used...Unfortunately.)
Clitta (Oh the horror....Boys are so immature sometimes...)

That was much longer than I expected! Hope i didn't waste your time! Bye!

~Britta Karin... BC, Canada

[I think that's a first...a Britta getting a new nickname based on this website! :-) -]

Date: Fri Jul 20, 2001 10:44:34 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Hi! My name is Britta Apfel

Hi! My name is Britta just like yours. I do not know anybody that has the same name as me. I am 11 years old and I love your art. Were is Britta Blvd located. What state is it in and what city please send me a letter.

Date: Wed Jul 18, 2001 04:46:53 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Also I am one of this Brittas

Hi there!
I live in Germany and I'm 23 years old. I know only one other Britta.
I think, that the name "Britta" was very liked before 30 years in Germany. Now it isn't so liked I think, because in my age there are only a few, who named "Britta".
I like my name, because it isn't so often. And in Germany nobody has problems to pronounce it.
My father wanted this name for me, because heęs a fan of scandinavian names. My sister also have one.
My nicknames are:
Brittstift (Pritstift is a name of an adhesive),
Britta Wasserfilter (Britta Waterfilter),
at school a boy called me everytime: Brittania,

Greetings to all Brittas over the world,


Date: Wed Jul 11, 2001 11:54:14 AM US/Pacific
Subject: Nicknames or Britnames

They've called me Buffy when I was a little girl, Britty when they thought I was cute, BaWhiTa when they were trying to be cute, Peanut Brittle when I was a little basketball player, Greta when they couldn't hear, Shita when they were mad at me, BritDawg when they thought they were cool, BritStar when they thought I was cool, Brittney Spears when they thought I looked like her, Britta Water Filter when they tried to remember it, Big Bertha when my brother tried to tease me, Britta Baby when my fiance talks to me, but most of all just plain old Brit. I've enjoyed these nicknames over the years. I think they are funny and sometimes very creative. I can never get angry over a nickname.
Take Care,
Britta from Northern California

Date: Sat Jul 07, 2001 05:34:22 PM US/Pacific
Subject: nicknames of my girlfirend

brittchen (like sweety )
brittachen (same)

Date: Sat, 7 Jul 2001 19:41:00 EDT
Subject: You rule!

Hello Britta!

My name is Britta too! This website is so cool! I also thought that I was the only person around who had such a unique name. People butcher my name all the time. My friends think this is hilarious so they keep some of the buthcherings as my nick names. Notice my sn starts with "Beeta". That is what my closest friends call me. My mom came up with my name becasuse it reflected ny welsh ancesetory. Britta is derived from the isle of Britain. I do pronounce my name differently from you though. Thanks for putting up this website. If you hadn't I know I would have someday. Talk to you later!

Love always,
Britta Gerdes

Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:31:08 -0700
Subject: pronunciation???


Ok, so you pronounce your name Breetah? I don't. Anyways. I do know someone who does, but they spell their name "Brita." My parents say my name is Swedish, too, though... People do call me stupid things about water filters, and that makes me REALLY mad. I'm gald I found your website. We were sitting in the computer lab at school once, and started typing everybody's name in. Somebody's website turned out to be soem bread company. But that's not important. Thanks for the website!


Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 20:15:00 EDT
Subject: Britta

Some of my nicknames include: Britannia, Britties, Bretta, Brata, Breda, and Peanut Brida and of course water, water girl, and H2O

Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2001 22:38:55 -0700
Subject: hey Brittas!!!!

Hey Britta's

i have actually met a total of 9 Britta's in my lifetime. were any of you born on 12/02/86?? that would be so cool! i actually went on a trip to France with my mom's college, and i met another Britta on that trip! one of my best friends who lives in Anchorage, Alaska has a few Britta's at her school. ever since i was little, i have been called Britta Water Filter, Britts, Shits, Shitta, Bratta, Peanut Britta, and EVERYONE asks me what Britta is short for. i pronounce it Brih-tuh, although i like Breeta also. i am half swedish, and half German, so my parents wanted a name that reflected that. everyone always asks me to repeat my name like a hundred times--is it that hard??? i guess you all have the same prob!! this is a cool site! luv ya all!!!
~britta~ in San Diego, Ca

Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 21:36:12 -0500
Subject: nicknames for britta

my name is britta. they call me "tree", because i am very tall. britters because my friends dad made it up during a basketball game. everyone calls me the brita water filter. especially a teacher of mine. u can see why i get called that. ttfn

Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 23:22:21 EDT
Subject: another britta....

Hi, Britta. Tonight, I have done what so many other Britta's have done. I typed in my name to see what came up. This is so exciting!! I like so many others have never met another Britta. I have only met two people who actually knew another Britta. I never knew there were so many of us. It's kind of funny because all of our stories sound similiar. I don't understand why nobody can pronounce our name correctly. Everytime I introduce myself I have to repeat myself several times. By the time they finally get it right, their like, "Oh! like the water filter Brita". It drives me crazy. Anyway, I'm 23 yrs old and about to graduate from college. (I'm in the radiography program) I live in Gainesville , FL. I can't wait until I graduate. I'm so ready to start my career in healthcare.

I received the name Britta from my father. Actually it a pretty cool story. At least to me. He got my name from a book. Its called "The Drifters"(by:James A. Michener). One of the main characters is Britta. We have our own chapter titled "Britta"(not many people can say that). Anyway, he thought that it was a pretty name so when I was born he named me Britta Christine.

I have enjoyed your website. Thankyou so much for taking the time to make it. I'm still in shock. I guess I'm not the only one afterall. Hopefully, one day I will meet one of you, Britta's.

Britta Rummel

Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 02:58:04 -0000


I think all of my crazy nick names have already been mentioned but I was deffinately surprised when I saw that Brighta was mentioned. My brother thought it up when I kept calling him names! I guess that he wasn't very origional!!!!!

Anyway. I thought I'd tell you a funny story. I have always loved to write and think. For a while I would always talk weird too. When I would speak gramatically incorrect, people would correct me then I would spit out that I was creating my own language. Well, one time, a smart alec guy said "Oh, and what are you going to name your language? British?" He was soooo clever! I have been telling people that since and there hasn't been anyone who hasn't laughed!

One other thing I find really funny are kids (I'm only 15) who ask if my dad owns the Brita Water Filter Company. Some kids I can really get going and they actually believe me (didja know that gulible isn't in the dictionary?) I always get a laugh out of that!

Happy to know I'm not a loner out there!

Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 19:49:57 -0700
Subject: ma nickname fool!

Hello there, my name is Britta, as you already have figured out, and I have some more nicknames to go with my name that is pronounced: Brihta, short "i" sound.

ahem, now for the nicknames:

Britanzania(ma favorite)
And others too...Bye!

Date: Thu, 31 May 2001 16:17:38 -0700
Subject: nice site

At age 20, I worked at a job with another Britta, someone said my name and it wasn't me they were wanting. It was all very strange. Now, 8 years later, I play Ultimate Frisbee and there is another Britta who plays in my city. It seems to take a while for Brittas to come along, but they do and are always great.

My nicks include:

Itty Britts,
Itty Bits,
Peanut Britta,
(my least fave, thanks to my bro) Shitta.

--Britta Ann Steele

Date: 28 May 2001 12:14:06 -0700
Subject: yet another Britta

Hi. My name is also Britta, and I have never come face to face with anyone named Britta besides in Germany when I was little. I am from Canada, both my parents having come here from Germany.

I am really just writing to say that I love the site. And I was wondering if anyone knows what the meaning of our name is?

If anyone wants to chat, just email me!!

again, I love the site!
Britta Hueggenberg

Date: Wed, 23 May 2096 15:24:51 -0500
Subject: nicknames

When I was in high school:
Not so Brighta (honor student so it made it funny)

At a gymnastics meet the coach forgot to cross to ts'and messed up the a on my name and they announced "Captain Brillo Peterson" So therefore I aquired to nickname "Brillo Pad".

Peanut Britts
Brick given to me by my friend Joe who I called Joke.
Bert- I hate this one, but good story to it.
Bea- my husband.
Miss Britta- now that I'm in the south.

I am Swedish and my parents prefer the Swedish Breeta but I got tired and so did they of explaining how to say my name so it is pronounced Britt-ah

Britta Jean

Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 14:37:37 +0200
Subject: another Britta...

Hi Britta,

Just to let you know; here's another Britta! I'm 29 years old and I live in Holland.
Funny to read so many mails from so many Brittas!


Date: Thu, 10 May 2001 16:21:19 -0000

Hi Britta,

I used to run a lot so my name appeared in the papers now and then as: Prita or Vanetta. I just got a credit card yesterday with "Birta" on it. And my least favorite mispronounciation is "Bread - ah". Ugh.

Cool website!

Britta H.

Date: Sat, 5 May 2001 18:14:31 -0700
Subject: HI

I was browsing through the web and was owndering if there was a I am a leo too. I like your web site it's fun!

Date: Sun, 29 Apr 2001 23:48:08 +0200
Subject: hi britta!

Hi everybritta!*
i think its cool to know that there r so many other brittas out there having the same problems with nicknames like me. i actually don`t know many brittas. i know two from two stupid tv programs, and an old friend of my sisters and last but not least my friend britta form salzburg.

and as to nicknames mine have been so far:
if anybritta* wants to mail me, my email addresse is:
bye britta
*instead of using anybody, everybody, how about using anybritta, everybritta?

Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2001 15:53:59 -0700
Subject: from one Britta to another

Hi Britta,
I am a fellow Britta although my name is pronounced "Brih-da". My name was my great great great great grandmother's maiden name. I too have been called burrito and whenever people can't pronounce my name I always say "you know, like the water filter" hence my e-mail address ( My all time favorite nickname is Bert, my little brothers friend calls me that. My mom calls me Pretty Pretty Britty. My sister calls me Peanut Brittle or Gritts. My Aunt calls me Bwidda. My friends grandma still thinks my name is Gretta! My bro calls me Brit-Brat (kinda like Kit-Kat). A boyfriend called me Britta-Babe. Itsy Bitsy Britsy (one of my favorites). My manager calls me Calistoga or Alhambra, and of course Avian. If you've ever seen Superstar you'll all remember the part that goes "Your mom named you after a water!". I almost started crying. But I enjoy having what I thought was a unique name until I came upon this website ;) I hope you guys are enjoying my name as much as I am...

Britta S. - California - 18

Date: Wed, 18 Apr 2001 15:40:23 +0200

I want to be part of the brittas worldwide toooooooooo!!!
What I would really like to know is:
Is there any britta out there who was born on the 3rd o Cotober in 1974? (this is my birthday).
Ic have some new nicknames for the list, as I am german they are different I guess....Britsch, Bridji, Brittel...

Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2001 23:17:39 EDT
Subject: HI my name is Britta too!

My sister is Kirsten and I am Britta and she found your website and after reading the history of your name...I had to e-mail you!

My father is 100% European Swede! And my parent's named me Britta with no middle name...I think they thought my first name said it all. And I had to laugh with the water filter comments...I get those too! But, my name is not pronounced Bree-tah...I pronounce it like the water filter. The most annoying thing is when people pronounce my name "Bridda". So many people butcher the English language and it is so lazy when they don't pronounce the "t" but substitue it for "d". Most of my friends call me Britt! I like that too

It is wonderful to hear my Swedish godparents pronounce my name because they say"Bree-tah"!

My favorite Swedish food is Marzipan, Lutfisk (a Swedish white fish) and Caviar (Kallas the kind that comes in a tube)....mmmmmmmm!

I am a Grand Achiever with Mary Kay Cosmetics and live in Ohio!
What do you do?
Great Website! How original and fun!
Your same name friend,

Date: Mon, 09 Apr 2001 00:47:52 -0400
Subject: OH MY GOSH

Dear Britta ( that's sooo weird to type),

I can't believe this! All my life i have only known one other Britta! and i come across this site and boom! Hundreds of us!!! It is so exiting!!

