Britta Globe
Nicknames of Brittas Worldwide
Britta Globe

As you can imagine, having such a unique name as Britta is a very ripe field for nicknames and teasing, as well as just plain never having anyone get it right on the first try. I am not the only Britta who has discovered this, as you can see contributions from other Brittas below...

Me first! :-)

When I was five years old, the bus driver on the first day of school heard my name, started calling me "Burrito" to be "funny", and never ever stopped the whole year...! I'll have to say that, living in California, Burrito has been the most common butchering of my name, aside from just plain mispronunciation...that is, until the Brita Water Filter came out in 1989, my senior year in highschool...Now that has definitely become the bane of Brittas around the world...

So, here's my list, in roughly chronological order:

I must be forgetting some, since I always remembered the list as being longer...I'll add more as I remember them...

Please e-mail me with the nicknames you've been called as a fellow Britta, and I'll post them here for all of us to see...!

On to nicknames other Brittas have had...

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: 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: 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...My favorite nickname is britta bee.

Britta Rowings

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: 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...

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

Britta Ellen

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: 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...
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...

See you!

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

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...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, 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: 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...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 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: 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.)
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: 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 ...
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: 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: 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...

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...

Sincerely, Britta Hanson

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

Hi! I am Britta. I thought that I was the only britta...
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....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: 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?

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.)...

Britta Urquhart - Florida

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: 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...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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...
- Brita

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

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...
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: 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 01:53:17 PM US/Pacific
Subject: A new Britta to add!!!

Hi, Britta!

...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!

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

Okay, so the coolest thing happened to me last week...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: 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 ...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: 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: Sun, 8 Jul 2001 02:34:22 +0200
Subject: nicknames of my girlfirend

brittchen (like sweety )
brittachen (same)

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

...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...

Love always,
Britta Gerdes

Date: Wed, 4 Jul 2001 15:22:09 -0700
Subject: nicknames

some of my nicknames are:

~britta mouse
~vossie (but that doesn't really have anything to do with the "britta" part)

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!!!!

...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.
~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: 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!!!!! ...

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

...My nicks include:

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

--Britta Ann Steele

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: 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: 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...

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"...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

...Ic have some new nicknames for the list, as I am german they are different I guess....Britsch, Bridji, Brittel...

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

...As to nicknames I had one though school. I was easily embarrassed so all the boys called me Brit Tit.

...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

...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... 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: 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: 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: 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)

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...
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...


Date: Tue, 06 Feb 2001 22:08:11 -0600

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

...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)...

Britta K. Steele
Plano, Texas

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

...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: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 22:32:04 EST

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

...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...


Date: Tue, 5 Dec 2000 18:42:33 -0500

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

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

...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...



Date: Sun, 3 Dec 2000 14:12:41 -0500 (EST)

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

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

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

...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: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 19:05:05 -0700

my nicknames have included
Punky weasel- something my dad came up with- very strange man.

Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 23:57:40 EDT

some other names i have had r
twitty britty
briffy(dont know where that came from)
water filter

love always

Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 11:22:09 PDT

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

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

...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!!)...

Love to you all,
Britta J.

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

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.

Britta S.

Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 23:43:47 EDT

...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.
i like this site!,

Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2000 16:24:44 +0200

...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'.
...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...
- Another Britta

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:30:10 EDT

...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...
- ~Britta Nicole

Date: Tue, 12 Sep 2000 23:30:57 -0500



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

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)

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

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

...People always called me brinta, that's a brand name Some people even cold me Britanie

- bey a britta

Date: Tue, 18 Jul 2000 02:17:35 EDT


Breada, Brisees, Britochka, Britka, Beefcakes, Bertha

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

...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.
- Britta

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

...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 01:23:31 -0600

Here are some of my nicknames

Bag Lady?
And of course Britta Water filter!
I hate that so so much And everybody always calls me that
-Britta :-)

Date: Fri, 26 May 2000 03:51:49 -0500

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

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?
- Britta L.

Date: Wed, 24 May 2000 13:25:03 -0400

...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!

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

...when i got to high school my new friends thought it would be funny if they called Brrrrit aaahhhhh
I also get called Brittass
- Britta Hanson

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

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...
New Jersey

Date: Sat, 22 Apr 2000 14:40:44 +0100

...I always felt deprived as a little girl when i could never find my name on those kitch cups and keyrings. My bestfriend always calls me britts&bunnies,I could never work out why.
- Britta Campion

Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 22:58:17 EDT

My nicknames are/were:

Brit, BritBrit, Britta Lou, Britsy, Britski, Bitta, BitBit, Britta-roni-macaroni, Brittle, Peanut Brittle, Britty, Itty Bitty Britty, Britta Joy, Bratta, BritBrat, and...that might be it!

I have been mistakenly called:

Brenda, Bridget, Brittany, Brenna, Bretta, Beretta, Brynna, Roberta, Berta, Brigitta, Brigita, Breeta, Greta, Grettle, Bridelle, Britelle, Barette, Brett, and Brianna.

Children who can't pronounce my name have called me:

Bitta, Beah (Bee-yah), Bra, Brayah, Ditta, Ditto, TaTa, Bwitta, and Brinna.
- BritSkye

Date: 07 Apr 2000 16:36:21 +0200

...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 !!!).

Date: Mon, 03 Apr 2000 11:01:05 MST

...By the way, when I was a kid I was "Brit-brat" "Britta Boo" and "Peanut Britta"
- Britta Marie Van Meter

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

...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?????????
- Britta Troelsen

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 2000 19:31:29 -0500

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!

Date: Fri, 24 Dec 1999 10:53:48 PST

...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".

Date: Sun, 12 Dec 1999 19:16:39 EST

...I had a rough childhood with a "different" name - kids (Usually named Amy or Matt) used to call me "Bratta Tye-my-shoe."
- Britta Tye

Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 09:15:36 -0600

...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!
- Britta Cole

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

...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.
- Britta Kallunki

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

...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.
- ~bJt

Date: Tue, 29 Dec 1998 15:22:01 PST

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

Teeny Britta Blvd