Katherine & Katharine : classic or boring?

See the results of this poll: Katharine, Anna or Georgiana

Respondents: 23 (This poll is closed)

  • Katharine Beatrice Jane (Kate, Kit) : 12 (52%)
  • Anna Katharine Jane : 2 (9%)
  • Georgiana Kate (nicknames Georgia, Anna): 9 (39%)

I prefer [name]Katherine[/name] to [name]Katharine[/name], but it’s a lovely name and we would certainly use it if it weren’t my sister-in-law’s name. I also prefer [name]Katharine[/name] to [name]Anna[/name]. I think [name]Anna[/name] is more boring than [name]Katharine[/name], but I don’t really find either boring. If you are worried about it being “too boring”, I would put something a little more different in the middle.

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Myrtle[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Maude[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Wren[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Winter[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Aoife[/name]
[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Zara[/name]

Thank you, am considering:

[name]Katharine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jane[/name] (third name a family name) or (possibly)
[name]Anna[/name] [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

I have a serious crush on names like [name]Georgiana[/name], [name]Beatrice[/name] but feel too intimidated to use these in first name spot.

[name]Katharine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is stunning.

I know what you mean about names like [name]Beatrice[/name] and [name]Georgiana[/name] in the first name spot, but since it seems like you are planning on using two middles, you can be a bit more adventurous with the 2nd and 3rd names. The only reason I, personally, wouldn’t use [name]Anna[/name] with [name]Jane[/name] is that they have similar meanings. But its not really a big deal.

Oh! Thanks for that feedback, I didn’t realize that!

I’ll be honest. I hate the name. It’s my niece’s name & it drives me nuts. In fact, our whole family hates it. It’s classic but it doesn’t have the modern timelessness that names like [name]Alice[/name], [name]Olivia[/name], [name]Emma[/name], [name]Josephine[/name], & so many other names rock with style right now.

I love [name]Katherine[/name], I think it’s a fantastic name. [name]Kat[/name], [name]Kit[/name], [name]Kate[/name], [name]Katie[/name], [name]Kathy[/name]…so many choices! I know a [name]Katherine[/name] who pulled [name]Erin[/name] out of there!

[name]Katherine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is my pick!

well, I love both, but i’m going to go to the [name]Anna[/name] camp:) I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Anna[/name], [name]Annie[/name], [name]Anne[/name]… So timeless and classic. Not boring or plain at all. My DD is named [name]Annabel[/name] [name]Cait[/name], so I call her [name]Annie[/name] [name]Cait[/name] alot:) Sort of a combo of your ideas!

[name]Anna[/name] is so soothing. We have a very plain, [name]Smith[/name]-like last name and [name]Anna[/name] is slightly bland with it. But bland isn’t bad… [name]Anna[/name] is still timeless. Beats [name]Neveah[/name] Sparykle [name]Smith[/name].

I find both [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] timeless and elegant. [name]Lovely[/name] choices. I like [name]Anna[/name] a little bit more, more because of associations than because of the name itself though. Conservative to be sure but I think there’s a lot of virtue in that where names are concerned. There’s virtue in being more adventurous too, but if it’s not for you, it’s not for you.

I have a [name]Katharine[/name] and I love it! While we do love to call her [name]Katie[/name], [name]Kate[/name], and [name]Kat[/name], I also call her [name]Katharine[/name]. Using the full name [name]Katharine[/name] might be a way to avoid “boring” since not too many Katharines actually use the full name.

I posted pretty much this exact same question yesterday - I too am considering [name]Katharine[/name] and was worried it was boring. I love it though, and definitely prefer it to [name]Anna[/name]!

I think [name]Katherine[/name] is classic, but depends on if and what nicknames are used.

oooh! I love that you are considering [name]Katharine[/name] considering the other names in your ticker ([name]Geneva[/name] is one we considered, too) I love [name]Theodore[/name], [name]William[/name] & [name]Henry[/name], too.

Would you use the ‘double A’ [name]Katharine[/name] without fear of being corrected? I think it is so pretty.

I just read your thread! Sorry for the repost of almost the same question! I wouldn’t have asked had I read your post. Very interesting responses. Perhaps [name]Katharine[/name] is about to become a bit more popular.

[name]One[/name] of my main fears (which you probably are aware of since you read the thread I posted) was the [name]Katharine[/name] would constantly need correction, but I can’t overlook its beauty. [name]Katherine[/name] doesn’t have the same sparkle to me, sadly, so if we went with it, she’d be [name]Katharine[/name], no contest. :slight_smile:

I feel exactly the same way!!!

I don’t think it’s boring at all! It’s a beautiful name. I prefer [name]Katherine[/name] to [name]Katharine[/name], and prefer [name]Catherine[/name] to them both (a little less common than the K version but more vintage/classic if that’s what you’re going for.)

To me, [name]Katherine[/name] and [name]Anna[/name] are both classic! As they are, I prefer [name]Anna[/name] to [name]Katherine[/name], mainly because I adore the nn [name]Annie[/name] and I prefer the [name]Catherine[/name] spelling. [name]Georgiana[/name] [name]Kate[/name] happens to be my favorite of your combos, but I like the nns [name]Georgie[/name], [name]Gigi[/name], and [name]Annie[/name] better than [name]Georgia[/name] or [name]Anna[/name]. [name]Anna[/name] [name]Katherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is my second favorite combo.

Good luck!

I voted for [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. Timeless and elegant.