Catesby?

See the results of this poll: What do you think about the name Catesby?

Respondents: 37 (This poll is closed)

  • I like it for a boy : 4 (11%)
  • I like it for a girl : 3 (8%)
  • I like it for either : 4 (11%)
  • I don’t like it for anybody.: 26 (70%)

[name_m]How[/name_m] should it be pronounced–like [name_m]Gatsby[/name_m] with a C or like Cates-[name_f]Bee[/name_f]?

Cates-bee!

I love the look of Catesby a lot, but find it rather surnamey. It’s actually just the type of surname I’d love to pick for a novel I might one day write, but I’m not sure how I feel about it up front. I [name_f]ADORE[/name_f] [name_f]Cate[/name_f], and I think Catesby nn [name_f]Cate[/name_f] is cute, and, for that reason, I can’t see it as very masculine, but it doesn’t feel that feminine or namey for a girl to me, either, if that makes any sense? So I’m voting for girl, although it seems more surnamey to me than anything, and I find it hard to see it on a girl, too…

Good luck!