Saturday, September 03, 2011
I’ve been on a tangent to find the proper pronunciation of my first name, Caitlin.
I usually just go by my nickname Courti, from my middle name Courtney, but I want the true pronunciation of Caitlin.
I’ve read that ‘kate-lyn’ is an Americanization pronunciation, or that the movies thought it sounded prettier.
I’ve come across some different ways to say it like: cawt-leen, koyt-leen, cawtch-leen, catch-leen Which is right?
After all, you don’t hear ‘Sean’ pronounced ‘seen’ or ‘Seamus’ pronounced ‘see mus’, Yvette pronounced 'Y' vette, I've heard 'Ian' pronounced 'I'an and 'Eye-an'
So, why not pronounce Caitlin the proper way.
Although, for whatever reasons, some Sean’s may call themselves ‘Seen’.
I just read that the Irish don't have the letter 'K' or 'H'. Is that right?!
If anyone can advise me of what is proper I’d appreciate it.