I say cat-uh-LEEN (similar to the French, but not quite), but if I was a reader I'd either settle on Kate-leen or Kate-line. The problem with character name pronunciation is that really the reader decides how they're going to say it, and often don't realize they're wrong. I do like Caitlin
, but not spelt Cateline
, and I think KATE-leen would be better spelt as Caitleen or something.
I like Caitlin
a lot. I know a Caitlin
, a Kaitlyn
, a Caitlyn
, and a Katelyn
. I've also seen Katlyn
pronounced that way which I really don't like. Katelyn
is my favorite, mostly because I'd want to use Kate
as a nickname and that way it's more intuitive.