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March 19th, 2014 02:56 PM #1
Ways to honour a Carol?
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 xofor every dark night, there is a brighter day ♡
March 19th, 2014 03:16 PM #3
March 19th, 2014 03:27 PM #5Senior Member
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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:
- Caroline (those 2 are the most obvious)
- 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)
- Kaja (The Kaya or Kaia spellings are probably easier to use in the US)
The other origin of Carol is the word for song - as in Christmas Carols. So a song or music word could also work:
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
So much easier: Hugh/Hugo, Wilfred, Basil, Augustin, Edmund, Arlo, Timothy, Frederick
March 19th, 2014 03:30 PM #7Senior Member
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March 19th, 2014 03:35 PM #9
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. xofor every dark night, there is a brighter day ♡