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Variations of Carol?

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wishingonastartonight Sat 19-Nov-16 22:46:09

I have an aunt Carol who is really, really special to me and I'd like to use her name if I have a DD.

Unfortunately Carol is a bit meh... blush. Not mega keen on Caroline.

Are there any other Carol-y names?

CauliflowerSqueeze Sat 19-Nov-16 22:47:36

Holly ? Christmas connection?

Carly? Karleen. Carla.

wishingonastartonight Sat 19-Nov-16 22:48:26

grin My aunt was born on Christmas Eve actually- the family joke was that she was a Christmas Carol.

nancy75 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:49:27

I went to school with a Carolina

Pallisers Sat 19-Nov-16 22:50:27

I think Caroline is lovely actually.



Or give her Carol as a middle name?

Thatwaslulu Sat 19-Nov-16 22:50:55


elvisola Sat 19-Nov-16 22:51:15


wishingonastartonight Sat 19-Nov-16 22:52:02

I think South for Carolina.

I am beginning to think that Caroline might grow on me. It's unusual for a baby now but not too out there.

Pallisers Sat 19-Nov-16 22:53:19

Caroline is really lovely - classic but not common any more. Lots of shortenings your could use too.

rainbow99 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:53:26

What about Eve since she was born on Xmas eve?

OrlandaFuriosa Sat 19-Nov-16 22:54:33

I love Caroline but

Carole ( like Mrs Middleton..)

nancy75 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:55:30

The Carolina I knew was pronounced differently to the us state, it was Lina rather than line a at the end ( does that make sense confused)

TenThousandSpoons Sat 19-Nov-16 22:57:35


OrlandaFuriosa Sat 19-Nov-16 22:58:07

Or go Christmassy, and tell her about the connection


Or go for song


Cucumber5 Sat 19-Nov-16 22:59:45

Clara Cara

UnsuccessfullyAdulting Sat 19-Nov-16 23:02:53

OP what about Coral?

OlennasWimple Sat 19-Nov-16 23:03:54

Carol comes from the same root as Charles (meaning "man"), so as well as Carole / Caroline type names, Charlotte, Carla, Carlotta would also provide a connection to your aunt

Shurelyshomemistake Sat 19-Nov-16 23:23:40

Carolyn is classy and less dated than Caroline to my ears.

Carrie is underused now and lovely (to me at least)

Sophronia Sat 19-Nov-16 23:24:42

Caroline is lovely

Lucked Sat 19-Nov-16 23:28:34

I prefer Caroline to Carolyn, lynne sounding names still feel a bit 80s to me. Needs a bit more time to pass.

Plus she will have every one singing and dancing with her whenever sweet Caroline comes on at a party.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Sat 19-Nov-16 23:57:01

There's nothing meh about Carol on a baby born today. How refreshing would that sound. In a class full of Evas Avas Ivys Islas and Lily-Maes.

MrsFilthPacket Sun 20-Nov-16 00:04:36

Carola is a bit different. Caroline is classic.

plimsolls Sun 20-Nov-16 00:07:02

I love Caroline or Carolyn. Caro is a great diminutive too.

sorryoldwoman Sun 20-Nov-16 00:08:11

Connie isnt too far from Carol and no one has mentioned it

Cucumber5 Sun 20-Nov-16 06:38:38


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