(45 Posts)
Wildwaterfalls Fri 03-May-13 07:48:57

What do you think? It would go well with DD1's name, and suits our background (Dutch/Scandinavian) but does it work in English?

Mn likely to be Christina.

coffeewineandchocolate Fri 03-May-13 07:54:32

I really like it :-)

Nimthenamechanger Fri 03-May-13 07:54:38

Would you say 'Ka-treen' rather than 'Ka-trinn'?
If the former, reminds me of 'latrine':/
What about Kristen?

Wildwaterfalls Fri 03-May-13 07:59:37

Yes emphasis on second syllable. I was worried someone would make the latrine connection hmm.

Like Kristen / Kirsten but DH not keen. He's not that keen on Katrine either but I'll persuade him

Slainte Fri 03-May-13 08:01:10

Sorry OP, my first thought was latrine when I saw your post.

BNmum Fri 03-May-13 08:13:09

Not bad but I prefer Catrin

Kittykatmacbill Fri 03-May-13 08:33:36

I really like it, thought it could be spelt katrin, which would avoid the latrine problem - which I admit I have never thought of!

PirateMonkey Fri 03-May-13 08:34:22

I really like Katrine in a Scandinavian /Dutch setting but think there will be issues around pronouncing and spelling the name in English.

thermalsinapril Fri 03-May-13 09:24:00

I thought "latrine" too, sorry!

Katrina is lovely, or Carine, but they do sound quite similar to Christina.

It would definitely be ok in Scotland - we have Loch Katrine smile

Wildwaterfalls Fri 03-May-13 09:30:45

Oh yes the Katrin spelling might work <cheers up>

Other suggestions for -in(e) ending names welcome.. Also like Astrid but have heard it a few times recently..


SmellsLikeWeenSpirits Fri 03-May-13 09:39:42


MadBusLady Fri 03-May-13 09:44:50


I don't think I'd have "Katrine Christina", they sound very similar. "Katrin" is slightly better.

thermalsinapril Fri 03-May-13 10:44:33

Christina has the "ine" sound emphasised, so any first name ending in "ine" will sound quite similar to Christina.

ItsYonliMe Fri 03-May-13 12:15:37

I think Katrine is a beautiful name. Although Christina does sound similar how often do we actually use our first name and middle name together? It's only usually when we are filling out forms, isn't it?

Moominsarehippos Fri 03-May-13 12:20:20

Loch Katrine is pronounced Kat-rin.
Kirsten, Kirstin?

moomins, I know - I thought that was the pronounciation the OP was going for but just re-read and see it was the opposite smile

pictish Fri 03-May-13 12:33:16


So sorry. Sometimes that's just the way it goes. It's an obvious connection and primary aged children will make it.

It's wrong but it's true.

pictish Fri 03-May-13 12:34:35

Also (and sorry again) Katrine Christina just doesn't flow.

squoosh Fri 03-May-13 12:36:21

I like it. It reminds me of Katrine frm Borgen.

Moominsarehippos Fri 03-May-13 12:38:51

Catrina Christine? Are you a Dylan fan (carrina carrina)?

Floggingmolly Fri 03-May-13 12:42:55

It sounds like Catherine mis pronounced.

Startail Fri 03-May-13 12:47:57

I went school with a Welsh Catrin, so Kathrine/Katrin sound perfectly natural to me.

I'd be very surprised if primary age children or high school for that matter had any idea what a Latrine was hmm

pictish Fri 03-May-13 12:52:22

Ka-trin is nice. Ka-treen is nice too, but is dicey for reasons stated. It's up to you whether that bothers you or not. x

BackforGood Fri 03-May-13 13:00:11

Sorry, I too thought 'latrine'.
I like Catrin / Katrin though - more obvious (to English eyes) that it should be pronounced that way smile

squoosh Fri 03-May-13 13:00:12

I've never ever heard a primary age child use the word 'latrine' either.

nemno Fri 03-May-13 13:04:07

My immediate thought was to spell it Katrin if that's your preferred pronunciation (and it would be mine). But latrine is a barely used word now so I wouldn't be very bothered.

Wildwaterfalls Fri 03-May-13 13:07:28

Thanks all for the feedback. Maybe the latrine connection is a non-issue.

I find it difficult to 'write' the pronunciation in English iyswim, but it is the emphasis in the second syllable, which has a short sound. I don't think I am making any sense actually.

Everyone please watch Borgen as that's where I got it from (as squoosh suspected!) ...

CheeseStrawWars Fri 03-May-13 13:10:33

I think "Katrine/Latrine" is an issue. K and L are right next to each other on a QWERTY keyboard too.

Call her Katrin, or Katrina. But not Katrine.

vitaminC Fri 03-May-13 13:14:34

My first thought was also Latrine, sorry!

If you're prounouncing the "e", I'd spell it Katrina. If not, then Katrin would be better, IMO.

I also agree that Christina doesn't really flow well as a middle name, as too rhymy sad

Inertia Fri 03-May-13 13:19:11

I like it spelled Catrin, which would avoid the latrine connection.

Not sure I'd pair it with Christina though (even with K initial) - too similar, like Lisa Louisa or Betty Bethany.

Alwayscheerful Fri 03-May-13 13:22:43

my first thought was Latrine. Sorry.

Laquila Fri 03-May-13 13:30:06

I like it, and wouldn't have immediately thought of latrine, and would be surprised if primary school kids would have either!

I think I prefer the C spelling though - looks somehow softer.

TallulahBetty Fri 03-May-13 20:05:47

My first thought was latrine. How about Katrina?

rubylovescheese Fri 03-May-13 21:42:56

my first thought was the glamorous one from borgen. v lovely name.

ItsYonliMe Sat 04-May-13 05:58:26

It is very lovely however you need to remember that no-one in the UK is going to pronounce is as wonderfully as the Scandinavians. It certainly won't sound the same sad

Exhaustipated Sat 04-May-13 07:46:09

I didn't think of latrine. I thought of Borgen smile

I would say latrine isn't a concern - I'm 22 and I would guess the majority of my peers wouldn't make that connection/know what a latrine is. It's certainly not in my immediate vocab.

Katrine is a nice name. How about Christine?
I'm not sure about katrine Christina though.

raisah Mon 06-May-13 12:08:56

Katrine Cristina too similar.

How about Katrine/a Rose/ Grace / May/ June/ Ruth/Jane. Any other name works with Katrina apart from Cristina.

Wildwaterfalls Mon 06-May-13 15:16:32

Hm yes point taken re middle name. Maybe Maj? <trying to find nice female names in DH family>

KittenofDoom Mon 06-May-13 15:59:14

I would never think of latrine. Katrine is very similar to the French pronunciation of Catherine. I prefer Katrina but not with Christina - actually I don't think Katrine goes particularly well with Christina anyway.

Pouncer1 Mon 06-May-13 21:26:47

I would always go with Catrin....it's perfect! wink

Frikadellen Tue 07-May-13 10:50:24

The Scandinavian way of saying this is gorgeous the uk for me makes it sound dull. How about Katrina instead? guves a far more similar pronunciation ti the Scandinavian name, and works well with Christine for mn.

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