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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.

pictish Fri 03-May-13 12:52:22

Ka-trin is nice. Ka-treen is nice too, but is dicey for reasons stated. It's up to you whether that bothers you or not. x

BackforGood Fri 03-May-13 13:00:11

Sorry, I too thought 'latrine'.
I like Catrin / Katrin though - more obvious (to English eyes) that it should be pronounced that way smile

squoosh Fri 03-May-13 13:00:12

I've never ever heard a primary age child use the word 'latrine' either.

nemno Fri 03-May-13 13:04:07

My immediate thought was to spell it Katrin if that's your preferred pronunciation (and it would be mine). But latrine is a barely used word now so I wouldn't be very bothered.

Wildwaterfalls Fri 03-May-13 13:07:28

Thanks all for the feedback. Maybe the latrine connection is a non-issue.

I find it difficult to 'write' the pronunciation in English iyswim, but it is the emphasis in the second syllable, which has a short sound. I don't think I am making any sense actually.

Everyone please watch Borgen as that's where I got it from (as squoosh suspected!) ...

CheeseStrawWars Fri 03-May-13 13:10:33

I think "Katrine/Latrine" is an issue. K and L are right next to each other on a QWERTY keyboard too.

Call her Katrin, or Katrina. But not Katrine.

vitaminC Fri 03-May-13 13:14:34

My first thought was also Latrine, sorry!

If you're prounouncing the "e", I'd spell it Katrina. If not, then Katrin would be better, IMO.

I also agree that Christina doesn't really flow well as a middle name, as too rhymy sad

Inertia Fri 03-May-13 13:19:11

I like it spelled Catrin, which would avoid the latrine connection.

Not sure I'd pair it with Christina though (even with K initial) - too similar, like Lisa Louisa or Betty Bethany.

Alwayscheerful Fri 03-May-13 13:22:43

my first thought was Latrine. Sorry.

Laquila Fri 03-May-13 13:30:06

I like it, and wouldn't have immediately thought of latrine, and would be surprised if primary school kids would have either!

I think I prefer the C spelling though - looks somehow softer.

TallulahBetty Fri 03-May-13 20:05:47

My first thought was latrine. How about Katrina?

rubylovescheese Fri 03-May-13 21:42:56

my first thought was the glamorous one from borgen. v lovely name.

ItsYonliMe Sat 04-May-13 05:58:26

It is very lovely however you need to remember that no-one in the UK is going to pronounce is as wonderfully as the Scandinavians. It certainly won't sound the same sad

Exhaustipated Sat 04-May-13 07:46:09

I didn't think of latrine. I thought of Borgen smile

JazzAnnNonMouse Sat 04-May-13 11:10:18

I would say latrine isn't a concern - I'm 22 and I would guess the majority of my peers wouldn't make that connection/know what a latrine is. It's certainly not in my immediate vocab.

Katrine is a nice name. How about Christine?
I'm not sure about katrine Christina though.

raisah Mon 06-May-13 12:08:56

Katrine Cristina too similar.

How about Katrine/a Rose/ Grace / May/ June/ Ruth/Jane. Any other name works with Katrina apart from Cristina.

Wildwaterfalls Mon 06-May-13 15:16:32

Hm yes point taken re middle name. Maybe Maj? <trying to find nice female names in DH family>

KittenofDoom Mon 06-May-13 15:59:14

I would never think of latrine. Katrine is very similar to the French pronunciation of Catherine. I prefer Katrina but not with Christina - actually I don't think Katrine goes particularly well with Christina anyway.

Pouncer1 Mon 06-May-13 21:26:47

I would always go with's perfect! wink

Frikadellen Tue 07-May-13 10:50:24

The Scandinavian way of saying this is gorgeous the uk for me makes it sound dull. How about Katrina instead? guves a far more similar pronunciation ti the Scandinavian name, and works well with Christine for mn.

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