Cara

(41 Posts)
mammamiaaaaa Sat 08-Mar-14 11:28:46

I like this but is it a bit common now due to the model cara delevigne?

callamia Sat 08-Mar-14 11:30:25

I like it, and I'd never have thought of anyone else with that name. I haven't met any baby Caras either.

2girls4lou Sat 08-Mar-14 11:52:14

I like it but did immediately think of Cara Delevigne, not that that is a bad thing. I don't think it's too common either

Topaz25 Sat 08-Mar-14 12:18:20

I love it! Such a lovely meaning. It didn't make me think of the model. There's always the alternative spelling of Kara if you want to make it a bit different from her name.

Greenandcabbagelooking Sat 08-Mar-14 12:21:12

I love it! My friend from university is called Cara, and she's lovely. I prefer C to K spelling though.

Floggingmolly Sat 08-Mar-14 12:21:58

Is it common? It's more usual in Ireland, where it means "friend".
It's lovely smile

EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 12:23:47

It's a lovely name. I'm Irish and love the meaning smile .

No-one will remember Cara Delevigne in 2 years time.

And don't spell it with a K. It's horrible.

maillotjaune Sat 08-Mar-14 12:27:54

I love it, makes me think of a really lovely woman I used to work with. Don't know of any Cara at DCs' school.

Topaz25 Sat 08-Mar-14 12:28:16

Kara is a legitimate alternative, it's from the Cornish word, meaning love. There's more information on the name Cara, related names and other famous bearers here. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cara_%28given_name%29

GwenStacy Sat 08-Mar-14 12:30:08

Our daughter has Kara as a middle name. It was a geeky compromise - husband wanted Gwen Stacy, I settled for Kara after Battlestar Galactica, Powergirl and Supergirl ;-)

Topaz25 Sat 08-Mar-14 12:34:07

Yes, it reminds me of Battlestar Galactica too. Sadly can't use it for a girl as DH wants Gaius for a boy and that sibling combination might be a bit weird! But if we did use it I would defineitley want the Battlestar Galactica spelling!

Topaz25 Sat 08-Mar-14 12:34:17

*definitely

scottishmummy Sat 08-Mar-14 12:36:22

I do think of the elastic faced model when hearing cara
But it's a nice name
The name will have more longevity than a gurning model

scottishmummy Sat 08-Mar-14 12:38:54

Gaius?christ no.sounds like gallus

VerucaInTheNutRoom Sat 08-Mar-14 12:39:18

I know lots of little girls called Cara but then I do live in NI.

FastWindow Sat 08-Mar-14 12:41:26

Love, love love Cara/Kara. Was my choice for Ds if he was a girl.

Also love Kari. It's Norwegian.

Topaz25 Sat 08-Mar-14 13:56:48

Gaius?christ no.sounds like gallus

Hadn't heard of gallus before lol. That's interesting. We're not in Scotland though so I don't think it will be a problem and the middle part of the name is different.

wigglesrock Sat 08-Mar-14 14:27:39

I live in NI & know about 7 Caras under 5.

It's a lovely name.

pommedeterre Sat 08-Mar-14 18:12:44

We are considering it if dc3 is a girl!

For us with a c and thinking of the Italian connotation.

Dont know any others!

winterhat Sat 08-Mar-14 18:47:31

It's a lovely Italian name. Much clearer-sounding than Clara.

Glasshammer Sat 08-Mar-14 18:50:55

Clara is also nice

EyelinerQueen Sat 08-Mar-14 18:52:14

Re: Italian names I've always loved Chiara. So pretty.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 09-Mar-14 05:22:55

I have a small one, and we know 1 adult, 1 teen and 1 other small. Only had compliments, but maybe I just don't know enough blunt/rude people ;)

crazylady2013 Sun 09-Mar-14 08:48:18

My name is Caragh (silent "gh"). The spelling has confused people but I haven't minded having the name and never knew anybody with the same name (even the different versions).

dancemom Sun 09-Mar-14 08:51:51

I'm in Scotland and know a Cara, a Kara and a few variations such as Kiara!

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