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One of my daughters is named Kaitlyn. I know this is a fairly common name, but I was just curious out of the people with that name that you know, how do they spell it?

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  • Kaitlyn

    37%
  • Katelyn

    15%
  • Caitlin

    23%
  • Caitlyn

    19%
  • Kaitlinn

    0%
  • Other, please comment

    3%
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Submitted by at 11:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2008
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Submitted by at 11:21 PM on Dec. 22, 2008
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  • whitephant...
    Submitted by   at 8:55 PM on December 23, 2008

    kaitlyn and katelyn are equally popular but my first instinct is to spell kaitlyn. my cousin's baby is katelyn and i'm forever spelling it kaitlyn

  • lesliemck8...
    Submitted by   at 12:31 AM on December 26, 2008

    All are popular but I haven't seen the second and fifth ones at all.

  • balagan_im...
    Submitted by   at 12:44 AM on December 26, 2008

    Caitlyn or Kaitlyn, I would guess. I think it's one of those names that no matter how YOU spell it, it will be spelled incorrectly by others. My and dd's names are like that.

  • Kyra_Athen...
    Submitted by   at 7:08 AM on December 26, 2008

    I believe the original Irish spelling is Caitlin. According to a Celtic baby name book, it should be pronounced Cotch-leen, but I've never heard it said that way.
    This is the book I read: http://www.amazon.com/Celtic-Names-Children-Over-000/dp/0862786762/ref=pd_sim_b_1

  • mynameismu...
    Submitted by   at 9:38 AM on December 26, 2008

    My niece is Kaitlin.

  • AMsMommy21...
    Submitted by   at 10:15 AM on December 26, 2008

    I worked in a daycare and saw this name A LOT (had three in my calss at one time, all spelled differently) the most common was Kaitlyn, then Caitlyn then Katelyn

  • kristal214...
    Submitted by   at 12:37 PM on December 26, 2008

    it doesn't really matter how you spell it, I think Caitlyn is more popular, but that's the older style spelling of it, (my cousin is Caitlyn) and nowadays Kaitlyn is more popular.. but any way you spell it someone is gonna spell it wrong.

  • Aemelia
    Submitted by   at 1:12 PM on December 26, 2008

    Maybe they should get really creative and just spell it Kate Lynn!

  • Aemelia
    Submitted by   at 1:13 PM on December 26, 2008

    You never see that anymore. A name spelled the traditional way. Everyone is so busy trying to be unique they all end up being the same in that they are overall generally spelled wrong.

  • dolphingur...
    Submitted by   at 1:37 PM on December 26, 2008

    My husband's cousin spells her name KATELYNN.

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