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Christina or Cristina or Christiana or Christiane

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TabithaTwitchet Fri 22-May-09 16:27:42

Which do you like best?

Do you think that Christiana is a bit of a mouthful given that I don't really like to use nicknames/shortenings?

Our surname ends in "een"; does Christina *een sound silly?

dizietsma Fri 22-May-09 17:58:55

Christiana is a bit of a mouthful, especially if you don't like nn.

Christina *een sounds fine.

I think Christiane is nicest though, I have French family with this name and have always liked it, pronounced Crees-tyan.

sockmonster Fri 22-May-09 18:01:18

No it doesn't sound silly with your surname, as it ends in 'a' so not too repetitive.

I prefer Cristina or Christina. Hate the other two. I think it's a nice name that is never used these days and is pretty in its full form.

ilovemydogandMrObama Fri 22-May-09 18:02:20

Christabel is lovely

screamingabdab Fri 22-May-09 18:03:09

Christina, definitely

TheFallenMadonna Fri 22-May-09 18:04:16


MrsMattie Fri 22-May-09 18:43:45

Christina is prettiest. Prefer it spelled with the 'h'.

Christianne always sounds a bit made up to me. Ditto Christianna.

TabithaTwitchet Sat 23-May-09 19:27:15

Well you all seem to be confirming what I thought, so I am obviously very conventional wink
Ilovemydog, my husband loves Christabel (and also Annabel, Isabel) as a name, I am not so sure myself though.

nickytwotimes Sat 23-May-09 19:28:09

Christina is a lovely name.

MsMaggieBeauregarde Sat 23-May-09 19:30:00

Christianne, or Christabel!

There was a Christabel in The Times earlier in the week. Fabulous. I'm not posh enough but this Christabel's mother was clementine!!

SlartyBartFast Sat 23-May-09 19:33:10

dh wanted christiana, sounded too German for me.
not keen on christabel

slowreadingprogress Sat 23-May-09 19:46:58

I think Christabel is the best of the lot! Lovely. Christina is just too predictable and not so pretty IMO.

ministryofsleep Sat 23-May-09 19:56:31

Christina is the best of the 4, love it

christiana Thu 28-May-09 08:56:51

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qumquat Thu 04-Jun-09 10:34:01

Christina is beautiful, and I think very unusual now. Love it!

simplesusan Thu 04-Jun-09 21:15:00

Christina x

ilikeyoursleeves Thu 04-Jun-09 21:17:03

I like Christina the best

DobbyDooDah Sat 06-Jun-09 13:03:52

Christina is the easiest to remember for your child and it is the wellest known spelling

charmedjane Sat 06-Jun-09 14:01:41


Egg Sat 06-Jun-09 14:29:27

Yipee. Christina is my name and now I feel loved smile.

toddlerama Sat 06-Jun-09 14:44:45

My name is Christine, but my dad always calls me Christabel as a nickname. Gets round the posh factor?

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