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  1. #1
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    Ways to honour a Carol?

    Hi berries

    I'm looking for some help and advice. My brother and sister in law are expecting their second baby at the end of May , a little brother or sister to Tyler Jack.

    A few weeks before they found out that they were expecting , my brothers mum passed away. So if baby is a girl they would like to honour his mum in a way, her name was Carol.

    What name suggestions do you have to honour a Carol? They have suggested Carly so far.

    Thanks, LauraKate xo
    for every dark night, there is a brighter day

  2. #3
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    Carly is a nice choice

    Maybe:
    Caroline
    Cara
    Charlotte (too far stretched?)
    Carson
    Caren or Karen

    Anything that has "car" in it would be fine
    Or maybe a name that has the same meaning as Carol?

  3. #5
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    As others have said, Carol originated (at least in part) as a shortened version of Caroline. Caroline is a female version of Charles (Carolus). Other female names that are related to Charles, or are nicknames of Caroline or Charlotte and so have the same "name history" as Carol:

    - Charlotte
    - Caroline (those 2 are the most obvious)
    - Carly
    - Carolina
    - Charlie (I don't like it as a full name for a girl - it's my nephew's name - but a lot of people are into it)
    - Lina
    - Callie
    - Caddie
    - Lottie
    - Carlotta
    - Kaja (The Kaya or Kaia spellings are probably easier to use in the US)
    - Ina

    The other origin of Carol is the word for song - as in Christmas Carols. So a song or music word could also work:
    - Lyric
    - Melody
    - Harmony
    - Aria
    - Cadence
    - Calliope
    Girls:
    Nickname-able: Susanna, Johanna, Paloma, Lucille, Harriet, Beatrix, Rosemary, Juniper, Marigold, Annabeth, Gwendolen, Kathleen, Tabitha
    Short and to-the-point: Flora, Jane, Laura, Anne, Cecile, Susan, Kaia

    Boys:
    So much easier: Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy, Frederick

  4. #7
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    I don't know if Carolyn or Carlen have been suggested, but those are maybe more unusual suggestions compared to what others mentioned.

  5. #9
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    These are some good suggestions, thank you! I'll show them to my brother and see what he thinks, he doesn't say much about his mum but I know he would love to name his daughter after her. xo
    for every dark night, there is a brighter day

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