I read a lot of the other e-mails and I know what you mean about the water filter thing! I have a couple ppl that for the herck of it call me water filter... it drives me crazy! I get questions all the time like "what's your real name?" and "How in the world did you get your name?" And the answer to that is my parents liked the name Brittany, but they decieded that there were just to many of them. So they shortend the name!! : 0)

IS THERE ANY 14 YEAR OLD BRITTA THAT LIVES IN OHIO??? I hope there is!! Please e-mail me at


Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 07:20:47 -0500
Subject: Another Britta

I just came across your web site. I am new to the computer and didn't know how to add my two cents to your long list of other Brittas, so I am e-mailing you. Here I am, another Britta from TEXAS. I was named after my Swedish Grandmother, Britta Lena Nelson. I have run into a few Brittas over the years, but was I surprised when I typed in BRITTA and came up with 12,725 web sites! . As to nicknames I had one though school. I was easily embarrassed so all the boys called me Brit Tit.

I live on a beautiful lake here in North Texas, but also have a farm outside of Checotah, Oklahoma. I have five children, seven grandchildren and was "Ms. Texas" in 1999. I thought I was going to get to be on Survivor 11 in the Outback, but I guess they took me too serious when in my video I was hugging my neighbors big new Winabago....telling them, "This is my luxury item......"

For anyone who would like to be in touch my e-mail address is:
Don't you just hate it when spell check keeps wanting you to change Britta - in to BRAT....

Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 09:21:15 +1200
Subject: britta


my name is britta. and i live in new zealand, but i was born in vienna. my friends call me britta the fritter.and my friend called adele calls me britta the fritter that lives in kitty litter.
from the onwer of the bestest name in the world!**********

Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 17:23:12 -0500
Subject: nicknames

My friend Robby was thrilled to find this site! I live in Valdosta, GA now but I was born in Germany (my father was in the Army for just a short while) in 1968. My mother told me that she knew a girl who lived in the apartment just down from them named Britta. She didn't really like her but she liked her name. Hey, now - there's a way to start out, eh? I do pronounce my name like the water filter (the Americanized version) but get called most of the common things you and all the others do. My little cousin called me Bickie when he was a baby and my name was misspelled at a conference as Britia so my friends sang the "Brusha, brusha, brusha" song using "Britia" instead. I have had very few unique nicknames that stuck, however. I work for a small school system in South Georgia and have lots of contact with parents in my position as the Educational Diagnostician (I am basically the Assistant Special Education Director - and have applied to be THE Sp. Ed. Director for 2001-2002). You should hear some of the mispronunciations of my name. I get these not only from the parents of the students with whom I work but I have gotten them throughout my life from my own teachers, peers, and even extended family members (you know - the ones you only see every five years at the family reunions). Greta, Giget, Brenda, Breta, Brittany (show us the belly), Brula (one of my favorites) - you guys know what I am talking about. If someone calls our office and stammers, "Can I speak to... um..." the secretary simply says, "Would you like to speak to Britta Mink? Let me get her for you." It is not that hard a name. I just don't understand. Oh, well. I love the site! Great idea!!

Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2001 18:41:28 EST
Subject: from a britta

HI! My name, if you haven't already guessed is Britta. I was surprised when I found this website that showed me how many other Brittas there are in the world. I also have a black cat; her name is Miss Kitty. I am 13 years of age, and I know no other Brittas. I have the most awesome red hair as I am of Irish lineage. You have a good day. Vios con Dios mi amigo.

Love ya and thanks for showing me all the other Brittas. I feel so loved!
Britta Ann Durham

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 22:55:33 -0600
Subject: nicknames of britta

hey yet another britta in the world.

some of my nicknames are Britz (breets), burrito, brit, and brita water filter!
this is a neat website! thanx
-britta maia

Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2001 16:53:46 EST
Subject: greetings from germany

hello britta,
it's strange so write an e-mail to your own name. i was sitting infront of my computer like hypnoticed

Date: Sun, 4 Mar 2001 22:03:01 EST
Subject: nickname

My sister's name is Britta and I like to call her "Bird" or "Birdy" something of that sort. Thought I'd just make a suggestion to your site a little.

Blair H.

Date: Thu, 01 Mar 2001 16:56:36 +0100
Subject: Incredible!


First of all, I hope that you do get this email, because I noticed that all email-entries stopped in September 2000...

Just like many others, I simply tried my name as web address and got to you. And I was really surprised and excited! I am from Germany, and here Britta is a normal name, not too common but well-known. I actually know by now 3-4 other girls named Britta, although in school I was the only one.

What's actually very interesting: In 1991 I spent my senior high school year in Reedley, California (near Fresno...) and everyone had problems, but not with my first name! No one had heard the name Britta before, but it was most of the time pronounced correctly (Brittah or Briddah). But my last name, Behrends, usually was a real problem!!! That's why I mainly was the exchange student with only a first name... ;-( I found it really funny to see that there are actually Americans "my" name and that they do have problems with it!

Your homepage and all the things you do looks very interesting, unfortunately I did not have the time to go through everything... But I am sure that I will do that occasionally!!!

By now I simply send some longing greetings to the US and some normal greetings to you!!!

Bye, Britta

Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2001 11:04:25 EST
Subject: hey from another britta

after calling my best friend jen nenny she started calling me brib or bribba. i looked and that was the only name that i have been called that wasnt on there. someone finally found something original!! lol, i hear them all. i love the page, thank you for making it. i also get britta lynn due to my middle name. that and magpie, dont ask me, i have no clue y lol
love ya
Britta E. from Long Island

Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2001 22:15:40 -0800 (PST)
Subject: i found your website

Hello. Like many others who wrote into your web site, I came across it too because my name is Britta(Bri-ta)soft i. I'm 23 and live in Texas, so many of the southern folks tend to not pronounce the "t" in my name...which makes it sound like Brida. Maybe it's the lazy drawl we southerners have. I didn't realize so many Brittas lived in the USA. My family is of German decent so I knew Britta was a common name there.

My nicknames are the same as others have posted, but one guy I have chatted with from Norway told me that a negative nickname to Britta there is fitta. Anyways, I enjoyed your web site. BUT, I was hoping to use my name, or shall I say OUR name, for my own web site. Oh well, first come first serve. :)


Date: Sat, 10 Feb 2001 23:59:17 +1000

hi, my name is guess what.....BRITTA
I love my name and i can't imagine any one else having the same name as me. I've never met any one with my name and i 'm glad that i have now. Hooray for Britta. My name comes from my Sweedish Grandma. When people ask me if my name is short for anything, i tell them it's short for Kimberly. Some of them believe me. Well, see ya Brittas.
PS- you all have a good name!

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 22:08:11 -0600
Subject: Britta From Plano, Texas - 2001

Hello All You Brittas!

I love this website!

I was named after a Swedish Princess (Britta) and my sister Astrid was named after a Swedish Queen. I read another e-mail where there are two other sisters named Britta and Astrid. What a coincidence!

I share many of the nicknames and name stories with the rest of the Brittas around the world.

Born in Germany, immigrated to Montreal, Quebec, and moved to Dallas Texas where the name "Britta" is still a novelty.

I know one other Britta, who lives in Heide, Germany.

Nicknames Over the Years: Britts, Britt, Aunt Gritts (young nephew), Peanut Brittle (elementary school), and Brittsy (only my Mom can get away with that one).

I'm a Vice President of Marketing and work and reside in Plano, Texas.

Its a pleasure to meet all of you. Finally!

Britta K. Steele
Plano, Texas

Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2001 16:31:55 +0100
Subject: Another Britta

Hi Britta,
this is again another Britta from Paderborn in Germany.

I think your website is great and like the other Brittas I alway had to spell my name and was the only one in the classs who had this name.

Just wanted to say Hi, take care and good luck from

Britta Dessel

Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2001 22:01:51 EST
Subject: Another Britta

Hi, I am yet another Britta! I was born just 8 days ago. My mom and dad had a hard time coming up with my name. I was almost a Charlotte. My dad lived in Denmark for a couple of years, and so my brother, Jakob, and my sisters, Anika and Natasja, all have Danish names. Anyway, it looks like I have a lot of torment to look forward with the water filter thing, but I love my name anyway. Just wanted to say hello from Arizona

Britta V. B.

Date: Mon, 15 Jan 2001 14:58:39 -0600
Subject: Hey! My name is Britta (Bree-tah) too!

Hi! Today, I thought it would be kind of fun to type in my name to see if it was a website, and it was! Cool! My name is Britta (Bree-tah) too. I know what you mean about being annoyed when people call you Brih-ta, because it happens to me all the time. Although, I'm pretty used to it, so I just let them call me whatever they want. I was named after my great, great, great, great, grandma Britta Maia from Sweden, and am very proud of my heritage. You have a really neat website, but I was just wondering, how old are you? I'm only 13, but I'm assuming that you're probably a little older than I am!:)

Well, it's cool to know that there are other Britta's out there, and thanks for putting up this website!!! Hope you write back!

Britta Maia

Date: Saturday, January 13, 2001 3:37 PM
Subject: yes another Britta

Jan 13, 2001

Dear Britta,

I just happened across your web site, what a great idea. I named my daughter Britta Greer M. She is 10 years old on the 16 of this month. We have never met another Britta either. My name is Susan Eklund, and I was raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba and my whole childhood people would say to me are you related to Britt Eklund. She is an actress from Sweden. I asked my father about this since he was from Sweden and he said the proper name is Britta. Ofcourse I loved the name and because I new of no other person with that name that made it even more special. So my daughter is Britta and she has blond hair and blue eyes, and of course is very special.

Hello to all the special Britta's out there!
Bye for now
Susan Eklund M.
Calgary, Alberta,Canada

Date: Fri, 12 Jan 2001 15:07:08 -0500
Subject: Whatta

Hey there.

I think your name is sooo cool. My birth name is Brittany and I am from Pikeville, Ky. I guess you are wondering why I am emailing you. Well, you see, most people know me by Britta, so I know all about the shocking responses you get from your college professors, classmates, etc.

My cousin shortened my name to Britta on a 4-H agenda that was copied and handed out. (He was too lazy to add the last two letters to my name.) Then it started... Everyone called me Britta, and it just stuck.

Now, I am in a sorority and I am referred to as "Whatta". Yes... You heard it right. It's in relation to the Brita water system. So there you go. Yet another lovely nickname for the Britta's of the world.

Britta Smith

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 18:21:05 +0100

hello britta
I just want to say to you that my cat's name is Britta. I come from Norway, and in Norway some people has that name, but we pronounce it like "Britta". Britta is not a catname, but the woman who gave her to uss was called Britta.
Bye Frida

Date: Tue, 9 Jan 2001 20:31:37 -0800
Subject: Yet another Britta

You really can find anything on the internet! I've never met another Britta in my life, and I'm thrilled to find a website dedicated to my once-thought-origional name. I'm Britta A. of Poulsbo, Washington, USA, age 16; my birthday's October 9th, 1984, any matches? I too have the nick-name "peanut-Britta," and was amazed to find that I'm not the only one. My intrests are rock- climbing, telemark/alpine skiing, mountaineering, running, soccer, pottery, and art. Any Britta's out there want to be e-mail buddies? You can find me at-

Britta :-)

Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 02:05:42 -0000
Subject: just another Britta

So, I was searching for various soccer websites (what I do when I'm bored) and I decided to look for "Britta". I was really just curious to see if anything came up besides the infamous Brita Waterfilter. I saw your webpage and decided to check it out. When I got to the "Britta's Unite" section, I just started laughing hysterically. I would have never guessed that there were actually so many Britta's out there. It's great.

