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July 22nd, 2013 04:35 PM #46
Definitely Catherine. It's my middle name, so any other spelling looks wrong to me and I also dislike K names. And, tbh, I think of Kathryn as a different name almost, it just has such a different feeling to it.
I also don't see why Kate, Katie and Kitty can't be used as nicknames for Catherine. They have been for centuries and I don't think it's a particularly difficult concept to grasp.My furry darlings ~ Bodie the border terrier & Portia and Penny the guinea pigs
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July 22nd, 2013 04:37 PM #48Junior Member
i'm seventeen and i think everyone deserves to have sincere thought put into their name.
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July 23rd, 2013 06:54 PM #52Senior Member
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July 24th, 2013 01:03 AM #54Member
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I don't care for Katharine as much as the others... The second a looks out of place to me.
In as much as you can say that one version or another of a very classic name with multiple classical spellings looks more modern than the others...
Catherine has more of an early mid-century vibe to it, imo, Kathryn more of a late mid-century, and Katherine part of the return to classicism. Catherine (nn Cathy) was born before 1950. Kathryn (nn Kathy) was a contemporary of Debra and Tammy, born in the 60s/70s. Katherine (nn Kate) is the new girl at work who thinks her upcoming 25th birthday is the end of the world.
I'm also getting a bit of a chuckle out of the 'modern' spellings discussion. Henry VIII's three wives (who are variously handed down as Catherine, Katherine, or Kathryn) all signed their names with a 'k' (...this is a nice mess..., The signatures of the six wives of Henry VIII.*).