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Isabelle or Katelynn?

(45 Posts)
Cosmic1988 Thu 02-Feb-17 22:02:09

We are from Arizona.

Love both Isabelle and Katelynn smile

Which do you prefer?

Rainbowqueeen Thu 02-Feb-17 22:06:38


Hate Izzy as a NN and it is way too common.

Katelynn sounds lovely, has lovely NNs and is not as common

Cosmic1988 Thu 02-Feb-17 22:19:51

Thank you. I love the way Katelynn sounds! Really dislike the Caitlin/Katelyn pronunciation (something like Kat-eh-lynn) which I know is really bad!

NannyR Thu 02-Feb-17 22:26:19

Caitlin is pronounced slightly differently in Ireland, but I know several Caitlins with no Irish roots who pronounce their name Kate-lin.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 02-Feb-17 22:30:46


AyeAmarok Thu 02-Feb-17 22:32:09

I prefer Isabelle.

Sophronia Thu 02-Feb-17 23:47:01


Kittykatmacbill Thu 02-Feb-17 23:58:20

Isabelle by about billion times. Although Isobel is a way nicer.

Raines100 Fri 03-Feb-17 06:27:53


WanderingTrolley1 Fri 03-Feb-17 06:31:32

Isabelle. Can't stand made-up names.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 03-Feb-17 08:30:46

Both are nice but I agree that Isabel//Isabelle/Isabella is a bit dull due to overuse.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 03-Feb-17 08:31:20

Every name was made up at some point hmm

joannegrady90 Fri 03-Feb-17 13:51:45

Katelynn is horrid!

KlingybunFistelvase Fri 03-Feb-17 14:01:50

I would pronounce Caitlin and Katelynn the same way but I have an Irish accent.

I like both, but slightly prefer Isabelle.

Dolwar Fri 03-Feb-17 16:42:40

I like Caitlin (pronounced exactly the same way as Katelynn) but not Katelynn as it's made up. Isabelle is also nice. I'd go for Caitlin but if you won't spell it the normal way then Isabelle.

zukiecat Tue 07-Feb-17 13:08:54

I'm biased towards Caitlin as it's DD1's middle name

We're Scottish and pronounce it Katelynn

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 07-Feb-17 14:09:18

Caitlin and Katelynn may be pronounced the same, but if you were keen on the nickname Kate then Katelyn works better imo.

NavyandWhite Tue 07-Feb-17 14:10:23

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Tue 07-Feb-17 14:11:23

Prefer Isobel to Isabelle and Caitlin to Katelynn - and out of the two, Caitlin.

MollyHuaCha Tue 07-Feb-17 14:13:42

Isabelle. (Caitlin second)

rainbowstardrops Tue 07-Feb-17 14:14:12

Isabelle. Belle as a nn is really sweet.
I personally don't like Katelynn

Ordinarily Tue 07-Feb-17 14:32:53


viques Tue 07-Feb-17 14:35:33

Isobel. classic and beautiful. Katelynn looks as though you didn't know how to spell Caitlin.

AuntieMay Tue 07-Feb-17 15:24:28

Isabelle is lovely
Katelynn is Caitlin spelt badly as pp says
Caitlin is a lovely name though

AmazingBobby Tue 07-Feb-17 16:03:44

In all fairness, Katelynn isn't Caitlin spelt differently.

Caitlin is a full name said completely differently and Katelynn is Kate and Lynn together to form a name said a different way.

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