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  1. #16
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Quote Originally Posted by essjay View Post
    You've got mn Emerson and fn Emma, so mn Catherine and fn Kate is no different to that IMO. But I'd caution against it solely because you're honouring your stillborn daughter in this baby's middle name as it is, and to give her both names that are connected to siblings might seem a bit like she's not actually being given her own identity, if that makes sense.
    I agree with this actually. To me it's okay since as others mentioned you have an Emerson and Emma thing going, but, in this case, because you are honoring another daughter, it might seem like this child doesn't get her own identity. She has names that are shared with other siblings, which, in my opinion, isn't fair.

    So I personally would either keep Elizabeth, drop Kate, or keep Kate and drop Elizabeth.

  2. #18
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    My little man O.P. arrived June 2015
    My sweet baby girl A.V. arrived June 2017
    Maeve Noelle-Violet Anneliese-Arianne Lily-Zoe Annabel-Gwen Emilia-Elena Odette-Caroline Mae-Ella Paige-Eve-Maren-Sophie-Rose-Nora

    Finn Jameson-Jack Emerson-Emmett Parker-Miles Alden-Henry Dean-Archer Daniel-Rhys Everett-Brennan Oliver-Cody James-Harrison Fox

  3. #20
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    I don't think it really matters, honestly. It's not a big deal. Even if Grace decides to go by Catherine, Kate and Catherine will be in good company of naming trends many generations past when it was not unusual for families to have girls name Eliza and Elizabeth. Also, this may be the last girl you ever have, so it would be a shame to not use a name you love. Kate is a gorgeous classic! I love your taste in names. So refreshing.
    Current Favorites:
    Elizabeth Lily nn Ellie
    Mary Emmeline nn Maisie
    Sarah Evangeline nn Sadie

    Nathaniel nn Nate

  4. #22
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    I would definitely do it! I get very different feels from Kate and Catherine. I am sure your little Grace will not randomly one day want to use Catherine as her name. I also think Kate goes very well with your kids names.

  5. #24
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    I think it's fine.
    I'm not feeling incredibly profound at the moment. Check back later.

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