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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
Kathleen 10 83.33%
Cathleen 2 16.67%
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September 23rd, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Which do you prefer?
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September 23rd, 2012, 11:44 AM
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I like K, so you can nn Kate.
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September 23rd, 2012, 11:48 AM
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I've always seen it spelled with a K. With Cathleen I see Cathy. So I prefer Kathleen.

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September 23rd, 2012, 12:25 PM
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I prefer Caitlin (the original form) , but between these, I like Cathleen. It's most like the original form.
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September 23rd, 2012, 12:29 PM
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My dad's step mam who I mainly grew up with as my Granny is called Kathleen, but I can't decide if I like it better with a C or a K. I like the Caitlin form as well but nobody would ever pronounce that correctly, plus DH won't go for it grr.
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September 24th, 2012, 01:28 PM
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I like it with a K. Not sure why, but that would be my vote.
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October 1st, 2012, 12:52 PM
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I think I prefer Katherine to Catherine - the K seems far fresher and not so middle-aged, despite being the much older version of the name. However, while I've never seen Cathleen before, I think I like Cathleen better than Kathleen for the exact same reasons. It just seems fresher somehow.

One caveat - Katherine is generally shortened to Kate, while Catherine is generally shortened to Cathy. I don't know if there are any short versions of Kathleen/Cathleen, but if they follow the Katherine/Catherine pattern, you may want to think about whether you prefer Kate or Cathy.
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