I am from the great state of PA, of the American Britta's. I noticed that Britta was a very common name around Germany. (hmm..should be great for extra credit in German!) I have met two Britta's myself, and it was strange calling someone else by my own name. I am told that I was named after a character on a soap opera. Well, I am 14 (still a little kid around here)and I am being forced to go to bed. I have school in the morning! lol.

PS-The website was great..I'll make sure to visit it again.

Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 22:32:04 EST
Subject: To Britta From Britta

Some of the nick names I have been called are:

Yada- my bro trying to say my name when he was a baby
Brittle- I'm skinny so I get that one a lot
Britts- My uncle calls me this
Water filter- numerous people
Britney- my bro calls me this now

and whenever I meet some one and introduce myself they think my name is Brenda or Gerta.

Date: Wed, 27 Dec 2000 15:46:10 -0500
Subject: Britta's website


I was so excited to find this website. I had a very good friend in named Brita (she pronounced it Bree-ta), but she was the only one. I too endured all the nicknames, and even had people tell me they would not pronounce my name correctly!

Can you believe it? One of my friend's father told me that because the "tt" was not really pronounced like a hard "t", he would not say Brit-ta (like my parents pronounce my name).

So, like other Britta's have said on this site, I learned to live with knowing others would not pronounce my name correctly at first. My parents always pronounced my name with a hard t sound. Is that how you pronounce it?

My middle name is Diane and my maiden name is Larson. My dad is from a Swedish family and my name came from a Great-Great-Great-Great Aunt Britta. Now I am married to a guy from a German family, so my last name is Gaupp. Talk about a really hard name to pronounce.

For the nicknames... I always got the usual suspects, Britta the Water Filter, Peanut Brittle, Peanut Britta.

By my friends, I got the Britta with the long, rolled r, Brittster, Brittaroni. My brother could never get the BR sound so he called me Pritta for the longest time. It was really cute.

I think it would be cool to have a Britta's around the world directory, don't you think? Thanks for the website. I live in Washington, D.C. and am 27.


Date: Tue, 19 Dec 2000 16:42:48 +0100
Subject: Britta

Greetings from Britta, Cologne/Germany!
I wish you a merry christmas!

Date: Sun, 17 Dec 2000 10:23:09 EST
Subject: Britta is a winner!!!!!!

I have a daughter named "Britta". She began life as "Brita" but it soon became obvious that Americans would pronounce it with a long "i" as in "bright-a" (an option that you don't seem to discuss). So-o-o-o, I made an affidavit to the Missouri department of vital statistics to the effect that the doctor had misspelled the name and she (from about the age of one year) has been "Britta" ever since--and just in case someone were to name a water filter system "Brita". You make a great deal of the pronounciation (entirely correct--I spend a LOT of time in Sweden) but we use an Americanized version because of the fear that people would start substituting a "d" for the two "tt's". Get it? So where is "Britta Blvd?" My Britta now lives in New York City, has a doctor's degree, and is on a university faculty.


Have a Happy Holiday season or as we say in Swedish: God Jul och Ett Gott Nytt Ar".

Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 15:08:44 -0800 (PST)
Subject: wrting from britta to britta

hi i spoke to another britta just like 5 min ago i am getting a comp of my own soon so i can reply sooner well sorry so short longer letter later love forever always and a day britta dawn br***oe

Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 21:52:19 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Hello!


My name is Brita with one "t". I pronounce it Brit-ha. I cam across your site after not finding a site with my own name (besides the water filter). I am confused about the whole name and pronounciation thing. I got my name from Swedish ancestors. My grandmother is Swedish and she has always pronounced it Brit-ha. I was reading the other emails that people have sent to you and noticed the different pronounciations. Oh, well! I guess you can pronounce or spell it however you want. Anyway, I was glad to come across your site. I have always had my name spelled wrong (with 2 t's) and pronounced wrong and it really bothered me. And ever since I moved up to Seattle I always get asked if my name is just like the water filter. People are so intrigued sometimes that I don't understand it.

Gotta go cause I don't know what else to say.

Brita H.

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 18:42:33 -0500
Subject: My name is also Britta

A lot of people call me Brit, The Waterfilter, Brister.

Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 20:36:14 -0800

You won't belive this! Our name means High Godess I can't believe this!

ny Britta j

Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2000 15:00:53 +0100
Subject: other britta

Hai Britta,

Yesterday I met the first Britta I've ever seen. She told me about your site, it's great.

Most of my friends call me Britt and if my father is angry he calls me my full name. Some of my friends say Britsky or Britje. I come from Amsterdam, working as a projectmanager for events and I'm 30 years old. I noticed in the newspapers that a lot of Britt's are born at the moment. Also I saw Anne-Brit and Brit-Marie.

Please let me know if we have a reunion somewhere; it would be great.



Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 14:12:41 -0500 (EST)
Subject: nicknames/butcherings

hello brittas!
i hate having my name butchered when i dont ask for it but then sometimes i just want a change, sooooo here i go...
annoying butcherings~
ditta(my brothers couldnt pronounce my name)

Okay nicknames~
brittzelz(sounds kinda like pretzels)
brittaflip (my email)
well g2g
~Britta email me!

Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 16:26:07 -0400
Subject: britta

I used to carpool with a girl in my class and they were friends with a dj at the radio station that all our friends listen to. Her mom sent in a fax saying that he had to say somethining to calm us down. She didn't think he would pronounce my name right ( brih-tah ) so she said it was like british but with an a, and he pronounced it briht-a ( with a long a ). My friends still haven't stopped calling me that.

Other Names:
Brit-Brat-my brother
Water Filter-everybody
Britter the Critter-my best friends
Brittle Spice-my teacher now
Bwweeeeta-my kindergarten teacher

Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2000 22:25:31 -0500
Subject: Fellow Britta

>From a fellow Britta, (I pronounce it without the "E" sound) My most common nickname is water filter, since the commercials "Brita water is better water" came out with the Brita water filter. It was nice to hear from other Brittas!!

Britta V. H.
Houghton, Michigan

Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2000 13:55:52 +0000
Subject: Britney

Hi Britta,

great website! All the stories on nicknames from all around the world are quite amusing.
I would like to add another one, which I am usually called ever since an Ameican girl became a pop star: Britney.
I haven't figured out why...

There seem to be a lot of Germans called Britta (well, I am one myself but haven't come across many others). I am studying on Portsmouth, UK, and here a lot of people have difficulties pronouncing my name. I don't particularly like it, but I guess my fate is to cope with that. Your website makes all Brittas feel somewhat special!
Great idea!


Britta Schmidt

Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 22:56:09 -0500
Subject: from a one-t friend

hi Britta! My name is Brita and I am from Salem, Massachusetts, although right now I am a student at Smith College in western Massachusetts. Last year, I was shocked to discover that my roommate at school had my name! I had never met another Brit(t)a before, and although my roommate spelled her name with two t's, I was thrilled to encounter someone who understood water filter jokes and pronunciation difficulties. We found out that there was a third Brita at the college and formed a small club that met for dinner about once a month. We even became just a bit famous on campus: everyone had heard of the two Brit(t)as living in the same room! We got along well last year and she is my next-door neighbor this year. Her name is pronounced Brih-ta with a hard t, while mine is Brih-ta with a t that sounds a little bit like a d (in morphology, that's called a "flap"!). We found your website last year, but I am just getting around to writing. Thanks for uniting the Brit(t)as of the world

Date: Fri, 03 Nov 2000 02:23:35 -0600
Subject: thanks for the web page!

Hey ~ just wanted to let you know that I too am Britta pronounced Breeta! I'm so glad I happened to stumble across your webpage! I love my name, but being from Kansas it always comes out with a hick accent as Buurituh which leads to lots of Burrito nicknames. Anyway, I'm living in Chicago now studying theatre and music but I enjoy graphic design in my free time. I loved looking at your work! Thanks for the website. Now I know there are more Brittas out there and allot of us with very similar stories and/or interests. Amazing! I am quite thankful my parents decided to name me after the farthest back relative they could find. They went back 7 generations and found Britta and Erik, my great times 5 grand parents from Sweden! Thanks Again ~ Love Britta

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 19:59:04 -0700

I love finding a site with my name! I actually have met another Britta in person, just a little older than me. I'm eight years old and when I was a baby my aunts and uncles called me "itta bitta Britta Schmitta" (Schmitt is my last name). A classmate calls me "Britta witta fee fie fo fitta." A friend calls me "Britty Witty." My family sometimes calls me "Britta-boe."

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 23:44:55 EDT
Subject: My name is Britta too!

Hello !
My name is Britta also.
my birthday is 8/30/87 i just turned 13. I would love to hear from you my email is xxxxxxx. However I am writing on my cousins sn so it may come up different! Well I will be very disapointed if I dont hear from you soon!
p.s. i know what you mean about the whole water filter thing!

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 11:22:09 PDT
Subject: Nicknames...

I call my friend Britta, The water filter chick!!!! hehehe.... and H20 cuz of the filter too...hehehe....

Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 13:44:22 EDT
Subject: hi

hi my name is Britta i was just playin around on my computer and i typed your website in and i think it is so neat what you have on there i really like it!! Britta

Date: Sat, 14 Oct 2000 13:30:50 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Britta!

Hello Britta!
This is so weird..I feel like I'm writing an e-mail to myself, or something. Also, within the past week or two, I've discovered two other Brittas who live in my city! One of them goes to my school, and another plays in the same orchestra that my dad does..that's weird, because she plays violin and so do I! Two violin playing Brittas in the same city..something I never thought I'd discover.

I'm 15 yrs old, and I've never really liked telling people my name because I always thought they'd make fun of me or something, since Britta is such a unique name..that and the cursed "Brita Water Filter".....I think you probably share my wish that that thing had never been called "Brita"....but oh well.

Here's some names I've been called..
Britta Lou
Brita water filter
Britta Baby
Beautiful Britta
Britta Boo
Gritta (ERGH!!)

I'm so glad to know there are so many more Brittas in the world! I agree with that one Britta who suggested that was unite and take over the world..MWAHAHAHAHA!!! I'm running out of time, so I must draw this to a close.

Thanks for opening my eyes to the fact that there are so many more Brittas out there than I thought!

Love to you all,
Britta J.

Date: Fri, 6 Oct 2000 22:27:55 -0500
Subject: HI again

Hi Britta--
I first wrote on 2/20/99. It's interesting to see how many more Brittas have visited your website since then. Thought I would add to the nickname thing. It's really just how people mess up saying my name pronounced, "Brit-ta."

I constantly get : Bridda, Bertha, Brenda, Brittany, Bridget, Bretta, Bratta, and have even had a few call me Rachel. Go figure. And, of course, the water-filter thing is commonly mentioned. By the way, my middle name is Michelle. Someone in one of your emails was curious about other middle names used with Britta.

Your site looks great. It's interesting to revisit every now and then.

Britta S.

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 23:43:47 EDT
Subject: another "bree-ta"

It seems very odd to address another person as britta. that's ME! yes, everyone calls me brih-ta, too, but i tend not to notice it anymore. it's like a nickname, now.

Speaking of nicknames, did you ever get called "burrito?" My lord, it seems as though everyone i meet thinks themself to be very clever by "coming up" with this little nickname. It never bothered me, though, it's just stupid. My parents are norwegian, and i was named after a great-grandmother. I live in Oregon... that's my story.

i like this site!,

Date: Sun, 01 Oct 2000 07:48:24 -0800
Subject: Hey Britta!

Well, this is yet another Britta. I am so excited that there is a web site out there with my(our) name on it. I am 16 years old and live in Ellensburg, Washington. Unlike the other Britta's who have e-mailed you, there was another Britta at my school. However, she graduated right before my freshmen year of high school.

