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Acadia March 18th, 2007 01:36 PM

Caterina/Catalina - I like Caterina much more than Catalina. Which do you prefer (just of those two)? What are your impressions of them?

Vittoria - Would you assume I unknowingly misspelled/mispronounced Victoria and proceed to say/write Victoria, or would you have already known Vittoria was a legitimate name on its' own? Alternatively, would you think I'd misspelled/mispronounced it, but go along my spelling and pronunciation anyway?

Katzchen March 18th, 2007 01:59 PM

I prefer the soft 'l' or Catalina over the harsher 'r' or Caterina. I picture Caterina as a smart but hard person. She looks like your average American. Catalina would be sweet, kind and exotic looking.

I would know that Vittoria is a name in its own right (especially if her siblings were Dante and Niccolo!)

SwedenGirl March 18th, 2007 02:44 PM

I love the name Vittoria. She was a main character in Dan Brown's book "Angels and Demons" so I knew that name was its own name and not a typo.

I like the soft "l" too of Catelina.

TheBoyMaker March 18th, 2007 03:14 PM

I've never seen Vittoria before but I would not assume you spelled Victoria wrong. Maybe just uniquely altered it.
I like Caterina but spelled with a K, Katerina. The nn Kat is cute.
Catalina does sound more exotic but it also sounds like a company that deals fruit or something. Basically my first thought was Chiquita. Only with cantaloupes or something. Sorry I am just so weirdddddd! Forgive my oddball brain.

Melanie. March 18th, 2007 10:18 PM

Catalina, I love it! Always have. I would call her Lina.

Vittoria, I know is totally legit. So I'd go along with it, as your child's name.

*kyle* March 19th, 2007 12:24 AM

Catalina makes me think of Spain, but geographically, not culturally. (I hope that made sense!).
Caterina is more my style. I do prefer spelling Katerina.
Vittoria, I have known one from Eastern Europe, it seems many people do know this is a "real" name!

Miracle March 19th, 2007 05:18 PM

I don't like Vittoria. Definitely would think it looks like a misspelled Victoria.
Catalina reminds me of the dressing. But i do like it better than Catarina. After the initial reminding of the dressing Catalina is very nice.

gee102 March 19th, 2007 06:37 PM

I like Catalina. I personally think people will assume Vittoria is Victoria misspelled

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