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Which spelling do your prefer?.. so many to choose from!

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FakaP Thu 27-Jun-13 00:47:23


barbiebostock Thu 27-Jun-13 20:34:10

Catherine smile I much prefer C names to those begining with a K (and i'm a Karen, would rather have been a Caron though) I think Catherine looks gentler and more traditional (not sure if it is or not! the same with other C/K names) and the K versions just look like their trying to be different, but without actually achieving it.

Onetwo34 Thu 27-Jun-13 20:39:08


Cloudkitten Thu 27-Jun-13 22:21:32

Artesia No, South East grin how funny!

OrangeJuiceSandwich Thu 27-Jun-13 22:26:19


ChewingOnLifesGristle Thu 27-Jun-13 22:30:51

I prefer Katharine or Kathryn.

I'd also stick to the full name and resist shortening to Kate/Katie but it'd be quite a job as it's invariably shortened.

GampyWabbit Thu 27-Jun-13 22:40:47


MirandaGoshawk Thu 27-Jun-13 22:44:11


Or Kaffryn smile

SorrelForbes Thu 27-Jun-13 22:44:17

Katharine. I think it's the original spelling. Yes, I do have to spell it out but I like it grin

therumoursaretrue Thu 27-Jun-13 22:45:00

Catherine, I think it looks the nicest when written down. Possibly biased though as this is the spelling of my middle name.

LemonBreeland Thu 27-Jun-13 22:47:13

Catherine. I think it looks nicer. And despite having two good friends at school called Catherine and Katherine, I always think of it being spelt the former way.

MayimBialik Thu 27-Jun-13 22:49:05


Praying4Beatrice Thu 27-Jun-13 22:57:22

My lovely sister is Katherine (nn Kathy). Catherine looks wet to me. And Kathryn, illiterate (sorry, completely irrational). But I love Katharine most. Very classy.

sleepywombat Fri 28-Jun-13 05:57:59

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RaRaZ Fri 28-Jun-13 15:08:52

Katharine or Katherine - I HATE the 'ryn' ending.

gymboywalton Fri 28-Jun-13 15:09:41


Alisvolatpropiis Fri 28-Jun-13 17:18:41


FakaP Fri 28-Jun-13 19:56:45

Thank you for all the replies, MirandaGoshawk 'Kaffryn' made me grin

HoneyandRum Sun 30-Jun-13 05:40:31


We took it from the French, back in the day (hundreds of years ago) so that's why it is traditionally spelt that way in Britain and France. Most other cultures use a K in their versions of the name as in the original Greek.

There are many saints with the name. The most well known being Katherine/Catherine of Alexandria and Catherine of Siena. Catherine of Siena is a Doctor of the Catholic church - only given to some of the greatest saints whose theology has been groundbreaking. Her biography/life story is incredible.

postmanpatscat Sun 30-Jun-13 06:33:21

DDs middle name is Katherine, we used that spelling so that her initials are the same as her dad's.

exoticfruits Sun 30-Jun-13 06:36:19

Catherine first but Katherine is fine, but not the rest.

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