My parents got the name Britta from my great grandma who had metioned the name to my mother. I was named after my great, great, great grandma, who's name was Britta Christine Sundin. She lived in Sweden. So, my name is Britta Christine as well(I won't say my last name for confidentiality purposes). Everyone loved the name, and so that's what my name is. I really like my name, probably because it isn't so common. I mean, there are like 15 different Jessica's in my school, and I don't even go to a huge school. My only pet peve is that whenever I have a substitute teacher at school, and they are taking attendence, they always think my name was cut off and call me Brittany. That's about the only problem I've ever had with my name. I think it's fun to have an uncommon name, and just makes life more exciting.

Well, better go, but all you Britta's out there stay cool!!
Love, Britta

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 23:14:04 +0100
Subject: Hello....

Hello, famous Name-Sister!

Yesterday I felt sort of bored and surfed through the web. I wondered if the domain "" or "" was still free (how stupid to think this).

Then I found your great website. Really, I didn't see such a brilliant and professional made page very often. Congratulations! I never knew that Americans know the Name "Britta". That's cool!

In Germany we pronounce "Britta" with a very short-spoken "i". My Grandma is from Sweden, too, so my parents chose that name for her firstborn child - ME! My sister's names are "Ulrike" and "Eva". My brother is named "Martin". "Ulrike" is a swedish name, too >(spoken "Ulreeke").

Well....I hope I don't get on your nerves with my writing. I just wanted to give a compliment to you beautiful girl and your lovely website.

I think I'll visit your site again to read all the textes and see the fotos.

Good little son calls me to come



Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:24:44 +0200
Subject: just another Britta

Hi all there,

Suprise, Suprise my name is also Britta (say; britha), and just like everybody i always thougt that there were not so many BRITTAS around the world. My full name is Britta van den Ende and i'am 19 years old and I live in Holland. Just fur fun my boyfriend (his name is Ingvar; also a Scandinvian name) and i were looking if there were any pages on internet connect to our names. And that's how i came here.
I really enjoyd it to read all story's of the other Brittas.
Just like everybody i was and still are teased with my name, like the other dutch britta from 7 April 2000, people always called me Brinta (from that Cerealbrand). As a child i always hated my name because i could not speak the 'r' right, i always called myself 'Bwitta'.
Through all my life i never met a person who has the name Britta. Although there was a girl who was named Anne-Brit and a girl who listend to the name Britte. Though i met some dogs (4) who also were called Britta. And it's not very nice when you've a dogs name. And did you know that in Portugal they call us Brita (Breeta) which is short for cabrita and that means gote.

The big question wich always rised in my mind was how my parents came up with my name?
The answer is form a book my mother read, she liked the name so much that she gave me that name by birth.
But there are 2 other books with our name. The first is 'Nurse Britta' and the other one is Children of Bolderburen.
It is a Scandinavian book which was translated in Dutch.
So i hope you all enjoyd my e-mail.

With Love
Another Britta

P.S. to Britta Peterson. Your mothers name is Diane and so is mine mothers name. Ain't that funny

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:30:10 EDT
Subject: how cool!!!

hey! i am a 17 year old from Beacon Falls, Connecticut! and yes my name is also Britta...but mine is pernounced like the water filter! i get called water filter by everyone i meet, one of my teachers from school calls me filter. i have gotten, Bertha, Britter, Fritter, Peanut Britta, Britanica, Gritta, Brit-Brit and many more! i hate telling people my name because they always think i say Gritta. People always ask me if it is short for anything..but it isn't. my boyfriend found this website! i thought it was so funny to see all these people w/ my name!! i also know another girl w/ the name Britta..she is in her early 20's and lives in up-state New York, that is where my parents thought of the name...she is a neighbor of a family member!! Well, i must go, i will be showing your web site to a lot of friends, i hope you don't mind :)
~Britta Nicole

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 15:12:46 -0400
Subject: Another one!

Hi Britta,

I was happy to find your website. One thing that I find most astounding is that a group of women having such an unusual name there are a number of us with brothers named "Erik" (or like my brother, "Eric".)

BTW, I'm another "brih-ta" and found that when I visited Germany, their pronounciation sounded more like "brih-ta" than "bree-ta". I guess that my dad (who is also an "Eric") decided that my name would be "brih-ta" because of his German background.

I was also surprised that there are a number of Britta's in Texas. I am originally from Texas and have just recently moved to the East Coast. Funny, I never met another Britta in Texas, but I met one here just this week.

Best Regards,
-Britta Dawn

Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2000 10:25:44 EDT
Subject: Hi

Hi Britta. My name is Britta and I'm from Germany. I'm 16 years old. And I just want to tell ya that you have forgotten me!
Cya Britta

Date: Fri, 08 Sep 2000 21:01:02 +0200
Subject: nicknames

hey britta!
Ięm a 24 year old britta born in germany. I thought your website is very fascinating. But there is a big difference between us - here in germany britta is an often used name, so I know a lot of brittas.
Here my nicknames:
Britti (with a spanish spoken rrrrr)
Britze (my ex-boy friend was called Ditze)
Bratze (itęs not nice - means something like slut!)
Bratze Matratze ( Matratze meens matress)
Brittalein (very kinky; as it means cute little Britta - parent`s favorite)

So, I hope you like it. I will have another look in your website soon.

Best wishes to all Brittas!!!!

Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 21:09:51 +0200
Subject: Hi to all Britta`s in the world

Hi everybody
I am from germany (Munich, oktoberfest :)) and I stumbeld also over this webpage. I found it very amusing that there are so many people with the same name as I have ( sorry my english is a little bit rusty). In germany Britta aktualy comes from Brigitta. My mother thought that this is to long so she gave me the name Britta. I had the same problems with the name. When I was at school people called me Pritt- Stift ( thid is a glue) or they compared me also with the water filter.
I thing it is a good idea if we all mett once. I think that would be a lot of fun. Tell me are there more german Britta`s you know of??.
I would be happy if you would write me back!

Yours Britta
Ps: The letters is translated by my boyfriend...

Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 13:41:25 -0500

what's up my name is britta b. I live in Westlake Louisiana and i am an 8th grader at s.p. arnett midlle school i live with my 2 parents my sister and my 2 nieces i am on a school computer right now but i have an email address you can e mail me at it is i just wanted to write you so i could maybe talk to another britta because i have never seen or spoke to another britta ever before so i quess i better go (hopefully) talk to you later britta briscoe

Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 12:17:05 +0200
Subject: nicknames

hi Britta,

i'm Britta from germany. My friends also call me "brittain" or "pretty britti".
Thank you for your website!

greetings from Berlin,

Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2000 20:56:21 EDT
Subject: Names

Hey! oh my gosh! I was so excited to find this website. I was board so I went online. I put my name in after the www. just to see if there was some kind of web site and poof. I was there I thrilled to be there.
In some ways I love my name because there is almost no one I've met with the same name! But in other ways I hate it when people ask me if my name is short for brittney.
Anyways! It was great to find so many other Brittas!

Lov ya' all!
Britta Elyse

Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 00:22:07 -0700
Subject: THIS IS TOO COOL!!!

Hey britta!!!

As you've probably guessed, my name is also britta, but i pronounce it Brih-ta, and i'm just writing to say that for once, i've found out that someone else (let alone hundreds, of people!!) have the same name as me!! And i just think it is sooo COOL to discover this!! Like you, i'm the only "Britta" that i know of in my city, and it really bugs me that i'm the only one. Whenever someone sees or hears of my name they ALWAYS refer to it as "just like the water filter" and that makes me so mad (don't you wish they would just destroy that Damn thing!!!)!!! But anyways, i'm 14 years old, a brunette with brown eyes to match, 5'5 and a VERY patriotic canadian from Ontario. I love sports, especially basketball and soccer and love to listen to rap and pop. Other than that, if you're wondering where i got my name , my mom being the soap finatic she is, got the name off of Days of our Lives, and swears back then the filter was pronouced Bree-tah! I am part danish, but its from my dads side and is quite distant so...
Anyway i'm sure that you don't need to know anything else from me so with that,
P.S. the name Britta KICKS SOME SERIOUS ASS!!!!
Britta Ras.(i'm too chicken to put my full last name!!)

Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 15:11:49 EDT
Subject: nicknames

Hi Britta:)
I used to get called Bertha and Berta quite a bit, but I have to say that the water filter has helped people to get my name right. Now they can at least say it (I am a Brih-ta, even though my mother is Swedish).

My mom's nickname for me was Britsy, or Britsy-Go-Go-Googily (I guess I made that one up as a child).

In high-school, very unfortunately, it was Clitta! Nice friends I had!

Date: Sat, 19 Aug 2000 02:38:47 +0200
Subject: nick names

hi my name is Britta. I am from Holland-Europe. People always called me brinta, that's a brand name Some people even cold me Britanie

bey a britta

Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 06:13:28 -0700
Subject: Brittas

How's about ye Britta!

I too am a Britta and am delighted to see that there are Britta's all around the world. I pronounce my name Brit-ta though.
Like your webpage too!

Greetings from Ireland!


Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 14:28:49 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: this is crazy!

Hello Britta, Britta and Britta!

This is absolutely crazy. I never have met anther Britta before, but have had people tell me that they have relatives with my name.

I'm starting to feel like just another number. Is this what Jessica's and Michelle's feel like all the time?

I have to say that the whole Brita Water filter thing is kind of annoying. I'm 22 and I've heard it since I was 14. I always tell people that after I introduce myself b/c it is the way I like my name to be pronounced and it helps them to remember me.

I must tell you how I found this site. I have a personal website that I had to do for a horrible class in college and some guy from Peru found it and emailed me. He told me about this website dedicated to our name. Isn't that completely random?

Anyway, it is awesome to know that there are other Britta's out there. We should find a meeting place and take over the world!


britta marie
Lawrence, KS

Date: Sun, 9 Jul 2000 13:40:21 -0400
Subject: hey


Wow I can't believe there are soo many Brittas out there! I don't know anyone else named Britta besides me. I live in Rochester, New York, and am going into 8th grade. I am a level 7-8 gymnast, and this past year competed on the varsity gymnastics team. I also play soccer, and lacrosse. I have blonde hair, and blue seems that a lot of the Britta's on your webpage have described themselves in the same way. I love having my name, cuz no one else in my school or anyone else has anything like it, and you can't really mistake me for someone else. I think it is so pretty and wouldn't give it up. I am Swedish, so you can see how I got it. This site is really awesome....I can't believe how many Brittas there are! Even though I love my name, I can't stand the way that when you tell someone your name, they are like, "Oh yeah, you're like that water filtration thing!" It gets really annoying. I also get called things like, Brit-Brat, Bee-ya, Bri-Bra, Britt, Britta-Baga, and Britty. Anyways, I think that this site is awesome! And keep it up! By the way, I'm lovin' the car! It's sweet! If any other Brittas want to contact me, my e-mail is

Love Always,

Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2000 16:58:13 -0700

my sister, Astrid, calls me Brata as in im a brat. thanks Britta

Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 17:40:08 -0400
Subject: You're Britta Too!

Hi Britta,
Wow, it feels so weird to write an e-mail to someone with the smae name is me. I'm Swedish, and my mother got the name Britta from a Swedish book called Britta and Erik. I speak Swedish and even went there last summer, but I didn't find anyone there called Britta either. I've had a terrible time with people mispronouncing my name and sometimes my techers at school just don't get it! They usually call me Brita as in the water filter. I had no idea there were so many Britta's in the world. Anyway, some of the nicknames my firneds have given me are:
Breeto the Frito Bandito
and what my baby-sitting charges call me: Bweetta!

This is a great website! Britta

P.S. I had the same problem with Burrito too!

Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2000 01:29:36 -0600
Subject: hello

I am also a Britta!
i am 11 and a swimmer.
I would really like people to e-mail me here is my address.
I can't belive there are so many Brittas
my name is from the Younge and the Restless.
Please e-mail me back Anybody.
e-mail me @
Bye for now

Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 23:11:23 -0500
Subject: stellar!

hey, this is yet another britta! i am wondering, where did you get the domain name ""? is there any way i could get it too? i would love to hear from you!

Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2000 12:09:06 -0500
Subject: good work

My friend Britta and I (Melanie) were looking at your website. We think you have alot of talent. How did you start your website. Please e-mail me and Britta.
Thanks for reading this.

Date: Sat, 03 Jun 2000 20:49:08 PDT
Subject: cool!!!

I think that is soooo cool that there are other Brittas out there. I thought I was the only the only one. One question. How do you pronounce your name? I pronounce mine like Breeta. My name is spelled Britta, though. Anyways I think that is really cool. Breeta Blvd is where I always drive through once in awile.


Date: Sun, 28 May 2000 16:15:32 -0500

Hi Britta,
I am just e-mailing to say that I think it's really neat that we have the same name.
from Britta

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 03:51:49 -0500
Subject: other nic names

Some nic names I grew up of the butt sisters(a song in the 60's), Britbaba, Bit-Bit (my sister couldn't pronounce Britta), Breeta, Briita, Bertha, Brenda, Brick, Bratta.
Britta Tinney

Date: Thu, 25 May 2000 22:15:34 -0500
Subject: lucini falling from the sky

hello fellow britta,
my dad is Swedish and he spent some time over there and that's where i got my name which is also pronounced breeta. its annoying when people mispronounce my name but then again its pretty unique. so i just wanted to say, phat name and i like yer hair.
one more thing... why did you steal my domain name????!!!

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 20:54:55 -0400

Dear Britta,
I have had been called many things in my short life, my least favorite one was Bitcha {don't ask me why}. There was one I have no idea how the person came up with it. Butter & Bread? Do you get that one? To tell you the truth, most of my nicknames came from mainly one person {I can give her name out on the Internet}

Britta L.

P.S. A lot of teachers called me Brittany

Subject: Hello from another Britta
Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:25:03 -0400

I have to admit when I saw that the domanin was taken already, I was a little upset. But after browsing your site, it's great, and I can only say I wish I had thought of it first! Although like many of the other Brittas, I like to think I am the ONLY one. But I think that is one of the great things about having an unusual name. You learn to stand up for yourself, become independent, and don't worry a whole lot about what other people think about you.

Like you and the other Britta's, I grew up as the only Britta around--even when I moved from Delaware to Minnesota where there are tons of Swedes and Norwegians. I explained the proununciation the same way, too. The only thing is, I have a difficult last name, also. Koch, which is pronounced like Coke. Growing up, I said one of my criteria for a mate was a man with an easy last name! Well, then I got older (25+) and set in my ways, and I decided I wasn't going to change my last name if I got married. When I was 33, I did marry, and I did keep my name. I'd endured years and years of being "burrito and a coke," "7 UP the uncola," and "Britta Pepsi"; and now my whole name was very much a part of me and very important to me as it is. Besides, Britta Whitcomb, just didn't sound right!

I got the name because my mom wanted to name her children something that couldn't be nicknamed, like Elizabeth, Katherine, Tamara, etc... When she was a junior in high school, a Britta from Sweden was an exchange student at her school. They got to be very good friends, and she kept in touch with Britta after she returned home. Unfortunately, she got very depressed because she had to repeat the school year she had spent in the US because her country wouldn't credit it for some reason, and then she broke up with her boyfriend. Sadly, she committed suicide. However, my mom kept in touch with her family for awhile--long enough for them to know that she had named me after their daughter. It is also very ironic that I fit the name: my parents who both have dark skin and dark eyes produced me with lily white skin and blue eyes and blonde hair. (I've been assured no milkman was involved!)

About 10 years ago, one of my friends named her daughter after me, but she chose not to fight the pronunciation battle and she is a brit-ta.

Well, that's life as a Britta in a nutshell from me. I hope you keep the website going, and here are some nicknames, etc.. to add to your lists.

Sayings/comebacks I've made up for my name...
"With a first name like that, who needs a last name?"
"Like the water filter, but with two ts."

Britta Baby
Burrito and a coke
Britta Pepsi
Baretta ( I was glad when that show went off the air!)
Bweeda (by my friend's 3 year old son)

Rita (lovely meter maid)
Bernita ( A girl in high school had this name, and I hated it when people called me by her name. She wasn't very nice or attractive.)

Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 01:51:24 GMT
Subject: -same name-

I'm Britta Hanson I'm 16 years old and i live in Auckland, New Zealand I was just surfing around and I found your site
Kindof weird but cool to finally find someone with the same name.
when i got to high school my new friends thought it would be funny if they called Brrrrit aaahhhhh
I also get called Brittass
anyway it would be great if you could Email back
from Britta Hanson

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 15:01:46 -0400

Hello Britta -

It's funny, I was actually bored at work & playing around on the internet and came up with the "Britta" site. Yes, I am disappointed to know that there are so many "Brittas" out there. The only Britta that I've ever known was my best friend was when I was in elementary school. Since then, not one. The closest being my co-worker, Brittany. Maybe we should have all of the Brittas meet up somewhere for a big party - maybe the Bahamas? Just a thought!

Britta Hartman
Resource Specialist

Date: Thu, 11 May 2000 08:35:23 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: nicknames

Hi Britta, If there's anything more bizarre than reading about others who share the name Britta, it can only be to learn than someone else endured the nickname Britsy-bratsy as a child. Others were Ritta-b, Brits, peanut Britta. My name was always pronounced Brih-ta, except by one friend who calls me Brrrreeeet-ahhh. She takes great pride in the fact that she unknowingly was the only person, my whole life so far, to pronounce my name correctly. We've now decided to use the correct pronunciation to identify a slightly zany alter-ego who tends to emerge when I have a few beers in me.

New Jersey

Date: Wed, 10 May 2000 16:05:52 -0700
Subject: hello

my name is britta (like all the rest of you)i am 12 years old and, i was so surprised when i saw this was so neat to know there where other brittas in the world i thought i could have been one of only a few!!!!!!but i guess not!!!!!!lol!!!i think it would be cool if some how we meet but..... u know!!!!!! well g2g britta

Date: Fri, 5 May 2000 16:02:48 -0500
Subject: hello

Dear Britta(oh that was weird),
hi. yes, my name is Britta, too. I am 13 and live in Dakota Dunes, SD. i would like any britta's to write me at anytime. i hate it when people talk about the water filter thing. like "hey Britta, how's your water?" that was funny the first time i heard it, but it got really annoying after that. No offence guys, but when i found out how many Britta's there were i was kinda mad. i like my name, cuz' i thought it was original, and now it's just another name. I kewl with it now though. i got over it. life does go on(hehe):) Well i would especially like the Britta's who like to sing pop music to write me. my dream is to become famous as a pop singer. i'm kinda affraid people will call me a wannabe britney, halfway cuz of my name, you know. well if anyone has any thing to say to me. i gave you the address.

Love Always and Forever,

Date: Mon, 1 May 2000 16:04:03 -0700 (PDT)

dear britta, recently I got curious and decided to see if there was a website of my namesake. yes, I'm a britta too. It's crazy to see how different we are from each other. I think you should start a Britta club on your website. well, talk to you later. britta

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 22:51:06 EDT
Subject: a funny britta story

Hi Brittas! :-)

I'm Britta and I posted way back in Aug. 98, so I thought it was time to write again! I'm getting quite the kick out of this -- I was about to reply to something that "Britta said," forgetting that that won't make any sense -- 'cause everyone's a Britta! LOL! This is strange to get used to! Maybe we need to start going by our first and middle names so we can distinguish ourselves from each other? :-) It would be interesting to find out all the different middle names for Britta, anyway. I'm Britta Gabrielle... Your turn! Anyway, what I was going to say is, I agree with the Britta who wrote on Mar. 21 -- I always feel a strange connection to other Brittas too. Is that weird? Do all Emilys or Sarahs or Melissas feel a connection -- or does that only happen with highly unusual names like ours?

And Britta from Mar. 21, I can also identify with that "a little pissed off" feeling of discovering another Britta... Which brings me to the story portion of this email. At the end of history class one day, the professor was handing back our quizzes. "Britta?" he called, so I reached out to take my quiz...but before I could, this girl in back of me reached around and snatched it!! I stood there with my mouth open, LOL! The *next* time we got quizzes back, she ended up taking MY quiz, and I got hers, and we had to switch during the next class! Now when he's handing papers back and calls, "Britta?" we have to ask, "which one?" I never thought I'd have that problem! Oh, and the other Britta and I haven't really talked. She doesn't seem to find it quite as intriguing as I do that we're most likely the only Brittas out of a campus of 5,000 students, and by some huge coincidence, we ended up sitting 3 feet away during history class... Go figure!


PS -- forgot to mention! I have a Cabbage Patch Kid named Britta Karena -- I was so excited to get her!

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:27:56 -0700
Subject: yet another Britta....


I can't believe there is a web page dedicated to Britta's, it does seem a little odd. I think you should set up a support group for all of us out here sick of the Brita water filtration system. I've gotten to the point that when I tell someone my name I add, "like the water filter." I need to spit it out before they do. Besides that's how I like my named pronounced, any other way drives me nuts!!

I guess I'm not that surprised at how many Britta's are out there, but maybe that's because I'm from Minnesota and Swedish myself. I've met at least half a dozen Britta's myself and have heard of many more. Where I'm living now there happens to be a local band who lead singer is Britta. People tend to confuse the two of us until I mention that the other Britta is covered in tattoos and has red hair! I love just the thought that there's a rock-star Britta out there.

I love having such a unique name and wouldn't give it up for the world. I get a lot of comments on my name including one couple who loved my name so much that they named their dog after me. Now that I didn't care for too much, but oh well what can I do about it.

Rock on Brittas of the world!!

Date: 07 Apr 2000 16:36:21 +0200
Subject: Hi there

Yep, yet another Britta. I'm dutch 30 years old, and like you I've never been in the same room with another Britta. Throughout my life I've been teased with Brinta which is a Dutch cerealbrand. BORING !!!! (unbelievable that people still think they're funny after being number 300.00000.0000 making the same joke !!!).
I didn't have the time to read the whole page. But I surely will in the future. It's funny !!!
So mabe I'll mail you again after having read the whole page !!
Hé Britta keep on going strong !!
Love Britta

Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 19:35:56 -0300

hello all you brittas!
i am also a britta and i have never known that there were many other britta's! my name is like my! i like it than i hate it! it is so unique! its great being alble to say, the only one! i really want others to email me my address is:
i am 12 years old and in 7th grade at newtown middle school! i have blondish brownish hair and my eyes change colors with light! i am a level 6-7 gymnast and hope to get a scholorship to UCLA in diving! i want to be a marine biologist and trainer at sea world or a pediatric heart speacialist! the brittas of the world should create kind of an internet club called Britta's United! it would be really neat! plus you dont even have to remember peoples names! LOL!
well g2g
luv yas all
Britta C
newtown CT!
email me!

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 11:01:05 MST
Subject: hello there!

Dear Britta (s)

Wow! I just stumbled upon your website by accident, and lo & behold I find hundreds of Brittas!!! How wonderful. Well, my name is Britta Van Meter and I live in Arizona. I am 26 years old. My mom named me and said she couldn't remember where she heard my name the first time... but she never forgot it, and named me Britta. I love our names. Isn't it great that people don't need to know your last name, but they remember you by your first name? I am in college right now at the University of Arizona and I'm almost done with my degree in Accounting. Everyone in the program knows me because of my "unique" name (or so I thought)...

