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Lakshmi 01-05-2007 01:18 AM

If Miss Middleton bacome a royal consort, of course Princess Catherine sounds better than Princess Kate. I voted for Catherine. I read somewhere that she prefers to be called Catherine and only madia chose to call her Kate, same as with Diana, called by media Di.

Penny Lane 01-05-2007 02:14 AM

I voted for Kate I have just always liked the name it may well be Catherine if the become engaged or when she is given a title but I think Kate would work just as well.:flowers:

lise 01-05-2007 02:56 AM

I voted for Catherine because I like that name and it sounds regal to me.

Roslyn 01-05-2007 03:04 AM

I picked Kitty, because I thought someone should! Then I discovered someone else had too, so I am obviously not the only odd one here:lol:

Catherine is a lovely name and certainly sounds more regal, but I fear she's going to be stuck with Kate. Whatever the correct form, "Princess Kate" is just so much easier to say and print than "Catherine, Duchess of (whatever)".

Avalon 01-05-2007 10:41 AM

I picked Kate just because I like the sound of it.
Catherine is more regal, of course, but I see nothing wrong with Kate as well.

Incas 01-06-2007 01:26 AM

For now, I'll go with Kate. However, if there is a announcement later, I'll go with whatever name she decides to be formally known as. She should have the final say.

MoonlightRhapsody 01-06-2007 02:01 AM

For now, "Kate" is a nice and approachable-sounding name. It's very unintimidating and friendly. However, *if/when* she becomes a princess, "Catherine" would be the best/only choice for an official name.

Frothy 01-06-2007 03:17 AM

I'm using Kate since everybody calls her that and I've yet to hear from her own lips that she prefers Catherine... and on TRF "Kate" is quicker to type!:lol: But I fully agree with Incas, I will use whatever name she decides to use.

If she is engaged she will give an engagement interview I expect and then she will be able to say.

But in terms of titles, her real name won't appear in her title, whatever it is. She will never be "HRH Catherine, the Duchess of Clarence" or whatever. She'll just be "The Duchess of Clarence" or "Princess William of Wales" and her name wouldn't be in her title unless she got divorced, which I hope would never happen!

Frothy 01-06-2007 03:32 AM

She would join a long line of Queens named Catherine:

Catherine de Valois (Henry V)
Catherine of Aragorn (Henry VIII)
Catherine Howard (Henry VIII)
Catherine Parr (Henry VIII)
Catherine of Braganza (Charles II)

(before standard spelling there were many variants on the name, and still are, but it's the same name!)

Quality Blonde 01-06-2007 08:16 AM

Yes, evidently she would/should use her full christened name. But many people have family nick names or names of endearment from their partners. So I doubt they go around calling each other Catherine and William.

Well observed Frothy, just what I was thinking.

Princess_K 01-06-2007 12:00 PM

She'll be HRH the Duchess of Cambridge.

If she was Princess anything it would be because William hadn't been given a dukedom yet, in which case she would be HRH Princess William of Wales.

Elspeth 01-06-2007 12:47 PM

She'll only be the Duchess of Cambridge if William is created Duke of Cambridge, which isn't certain.

wittykitty 01-06-2007 01:32 PM

Kate is a cute and popular nick name for a little girl and Willian and her close friends and famiy use it in private But in public I think now that she's in the work force and an adult and possible Consort and she likes Catherine so I thinks it's respectul to use it.
Wittykitty

TonyaR 01-06-2007 05:28 PM

I chose Catherine because it's her name. It was given to her at birth, and a person has a right to be called by their own name if that's what they prefer. It is their name, after all. It really doesn't matter if it sounds regal or not, her name is what it is.
It amazes me that someone has said they don't want to call her Catherine because she isn't a princess. What does one thing have to do with the other? If her name is Catherine then it's Catherine! It doesn't matter whether it sounds like it belongs to a street sweeper, a street walker, or a Queen.
It's not like referring to her as Catherine instead of Kate is some sort of reward for princess-like behaviour, and referring to her as Kate is more appropriate if you don't like her! Catherine is her name. Why not call her by her name if that's what she likes?

Toledo 01-07-2007 12:17 AM

Catherine has more impact than plain Princess Kate, too informal for a future crowned queen consort. Kate should remain just as a nickname for those close to her. Now one other question, will it be Catherine with a C or Katherine with a K?

Chiyo 01-07-2007 01:03 AM

What, no one's suggested Salomé yet? ;)

Sereta 01-07-2007 03:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lakshmi
If Miss Middleton bacome a royal consort, of course Princess Catherine sounds better than Princess Kate. I voted for Catherine. I read somewhere that she prefers to be called Catherine and only madia chose to call her Kate, same as with Diana, called by media Di.

I don't think the press came up with this name. It was well documented quite awhile back that Kate had asked everyone at school to call her Kate so she could blend in. I don't know if it was during regular school or university though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chiyo
What, no one's suggested Salomé yet? ;)

Hey let's call her Debbie. She looks like a Debbie. :lol:

Sister Morphine 01-07-2007 04:59 AM

Nah, she looks like an Ashley to me. Or an Amy.

Paula** 01-07-2007 07:51 AM

I voted for Kate, but i think Catherine is more royal so if she becomes royal she should use Catherine.

WindsorIII 01-07-2007 03:47 PM

I also like Kate for now because this is how we know her. But if she were ever to become queen, I think Catherine fits more when you look at history.

I like Queen Catherine or even Princess Catherine. Princess Kate sounds too childish and unroyal But I like it for now. She looks like a Kate.

No matter what her name is for public reasons, IMO William will always call her Kate.


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