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I am a Christine. Although I have never liked it, it sounds pretty. It has been my experience that Christine is a leader's name, given to someone who wants to stand out. This is not me. My grandmother named me for the daughter of a Polish journalist, whose newspaper column she often read. My mother was ambitious for me, and wanted me to become writer, and I do have some writing talent.
Sebaku  6/24/2019
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Beautiful.
kayisforkeen  5/9/2019
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Christine Anne Perfect (known professionally as Christine McVie) is an English singer, songwriter, and keyboardist. She is mostly known for her work as a vocalist and keyboardist for Fleetwood Mac. McVie was also a keyboardist and backing vocalist for the English blues band Chicken Shack, which preceded her career with Fleetwood Mac.

McVie was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of Fleetwood Mac.
LukeJ  5/7/2019
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Christine Guldbrandsen is a Norwegian singer who represented her country in 2006 Eurovision with "Alvedansen". She automatically qualified due to Wig Wam's Top 10 placing last year but she did not replicate this success.
thezenithofnadir  4/22/2019
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Christine is a beautiful name in my opinion. It’s going on my list! I find this name to be strong yet classy and elegant. I also like the nickname Chrissy, and Chris as a tomboyish nickname.
xxCreative_Mindxx  4/7/2019
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This is my mum’s name, she either goes by Chris or Kitty. I think it’s a pretty name, especially pronounced in French. My mum personally doesn’t like it as many British Christine’s are somewhat older than her. I personally wouldn’t use it as I feel like it’s slightly dated and not in a vintage way. I would maybe use the name as a middle name, however, I really like Kit or Kitty which could honour my mother.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2019
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My name is Christine. I have never liked it because it was common when I was a child. There were 4 other Christines in my class. Also, it has always seemed a leader's name, or the name of someone who wants to be in charge. That is not me. I was named by my grandma after the daughter of a journalist.
Sebaku  2/20/2019
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Christine is a beautiful name! So cute and elegant! This is going to become another one of my favorite girl names! I think Christine is lovely as a first name or middle name!
And I also love the nicknames Chris, Chrissy, Christa, Christy, and Tine.
― Anonymous User  1/16/2019
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Christine Daae is a protagonist in the novel, the musical and movie The Phantom of the Opera.
Phantom of the Opera  12/30/2018
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In 2018, 41 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Christine who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 84th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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Boring name.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2018
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Christine Stuart is one of Gilbert Blythe's friends in Anne of The Island. Anne mistakes her for Gilbert's girlfriend and gets jealous.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
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The name Christine means a lot to me- it was passed through my family for a very long time.
Christine.e  2/6/2018
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The name Christine is French, English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch.
Christine.e  2/5/2018
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Christine means a Christian, a follower of Christ or a female christian.
Christine.e  2/5/2018
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Christine Keiko Agena is an American actress known professionally as Keiko Agena. Keiko Agena, a Japanese-American, was born in Honolulu, and began acting at the age of 10. She attended Mid-Pacific Institute preparatory school in O‘ahu, and Whitman College for one year as a drama major.
lilolaf  7/28/2017
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I am a Kristyne and used to hate being called my full name. I felt like I did something wrong. Now, my husband uses it, and it feels nice and intimate. I have known many by this name, and I have found we come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, religions, temperaments, aspirations and ages. One commonality has been intelligence and another compassion. I am very happy to be one of the Clan.
Kris420  7/2/2017
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The name Christine was given to 388 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Christine are female.
― Anonymous User  6/7/2017
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My name is Christine and my middle name is Rose. My grandmother Rose Anne wanted to give me this first name Christine, but my grandpa hated it! In France, "Christine" is very widespread, well at least in the 60s. Now maybe less...
Christinerose  6/2/2017
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Christine Joan Taylor-Stiller is an American actress, best known for her roles as Melody Hanson on Hey Dude, Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie, Holly Sullivan in The Wedding Singer, Matilda Jeffries in Zoolander and Katherine Veatch in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story.
cutenose  5/26/2017
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Christine Hà is an American chef, writer, and TV host. She is the first blind contestant of MasterChef and the winner of its third season in 2012.
lilolaf  3/2/2017
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Christine is my middle name. Angelina Christine. Lol I've never thought that much of my middle name. But I think it's cool.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2017
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I love it. It's not too common and it sounds like a princess name, but not too princessy. Like it would age well, unlike the name Elsa.
Luvbug86  9/2/2016
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628 Christine is a minor planet orbiting the Sun.
Aledis  8/9/2016
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This is my friend's sister's name, and she spells it Kristyne. She goes by Kristy, which I think is a cute nickname. I think this is a nice name, but it's kind of boring. I much prefer the name Christina.
1836732  6/11/2016
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I was born when it was in the 96% range and every class I had contained at least one other Christine (or variant) and a couple Christophers. Sometimes even the initial system didn't work because half of us had the middle name Marie (no, I'm not Canadian). I always liked it, I just wish it hadn't been SO popular.

