Ekaterina or Yekaterina

I used to love [name_f]Yekaterina[/name_f]. Now I love [name_f]Ekaterina[/name_f]. Wdyt?

Yes I get in Russian they’re the same. I myself am a Russian major. What I’m asking is what do you prefer?

I don’t know where you live but in [name_u]North[/name_u] American I think they would work better as a middle name. Truthfully, I don’t care for them as a first name.

Nope and nope. Are you looking for a unique spin on [name_f]Christina[/name_f] or [name_f]Katrina[/name_f]? What about [name_f]Augustina[/name_f], [name_f]Celestina[/name_f], [name_f]Florentina[/name_f], or [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]?

In Russian they are spelled and pronounced the same.

They’re the same name in Russian, Екатерина. The Е in Russian is pronounced “yeh” although it can also sound like “ee” when unstressed. It’s usually pronounced yeh-kah-tee-ree-nah, sometimes yeh-kah-tyeh-ree-nah.

For the pronunciation of eh-kat-eh-ree-nah, which I assume is what you thought, and for something more accessible in non-Russophone areas, I would go with Romanian [name_f]Ecaterina[/name_f] as that is a lot closer to what you want.