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June 18th, 2013 04:06 PM #16Senior Member
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Go with Katerina Ariadne! Katerina is so beautiful. I have a point you may not have thought of. In highschool/university there are yearbooks and they use your official name there. So I know a girl (not sure of her background) who calls herself Sasha and signed her name as Sasha as head of our yearbook. However, in the graduates section, her name is Alexandria. I also know a Jewish girl named Rebecca, but who goes by Remi. When people see her yearbook, everyone's shocked that her name is really Rebecca. Name your daughter what you want her to be called. Katerina is a beautiful name. The reason you go by Evangelia is because that's a beautiful name, and it is more acceptable to the american ear then Aikaterini. Also, Evie is a common nickname, so it's nice to have a professional sounding name. Katerina is a professional sounding name, she doesn't need the additional hassle of Aikaterini. And by going with just Katerina you can use Ariadne! A gorgeous mn. Katerina is also a personal favourite of mine, so pretty!(\_/)
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June 18th, 2013 04:23 PM #18Senior Member
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I'm glad you brought up the Hebrew name tradition! I was going to make the analogy earlier, but I didn't want to be inadvertently offensive or ignorant.
Waverly, thanks for the compliments on the name!Baby girl due September 2, 2013!
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June 18th, 2013 07:19 PM #20Senior Member
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Having read the thread, I think I've changed my mind — since you are *actually* Greek, I really encourage you to have Aikaterini in all the legal documents and call her Katerina.
Like people have said, many Americans go by names that aren't on the birth certificate (John/Jack, Alexander/Sasha, Mary Margaret/Meg, Giuseppe/Joe); I wonder if it would be more complicated if she ever moved to Greece and was only a "Katerina" legally (in many European countries having "nicknames" as official names is frowned upon).
I feel Aikaterini is much more interesting and distinguished — and it gives her more options!Bertrand -bertie-, Wilfred, Léon, Axel, Cuthbert -cubby-, Maxentius, Aubrey, Phoebus, John-Henry.
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June 18th, 2013 08:56 PM #22
I would put Katerina on the birth certificate! Good luck
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