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  #1  
September 11th, 2011, 09:36 PM
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the name Catríona?
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September 12th, 2011, 03:38 AM
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meh. it's okay. nms.
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September 12th, 2011, 05:36 AM
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It's very pretty but not my style.
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September 12th, 2011, 06:35 AM
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I agree that it sounds really pretty but I probably wouldn't use it myself.
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September 12th, 2011, 03:18 PM
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I like it a little bit, not sure enough to put on my list though. I love the nickname Cat though.
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September 12th, 2011, 03:59 PM
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I think it's really pretty, but it's also a little "foreign" if that makes sense. There's nothing wrong with foreign names, I just think they are sometimes difficult to pull off.
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September 12th, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Yeah, if it was up to me, all the names would have a foreign Irish background, but DH is against it for pronunciation reasons. Many of my names were vetoed because of this. He likes the more 'Anglican' spelling.

I'm used to Padraig and Aedhon instead of Patrick and Aiden for example. I like names like Sioda, Finnegan, Murphy, Saoirse, Riordan, Sinead...but yeah a lot of those have been vetoed. Which I don't mind, I've been allowed to keep my main names (except for Gabriel which has nothing to do with Irish names I just liked it). But I'm wondering if he may allow Catríona but I have a feeling he'd say Catherine was better.

He loves traditional Basque names though, like Aitor, Iruñé and Maité, which I veto in return
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it's pretty
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September 13th, 2011, 09:58 AM
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I think its pretty but not my style
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September 13th, 2011, 04:09 PM
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LOVE it.

By the sounds of it though... we have very similar tastes... so I'll probably be repeating "LOVE it" on most of your posts, haha.
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September 14th, 2011, 01:07 AM
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How is it pronounced?
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September 15th, 2011, 12:00 AM
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How is it pronounced?
Cat-reen-ah.
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September 17th, 2011, 06:49 AM
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I struggle with unique spellings - while it is pretty, you are sentencing you child to a lifetime of correcting people's pronunciation & spelling of their name.

Why not just name her Katrina or Catrina?
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September 17th, 2011, 10:11 AM
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I struggle with unique spellings - while it is pretty, you are sentencing you child to a lifetime of correcting people's pronunciation & spelling of their name.

Why not just name her Katrina or Catrina?
I understand what you're saying with this and normally this is how I would see it, if it was made up. Only to me, this is the real spelling is Catríona in Irish. We probably won't use it though as DH prefers a few others.
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September 17th, 2011, 12:35 PM
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I guess I was pronouncing it wrong.

I thought: cat-ree-ona ... which I actually really, really enjoy the sound of.
But the way it's supposed to be pronounced, I don't care for as much.
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September 19th, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I understand what you're saying with this and normally this is how I would see it, if it was made up. Only to me, this is the real spelling is Catríona in Irish. We probably won't use it though as DH prefers a few others.
I agree completely. I knew how to pronounce it right away... I'd totally stick with Catríona.
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September 19th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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I like it, though I think many people will either mispronounce it or misspell it.
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September 19th, 2011, 09:31 PM
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This name is a nightmare for me... she would be three before I even realized I'd been missaying her name! I'd at least be mortified. but still.

Again not a deal breaker but definately would be difficult for me the third party who is the parent to her friend, her coach, or her girl scout leader.
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September 20th, 2011, 11:11 AM
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I understand what you're saying with this and normally this is how I would see it, if it was made up. Only to me, this is the real spelling is Catríona in Irish. We probably won't use it though as DH prefers a few others.
Which is great if you live in Ireland but people in the US won't be able to pronounce it or spell it right.

I also would have pronounced it catree-oni.
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