My pet theory on its recent decline is that many people don't want to wear their religion on their sleeves these days - and one can't be any more obvious than Christine Marie. In my case it was a family name, handed down for hundreds of years.

I only beg one thing: spell it with a K if you must, but don't get creative with it. No one needs to be named Khrystyne. Ugh!
CWitch  8/22/2015
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This is my middle name and I like it. Sometimes, when I was younger, I wished it was Christina - but now I'm content with Christine. I like that it's not a filler middle name. Or at least I don't think it is. I like Christiana as well.
― Anonymous User  8/3/2015
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I like this name a lot more than the similar name of Christina. It sounds less trendy and preppy.
― Anonymous User  6/29/2015
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I love this name, it's so beautiful!
― Anonymous User  12/27/2014
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My name is Christine. Many people think it means annoying. :( I have read other comments on my name. Everyone says crazy like Chrissy, which confuses me since Chrissy is my nickname.
Chrissy2002  12/19/2014
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Christine is my mothers middle name, so I'll probably use it as one of my daughters names. Right now, I have Rosemary Christine as a combo.
igoesrawrOMG  8/30/2014
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I love this name! It's so classy and pretty.
Cassidy_  3/5/2014
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I like the name Christine, and I wish it were my first name.
Anyway, famous bearers of the name, include:
1. Christine Daae- The fictional, young, innocent, and naive Swedish soprano singer. She is a protege of Erik (The Phantom of the Opera), whom she believes is the Angel of Music that her father sent to her after his death. I want to play her in the musical, being a soprano myself and loving the music that she sings, but the character of Christine irritates me because she has no backbone.
2. Christine Taylor-An actress who is the wife of Ben Stiller. She played Marcia Brady in The Brady Bunch Movie. She was also in the movies Zoolander and Dodgeball with Ben Stiller.
3. Christine Bleakley- An Irish television presenter who is known for hosting The One Show and Daybreak
4. Christine Estabrook- Veteran actress who began in the 1980s Hometown and more recently Mad Men and American Horror Story.
gh1995  7/25/2013
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This is my daughters name and this saying still sticks. She is loving caring and gentle at times. She has her moments but she is still so caring. And a good combination with Christine for a middle name is Elaine. It's a toung twister at first but it's nice. Christine Elaine.
LovelyRomantic21  5/13/2013
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Christine Hargensen was the name of one of the antagonists from Stephen King's novel, "Carrie."
Meadow  2/20/2013
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Christine (1772-1773) was the daughter of King Frederick William II of Prussia and his second wife Friederike.
CarolinW  7/18/2012
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Christine (1601-1601) was the oldest daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand II and his wife Maria Anna.
CarolinW  7/16/2012
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Since my name is Christina, I have been called this name by well-meaning people many times. Although that can be kind of annoying, I do like Christine just a bit better than my name. Something about it just seems more graceful and feminine to me. Plus, I feel like it suits all ages very well, from a little baby to a old woman. I can see it fitting at any stage of life. It's fairly uncommon without being weird or unusual. It's a great, refreshing choice for a girl these days, I love it. :)
spaz123  7/8/2012
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Christine (1606-1663) was the daughter of Henry IV of France and his wife Maria.
CarolinW  6/13/2012
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Christine (1571-1580) was the oldest daughter of William V, Duke of Bavaria and his wife Renata of Lorraine.
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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My name is Krystyne, but pronounced the same.
klaramie  4/20/2012
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This is my name and I never really liked it because everyone spelled it wrong but now I luv luv luv it!
― Anonymous User  10/21/2011
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This name brings to mind a very grounded, down-to-earth and funny girl with a good personality. It reminds me of the gorgeous Christine Taylor, the winsome wife of Ben Stiller. I've never known a Christine, only Christinas. Christina seems harsh and stuck-up, like blond preppy girls and Christina Aguilera. Christine is humble and pretty.
DaphneSusan  3/12/2011
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Haha! Evil cars...
XD
That's the only reason I sorta like this name, because of Stephen King.
abbeynotch  2/25/2011
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This name is pretty and not too popular nowadays. I'm always called it because my name is Christina. XP
Chrila96  9/30/2010
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This was my name; I changed it when I turned 18. It's beautiful on other people, and it's not trashy or anything, but I absolutely hated being called Christine. Plus Christina, Christine, Christy, and all the variants are far too common. I was one of four Christines in my graduating class.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2010
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I like the spelling Christine, but saying it like 'Cris-Tee-Na'. :)
1998emma  3/5/2010
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I think Christine is a name that should be preserved for a long time. I prefer Christine over Christina and other variants.
Milena Scialfa  10/18/2009
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The meaning of Christine is "follower of Christ".
― Anonymous User  10/7/2009
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I guess a famous bearer could be Christine Gambito, better known as popular YouTube member HappySlip.
emmiix3  3/13/2009
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Polish-American actress Christine Jane Baranska, born 2th May 1952, Buffalo, New York.
Emilie007  12/21/2008
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I found a good song called "Christine" on iTunes by this pop-rap dude Heady Hustla.
namesake2008  12/8/2008
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Christine does not mean "Christian" or "christ-like", nor is it a variant of Christina.

