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Catrìona, seòrsa brèagh' eile na h-ainm brèagha seo (another pretty version of this pretty name).
-- gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
Catriona was a character in "Temple of the Dragon-slayer".
-- Arowen Half-Elven  1/18/2006
Catriona Balfe is an Irish fashion model.
-- khaotickharma  5/1/2006
Different name! Really like it.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2006
I'm surprised no one's mentioned the book by Robert Louis Stevenson. The book is named after the character, Catriona MacGregor Drummond, who eventually marries the main character, David Balfour.
-- squareular  6/9/2008
Catriona Ruan is the name of Northern Ireland's education minister, who's also an ex-tennis player.
-- rachypiesheepbaa  8/14/2008
This is my name and personally I'm not too fond of it, but I'm used to it now. I mostly don't like it because people call me really weird things like CATRONIA or KATIE or CATRON. I can deal with cat-tree-o-na as, but the other names are ridiculous. Other than that I found my name quite sophisticated.
-- better_to_live  4/18/2009
I enjoy this spelling and sound as an alternative to the English Catherine. I prefer the "c" variants to the "K" names. Catrine is close, but possibly too close to Katrina.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2009
This is my name but until recently I've never been fond of it. My whole life is full of teachers reading the register and calling me Cat-ri-o-na which drives me nuts. If people learnt how to pronounce it properly I would be totally fine with it. If you give this name to a kid, make sure you live in a place where people know that it isn't supposed to sound like you have a cat stuck up a tree.
-- MetaBolical  9/5/2009
Before the modernisation of their alphabet, and yes they DID do this, another spelling was Catroina and pronounced basically the same--depending on Scotland or Ireland.
-- Saoirse_1  4/17/2010
This is a beautiful name, and I prefer this spelling and find it more appealing than its variant "Katherine." Strong, unique, and (as I said) just beautiful.
Gorgeous name.
-- Hannah_E  3/16/2011
Catriona is the name of the main character in 'The Perfect Mother' by Margaret Leroy.
-- Anonymous User  8/31/2011
Catriona is the main character in the novel Fortunes by Vera Cowie.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2012
This is my middle name. I'm Scottish and have only ever met 2 other Catriona's, both of whom are now in their 20s. My name is Mhairi Catriona which flows right off your tongue (providing you can say both names!) and I love the fact they are both Scottish.
-- Anonymous User  7/2/2012
This Katherine variant allegedly became popularized after the Crusaders returned with tales of the legendary (and possibly mythical) saint named Catherine of Alexandria.
-- AlexandrianScrolls  7/16/2014
This is such a beautiful spelling of the name, I love it. Pronounced kah-TREE-na or ka-TREE-oh-na, either way I'm blown away by this gorgeous name.
-- RoseTintsMyWorld  5/11/2016

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