I propose that we have a Britta-Convention somewhere and all of us can get together and meet. What do you think? Well, keep in touch and thanks for putting out such a great site. By the way, when I was a kid I was "Brit-brat" "Britta Boo" and "Peanut Britta" .... I too also hate being compared to the water filter... I think all of us Brittas should get royalties from that company!!!!! :)

Take care,
Britta Marie Van Meter (dutch family)

Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2000 23:41:05 -0500
Subject: Hi

Hi, I know you wrote in your website that you have heard from a lot of girls named Britta, but I thought I'd just let you know about me, another one. I am always suprised (and somehow a little bit pissed off) when I hear of someone else named Britta. I always consider it to be my unique name. Anyway, your website seems really cool, and I'm glad think that you are worthy of the name. I always feel like I have this strange connection to people whose names are britta, it sounds lame, but I do! Anyway, sorry if this email has bored you, but it's just that connection thing. I had to let you know there was another Britta out there.

- Britta

PS- doesn't it bug you so bad when you introduce yourself, and all anyone can ever say is "like the water filter?"

Date: Wed, 08 Mar 2000 17:59:24 -0700
Subject: Britta?????

Well my name is Britta too I never knew ther were soo many BRITTAS in the world My mom got my name from "Days Of Our Lives" I don't mind it because it is unique I live in Pincher Creek Alberta. I like to play the piano and I am very good I Snowboard and I swim in the swim Club I am 11 years old and have never met anybody named Britta in my life face to face that is and I don't think I ever will I get teased all the time by my friends and family for that matter!I too have a black Cat his name is Symba.I have blonde hair and Hazel eyes
Bye All Brittas (I never thought I would be Saying that)
Alberta , Canada

Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2000 20:55:38 +0000
Subject: Britta

Hi Britta,
My name is Britta too. That is not abbreviated for anything. You pronounce my name Brih-ta. My whole name is Britta Troelsen, I don't have a middle name. I am 14 years old. When I was born, my dad knew a Britta named Britta Bang and he really like the name and so did my mom so that's why I got the name. Right now I do know a girl that's name is Britta and she is the same age as me. It's really funny because her mom's name is the same as my mom's and her dad's name starts with the same letter as my dad's name, her last name starts with the same letter as my last name. My mom and dad's name are Karen and Mogens(moe for short). I live in Clearwater Florida which is next to Tampa.

I have blond hair and blue eyes. I like to play the piano, which I do very good and I love soccer!!!!!

People usually call me Brita water filter and it really gets annoying as you probably know or the call me Birta and Birdie. When I go places and I tell people my name, they always get it wrong, like they say Brenda, Bridget, Roberta, I mean can't people here what I'm saying?????????

Here is what a key chain said that my dad brought home from Denmark. It is in Danish so I got him to translate it but I'll include the Danish text for you.

Svensk sammentraekning af Brigitta.
Hun er livlig, levende og elsker livet. Har en impulsiv natur og er ofte uforudsigelig. Saa frisk som de foerste foraarsblomster.

Short for Swedish Brigitta.
She is lively, alive and loves life. Has an impulsive nature and is often unpredictable. As fresh as the first spring flowers.

Here is a postcard I got from my Danish Grandma, it says:

Britt/ Britta
Swedish/Norwegian for Birgitta which originally was a Celtic name. It means "exuberant". Britt/Britta exuberates natural elegance wherever she goes. You can't help but notice Britt/Britta.

I can't find the card now but one time I had a card that said Britta meant "pure" - I presume this is where the idea for the Brita water filter may have come from.

Well, please write me back so I know you got this.

Love Britta Troelsen

Date: Wed, 1 Mar 2000 16:50:02 +0100

Hey Britta,

this is another "Britta" mailing you from Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany - actually I was just checking for the domain and I am so jelous you have got it... Anayways, you seem to be doing a good job with this site so keep going...

Actually my mom named me "Britta" because she liked the name appearing in a swedish children's book, that she read to my older sis - "Die Kinder von Bullerbü" from Astred Lindgren...
When I visited the States I hated it how terribly people can change our name into something strange ... after a while I gave up on trying to make them say it rightly but let them pronounce it Bridda - ever since all my friends (even the German ones) call me that...

Have fun on working on your site and if you ever give it up I would gladly take over the Domain...

Love, Britta (as Bavarians say: BRIDL)

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2000 21:25:35 EST
Subject: YO

HHHHHHHIIIIIIIII you do not no me but i have the same name as you Britta Pederson but i am Norwegian so Pederson is spelled with a (D) I was looking my name up in yahoo and saw your web page kind weird but you no

Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2000 22:42:50 -0600
Subject: great name.

dear britta.
my son just e-mailed me he saw your site so i checked some of it out, i have to get back at it tomorrow, i am also a Britta, i only knew one more girl in copenhagen that's where i come from my grandma {farmor} on my fathers side was from sweden so that's how i got my name i surely didn't think we have so many Brittas. i have a granddaughter by the name Brittany, i live in ont,canada and people always have a hard time with my name. well i got to run i am printing out 23 pages of Britta of the world unite. it's great, my e-mail is xxxxxxxxxxx thanks britta, i will get to check more tomorrow 5.45am comes early.

Date: Wed, 1 Jan 1997 00:56:53 +0100
Subject: hi my name is.....

Hello Britta
you now it's real strange to write a mail to someone who called Britta too. But is't cool anyway.
I'm Britta from Holland 17yrs old.
I like to write you this e-mail to show that I'm Britta too.
ok this is a mail without interrest information but thanx anyway!
Bye bye

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2000 13:41:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject: never thought I'd see the day

I was truly amazed to see so many other Britta's on your site. I still can't get over it.

So here's my two cents. I was named after the character Britta in James Michener's novel "The Drifters", which is about hippies travelling around Europe and Africa in the late 60s. Unlike the other Britta who's name came from that book, and who's email I read on your site, I thought she was a great character--very strong and independent, but extremely compassionate. Other Britta's should read the book: you'll get a kick out of seeing your in print over and over and its an interesting read. Not heavy at all.

I too, have never met another Britta face to face, but when I was in college and head of the campus environmental group, I found out that at another college in New Jersey, the head of the campus environmental group was another Britta. It was a bizarre coincidence, but we never met.

I think I would be a slightly different person if I hadn't been given this unique and beautiful name, and been named after such a cool character. How great to know that I share it with so many others.

Rock on, all Brittas!!!

New Jersey

Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2000 19:57:06 EST
Subject: Name Analysis, and Message Board Idea

Dear Britta (and all the other Brittas who will see this!)

I am a 24 year old Britta living in Southern California and also very happy with my name. My father is as German as they come, having moved to the States only a few years before I was born....hence the reason for my name!

Anyways, on a site called I found this great analysis of our name. I found it to be eerily accurate on some points, and rather off on others. But fun to check out, nevertheless!

Also, while it is great to read these emails, I was thinking that it would be even better if all of us "Brittas" could meet and converse on a message board. It seems that our similar name really bonds us together! Just an idea...let me know if you spark to it, as your site would be an obvious place for it.

So here is our name analysis, and good to cyber-meet you!

Your first name of Britta has given you a studious nature, and the ability to concentrate on whatever you are doing. You could excel in mathematics or in positions where persistence, independence, and individuality are required. In personal associations, a lack of finesse in verbal expression often creates misunderstandings with others, especially with those close to you, because you find it difficult and embarrassing to express depth of feeling when situations arise requiring diplomacy, understanding, and affection. Others may often find you reserved and aloof, when actually you desire love and understanding. This name creates a withdrawn, reserved nature. You feel very alone at times and find it difficult to merge with others in a happy, relaxed manner. You could suffer with head tension, or any weakness relative to the heart, lungs, or bronchial organs.

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 19:31:29 -0500
Subject: Me three!

Hello to all the Britta's! Were you called 'Rita-Bug', 'Peanut Britta', or 'Britta Bee'? Of course, we all know the list goes on and on! I have to admit, I'm a little thankful for the rise of the filtration system... it's alot easier to have my name said right! Besides, I had a fellow I was chatting with tell me that he had a Brita filter next to his desk at work and it made him think of me all the time! (Shhh.... don't tell my husband!) Tee hee...
Fantastic site! I'm inspired...

Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2000 19:59:54 EST
Subject: Another Britta

Wow I had no idea there were so many Brittas in the US. Yes, you are correct. It is pronounced Bree-ta. My youngest daughter is a Britta. Our family is Swedish and I do get a lot of questions about the nationality of her name, and no one pronounces it correctly. But I also have a son named Lars, so believe me I get a lot of questions. Great website, by the way.

Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2000 20:07:54 -0500
Subject: I've never met another Britta!

Dear Britta,
It is so amazing to find out how many Brittas there actually are, and I've never even met one! The way I got my name is a sort of weird story. My mom used to work at a travel agency and a Swedish tour escort called up and said that her name was "Britta." From that day forward my mom wanted to name her daughter Britta (and this was five years before I was born). People pronounce it all different ways {it should be pronounced Brih-tah}. I have a question about the name, what is the meaning of the name Britta? Please write me back!!

Britta J. Lampeter

Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2000 08:59:05 -0700
Subject: Je m'appelle Britta aussi!!

chere Britta,
Bonjour! Je suis heureuse de connaitre il y a beaucoup de jeunes femmes qui s'appelles Britta, j'ai pense que j'etais seule!
Well, actually I'm from utah and my french skills desperately need some brushing up. I, too, have always been the only Britta in my class, until I recently moved into a new house and there is a girl at chruch named Britta. In fact, we both have the same middle name, Ann. Kind of weird, but fun.
I have to admit that my name has always been pronounced "Brih-ta". People in Utah just can't handle the Scandinavian pronounciation.
Thankyou for uniting us Britta's of the World!!
Britta Larsen

Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2000 21:46:53 -0600
Subject: My daughter's name is Britta

My middle daughter is named Britta. She is 3 1/2 yrs old. My Britta looks so Norwegian/Swedish! I guess I just knew that before she was born. I love my daughter's name. So far we have ran into a 40+ yr old named Britta and a teenager named Britta working at Zany Brainy. We went to the Swedish Timber House Gift Shop in Northern Minnesota. The proprietors are from Sweden. The wife was tickled to hear Britta's name and said that her best friend, from Sweden, was a Britta, too. She said Britta with two t's is pronounced Brih-ta and Brita is pronounced Bree-tah. Oh, well, does it really matter?

Everyone we meet loves the name Britta.

I am so glad she has a unique name and that my husband let me have my way in naming her!


Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2000 22:17:27 EST
Subject: Britta

Hi, Britta!
My name is Britta, too, except I spell it differently like this: Brytta. When I have to use my legal name, I spell it Britta.
I am the only person in my whole school named Britta. Well, take care and I'll talk to you later.

Your new friend,
Britta AKA Brytta

PS. I'll put you in my address book.

Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 19:07:21 EST
Subject: wow

that's my name also... Britta smith

Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 19:15:54 -0500
Subject: hey hey a lots and lots of Britta's

Wow finally an other "Britta"!!!
I read the other email you receved...and it's really cool...I'm not the only one...
Sure I'm not the only one...but in my city...Granby...and sure enought in Quebec...I'm the only one...
Like I said...I live in Granby, Quebec, Canada and I was born hear in a french city...
My parents come from Germany so that's how I got this super name... All my friend call me "Brit" french it makes "Breet" Everywhere I go I have to repeat my name 2-3 time...Finally I said..."You know like the filtration system"...and then everybody goes "ohhhhhh yesss" Everbody I met so far always said that I have a very original and pretty name...
So to all the Britta's in the world...Our name is the best !!!:o))
Love Britta xox

Date: Mon, 27 Dec 1999 11:49:00 EST
Subject: hi

I think that, that is pretty cool. Im an only child to. youre the firat person i ever heard of with the same name as me

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 14:21:34 -0500
Subject: Wow! Another Britta!!!

