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  1. #1
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    Catriona Pronunciation

    Is there ever an instance where it is okay to pronounce Catriona like it is spelled: "Ka-tree-OH-nuh"? My husband and I loved this name until we recently read that it is usually pronounced "Ka-TREE-nuh." I think it would be counter intuitive to pronounce it "Ka-TREE-nuh" since there is an "o" in the middle...but what do I know? Thoughts? =/
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    It's 'ka-TREE-na' and sorry, there isn't another way of saying it. It's a Gaelic name, hence the spelling. The English spelling of Catriona is Katrina.
    Last edited by renrose; May 1st, 2013 at 06:19 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    It's 'ka-TREE-na' and sorry, there isn't another way of saying it. It's a Gaelic name, hence the spelling. The English of Catriona is Katrina.
    Agreed. My little cousin is a Catriona. Can't imagine saying it any other way!

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    *sigh* I guess we will be striking it from our list then as we have a few acquaintances with the English spelling and there is now a bad connotation with the name.
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    Aaron ~ Alton ~ Avery ~ Benjamin ~ Caleb ~ Daniel ~ Edmund ~ Gabriel ~ Grey ~ Lucas ~ Nicholas ~ Noah ~ Owen ~ Reece/Rhys

    Mother to three fur-babies: Merlin, Willa, and Grady!

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    I've heard Catríona pronounced kat-TREE-uh-nah (The uh is said really quickly, barely heard) and kat-TREE-nah
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