Catherine

(48 Posts)
datingbarb Thu 20-Oct-16 13:46:07

What's your thoughts on this name? Does it sum up a image if you hear this name?

This is actually my name and all my life I have hated it, always seemed really old fashioned and boring, my friends were Nicole's, Rachel's, Ellie's, Kelly's, Claire's etc.

I'm mid 30's now and it's just dawned on me that actually I may like it... though I keep saying it out loud and it seems strange

hoddtastic Thu 20-Oct-16 13:48:34

love it.

Cucumber5 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:49:57

Adore it

mouldycheesefan Thu 20-Oct-16 13:54:22

Love it. Like Carrie for a nickname. Classic with lots of options for variation.

TheColonelAdoresPuffins Thu 20-Oct-16 13:55:18

I like it.

HarrietVane99 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:55:31

I like it. Classic, dignified, but with lots of different ways to shorten it.

Catherine, to me, suggests a serious, grown up type of person. So perhaps you've just grown into it! Cathy is more outgoing and fun loving. So the name can be adapted to suit different personalities and situations.

datingbarb Thu 20-Oct-16 13:55:41

Just got me thinking is it a name you associate with someone mid thirties? If I hear Tracy for example I think for someone around 40-45 ish

It's just a name I haven't heard for the younger generation

Geegee4 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:58:29

It's my middle name, and I love it. Really wish it was my first name. To me, it's a strong and feminine name.

HarrietVane99 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:58:47

I think it's a name that doesn't date, whereas Tracy was very popular at that particular time in the 1970s. I wouldn't guess someone's age based on her being called Catherine.

Scribblegirl Thu 20-Oct-16 13:59:27

My friend Catherine is 28. I love it!

Geegee4 Thu 20-Oct-16 13:59:48

I guess I do associate it with a grown up but can totally imagine a small child called Catherine. Just like there are small children called Eleanor, Olivia etc which I also feel are strong, feminine names...

Eolian Thu 20-Oct-16 14:00:22

It's a great name - much nicer than any of the others you listed in your OP.

user1471534185 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:00:27

love it and that spelling as its my sister's name!

HarleyQuinzel Thu 20-Oct-16 14:01:40

It's my middle name, I've always been meh about it but I agree I don't think it's dated. I know a few young women called Catherine/Katherine.

ClaraLane Thu 20-Oct-16 14:02:43

I'm a Katherine and I love it. It's always felt like quite a classic name to me and I don't think it's particularly associated with a certain generation in the same way names like Tracy/Susan/Mary etc can often be.

Honeybee79 Thu 20-Oct-16 14:21:52

I like it - a timeless classic and so lay options re shortening.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 20-Oct-16 20:23:49

I love it, it's one of my favourite names.

pizzapop Thu 20-Oct-16 20:28:21

Oh I love it, love all the shortenings but particularly Cathy.

readyforno2 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:32:49

Had ds2 been a dd she was going to be Catherine. Mostly due to the fact my great grandmother was Catherine, although I do think it's a lovely, strong, classic name

PunkrockerGirl Thu 20-Oct-16 20:35:39

Love it and the shortened versions.
It's timeless and will still be around when in 100 years time, when the made up, ridiculous horrors that pose as names these days will hopefully be forgotten, never to be repeated wink

Sophronia Thu 20-Oct-16 20:40:48

I love it, and agree that it is a timeless classic

Oly5 Thu 20-Oct-16 20:45:37

Love it

Chewingthecrud Thu 20-Oct-16 20:47:43

Don't like it sorry

I think it's a bit sensible and dull

uggerboff Thu 20-Oct-16 20:55:09

Sorry but o think it's very dull.

DiegeticMuch Fri 21-Oct-16 08:33:31

It's classy and timeless.

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