Dear Britta,
I read that you pronounced your name "Bree-ta". Well, I did not pronounce it that way until my little brother Micah, which is only two years old, started to call me "Bree-ta" instead of "Brih-ta". My parents and I think it is really cool that he pronounces it that way.

I think it is really cool that their are more Britta's in this world than I thought their were.

It was really funny how I found your wed site. I was in the liberty on the internet and I just was typing up names and I came across this web site. Well, I have to go, but write back sometime at xxxxxxxx.

Britta Hausmann

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 10:53:48 PST
Subject: I'm another Britta!

Dear Britta (I knew I would say it someday),

I'm another Britta to add to your list! My name is Britta Karin R. I live in the beautiful province of British Columbia Canada. I'm 12 years old and I'm in grade eight. I play the alto saxophone and the baritone saxophone and I wnat to play the tuba. I have lots of "nicknames" given to me form my friends. Some of these include "Breeeeeetta frum Sveden!" given to my by my math teacher and frequently used by my friend Leah, assorted "Britta filter" names: mostly form teachers, "Britzie" my mom calls my this and now so does my friend moogon... I pronounce my name "Brih-ta".

I usually use that brita water filter thing to my advantage. The teacher scans down the list: "Lawson." "Here!" "Charles." Here..." ::squint:: " that's not right..." I usually have to correct them. Several teachers who think they are being funny, say "Britta....Are you named after a water filter?"

I love your site. I'm glad i came accross it. Can you get me a e-mail too? I tried to get one at but there were no services. It is so cool that that famous fashion designer is named Britta too. I love your car : ). Please post my e-mail ( on this page, because I'd love for other Brittas to e-mail me!

B C-ing U!
From Britt

Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 19:25:41 -0500
Subject: Hi

Hi Britta
My name is Britta. Its so cool to know that someone has the same name I do, I've always been the only Britta around. I live in Orlando Florida but I was born in Germany were my parents decided on my name from a Swedish name book. I'm not at all Swedish but I'm part Finish. My name is pronounced Brita here in the U.S. but when I go to Germany over the summer they prounounce it Breeta. I think your website is awesome, my friend found it while we were making fun of each others names. I love my/our name I think its so pretty and original I don't care how much I get made fun of for having the same name as a water filter. I wonder what the name means I've always wanted to now where its come from.


Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 19:16:39 EST
Subject: From one Britta to another (Never thought I'd say that)

Intersetingly enough, my best friend found your homepage and insisted that I visit. I have only met one other Britta and she was Swedish. I pronounce my name "Brih-ta." My parents got the name from "The Drifters" by James Mitchner. It wasn't until this summer that I read the novel - after reading it I was shocked that my parents would want to name me "Britta." The character was a Swedish sex-fiend who smoked a lot of marijuana and loved to defy authority. Ineresting, huh? I had a rough childhood with a "different" name - kids (Usually named Amy or Matt) used to call me "Bratta Tye-my-shoe."
I learned later in life that they were just jealous because my name was unique. I love my name now because it is easily recognizable. Not too many Britta's running around West Texas. This is a great site and a great place for all Britta's to lend their support to each other.
Take care, y'all,
Britta Tye
Lubbock, Texas
P.S. Does anyone remember when there was a "Britta" on "Days of our Lives?"

Date: Mon, 6 Dec 1999 01:28:50 EST
Subject: Britta

hey Britta!!

whoa, that is so weird to see there are so many Britta's in the world!! personally I thought there was only one other Britta besides me, and thats who I got my name from!! My name is Brittany, but I got by Britta, pronounced Brihta. That is so awesome to find this out!! I'm 14 and from Tualatin, Oregon!! e-mail me back, i'd love to hear from you as well as all the other britta's in the world!! For so long people have called me Water Filter, and I thought I was the only one!!


Brittany Enbysk (Britta) feel free to put my e-mail on your website, I do not mind.

Date: Thu, 25 Nov 1999 19:35:59 -0800
Subject: Britta, down south

Hello My name is Britta Lillian Zuydhoek Durkovich,
Though my name sounds foreign, I am actually a Southern California kid. I am 27 years old, not really I'm only seven. But, I am very smart for my age.
I live in San Diego. I am in the second grade. I like Art and Math. My favorite subject in school is Eating. I like to play games on the computer and I like to act.
Riding my bike with my friends is also something I like to do. My mother is a beautiful wierdo, but I love her very, very much. When I saw your internet page I was very surprised. I think it's terrific!
Maybe we can see each other sometime?
What grade are you in?
Do you have any boyfriends? I'm married to a boy named Stevie Masterson. He is very handsome.
My email address is xxxxxxxxxxxxx
I like your email address. Send me a card sometime.

Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 15:04:54 -0800

Hi! My name is Britta too, but I pronounce it Brihta, like the water filter. My Mom's cousin named his child Britta, too, but I didn't think there were so many Brittas in the U.S.
My sister is always the one to say, "Like the water filter." It is kinda funny to see teachers going down the role with simple names like John Johnson and Dan Smith, then they get to my (our) name and kinda squint. Then there's when a person lights up and you can tell they just thought of a nickname for me.
I love my name! My entire name is Britta Jo Flint, but I would much rather go by Britta then B.J. My parents had no intention of calling me B.J., they gave me Jo as a middle name because my grandma's middle name is Josephine.
You have great talent!
-Britta Jo in Kennewick, WA

Date: Mon, 8 Nov 1999 12:01:04 EST
Subject: Names

Britta, Wow, I have never met anyone with the same name, this is great. I pronounce my name "Breet" but with the same spelling and you. What nationallity are you?

By the way, your costumes and cakes are wonderful. I on the other hand do not have a creative bone in my body and have never dressed up in a costume. Your ideas are truley unique and very detailed. Maybe I'll get up the nerve to dress up one of these years. Feel like doing a costume for me? ~~Britta~~

Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 12:19:25 +0000
Subject: your really age?

Hi, I am a "Britta" too and from Germany.....I am very impressed on your website, wow!

But, I could not find your really age. I assume that you were born in the seventies. Is that right? I should be glad to hear from you soon.

With best regards from Frankfurt, Germany

Britta Jahreiss (33)

Date: Mon, 1 Nov 1999 08:05:53 EST
Subject: Request

Good morning-
my name is Britta Steilmann and I wanted to get in touch with you because I am a german enviromentalist and fashion designer,that uses the name Britta as my brand.
I was wondering if you could give me a minute over the phone to explain my request to you.A lot of people want me to make my clothes awailable through the internet.
I do own the domains Britta and my sites are under construction I found yours.Do you think there may be a way to find a solution to avoid people to bother you with fashion requests on your site. I would be glad to send you information on my work,so that it is easier to decide for you .Please feel free to contact me and send me your mail adress. By the way I share your passion for our name and because I studied in the USA I know first hand how annoying it is to be called all kinds of names.
Hope to hear from you soon.Have a great November
All the best from Germany

Date: Thu, 28 Oct 1999 18:40:04 -0400
Subject: Hi from another Britta

Hi! im from U.s and my name is Britta too. My friends always make fun of me, calling me" Britta water filter too" nice page by the way

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 09:15:36 -0600
Subject: Hello from another Britta

Hi there Britta

I too was checking to see if there was anything on the web with my name and there you were! I grew up thinking that I was the only one with the name Britta, which of course was nice, but at the same time I found it frustrating because NO ONE COULD SAY IT!!! It's funny, because it's not that difficult! Ever since the Brita water filter has been around it's been much easier to correct people with their pronunciation.

All through school I was called everything from Brenda to Bridget! Even when I entered the work force people still called me by other names (this with a name tag on!). The only problem I have now is when my husband introduces me he tends to talk a bit fast...right now I think our neighbours still think my name is Roberta! The bottom line is though...I love my name and wouldn't trade it for any other. It is nice to be unique...though I'm quickly finding out there are lots of us out there!!!

The only other thing that people think about my name is that it is short for Brittany or's just Britta, not short for anything! I've always looked for my name in baby books and I could never find it. One book did have it on the top ten for names of girls in Sweden! That didn't help because I wanted to know origins etc. My mom got this name from my aunt's best friend...her name is Britta and my mom just loved it! It's nice to read about all the other Britta's!!!!

Take care,
Britta Cole
Saskatchewan, Canada

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 11:09:37 +0200
Subject: Britta Mania

Hello Britta,
Well it is like girlfriend and I were surfing the web and we started to randomly type in names of sites...than I discovered that there was a site with my first we typed in her first name, and guess what appeared in our screen...yes a true Britta site. It is really funny to see someone that is just as proud to carry the name Britta as she does. We are from Holland, I live in Rotterdam and my girlfriend (Britta) lives in Westmaas. Her mother got the name from a book she was reading during her pregnancy. I fell for her like a rock. Oh yes I recently read that in Sweden they call the beautiful period after the summer (the time that the temperature stay above normal in late summer and which makes the summerfeeling continue), they call that Britta. Funny, because that is exactly the feeling she gives to me, the feeling of warmth and that summer never ends. She wants to make a britta site for the dutch domain...but this can take a while, because she only recently surfs the internet...but maybe in an month or three you can visit the site
Hope you have lots of emails to your site, it is a great one...With kindest regards,


Date: Sun, 24 Oct 1999 16:46:40 -0000
Subject: Hello

Hey. I've never met anyone with my name "Britta" let alone think there was a website. You and I are opposites, I pronunce my name "Brih-ta" and it drives me insane when people call me "Bree-ta". This site is cool and it's a great idea!

Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 14:17:54 -0500

Hello, my name is Britta too, I do not pronouce it the same as the swede but they do say my name is scandanavian. I am not sure. I really enjoyed your website.

Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 21:39:17 EDT
Subject: hi

Just wanted to let you know, I have a 2-1/2 year old daughter named Britta. I found the name on a list of the 20 most popular girls' names in Sweden (I'm 1/2 Swedish). So far she likes her name! I have met one other Britta in person, and there's another one who's a morning DJ for one of the local country stations (KHAK--Cedar Rapids, IA). I enjoyed your site!

Britta's mom

Date: Sun, 26 Sep 1999 10:43:30 -0600
Subject: Hello

Hi, U have no idea who i am but my name is Britta too. I didn't think that someone else in this worlds name is Britta. And if you care please e-mail me at xxxxxxxx Thanx Britta.

Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 15:25:09 EDT
Subject: britta!

this is really flash to finally find out that you are not the only one who has to spell out and pronounce your name twice whenever introducing yourself...! i'm 15 & i go to boarding school in new england, and i do crew and theatre and generally have a pretty good time...

my entire name is german (britta is "orginal" and my other names are seriously old), and i pronounce it the "american" way, like the water filter... my german teacher says that the proper way to say it *is* bree-ta tho. i'm getting the feeling that we need to figure out what the *real* meaning of our name is (from britain? strong? protective? ...i've evening heard "name given to teutonic --a celtic tribe from present german/scandinavian areas-- princesses") i would love to get to the bottom of it... !

i've actually used the water filter thing to my advantage... when introducing myself to new people, i just say : "britta, like the water filter... but two t's." and hold up two fingers for extra coolness, :) which people usually get a kick out of, considering how a lot of other people that share their names with products usually don't like to remind anyone! (consequently, it has become a bit of a goofy trademark and my friends who've seen this more than a few times roll their eyes whenever i say it)...

please check out my site... -- your site is really well done!

