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Catherine or Katherine

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OooShiney Mon 25-Feb-13 16:14:43

DD has always been insistent that my bump in fact contains a kitty cat and not DC2, we haven't found out the sex but if it's a girl we've thought about C/Katherine with the nickname Kitty.

DD is Beatrice.

But don't know if we should put Catherine or Katherine on the BC... What d'ya think?

amck5700 Mon 25-Feb-13 22:55:19

oh, and if it's a boy you are going to need to have a cat type name too.

Thomas or Felix perhaps smile

mathanxiety Tue 26-Feb-13 02:38:37

The K spelling would be my choice as it's closer to the Greek. I like Kathryn too even though it's a more recent vintage.

Horatia -- wrt Celtic languages using K -- there is no K in Irish (or Scots Gaelic that am aware of). C is always hard in Irish.

sleepywombat Tue 26-Feb-13 03:23:03

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MidnightMasquerader Tue 26-Feb-13 04:58:43

Infinitely more elegant with a C.

Katherine is too 70s for me; Catherine more timeless. Irrational, I know!

CanIHaveAPetGiraffePlease Tue 26-Feb-13 05:19:18

Beatrice and Catherine were both names we liked. Much prefer the C version. Feels classier to me but that's obviously not universal.

GetOrf Tue 26-Feb-13 07:06:38

In any case, whatever you choose, Catherine or Katherine or KATHARINE grin it is a beautiful name and goes so well with Beatrice.

Perhaps if the baby is a boy you could call him Christopher, Kit for short.

Trazzletoes Tue 26-Feb-13 07:29:32

Catherine is my middle name but I much prefer Katharine.

I keep looking at where I've typed Catherine and it just looks weird.

beginnings Tue 26-Feb-13 07:34:16

DD is fifth generation Catherine and known as Katie so it works well. I love it as a name.

I figure Katie is a good girl name but Catherine a good grown up name.

Off to NC now as I've just completely outed myself.

Emilythornesbff Tue 26-Feb-13 07:59:11

A vote for Catherine.
Did you ever read "Anne of green gables"?
It's definitely Catherine. And can still be shortened to kitty.

Emilythornesbff Tue 26-Feb-13 08:00:28

Lovely name btw

MortifiedAdams Tue 26-Feb-13 08:03:26


Willow36 Tue 26-Feb-13 08:59:56

Catherine for me. Beautiful name.

kmark Tue 26-Feb-13 09:44:58

I am also like Katherine, which means pure

HoratiaWinwood Tue 26-Feb-13 09:45:50

Sorry Math, I edited my post for clarity and stuck Celtic languages in the wrong place because I am a twat - oh the irony!

Bakingtins Tue 26-Feb-13 09:48:53

Katharine. It's a lovely name, but bear in mind that she will always have to spell it out, because there are so many variants. K/C? arine/erine/ryn?
At least Kitty is easy to spell!

amck5700 Tue 26-Feb-13 10:14:39

Math - that's why I have a Ciar and not a Keir - the latter being a Scots surname and the former being the original form of Ciaran. This is where I back up my claim that in general I would use a C but Katherine is an exception as I prefer it with a K smile. We thought we were using a Scottish Gaelic spelling but now think it is probably Irish....or could it be both?

NervyWervy Tue 26-Feb-13 11:42:39

My middle name is Katherine and Im named after my great auntie kitty!

monica77798 Tue 26-Feb-13 15:52:51

I think the spelling with the K is better, Katherine

blonderedhead Tue 26-Feb-13 21:07:00

Katherine.... always!

GrumpyKat Tue 26-Feb-13 21:12:28

Katherine, clearly wink

MoleRat Sun 14-Apr-13 19:20:21

Katharine/ Katherine... don't know why, I just prefer it!

LadyLech Sun 14-Apr-13 21:48:51

I have a daughter, Katherine (nn Kitty).

Whilst I much prefered the C spelling, I didn't like the possible initial confusion. I also taught a Catherine / Katy at the time, and she said she found it really annoying too.

So we went with the K spelling.

'Tis a great name, and I think my daughter is either the only Katherine at her school (there may be another, much older girl or she may have already gone up to secondary). But we don't know any other little Katherines.

thermalsinapril Sun 14-Apr-13 22:38:22

If the nickname's going to be Kitty it would make sense to have Katherine with a K.

ZZZenagain Sun 14-Apr-13 22:40:13

think I prefer the k but like both

KittenOfDoom Sun 14-Apr-13 22:41:18

The Kardashians have spoiled all K names.
"Kathryn" is an abomination though.

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