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Kathleen (Kitty) middle name......

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loubuch09 Wed 01-Jun-11 15:44:35

Hi would like opinions....
Baby girl due in two weeks and we are naming after nan-Kathleen on Birth cert to be known as Kitty/ Kit what middle name after other nan would be Kathleen Louisa Buchanan?
Do you think something shorter would be better Kitty May/Rose? any suggestions welcome....

swash Wed 01-Jun-11 15:45:56

Kathleen Louisa is nice imo. But I would consider your surname and how well the name seems to flow with it.

Kathleen Claire
Kathleen Honor
Kathleen Juno

EduStudent Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:22

My first thought was Kathleen/Kitty Rose smile

delilahbelle Wed 01-Jun-11 15:48:38

Rosemary - Kathleen Rosemary was my Nan's name.

WillyBumBalls Wed 01-Jun-11 16:03:00

My mum is Kathleen Anne and my Gran is Kathleen Elizabeth.

To be honest you won't use the middle name much unless you are hyphenating it so just go with whatever you like smile

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 17:31:30

Lovely name. I think Louisa is great. My own opinion is that it's nice to use the second name to honour someone. Also, just to put my tuppence in, I like the fact that you are giving her a real name (Kathleen) and not just the NN Kitty, which is lovely, but still a NN, IMO

Hedwig3 Wed 01-Jun-11 18:07:06

Kathleen Louisa is perfect.

randomimposter Wed 01-Jun-11 18:14:43

Kathleen Louisa is lovely.

But if you want other suggestions, how about Genevieve or Carmel.

lockets Wed 01-Jun-11 19:21:33

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Bue Wed 01-Jun-11 19:49:10

LOVE your style! Kathleen Louisa is perfect. So perfect it's actually on my own future DD list!

pilates Wed 01-Jun-11 20:04:07

I would stick with Kathleen Louisa, sounds great.

JamieAgain Wed 01-Jun-11 20:05:21

sorry lockets. I do like it but I don't necessarily think it suits an adult

lockets Wed 01-Jun-11 20:07:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

breatheslowly Wed 01-Jun-11 20:10:34

I'd go with Kathleen Louisa as it sounds great. Don't worry about whether Kitty Louisa sounds right as generally middle names don't get used with the shortened form of the first name as they are usually only used on documents/formal settings. As an adult she can use any variation on Kathleen - so stick to Kitty or go for Kath etc.

mich54321 Wed 01-Jun-11 21:59:37

love Kathleen Louisa - also think it is a nice gesture to have both nan's names. Also love Kathleen Elizabeth.

CliffTumble Wed 01-Jun-11 22:00:27

Love Kathleen.

iEmbarassedMyself Wed 01-Jun-11 22:02:44

Gisele, is that you? grin
I like it, and naming after GP is a lovely gesture.

TIDDLYMUM Wed 01-Jun-11 22:04:38

love it too. My mum passed away recently that was her name. Also name of one of my best friends. I think Kitty is beautiful too.

And when she can't sleep you can sing the old Irish Medley 'I'll take you home again Kathleen to her....'

UrsulaBuffay Wed 01-Jun-11 22:06:14

I think it's great with Louisa.

cloudydays Wed 01-Jun-11 22:15:09

Kathleen Louisa is beautiful, and if the other nan is worthy of the honour, I think it would be a shame to swap out Louisa for a name that 'goes' but isn't meaningful.

loubuch09 Thu 02-Jun-11 09:45:45

Thank you all so much, sounds funny but seeing everyone writing Kathleen Louisa makes me think how could i think of any other name?!So has been very worthwhile!
Kathleen Louisa Buchanan it is...
Thanks again its lovely to hear positive comments about our chosen name.

razzlebathbone Thu 02-Jun-11 09:49:39

It's fabulous. Kathleen Louisa is perfect and glad you're been convinced smile

razzlebathbone Thu 02-Jun-11 09:49:56


Helzapoppin Thu 02-Jun-11 19:35:29

Lovely name, works so well together. I'm a Kathleen (not many of us around in my generation) and wish that I had used Kitty/Katy as my nickname (I use boring Kathy)

SloganLogan Thu 02-Jun-11 22:35:34

Lovely name smile

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