(33 Posts)
burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:30:25

So no one liked Ocean or Oceana...

But what about Catkin? I like quirky names as you can tell.

Just Catkin, not short for Catherine.

Thoughts welcome

tethersend Mon 12-May-14 21:31:41

I think it's lovely... Really lovely, actually!

burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:32:40


MuttonCadet Mon 12-May-14 21:33:16

It sounds like a lovely nickname, but why not Catherine?

If you want a natural name, what about Blossom?

nilbyname Mon 12-May-14 21:34:08

Fan of hunger games much? Very similar to katniss and is a plant name I think??

I quite like it, but it is definitely a Marmite name!

Oisin pronounce o-shin, o like in octagon is a lovely welsh name.
What about Wren?

Bowlersarm Mon 12-May-14 21:34:16

No. It's horrible.

Like pussycat, or cattykins.

Would you really want to be called that?

burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:35:02

Mutton I already have one

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Mon 12-May-14 21:35:34

I think people will think that you must mean Catrin, and change it to that. I love Catrin.

burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:35:54

I always wanted to be called all sorts but that's another story!

burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:39:19

I love catrin! Catrin works. Didn't think of that

burgatroyd Mon 12-May-14 21:39:38

Thanks too much

Jumblebee Mon 12-May-14 22:03:39

Catkin pleaaaase no, Catrin yes, it's really pretty smile

MrsBungle Mon 12-May-14 22:05:02

Catrin is lovely.

mathanxiety Tue 13-May-14 04:29:51

Catrin is really nice.

JohnBarleycorn Tue 13-May-14 04:55:57

Catkin as in the yellow blobby bits that hang off trees? Ha ha ha ha!

Chottie Tue 13-May-14 05:24:36

Catkin - please no, -it sounds like a pet name for a favourite cat (IMO)

HiawathaDidntBotherTooMuch Tue 13-May-14 08:53:33

I am delighted that you like Catrin! I have 2 DSs so I haven't been able to use it. It is Welsh. So pleased you like it. I also like Carys (you pronounce it Carr -iss. Imagine you're saying Larr as in Larry. And then put iss on the end).

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Tue 13-May-14 09:31:52

Catrin is lovely. I quite like Catkin, but not necessarily easy to live with.

A school friend has a dd called Siskin after the bird, which I think is very pretty.

callamia Tue 13-May-14 09:42:22

Catkin sounds like a lesser-known Beatrix Potter character. It's a bit too twee for me, and I love twee.

OwlCapone Tue 13-May-14 09:46:51

Catrin, yes.
Catkin, no.

grocklebox Tue 13-May-14 11:30:03

Great name....for a cat. But dont inflict it on a child.

Koothrapanties Tue 13-May-14 11:31:36

Thanks to mm catkin leads to sootikin in my head... That is not a good thing.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Tue 13-May-14 11:32:31

absolutely not.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Tue 13-May-14 11:33:42

However I quite like Oceane (french) pr O say anne

Youdontneedacriminallawyer Tue 13-May-14 11:35:20

Catkin is ridiculous. Catrin is lovely, and is an actual name, as opposed to Catkin.

From Wikipedia (I know blush
"a catkin is a slim, cylindrical flower cluster, with inconspicuous or no petals, usually wind-pollinated but sometimes insect pollinated. They contain many, usually unisexual flowers, arranged closely along a central stem which is often drooping".

Just because a word sounds pretty when you say it, doesn't mean you can use it as a child's name.

QueenofallIsee Tue 13-May-14 11:36:35

Catkin would be a no no for me - they aren't particularly nice looking or nice smelling, no petals just weird droopy things and are also called ament which means thong.

Go with Catrin, much better

SecretNutellaFix Tue 13-May-14 11:38:28

Catkin- no.
Catrin- yes.

squoosh Tue 13-May-14 11:58:03

Never heard is at a name except in relation to those yellow bud things. On a human it sounds more like a term of endearment.

shoppingfrenzy Tue 13-May-14 12:04:46

Catkin, sorry no way. More of a pet's name. Imagine filling in a CV for a really serious job and putting Catkin as your name.

Catrin on the other hand is lovely.

Catrin Tue 13-May-14 21:56:31

Catkin no.... me on the other hand smile

AberdeenAngusina Thu 15-May-14 08:27:47

I like the sound of Catkin; it's a name from nature on a par with Daisy or Rowan; it's spelled the way it sounds, which is always good; and it's unusual without sounding bizarre.

But somehow, I don't think it would be easy growing up as a girl named Catkin because it sounds like a pet name, rather than a "real" name - as someone said, it would suit a kitten. I think a Catkin would be constantly explaining that it was actually her name and not a shortening of Catherine, for example.

Martorana Thu 15-May-14 08:31:26

Did you say you have a Blossom? You can't, seriously, have Blossom and Catkin.

Step away from those pregnancy hormones...........

andmyunpopularopionis Thu 15-May-14 09:01:35

Catkin is horrible.. sorry

Catrin is okay.

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