Christine is the original feminine form of Christopher which means "Christ-Bearer". Similar to Israel in the old-testament, the first Christopher (Saint Christopher) was dubbed so because he carried the Christ-child over a river.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2008
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Vocalist of member band X, Christine "Exene" Červenková (1st February 1956, Chicago, Illinois).
Emilie007  11/18/2008
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Nice but a bit old fashioned.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2008
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I'd say this name fits demure and graceful people best. And to those who actually named their (quoted from Ms Slight Night Shiver) "wallflowery, mousy, geeky, and fat female characters in movies, TV shows, etc" this, I can only say "please refine your taste".
seraphine_eternal  6/16/2008
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Christine Kochanski is the name of a female character in the popular BBC cult tv show 'Red Dwarf'.
Lynsey777  6/14/2008
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It's not an ugly name or anything, but it's bland, boring, and far too common. This seems to be the name people shove to wallflowery, mousy, geeky, and fat female characters in movies, TV shows, etc. Not very exciting. Well, at least no one can say it sounds ditzy, immature, or trashy.
slight night shiver  5/18/2008
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I'm rather fond of this name, if not only because of Christine from Phantom of the Opera.
Pippin  4/26/2008
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A famous bearer is American actress Christine Baranski (born May 2, 1952). She received 4 Emmy Award nominations for her role as Maryann Thorpe on the Cybill Shepherd-starring sitcom "Cybill", winning one. She was nominated for an Emmy for a guest shot on the series "Frasier", and also has won 2 Tony Awards for supporting roles in plays "The Real Thing" and "Rumors".
AndrewJKD  3/17/2008
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Christine Tucker is a famous bearer. Christine is a commercial airline pilot and is included in the new book: in Their Shoes. The book is written by Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
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Christine Noelle sounds very pretty and from what I've heard is very Christian, for those of you of that belief. Personally, I don't care what the name means, if it sounds pretty I shall take.
Raynebo  1/12/2008
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There's a song by the band "Sugarcult" named Christine.
scott  10/25/2007
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My name is Christine. When I was young I found the spelling boring but now that I'm an adult I'm glad it has traditional spelling. It is a great name as it adapts easily to age. When I was young I was "Chrissy" (and still am to family) but as I grew I was able to use "Chris". I try & avoid introducing myself as Christine as it does sound very formal and when people use it it feels like I'm in trouble! It is handy to have a name that can be misconstrued as a male name (Chris) as it can generate more attention when writing letters/emails to authorities etc. It's also good that it's not a really common name.
Blossom  10/22/2007
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My name is Christine, and my middle is Rose. My parents say it's because I was born on Christmas Day (12/25) and my dad is named, "Christopher." My middle name is a variant for my mother, "Rosie."

