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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    It's Gaelic, lol. Like Caoimhe is Kweeva.
    See...I totally had NO idea how to say that name and would not have come up with Kweeva. :3

    So I am thinking most Americans would pronounce Catriona as I do...Ka-tree-OH-nah (though my sister came up with Ka-tree-AH-nah...). It seems my future daughter might only run into Ka-TREE-nah in England/Scotland/Ireland?

    I'm torn. I don't want to mispronounce it, but I do like semi-phonetic pronunciations. If the "o" is there, I want to use it! Lol. Of course, she'd most likely be called "Cat," because...well, I love that nickname.
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  2. #13
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    I've had a Gaelic name my entire life, though I get called Brig-hid a few times people not only understand, but admire the odd spelling as it's trying to keep my family's culture alive. So if you are Irish or Scottish in ancestry I would recommend keeping Catriona. Plus the mispronounced versions have become nicknames between my sister and I, she calls me Brig-hid and I call her Ma-deb.
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  3. #15
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    Thanks for all of the input. At least I now know the proper pronunciation, even if I don't agree with or like it. =P I will leave it on the list for further consideration later.
    Expecting bebe #1 in June 2015!

    Currently loving:

    Aria ~ Aurelia ~ Autumn ~ Brielle ~ Cait ~ Calliope ~ Cassia ~ Cassidy ~ Catriona ~ Cora ~ Eden ~ Elise ~ Emilia ~ Genevieve ~ Giselle ~ Harper ~ Helena ~ Isla ~ Ivy ~ Julianna ~ Lyra ~ Natalia ~ Philippa ~ Selah ~ Winter ~ Wren ~ Zora

    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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