Cataleya

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I just saw this name in the Baby Names News section (floral names) and I had never heard it before but I really like it! I also think it would flow really well with our LN. Thoughts?

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  • Myosotis
    Myosotis
    Participant

    It’s beautiful! I like the actual flower name as well (Cattleya). I quite like the spelling as well, and if anyone’s into nicknames Cat and Leya are both great.

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    It went from complete obscurity (in fact, it was probably never used regularly as a given name) to #479 in 2012! That is a rocket-ship racer ascent in the world of baby names!

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Genuinely never heard that before. How’s it pronounced? cat-uh-lay-uh? The only thing I can really find on it is that it may come from a character in the movie Colombiana (never even heard of it, but I’m familiar with the actress) which came out in 2011 – might explain that sudden popularity, Anabel!

    It’s kinda pretty, maybe a little too weird for me though. Something about the spelling throws me off.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Wow, Anabel, I had no idea it was that popular; I had never heard it before but that is a HUGE jump for a baby name for sure!

    And I was assuming it was pronounced cat-uh-LAY-uh. I agree it has a few cute nn options.

    I think Catalina is really pretty, too, but unfortunately it always makes me think of the salad dressing.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    Cataleya intrigues me. It reminds me of Catalina and Mireya, in a way, and sort of combines the best aspects of those, but at the same time, I still prefer Catalina (for my beloved nn Tali!) and Mireya (which I just love to say, and I love the meaning!). Also, Cataleya shot up really, really fast, and I think I’d wait to see where it ranks in the next week or two before I added it to my list. If it jumped over half the SSA list in one year, where’s it going to go next?!

    Anabel Conner
    Anabel Conner
    Keymaster

    Its in our database, where you can find the pronunciation info. :-) Click here!

    …and yeah, that movie and character is entirely the reason why this name blew up.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Ya know….I have never heard of this BUT I think I like it! For someone else, not a name I’d use, but very pretty nonetheless. And it flows awesomely with your last name. I’d use the nickname Kate/Cate.

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