What do you think of the name [name_f]Katrina[/name_f]? Has the hurricane hurt it too badly to use? I think it’s sweet and spunky.

I don’t know whether enough time has passed since the hurricane (this might depend on where you live - I suspect in the southern U.S. it wouldn’t be well-received, but that’s just a guess). I agree with you that it seems sweet and spunky. [name_f]My[/name_f] main concern apart from the hurricane is whether it might be a bit dated now - I knew a few Katrinas growing up and I haven’t heard of it being used on babies in recent years. (This too might be a regional phenomenon.)

If you are concerned about the hurricane connection, maybe you could use [name_f]Katharina[/name_f]? It is pronounced differently than [name_f]Katrina[/name_f].

[name_u]LOVE[/name_u] [name_f]Katrina[/name_f]! I’m sick of all this hurricane nonsense! [name_f]Camille[/name_f] was a really devastating hurricane from the 1960’s and the name has bounced back! [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] is beautiful. I know an eleven year old named [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] (obviously named pre-hurricane) and she doesn’t have any problems!

I live in Australia, so it’s difficult for me to know whether people would think of the hurricane. I think it’s fine to use, people will come to associate it with the girl they know, not the hurricane and I think anyone who asked her whether she was named after the hurricane would be plain rude. [name_m]Don[/name_m]'t let the hurricane stop you!
I have a friend named [name_f]Katrina[/name_f], so that makes me like the name more! She shortens it to [name_f]Kat[/name_f] or Trin which are both cute nns.
If you want an alternative what about [name_f]Katrin[/name_f]?

I think [name_f]Katrina[/name_f] is just fine. The hurricane was nearly a decade ago, and most people (at least the ones not in the South) are getting over the shock and the name-aversion. If you want something similar, try [name_f]Katarina[/name_f] or Katrian.

I have the same dilemma! I adore the name, but I don’t know how people would react if I used it. Since it’s been almost a decade since it happened I think it would be okay to use. Plus, like another poster said, there have been other hurricanes with names that people have used since they hit and no one automatically thinks of it.

If you’re in [name_f]Louisiana[/name_f], Mississippi, or even [name_u]Texas[/name_u], I’d avoid it. Otherwise, I think it’s fine to use, but I do agree with the poster above that it’s a bit dated. Have you considered the beautiful and more refined [name_f]Katerina[/name_f]?

If you need a alternate name how about [name_f]Katerina[/name_f] or [name_f]Katia[/name_f]

I wouldn’t use it. I have a bad association with [name_f]Katrina[/name_f], and not just because of the hurricane.

I think the [name_f]Catriona[/name_f] spelling improves it a bit.

As I live in [name_f]Louisiana[/name_f], I would probably never use it. However, there was a hurricane [name_m]Andrew[/name_m]-we don’t see that declining in popularity, do we? I even have an Uncle [name_m]Andrew[/name_m](humorously, my Aunt’s name is [name_f]Ann[/name_f]). I do think it’s spunky, and would make a great way to stand out amongst all the [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]'s/[name_f]Katherine[/name_f]'s.