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View Poll Results: Which name do you prefer for Kate(Catherine) Middleton?
Kate 50 35.71%
Catherine 81 57.86%
Katy 0 0%
Katie 1 0.71%
Cate 2 1.43%
Kat 2 1.43%
Kitty 2 1.43%
Kit 1 0.71%
Cathy 0 0%
Cathie 0 0%
Kathie 0 0%
other (please specify) 1 0.71%
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:18 AM
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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.

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Old 01-05-2007, 01:14 AM
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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.

Old 01-05-2007, 01:56 AM
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I voted for Catherine because I like that name and it sounds regal to me.
Old 01-05-2007, 02:04 AM
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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

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)".
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:41 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2007, 12:26 AM
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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.
Old 01-06-2007, 01:01 AM
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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.
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Old 01-06-2007, 02:17 AM
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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! 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!
Old 01-06-2007, 02:32 AM
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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!)
Old 01-06-2007, 07:16 AM
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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.
Old 01-06-2007, 11:00 AM
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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.
Old 01-06-2007, 11:47 AM
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She'll only be the Duchess of Cambridge if William is created Duke of Cambridge, which isn't certain.
Old 01-06-2007, 12:32 PM
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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.
Old 01-06-2007, 04:28 PM
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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?
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:17 PM
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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?
Old 01-07-2007, 12:03 AM
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What, no one's suggested Salomé yet?
Old 01-07-2007, 02:30 AM
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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.

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What, no one's suggested Salomé yet?
Hey let's call her Debbie. She looks like a Debbie.
Old 01-07-2007, 03:59 AM
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Nah, she looks like an Ashley to me. Or an Amy.
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Old 01-07-2007, 06:51 AM
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I voted for Kate, but i think Catherine is more royal so if she becomes royal she should use Catherine.
Old 01-07-2007, 02:47 PM
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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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