I do like my name but nicknames are tough for me. I know a lot of Christophers," who go by "Chris" and "Chrissy" or "Christy" have never suited me. I still love go by "Chris" but I prefer it to be spelled, "Kris."

Throughout grade school, intermediate, and high school I've only known 1 other person named, "Christine."

For some strange reason a lot of people mistake my name for, "Christina." In fact, my cousin-in-law is named "Christina," and people call her, "Christine."
rove  9/16/2007
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On the new hit tv series, "The New Adventures of Old Christine," Julia Louis-Dreyfus plays Christine Campbell.

Christine Ebersole is a Tony-winning Broadway actress.
popular1  8/17/2007
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I think Christine is a very pretty name.
imogen213  8/3/2007
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This is my middle name and I love it. My sister named my niece after my middle name and she hates being called Chrissy or Christy or any nicknames, but the name Christine is beautiful. Love it. :)
alyse88  3/25/2007
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My aunt is named Christine but people call her Chris (which I dislike as a nickname for a girl.) I think it's a very beautiful name and I like it a lot better than Christina.
― Anonymous User  3/24/2007
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A very pretty name that isn't too young or old.
7up  3/2/2007
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I think the name Christine is a beautiful name, That's my name and I have gotten many compliments. It sounds good for a girl that has darker hair or was born in the spring!
calli_gurl13  1/25/2007
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I think Christine is a wonderful name. It's the name of my absolute best friend. And I think that "Rachel" is a great middle name for this name. It just has a ring to it.
hereiamagainxx6  1/11/2007
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This is my middle name; Andrea Christine. I believe it means Christ-like. And yeah, I guess I like it. =P
jaylastarlight  12/29/2006
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A unique alternative is the French name Christelle (pronounced krees-TEL).
― Anonymous User  10/8/2006
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Listen to the German pronunciation of Christine here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
_satu_  9/3/2006
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Christine is a beautiful name in my opinion, with a lovely, warm sound, yet quite reasonable and classical. Too bad it means a Christian, as I'm going to raise my child in the Wiccan tradition.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2006
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Christine de Pizan is a famous bearer of this name. Christine de Pizan is seen to be one of the first feminists, and Europe's first female professional writer. She used language to show that women could play an effective role in society and challenged misogyny within the arts.
poetic_freedom  8/13/2006
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Christine Lakin is an American actress.
Maggie_Simpson  8/6/2006
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My name is Christina and I'm always called Chrisine. My impression of Christine is harsh and rash.
estell  7/22/2006
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Christine is a beautiful name, lots of great nicknames and a name you can grow up with.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
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I hate the name Christine. Christine is the name of a girl who is in a relationship with the guy I would DIE to be with. So yeah, she makes me hate the name Christine.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2006
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My best friend's name is Christine and she doesn't really like it so we call her Chrissie or Chrissy.
― Anonymous User  5/13/2006
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Christine is a great name and not a fad name at all. It also makes a great middle name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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My understanding of the name Christine, is that it is an early form of "Christian", Greek for "an anointed Christian."
― Anonymous User  1/15/2006
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My name is Christine. I like it because it is sort of unusual but not really weird. People always start out calling me "Christina" which is a little annoying, but you get used to it. It's a good name, but don't put it with the name Ann. Ann is my middle name and I don't like it.
christine101  12/7/2005
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YOU GUYS ARE SO RANDOM! Oh well, I like the name Christine and I think I'm going to call my daughter it, but not because it reminds me of the girl from the Phantom, lol. I didn't like her anyway, she didn't stay with the phantom lol. And just to let you know you should all read the book it's great.
charis  10/27/2005
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The name is beautiful. I once recall knowing a person, so NOT naive and so NOT shallow. She was a real nice person and smelled really good like lemons. She was also a lot better than everyone else at tennis and things like that. Pretty much the kind of person you would want to be if you were a girl.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2005
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This is the title of a Stephen King novel, made into a film in 1983.
wiswina  9/3/2005
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Christine is the name of the evil car in Stephen King's novel of the same name. She's a '58 Plymouth Fury who is jealous of her owner's girlfriend. Silly, scary book and movie.
breakofday  10/9/2008
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Also nice when spelled with a k, as "Kristine".
PVega  6/9/2005
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Christine is the name of the young girl in the famous musical, The Phantom Of The Opera, which has been adapted into a motion picture.
Vaeltaa  2/15/2005

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