Baby Due Today: Camille, Catherine vs Constance

See the results of this poll: FINAL Poll: Camille, Catherine vs Constance

Respondents: 137 (This poll is closed)

  • Camille : 65 (43%)
  • Catherine (mn Jane or London, nn Kit) : 51 (34%)
  • Constance (nn Kit): 34 (23%)

I love [name]Constance[/name] as a sibling for [name]Stanton[/name] :slight_smile: If it doesn’t sound right with your last name my second favourite is [name]Camille[/name]. Good luck! I hope everything goes wonderfully as you welcome your little girl.

[name]Constance[/name]! I love [name]Catherine[/name] too, but [name]Constance[/name] is so stunning and special. Good luck!

I voted for [name]Camille[/name]. so pretty and not too common so unique like your son.
[name]Constance[/name] is pretty too. my second favorite.
[name]Catherine[/name] is pretty but very common if you are okay with that.

congrats and good luck!

To me, [name]Camille[/name] is the clear winner. [name]Catherine[/name] is by comparison too ordinary and [name]Constance[/name] too clunky.

I like [name]Camille[/name] :slight_smile:

I voted [name]Catherine[/name] (and [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] [name]London[/name]). It may not be quite as unique as [name]Stanton[/name] is, but [name]Catherine[/name] is still oh-so-refreshing to hear on a baby girl these days and if you are calling her [name]Kit[/name] from the get-go I don’t think unwanted nns will really be a problem. I think [name]Stanton[/name] and [name]Kit[/name] are just adorable together. [name]Constance[/name] is nice, but I don’t get the appeal like so many other Berries do. I really adore [name]Camille[/name] (it’s a MN on my own list), but it doesn’t quite have the charm of [name]Catherine[/name]/[name]Kit[/name] for me, so that would be my second choice. :slight_smile: I’m not sure about a MN for it, though–since the emphasis is on the second syllable (kah-MEEL), [name]Camille[/name] [name]London[/name] and [name]Camille[/name] [name]Jane[/name] don’t sound the best. [name]Camille[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] is okay, but still not great. Maybe something longer with the emphasis on a middle syllable–something like [name]Camille[/name] [name]Eliora[/name]? [name]Just[/name] an example. [name]Camille[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] could work, too. I know you had tossed about [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name]. Or even [name]Camille[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]London[/name]?


[name]Constance[/name] and [name]Catherine[/name] are both ‘solid but plain’ names, to me. Not particularly pretty, although certainly not horrible. [name]Camille[/name] is totally pretty AND classy.

1 [name]Camille[/name]
2 [name]Constance[/name]
3 [name]Catherine[/name]

I voted for [name]Camille[/name]. It’s beautiful. I’m not a fan of [name]Constance[/name] and I prefer [name]Catherine[/name] spelled with a “K” (especially if you’re going to call her [name]Kit[/name]), so for me, [name]Camille[/name] was the best choice. It’s spunky, pretty, and elegant.

As for middle names, [name]Camille[/name] [name]Jane[/name] and [name]Camille[/name] [name]London[/name] don’t flow very well. [name]Camille[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] is better, but have you thought of a variation of it? Maybe [name]Camille[/name] [name]Katerina[/name]? I think [name]Camille[/name] [name]Katerina[/name] flows quite nicely and is a stunning name.

[name]Camille[/name]! Next to [name]Stanton[/name], [name]Catherine[/name] is too ordinary. [name]Constance[/name] is not so attractive to me.

I think they’re all lovely, but [name]London[/name] is the clear winner for the MN, imo. [name]Jack[/name] [name]London[/name] is too great a namesake to pass up.
Best of luck!

[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]! This was my grandmother’s name and I adore it. It is a strong contender for us, too. My grandfather was [name]Michael[/name] [name]Benedict[/name] and our daughter’s first name is [name]Benedikte[/name] (called [name]Bea[/name] often). I also worry about [name]Catherine[/name] not being different enough but our preferred nickname is also [name]Kit[/name], or more likely [name]Kitty[/name]. I say go for it. It’s gorgeous!

The baby was born within 2 hours of even the first contraction this afternoon. It was a baby girl! So fellow Newberries, I am reading your insightful comments from the hospital tonight. The focus has turned to naming this little girl. The challenge comes in reaching a compromise with my husband. His favorite name is [name]Catherine[/name] but admits that it is almost “ordinary” in comparison to [name]Stanton[/name]. Although we love the name, we love [name]Kit[/name] even more. [name]How[/name] do you reach a compromise ?

I look forward to reading your continued advice! Thank you!

[name]Lori[/name] [name]Johnson[/name], your touching comments have brought a smile on my face and great joy to my heart! I thank you and all fellow newberries for your insightful comments and continued support. Like most people, I take the task of naming their child very seriously. I look at her and ask her to reveal herself to me like the closed petals on a flower, one petal at a time. So will my daughter’s personality unveil itself. This is what makes naming a child so difficult at this early point!

My husband said that his heart continues to lead him toward [name]Catherine[/name] and as [name]London[/name] is my family name, this name too shall be incorporated. He also loves the name [name]Jane[/name]. So the question comes down to how best to organize these names so that they flow best in terms of fn, mn, and nns?

[name]Catherine[/name]. [name]Jane[/name] london. Nn kit, [name]Katie[/name] [name]Jane[/name], catherine jane or just call her [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. [name]London[/name]. Nn kit, [name]Katie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Jane[/name] london. [name]Elizabeth[/name]. nn kit

Other options for us? I remain very open to all comments and suggestions!


If your husband is still set on [name]Catherine[/name] and [name]Jane[/name], I’d go with [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name] with the nn [name]Katie[/name] [name]Jane[/name].

[name]Gabriela[/name], my husband just suggested [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name], as it is then open to various nicknames. I’m not sure about [name]Jane[/name] [name]Catherine[/name] mn [name]London[/name] vs [name]Catherine[/name] mn [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name] ? Suggestions?

[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name] is my vote… [name]Katie[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is darling and [name]Kit[/name] is a good nn as well (I like that one best) And congratulations on your baby girl!!!


I would use [name]Catherine[/name] as a first name and [name]Jane[/name] [name]London[/name] as a middle name. You can still call her [name]Katie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. It’s a beautiful name!

I think you can’t go wrong with [name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. I just don’t love nn [name]Cami[/name] for [name]Camille[/name], which is what she’ll probably get called in school. [name]Catherine[/name] has nicer nickname options [name]IMO[/name]. Plus, I just associate [name]Camille[/name] with [name]Camilla[/name], Duchess of Cornwall. Maybe I’m the only one though…not sure. Good luck!!