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Georgia or Caroline

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Guineapiggiesmalls Thu 24-May-18 04:05:32

We’re due our first baby in the next month or so and are suddenly swithering on her name...

Forr the last few months we’ve been referring to her as Georgia (sometimes Georgie) but over the last few days I’ve wondered if Caroline, which was always on our shortlist, would be a better name. I feel like they’re both quite similar, which is what makes deciding between them so tough confused.

Middle name is long since decided, so we can’t use both.

Our surname is three syllables (think Robinson or similar). Which is nicer - please help!

Sophronia Thu 24-May-18 04:32:31

I definitely prefer Caroline.

SnowGoArea Thu 24-May-18 04:33:57

Love Georgia.

Melstarrynight Thu 24-May-18 05:13:01

Caroline. Lots of Georgia's around atm.

AnyaMoondial Thu 24-May-18 06:55:51

Caroline! Definitely. It's so cheerful and elegant at the same time.

andadietcoke Thu 24-May-18 06:57:19

I like Caroline. I've always loved Carrie as a nn too.

Snipples Thu 24-May-18 06:58:55

I like Georgia. Caroline may get shortened to Caz.

starkid Thu 24-May-18 07:05:20

I like both, but Georgia slightly more smile

RoseMartha Thu 24-May-18 07:09:18

I prefer Georgia but Caroline is more unusual

NoStraightEdges Thu 24-May-18 07:11:30

Every Caroline I know is Caz or Cazza. Actually I know one who gets called Cal.

So it's Georgia for me!

RavenWings Thu 24-May-18 07:37:10


InkSnail Thu 24-May-18 07:39:31

I prefer the sound of Georgia, but Caroline definitely deserves a comeback. She won't have to be a "Caz", there's Caro and Carrie too.

Jammycustard Thu 24-May-18 07:39:34


InkSnail Thu 24-May-18 07:39:51

... and Callie

RedDwarves Thu 24-May-18 07:42:26

Georgia. I've always loved Georgia.

There is no nice shortening for Caroline, and I've known Carolines to have their name mistakenly pronounced "Carolyn", which is awful.

WyldDucks Thu 24-May-18 08:05:51

I like Georgina or Caroline, especially shortened to Caro!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 24-May-18 08:26:40

Caroline is much prettier, although I also like Georgina.

user1499173618 Thu 24-May-18 08:28:07

Caroline or Georgina are both more elegant (if that is a criterion for you) than Georgia.

LastNightsMakeUp Thu 24-May-18 08:33:27

Georgia was on our short list but something about it just didn't feel right for us either. I LOVE Caro as a nn of Caroline - makes me think of Caro Emerald

gwen25 Thu 24-May-18 10:01:25

Definitely Caroline.

Guineapiggiesmalls Thu 24-May-18 14:31:37

Oh, I hadn’t even thought of ‘Caz’ as a potential nickname for Caroline. I just assumed Carrie or Caro! Thank you for all your ideas.

Maybe I just have to wait and see what she looks like... I had looked forward to baby naming, I didn’t realise it’d be such a minefield!

midsomermurderess Thu 24-May-18 15:05:01

Caroline. I only know one and she is always 'Caroline', to family, friends, colleagues. Being called Caz or Carrie is not inevitable.

Ickyockycocky Thu 24-May-18 15:07:19

Georgia ❤️

MikeUniformMike Thu 24-May-18 15:36:21

Caroline could be Caro, Carrie, Cally or Carly. Or Caz.
Georgia could be Georgie or Geourge.
I like both. Not much help but I'd probably go for Caroline.

MammieBear Thu 24-May-18 16:18:46

Caroline is more unusual...

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