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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


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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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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.

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


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.

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.

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

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


Or Kaffryn smile

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


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.

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


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

Artesia No, South East grin how funny!

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


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.

MortifiedAdams Thu 27-Jun-13 20:17:26


ShadowStorm Thu 27-Jun-13 20:16:33


gutzgutz Thu 27-Jun-13 15:37:11

what about katerin? kat a rin. old English as far as i know. nn Kate. just to add something else to the mix! grin

sundanceclaire Thu 27-Jun-13 15:33:51

Katherine, I like that it can be shortened to Kate, Katie.

LaChaiseVerte Thu 27-Jun-13 15:25:21

The route of the name is widely stated as "Katharos" the greek for pure, which makes Katharine the most "original" spelling I think Sleepy.

The friends I have with this name are called Catherine, and one is known as Kate. I do know one Catharine, which I think is v unusual, I also know a Catherine nn Catie, which I think is a bit specific and Katie would do. I just like how Katharine looks best. Really don't like the ys.

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