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Jennifer8787 Mon 03-Apr-17 21:42:27

I'm looking for opinions on the name Kara Casey (as in her surname will be Casey). We're thinking middle name Leilani. Kara pronounced kar-ruh and leilani pronounced lay-lah-nee.

Honest opinions please!!

WorraLiberty Mon 03-Apr-17 21:43:06

Love it smile

BeingATwatItsABingThing Mon 03-Apr-17 21:44:22

I am biased but I love it!

museumum Mon 03-Apr-17 21:44:59

My first reaction is that it ought to be Cara. I can see why you're avoiding CC but she will have to say "with a k" all the time, but that's not a big deal. I quite like it.

BestIsWest Mon 03-Apr-17 21:45:40

Prefer Cara.

BossWitch Mon 03-Apr-17 21:46:14

I don't like it but I can't pinpoint why. Sorry, that's not overly helpful.

EssentialHummus Mon 03-Apr-17 21:46:50

I prefer Cara.

mainlywingingit Mon 03-Apr-17 21:46:51

Prefer Cara

squoosh Mon 03-Apr-17 21:47:24

I like it but much prefer it spelt Cara which is the Irish for friend. Would go well with the Irish surname 😊

I think Kara may be the Italian spelling though.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 03-Apr-17 21:48:24

Gorgeous, but not with the surname Casey

BeingATwatItsABingThing Mon 03-Apr-17 21:51:44

OP, I've messaged you.

grumpysquash3 Mon 03-Apr-17 22:02:39

my DS1 had a best friend in primary who was Leilani (pronounced the same). Very unusual and very pretty.
I sort of agree with pp who thinks that Kara Casey doesn't go well. How about Leilani Kara Casey?

treaclesoda Mon 03-Apr-17 22:06:10

I think Cara Casey looks much better written down than Kara Casey. But it sounds nice no matter what way it is spelt. smile

shaggedthruahedgebackwards Mon 03-Apr-17 22:07:34

I like Kara/Cara but not with your surname sorry

Jennifer8787 Mon 03-Apr-17 22:25:29

Thanks for all your honest opinions. I truly love the names Kara and Leilani so I'm thinking of sticking with it - after all, we can't do much about the surname (and I'm sure there are far worse surnames out there). I'm feeling the positives outweigh the negatives here.

OliviaStabler Mon 03-Apr-17 22:26:59

I'd prefer Cara

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 03-Apr-17 22:28:31

Cara Casey is lovely !

FrayedHem Mon 03-Apr-17 22:31:46

IReally lovely names. I'd normally slightly prefer the C spelling, but I do like how the first and last initials KC sounds like Casey. .

hahahaIdontgetit Mon 03-Apr-17 22:41:40

I prefer Cara to Kara, and the way it looks with your surname.

hideehigh Mon 03-Apr-17 22:43:29

YY to Cara Casey, my son has a double initial fore/surname and I love the way it sounds!
Also, LOVE Leilani, I know a 13yo Leilani and she is a beauty - in and out!

MaisyPops Mon 03-Apr-17 22:44:32

I love Cara but not sure with the surname.

DramaAlpaca Mon 03-Apr-17 22:48:08

Very nice.

I like the Kara spelling better than Cara.

MelinaMercury Mon 03-Apr-17 22:48:37

I prefer Cara.

We have a large Polish community here and when i was trying to decide between the C and K spelling a friend laughed because Kara means chastisement or punishment which immediately put me off.

Cara is Irish for friend... And is a popular variety of potato. What's not to love? grin

Sophronia Mon 03-Apr-17 22:52:51

I prefer Cara Casey

buttercup54321 Mon 03-Apr-17 23:25:49

I prefer Carla

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