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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.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 03-May-13 09:29:20

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..

soontobeslendergirl Fri 03-May-13 09:36:22


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?

soontobeslendergirl Fri 03-May-13 12:30:35

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.

soontobeslendergirl Fri 03-May-13 12:52:03

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

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