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[Opinions] How do you pronounce Katherine?
KATH-e-rin or KATH-rin? I tend to use the second pronunciation most of the time, but I am from the deep south in th US. I am not sure if regional differences would effect the typical pronunciation.Top names:Girl: Emma, Katherine, Charlotte, Mia, and Anna.
Boys: Daniel, Liam, James, and David.
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I pronounce all three syllables but the middle one is said quickly and is not as distinct as the others. I grew up in the Midwest and the West (US).

This message was edited by the author 6/14/2019, 10:38 PM

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My oldest child is named Katherine and I've always pronounced it with three syllables. She does as well. I'm pretty sure we're the only two in the immediate family who do this. I live in Central Virginia, btw.

This message was edited by the author 6/15/2019, 11:22 AM

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KATH-rin New England
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This is my sister's name, for us the e is silent. We're from the American Southwest.
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My name is Catherine and I pronounce it essentially as 2 syllables, but with a very brief, barely perceptible middle syllable. I dislike when people pronounce it with 3 very distinct syllables.
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First. I live in Wales but speak with a strong English accent.
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Kaeyth'rine. One usually would not hear the /e/ which follows the /h/ from the /th/ sound unless the name is stated slowly.Personally, I am a fast talker but with an extremely low voice: the lower the voice, the slower the vocal vibrations.
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Kath-rin.I'm from the west coast (US).
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Hmm. It's a little scary that I don't know how I pronounce my own middle name and had to say it out loud multiple times to figure it out...but I think I'm a mix of both? For me, the 'e' is *there*, but it's super fast and you probably wouldn't hear it unless you were listening for it!I'm from NC but my parents are from upstate NY and I spent 14 years there growing up
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I say KATH-rin. The other pronunciation sounds too stilted when I say it.
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KATH-e-rin. I think KATH-rin is more common here in SoCal though.edit: after repeating it to myself a thousand times I'd say my pronunciation is more like KA-ther-in

This message was edited by the author 6/13/2019, 1:06 PM

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And another thingI taught a child once whose name was Catheline. I pronounced it like Kathleen, and she corrected me: it was, she said, cath-uh-leen. I thanked her and moved on; usually I don't use nicknames when I'm teaching, unless I get asked to, but I called her Cathy from that day on, and she accepted it quit happily. I just couldn't force myself to say all three syllables.
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KATH-e-rin in my head, KATH-rin out loud
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KATH-rinI have not heard it any other way.
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Usually, I pronounce it as KATH-rin, though I say it slow enough, then it becomes KATH-e-rin.
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I'm not really sure. I feel like I use both. I "see" it as three syllables, but if I say it out loud it sounds more like Kath-rin.
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Yes, this exactlyTotally agree, and funny enough it happens to be my own name (a different spelling)
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KATH-e-rin. I come from New Jersey, a part of the country where the tendency is to pronounce all syllables. An Englishman once commented upon it when he heard me speak: "I love your accent. The way you pronounce each syllable."
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KATH-rin
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Two syllables. I'm South African, but Brits think I'm a Brit when they hear me talk.
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