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star1459 Wed 20-Jan-21 21:01:37

Thoughts on Cary for a boys name? Too out there?

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tsmainsqueeze Wed 20-Jan-21 21:02:51

i really like it .

IamnotwhouthinkIam Wed 20-Jan-21 21:13:56

It does sounds a bit unisex I think so you need to bear that in mind, but I actually quite like it - it makes me think of Cary Grant so feels "Old Hollywood".

star1459 Wed 20-Jan-21 21:20:58

Thanks both. My OH suggested it and I had never even thought twice about the name other than I know a Carrie (girl) but I like the idea of Cary Grant and it being quite unique for a boy.

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BackforGood Wed 20-Jan-21 21:23:46

I assumed you meant for a girl and was going to say 'I'd spell it 'Carrie' '.

I hear pp reminding us that the film star was called Cary Grant, but to my ears it just doesn't sound right.

JuniLoolaPalooza Wed 20-Jan-21 21:24:44

I quite liked this for DS, but spelt Carey. No go with DP. I like it.

JaninaDuszejko Wed 20-Jan-21 21:30:05

First thought was Cary Grant which is a good association.

Arrierttyclock Wed 20-Jan-21 21:40:07

I really don't like not liking names hut I really don't like it sorry

IamnotwhouthinkIam Wed 20-Jan-21 21:55:39

If you are worried about Cary sounding too feminine, you could consider the similar Clark? (as in Clark Gable, although some people may think Clark Kent instead!)

Firebird83 Wed 20-Jan-21 23:28:50

I really like it. Very handsome.

GarlicSoup Wed 20-Jan-21 23:34:08

Cary as in Grant sounds too feminine without Grant at the end (as we know he was a fella). Cary pronounced ‘Carey’ sounds like a hole in your tooth.

FanOfTheCheese Wed 20-Jan-21 23:37:34

Love it first though Cary grant so what’s not to love?! 👍

FenEel Wed 20-Jan-21 23:38:17

Great name, go for it.

Pudding01 Thu 21-Jan-21 07:49:24

Feels too feminine to me, sorry

star1459 Thu 21-Jan-21 11:26:51

Thanks all for your opinions 😊

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KirstenBlest Thu 21-Jan-21 11:51:01

Gary

partyatthepalace Thu 21-Jan-21 19:43:29

I like it

Long as you see happy with it being unisex - eg Carey Mulligan - plus a few Carrie-short-for-Carolines.

Would deffo spell Cary for a boy.

partyatthepalace Thu 21-Jan-21 19:44:43

IamnotwhouthinkIam

If you are worried about Cary sounding too feminine, you could consider the similar Clark? (as in Clark Gable, although some people may think Clark Kent instead!)

How is Clark similar to Cary?! You might as well suggest Carl...

Marlena1 Thu 21-Jan-21 20:21:15

I used to know a girl called this and love it on a girl. There was a male one in the good wife and it suited him too though.

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 21-Jan-21 20:46:28

How is Clark similar to Cary?! You might as well suggest Carl...

Erm, same "old Hollywood" feel (Clark Gable as I mentioned). Clark can have a vintage/retro appeal like Cary - nothing like Carl which is a popular European variation of Charles confused

Namechange8471 Thu 21-Jan-21 20:58:47

Is it pronounced Care-y or Carrie?

IamnotwhouthinkIam Thu 21-Jan-21 22:01:09

Cary Grant pronounced it like Carrie I believe. Not sure how other famous male Cary's pronounce it eg. Cary Elwes or Cary Fukunaga.

MercyBodle Thu 21-Jan-21 23:55:59

I'm not keen. And I would assume Carrie, girl, if I heard it.

JassyRadlett Fri 22-Jan-21 00:02:06

Clark always makes me think of the creature from One Fish Two Fish who the kids find in the park (in the dark) and bring home.

Love Cary, though. grin

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