Which spelling do your prefer?.. so many to choose from!

(70 Posts)
FakaP Thu 27-Jun-13 00:47:23

Katherine
Catherine
Katharine
Catharine,
Kathryn
Cathryn....

exoticfruits Sun 30-Jun-13 06:36:19

Catherine first but Katherine is fine, but not the rest.

DDs middle name is Katherine, we used that spelling so that her initials are the same as her dad's.

HoneyandRum Sun 30-Jun-13 05:40:31

Catherine.

We took it from the French, back in the day (hundreds of years ago) so that's why it is traditionally spelt that way in Britain and France. Most other cultures use a K in their versions of the name as in the original Greek.

There are many saints with the name. The most well known being Katherine/Catherine of Alexandria and Catherine of Siena. Catherine of Siena is a Doctor of the Catholic church - only given to some of the greatest saints whose theology has been groundbreaking. Her biography/life story is incredible.

FakaP Fri 28-Jun-13 19:56:45

Thank you for all the replies, MirandaGoshawk 'Kaffryn' made me grin

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Jun-13 17:18:41

Catherine.

gymboywalton Fri 28-Jun-13 15:09:41

catherine

RaRaZ Fri 28-Jun-13 15:08:52

Katharine or Katherine - I HATE the 'ryn' ending.

sleepywombat Fri 28-Jun-13 05:57:59

Catherine

My lovely sister is Katherine (nn Kathy). Catherine looks wet to me. And Kathryn, illiterate (sorry, completely irrational). But I love Katharine most. Very classy.

MayimBialik Thu 27-Jun-13 22:49:05

Katharine

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Jun-13 22:47:13

Catherine. I think it looks nicer. And despite having two good friends at school called Catherine and Katherine, I always think of it being spelt the former way.

therumoursaretrue Thu 27-Jun-13 22:45:00

Catherine, I think it looks the nicest when written down. Possibly biased though as this is the spelling of my middle name.

SorrelForbes Thu 27-Jun-13 22:44:17

Katharine. I think it's the original spelling. Yes, I do have to spell it out but I like it grin

Catherine.

Or Kaffryn smile

GampyWabbit Thu 27-Jun-13 22:40:47

Katherine.

ChewingOnLifesGristle Thu 27-Jun-13 22:30:51

I prefer Katharine or Kathryn.

I'd also stick to the full name and resist shortening to Kate/Katie but it'd be quite a job as it's invariably shortened.

OrangeJuiceSandwich Thu 27-Jun-13 22:26:19

Kathryn

Cloudkitten Thu 27-Jun-13 22:21:32

Artesia No, South East grin how funny!

Onetwo34 Thu 27-Jun-13 20:39:08

Catherine.

barbiebostock Thu 27-Jun-13 20:34:10

Catherine smile I much prefer C names to those begining with a K (and i'm a Karen, would rather have been a Caron though) I think Catherine looks gentler and more traditional (not sure if it is or not! the same with other C/K names) and the K versions just look like their trying to be different, but without actually achieving it.

MortifiedAdams Thu 27-Jun-13 20:17:26

Kathryn

ShadowStorm Thu 27-Jun-13 20:16:33

Katherine

gutzgutz Thu 27-Jun-13 15:37:11

what about katerin? kat a rin. old English as far as i know. nn Kate. just to add something else to the mix! grin

sundanceclaire Thu 27-Jun-13 15:33:51

Katherine, I like that it can be shortened to Kate, Katie.

LaChaiseVerte Thu 27-Jun-13 15:25:21

The route of the name is widely stated as "Katharos" the greek for pure, which makes Katharine the most "original" spelling I think Sleepy.

The friends I have with this name are called Catherine, and one is known as Kate. I do know one Catharine, which I think is v unusual, I also know a Catherine nn Catie, which I think is a bit specific and Katie would do. I just like how Katharine looks best. Really don't like the ys.

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