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Carey (for a girl)

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LadyArden Fri 23-Jan-09 10:43:24

Any thoughts?

Gorionine Fri 23-Jan-09 10:45:34

Is it pronounced like Carrie?

Lemontart Fri 23-Jan-09 10:47:10

I know a little girl called Cerys which is shortened to Carey. Dad is welsh though..

MrsJoeMcIntyre Fri 23-Jan-09 10:47:21

Reminds me of Mariah. Which is a good thing in my book, but maybe wouldn't be for the majority of people!

yellowflowers Fri 23-Jan-09 11:05:50

Lovely name.Pronounced like Mariah's surname

MrsMattie Fri 23-Jan-09 11:06:39

Mariah connotations and very American, but I don't hate it. It could grow on me smile

annasmami Fri 23-Jan-09 11:12:41

Sounds a little 70s and American to me, but a nice name nevertheless.

mumof2andabit Fri 23-Jan-09 11:12:41

Love it! Would probably spell it Cari or carrie but I'm just being difficult!

lastboxoftampons Fri 23-Jan-09 11:20:36

The only Carey I know is a guy.
Do know plenty of Carrie's though.

Makes me think of SJP and Sex in the City

PrimulaVeris Fri 23-Jan-09 11:27:03

What MrsMattie said. I don't normally like this sort of american-style name at all but ... it's actually quite nice. Like it.

Though ... Mariah; and that last archbishop of canterbury who used to drone on a lot

LadyArden Fri 23-Jan-09 12:04:58

Pronounced like Mariah.

It's actually an Irish surname, but there is Carey Lowell (Richard Gere's wife) and an up and coming Brit (I think) actress called Carey Mulligan.

I think it's quite nice, although might be confused with Kerry or Carrie.

Lionstar Fri 23-Jan-09 12:06:07

I know one adult lady called Carey and think it's lovely, really suits her.

LadyArden Fri 23-Jan-09 12:24:48

Agree with Primula, not the style of name I would normally go for but it has a nice ring about it.

The only male Carey I can think of was Enid Blyton's brother.

no5 Fri 23-Jan-09 12:27:44

Carrie is common spelling, i think or Kerry
I think if you spell Carey, people will spell Carrie iyswim
I have friend with Rebekah, people always spell Rebecca.

AtheneNoctua Fri 23-Jan-09 12:31:44

I know a Carey. She is lovely. But, she has spent her life being associated with Jim when she explains how to spell it.

motherlovebone Fri 23-Jan-09 12:36:58

like the Joni Mitchell song...love it!

oohlaalaa Wed 22-Jun-11 10:38:53

I know this is an old thread, but I like the name too. Found it when googling Carey.

Is it pronounced Ca-rey, or Keh-riy?

razzlebathbone Wed 22-Jun-11 15:57:47

I think it's lovely for either a boy or girl.

tammytoby Thu 23-Jun-11 13:50:42

I like Carey. Could be a nickname for Caroline.

oohlaalaa Mon 27-Jun-11 14:52:53

Thanks. I love the name. I think it should be pronounced Keh-ree. I prefer the pronounciation Ca-rey. Can I have my own pronounciation. I prefer spelling Carey to Carrie.

Thanks again.

MissHonkover Mon 27-Jun-11 15:15:30

It's definitely care-ee (like Mariah), not Kerry or Carrie, because they are, er, Kerry and Carrie.

I love Carey! Also like Cory.

superjobeespecs Mon 27-Jun-11 15:19:36

immediately thought kay-ray like mariah and jim, bloody nice name but too like my DDs good job i didnt see this before finding out we're having a boy or DHTB would be getting nagged to agree that its not to similar to DDs name even tho it really is its beyond a joke they are basically the same name grin

oohlaalaa Mon 27-Jun-11 15:20:26

Thank you MissHonkover.

oohlaalaa Mon 27-Jun-11 15:21:27

superjobeespecs - what is your daughter called? Inspire me.

superjobeespecs Mon 27-Jun-11 16:11:33

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