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3lilgirlsxxx Tue 09-Jun-09 14:07:11

On the baby names websites there are so many different ways to spell it!! My grandma wants a Katie and partner has decided he wants to call her Lenny for short so i need the "len" in there some where really.
Please help with spelling as i dont want it to be made up and i have seen it spelt like this but there are so many different ways!!! sad

hidingidentity Tue 09-Jun-09 14:08:49

Don't you get a say in this? You know, being the one to carry her around for 9 months and then deliver her?

MakemineaGandT Tue 09-Jun-09 14:08:54

I prefer Caitlin

Fimbo Tue 09-Jun-09 14:10:07

Don't you get a say?

Kaitlen doesn't look right to me. Katie is a nice name, Lenny for a girl is horrid.

Caitlin is correct as far as I am aware, although the Irish spelling may be different.

Fimbo Tue 09-Jun-09 14:12:22

Plus if "Len" was in there it would end up Kate Len rather than Kate Lynn

burningupinspeed Tue 09-Jun-09 14:12:35

Your partner wants to call your baby girl Lenny?

girlandboy Tue 09-Jun-09 14:13:21

You can't call a little girl Lenny.

Can't you settle for Caitlin, and your dp call her Linnie (at a push hmm)

midnightexpress Tue 09-Jun-09 14:13:41

I prefer Caitlin too. Lovely name.

3lilgirlsxxx Tue 09-Jun-09 14:15:21

It was on the short list, it was for my second daughter aswell. My grandma really wants a Katie and she is really ill in hospital and i dont know if shel get to meet her so its kind of a last wish thing for her. sad
So yeah i do get a say but im doing it for her.

midnightexpress Tue 09-Jun-09 14:15:50

And I don't actually mind Lenny for agirl either. Like German Leni (unfortunately reminds me of Leni Riefenstahl - Hitler's fave film-maker).

fishie Tue 09-Jun-09 14:16:28

Caitlin was originally pronounced Kathleen, it has acquired catelyn pronunciation over the past hundred years or so.

3lilgirls call your baby whatever you want to, if you like Kaitlen then go for it. if you don't then don't let your grandma and dp (or people on this thread) bully you.

fishie Tue 09-Jun-09 14:17:23

Helen/e/a with Katie as middle name?

CantSleepWontSleep Tue 09-Jun-09 14:20:38

Leonora if you want Lenny as a nn.
Leonora Kate would do the trick.

lastboxoftampons Tue 09-Jun-09 16:39:28

I agree that Kaitlen is a different name (if at all!) to Caitlin or similar - my niece is Kaitlyn. Heidi Klum's daughter is Leni.

jellybeans Tue 09-Jun-09 18:16:50

Caitlin is nice.

Or what about Lexi instead of Lenny?

Or Leoni/Leona

RachieB Wed 10-Jun-09 23:26:22

Caitlin is lovely, with NN Linny but not lenny

lenny for a girl ?! hmm

tummytickler Thu 11-Jun-09 10:58:52

You could get Lenny form Magdelen or Magdelena? Which is sweet i think. Could you use Katie or Kate as a mn?
Do you like the name Kaitlen or are you trying to fit in what everone else wants? (Dont mean to sound rude, but i dont htink you have said anywhere that you like it, just what others want from her name)
FWIW i prefer the Caitlin spelling.

Bounty2009 Thu 11-Jun-09 12:09:10

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sonniboo Thu 11-Jun-09 12:24:53

Katie Leonora?

Sophie1106 Thu 11-Jun-09 14:27:42

I am due today(nothing happening yet)and I am decided on Caitlin but other spellings i considered were Caitlen or Caitlyn. I looked at the K option but like you worried about the made upness of it so decided against it. She will probably have enough issues with people spelling her name wrong anyway as she's growing up. We wanted Caitlen as we both liked Kate but it didn't fit the MN we had. Good Luckwith whatever you decide !

myredcardigan Thu 11-Jun-09 16:00:23

The Caitlin I work with is known as Cait with that spelling.

I'm not keen on the name, personally because it sounds too American tome. People think it's Irish but it's a made up Irish name.
However, names are so subjective and everyone must make their own choice.

myredcardigan Thu 11-Jun-09 16:01:34

Oh and good luck, Sophie! Make sure you go for a big long walk today.

Sophie1106 Thu 11-Jun-09 17:44:42

Yes thanks- I have had raspberry leaf tea and some marital rights with hubby today- but i'm sceptical on the dates anyway. I'm more confident it'll be next week- but you never know! I'm glad your friend is a Cait as we like that name equally. Funnily enough you're right- it is Irish for 'Kathleen' and is literally spelt as they pronounce it.

lockets Thu 11-Jun-09 22:45:00

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simplesusan Thu 11-Jun-09 23:20:30

I know a Caitlyn who always gets called Katie by her parents.

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