-britta hess

Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 18:59:53 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: same name

Just thought it was interesting that you were from the Northwest. At least I assume you are since you mentioned places like Astoria and Seattle on your website. My name is Britta Kallunki and I am from Clatskanie, Oregon. About a half hour from Astoria. My grandfather was Finnish so it's interesting that I ended up with a Swedish name. Do you know if it's common in Finland too? I've grown up pronouncing my name in english (Brihtah) so it's not as annoying to me. Sometimes I just use the water filter to explain what my name is. People always want to call me Brenda or Brittany. Hate both those names. I go to Pacific University and since I have been here (3 years so far) two more Britta's have joined me. One spells it Britta and the other Brita. Anyway, hope this didn't bore you too badly. Thought your sight was very interesting.

Britta Kallunki

Date: Wed, 8 Sep 1999 02:10:45 EDT
Subject: greetings from another Britta

Dear Britta!

Well, I always knew that Britta was a special name. I grew up in Gemany when I was the only Britta called girl. Now, living in the US it has been the same. I know what you mean aout the mispronounciation of my/our name!

Do you know that Britta also has to do with the Nordic Goddess of Light? It means so much as light and brightness. Good for a roaring Leo like you! Shiny and golden!

Thank you for I had thought about naming my business Well, I guess I am too late. There is still some other Britta spots to be had. How did you design your website? It's really great. I am not that computer literate but I speak languages you probably would like to speak, if you don;t speak them already. Curious? E-mail me.

Best wishes, Blessed Be, Britta!

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 1999 23:08:39 -0400
Subject: Britta is the best name ever!!!!!

Hey Britta (i have never said "hey Britta" to anyone in my life because no one has had the same name as me)

I thought i was the only Britta in the world!!! Well i guess not!!!! Britta is the best name, you know it's Swedish i hope???? I'm half swedish because my dad was from Sweden, I just went there this summer for my 2nd time and it was awesome!!!!! Well i'm 15 and love soccer and have blond hair just like almost all swedish girls!!! well once again Britta's rule!!!! Bye Britta!!!!! Please E-mail me back Britta cause i think it's awesome that we have the same name!!!!!!


Date: Thu, 2 Sep 1999 23:04:24 -0500

I was just surfing the internet, and discovered that we have the exact same name. No one that I know has this name, of course there are variations of it, and different spellings, but not exactly the same-until now. Where are you exactly from? I live in Strafford Missouri, and attend college at Missouri Valley College in Marshall MO. How did you get this name? My grandparents were from Sweden, and my grandma's middle name is Britta, so that is how mine came about. Just thought it was neat!!!!

Britta Leigh Hokanson

Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 21:17:32 -0500
Subject: Hi!

Hi! My name is Britta Hazel. I'm 13 and I didn't think anyone else in the world was named Britta. My real name is Brittany. I liked your webpage. Well gotta go! Thanks for being another Britta.
Britta Hazel

Date: Sun, 25 Jul 1999 17:01:59 -0500
Subject: to britta from marynell

my oldest and best friend is a woman named britta and i am at her computer right now and we would like to know the history or how you got your name. by the way, great artwork. thank you from marynell and britta

Date: Fri, 09 Jul 1999 12:36:47 -0700
Subject: cool name

Hey fellow Britta,
Some lying web hosting co. said that wasn't taken, but they were apparently wrong. No hard feelings though. I just wanted to touch base with someone else who has to deal with "What's you're name?" "Like the water filter!" ::smack!!:: I never had a pet peeve until that thing became popular. That's a really good idea to put that link on your site. Anyways, here's my URL link. I belong in a webring of Supporters of Mummies Alive (a discontinued cartoon) I am an aspiring animator so I found a comfy home with other cartoon fans.

(I gotta get a new URL)

Write back*_~


Date: Fri, 28 May 1999 16:47:24 -0500
Subject: Your name

Well, it did take some searching, but I finally found out you ARE Swedish. I was just wondering what would happen if I typed in And your page came up.

Hej da fran en andra Britta

Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 21:15:27 +0200 (MEST)
Subject: your homepage

hi britta!
my name is (also) britta and i`ve just been on your homepage. i think you did it very well. well, i saw that you are a musical person. i have been playing the piano for 5 and the clarinet for 4 years. tihs year i will start playing the saxophone. i would like to know how long you play
it and how your experiences are. i am looking forward ot your answer. please excuse my english but I am from Germany and I am not used to write emails in english :-)!
C U soon britta

Date: Wed, 19 May 1999 21:17:23 EDT
Subject: (no subject)

no offense but you don't do a very good job of hiding your identity. one of my friends is named britta. she typed in and found your web site. you may want to not put last names on your web page. there are crazy people in this world. don't you know that? just warning you i have heard some pretty weird stories. nice Halloween costumes! : )

Date: Tue, 4 May 1999 16:34:26 -0400
Subject: hi BRITTA!!

hey, you don't know me. i am only 14 years old.i looked at your websight and we don't have alot in comman except for 2 things. #1 your car is sooo awesome. #2 MY NAME IS BRITTA TOO. usually two people with the same name don't really care that there name are the same. but i am the only britta in,like, the whole state of indiana. so when i saw your name was britta i was like "cool!" are you swedish? i am and our school's foreign exchange student said it was really popular in sweden. one more thing,Do you get the water filter joke alot. i get it all the time. it is like my trademark now. but i think it is cool having a name that nobody else has. well bye.

Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999 17:29:09 PST
Subject: cool page!

hey Britta! My name is Britta also, and I'm a freshman at Texas Tech. I just checked out your page and it's really cool...your friends seem about as wacko as mine. I've never actually met anyone else w/ my name, so that's pretty cool that I found your page. I saw you have a link to the Brita waterfilter..that's the first thing people ask me when they find out my frustrating huh??hehe!
Anyway, I also have a page and it really sucks, but you can check it out sometime! please e-mail me back! thanks!
-Britta :~)~

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999 16:27:57 -0500
Subject: I hope you get this

Hi Britta: I was pokin around on the net and was glad to find your site. I have a 9 year old daughter who is named Britta, and she is quick to tell you that she is not a water filter either. My 7 year old son's name is believe it or not Erik. My wife's family originated in Sweden and were Erikson's. The only difference is we have one more 5 year old named Haley. Britta is a 5 year veteran of the Violin, and in August will be heading to the UK to sing at Rochester Catherdral, Exeter and St Pauls London, for 3 weeks with the church choir. This is a great WebSite. When I get the Computer at home hooked to the Net I will make sure Britta hops over for a peek.
Bob Allen

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 21:40:59 -0600
Subject: I've never met another Britta before

My husband was being funny and typed in, thinking that nothing would come up, and we found your site. I really like the 'Brita' water filter link at the bottom of your page. I get that all the time "Britta, like the water filter?" You are the first person that I've come across with my name. Just out of curiosity, where did your parents get your name? My dad's German, and that's where I got mine.


P.S. It also appears we have a few things in common. We have a black cat (Shiner) very similar to yours, and I also sing soprano.

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 1999 03:41:11 EST
Subject: Hi!

Hi, my name is Emily, and I live in Seattle. Well, I just wanted to E-mail you because I love your name.. :) My best friend's name is Britta too. She's 14 like me, and we don't know anyone else who has Britta as their name. So, I just thought it was really kool to finally find someone. :)

Love Always,


Date: Sun, 14 Feb 1999 14:57:01 -0700
Subject: Britta

Hi, I think your website is so cool. My name is Britta also. It is not short for any name, is your name shorter for another name? I have met no other "Britta's" yet so this is pretty cool. I went to Germany this summer and the name is very popular there. Juts thought I'd say hi and it's great to meet another Britta. ~Britta

Date: Fri, 5 Feb 1999 18:35:25 -0700
Subject: Hi!!

Hi!!! How are you? You won't beleive how I found this site. Well Maybe you will but hey I am gonna let you know anyway. My friend's name is Britta and we were playing around to see if we could find any web sites that have our name in them and as soon as she typed hers in it came to this one. COOL HUH? jk. So do people make fun of your name too? Well they do at hers but she ,most of the time,
Just laughs with them. Well It has been nice talking to you and if you wish to write back here is my email. xxxxxxxxxxx and yes there is two of those bar line thingy's.

Love Me

hope to hear from you.

Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 12:33:09 -0500 (EST)
Subject: Hi Britta!

Dear Britta,
Hi. I am sending you this because I have the same name as you. well, not exactly the same. My name is Britta Leigh Rempel. I'd never met anyone with the same name as me before. Anyhow Hi! I loved your web page, you can probably guess how I stubbled on to it.... I was wondering, do you have an obsession with Britain by any chance. I sort of do and I was wondering if it comes with the name? Anyhow, I used to hate my name, but I've come to like it as I'm sure you have. Britta is a strong name for a strong person... at least that's what I read somewhere. It also means someone from England. Anyway, maybe I'll get back to you sometime. Have a nice day... Love Britta

Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 19:10:39 EST
Subject: fellow britta

hello fellow Britta. I don't personally know anyone else who has my name, I thought your site was interesting. i'm sure you don't care, but I was bored, so thanks for the entertainment!


Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 15:22:01 PST
Subject: similar name!

hello! my name is Britta, too. My friend thought it would be funny to type in because he makes fun of my name anyway (b/c of its uncommonness) and we saw your webpage. I was just curious why you made that webpage (since I discovered it on accident) and how you got named Britta.
Please e-mail me back at xxxxxxxxxxx

(ps) my email stands for "swedish-fish", all my friends call me that because my name is swedish (i'm not)!

Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 16:24:07 EST
Subject: couple of things britta....

saturday, december 5, 1998

dear britta,

may i address a couple of things with you?

first. my fiance's name is britta. i put in a address and i came up with your web page... and totally enjoyed meeting you and your family and your friends.
thank you for putting it together. it is a nice and refreshing stop along the info super hwy.

second. my fiancee ... britta (of north muskegon, michigan) would like to know if you know her friend juliet olson. if you do not respond i will understand....but i think you will....anyway...let time be the judge.... you can see there is a match of wills involved here...

anyway, britta peterson... thank you for the nice web page.... keep up the good work...

adios and buena suerte...

Date: Fri, 18 Sep 1998 18:34:32 -0700
Subject: Britta

I like your artwork. I have always wanted to be an artist, and geuss what my name is Britta!

Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 23:17:23 EDT
Subject: another britta :-)

hi britta, i'm britta. :-) i'm 19 and live on cape cod, MA...
i was just fooling around on the web, and typed in to see if my name was taken. your website was a welcome surprise!! i like your artwork (especially the ocean scene on tiles), and all your pictures. u are pretty. and yes, u and your mom look very alike -- me and my mom too! when it was parent-teacher conference day, my teachers would always go, "oh, u must be britta's mom!" without her saying a thing. :-) we have the same haircut, same tevas, and green i guess we add to it. LOL

anyway... i don't want to ramble on too much! just wanted to say hi.

take care,

ps -- do people ever call u "water filter" too???

Date: Wed, 3 Jun 1998 19:59:19 +0200
Subject: Geetings from Germany

Hy Britta,

good Pages ! I surfed here because my Girlfriends name is Britta, and I have Used a Search-Engine about her Name.
So I Found your Page.

Greetings from Germany from me and my Grilfriend !

Sorry for my bad English

Date: Tue, 02 Jun 1998 18:00:37 +0200
Subject: your Hompage

Hallo Britta,
My name is "Britta" Schwickerath, I am from Germany.
Your Hompage is very good.
If you are interested, please mail back!

all the best,

Britta "Schnucky" Schwickerath

Date: Mon, 13 Oct 1997 16:04:32, -0500
Subject: hi

This is someone who saw your site and someone else named Britta. We think it sux and you give Britta a bad name, But other then that your cute and I hope you have a nice life. It's been a pleaseure making fun of your site and your friends. Till Next Time.

Teeny Britta Blvd