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New baby's name iheard today in docs surgery....

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boodleboot Wed 22-Jul-09 22:35:27


i rather like it....i would imagine it would be Cat or Kitty for short?

ludog Wed 22-Jul-09 22:50:24

Isn't that the Spanish for Catherine? I think it's very pretty.

DebiNewberry Wed 22-Jul-09 22:51:53


cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jul-09 22:56:00

i like it.

would say it makes a nice change from a nice but very very popluar similar name but shant else i will be jumped on

cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jul-09 22:56:38

btw i think its greek.

hambler Wed 22-Jul-09 22:58:19


myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 23:36:13

Which name are you thinking of, Cheesesarnie?

The closest name I can think of is Catriona (think it's the 'eena' sound at the end of both.

valbona Thu 23-Jul-09 08:47:15

there was an ancient roman politician called catalina, he tried to overthrow the republic ... I had to read many many speeches about him by cicero once upon a time.

sounds nice though, I agree

belgo Thu 23-Jul-09 08:51:41

Spelt Katelijne in dutch.

peanutbutterkid Thu 23-Jul-09 09:00:00

It is DD's middle name . I wanted it as first name but DH reckoned that English people would butcher saying it. DD had a phase of wanting to call herself Katie.

BunnyLebowski Thu 23-Jul-09 11:30:33

Beautiful name!

Could be Lina for short? Which is nice and different.

The only Catalina I can think of is the mexican girl in My Name is Earl!

boodleboot Thu 23-Jul-09 11:37:16

what name are you thinking of cheesesarnie - Caitlin?

Caitni Thu 23-Jul-09 11:56:27

There's an island off California called Santa Catalina and the name is popular in parts of Latin America I think. I certainly have Mexican and Colombian friends with Catalinas in their families. I also think it's Portuguese.

I think it's a very pretty version of Catherine if you're looking for a version from another language and is a lot nicer than Caitlin.

MamaLazarou Thu 23-Jul-09 12:09:00

Katherine of Aragon's name was Catalina.

It's lovely.

GrendelsMum Thu 23-Jul-09 19:48:45

Oh, I never knew that about Katherine of Aragon! But Catalina makes me think of Ben Jonson's play, 'Cataline his Conspiracy'.

boodleboot Thu 23-Jul-09 20:24:14

i think it is actually a really gorgeous name and seems to have received an unusuially positive response on mumsnetters so far. i may remember this one for any future offspring of my own....

usernametaken Thu 23-Jul-09 20:32:36

I know a Catalina, she is Catty for short. I love the name. I think she was named after an island somewhere in the Pacific.

Andie14 Thu 23-Jul-09 20:48:25

Catalina was the name of the coupon system at Asda head office! Ie if you bought Persil you might get a coupon for 20p of Bold.
Dunno why it was called that mind you!

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