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Katherine or Catherine?

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redrubyshoes Mon 23-Sep-13 18:26:00

I prefer Katherine as you can have Katie/Kate but several friends prefer Catherine as that is the correct spelling. confused

busyboysmum Mon 23-Sep-13 18:27:05


NoMoreMadCatLady Mon 23-Sep-13 18:28:07

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nemno Mon 23-Sep-13 18:28:37


LittleRobots Mon 23-Sep-13 18:28:52

I think Catherine is classier and classic. I foot like Kathryn (I don't tend to like k names or ys where I don't usually see them). However I think its down to personal taste.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 23-Sep-13 18:29:01

Katherine with a K.

This opinion is based solely on being a fan of Anne of Green Gables.

MummyPigsFatTummy Mon 23-Sep-13 18:29:35

Catherine - you can still have Katie/Kate - look at Kate Middleton

lighthousesea Mon 23-Sep-13 18:33:00

Catherine - classic and lovely

ZZZenagain Mon 23-Sep-13 18:33:57

I like both

Calabria Mon 23-Sep-13 18:34:52


NettoSuperstar Mon 23-Sep-13 18:37:50

Katharine, with a K and and A!, like Hepburn.

Calabria Mon 23-Sep-13 18:38:31

It's from a Greek word so K is the correct spelling.

Kikibee Mon 23-Sep-13 18:40:49

Catherine is the only one worth using, all the others are imposters, you could always use Cate, think ms Blanchett smile

redrubyshoes Mon 23-Sep-13 18:41:57

My mum is Katherine but I dislike Kath as she is known. What is the traditional spelling?

Layl77 Mon 23-Sep-13 18:44:32


buttercrumble Mon 23-Sep-13 18:46:46

Catherine smile

Wigeon Mon 23-Sep-13 18:49:04

Neither is the "correct" spelling. It's closer to the original Greek name to spell it with a K, but it's been completely anglicised and spelt with a C. And unless you are using the Greek alphabet, I don't think you can argue that K is more "correct" than C.

Go for which you prefer! And if you plan to call her Katie / Kate as a NN then I'd go with K. Catherine also has Cate, Cath, Cathy, Cat...Personally I prefer Catherine as I think it looks slightly softer than with a K. Either way, she will have to spell it the whole blimming time ("yes, Catherine with a C and an e in the middle").

BikeRunSki Mon 23-Sep-13 18:53:16


CaptainSweatPants Mon 23-Sep-13 18:54:41

I think Kathryn is classier

CordeliaRose Mon 23-Sep-13 21:03:37

Katherine/Catherine: lovely name! Seeing them both 'in print' I tend to agree that Catherine looks softer. I know a Cate with a C - had forgotten about the gorgeous Cate Blanchett....

Having said all that - you should go with what you prefer! smile

redrubyshoes Mon 23-Sep-13 21:09:10

I think Katherine to keep it simple as Kate/Katie/Kitty.

redrubyshoes Mon 23-Sep-13 21:10:45

DD is Charlotte so it keeps it easier in the future when they get letters posted to them.

elcranko Mon 23-Sep-13 21:10:53

Both are nice but I prefer Catherine just slightly more!

ShadowSummer Mon 23-Sep-13 22:27:42

I prefer Katherine with a K.

OhDearNigel Mon 23-Sep-13 22:29:38


Katharine is quite clearly the superior version. not remotely biased at all

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