I have a niece with Catrin as a middle name (welsh/Gaelic version) A cousin called Kathleen (one of many irish versions) as a first name - gets called Kate And another cousin whose daughter is just Catherine.
It's after an aunt who died when we were all children, (my mams little sister)
Want to include a version of it as a middle name, but not one that is already used. And is obviously a version of Catherine
I suppose, part of me would feel like I was stealing though. It's also that I have Caitin as my middle name (after her, when she was still alive though) So part of me thinks it would be nice is she (DD2) had the same sort of thing - just a vesion of it. Also DD1 middle name is named after my sister - her actual name.
DP doesn't like the idea of having the 2 of them with middle names exactly the same as the person they are named after.
My name is Kathryn, as my mother liked the modern spelling. My Grandma was known as Kathleen (or Kath, although on her birth certificate she was actually registered as Katherine). Incidentl, my MIL is a Catherine, whilst in Germany my name is spelt Katrin or Kathrin.