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  1. #6
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    Re: Lauren, Molly, Caroline? Due any day...please help?

    I agree with Lemon: Molly is perfect! What could be better than Molly Sloan? I've never met a dog named Molly, and I think it's far too classic a name to go to the dogs (sorry). Molly Meredith Sloan or Molly Madeline Sloan . . . genius.

    And holy cow, Lemon--you were born in 1990? How can the giver of such sage naming advice be so young?

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    Re: Lauren, Molly, Caroline? Due any day...please help?

    Lauren: It does seem extremely dated to me, along with Megan and Jenna from your list. It's just not fresh anymore-- I know tons in my age group alone, and I'm just tired of the name. Do you like Laurel?

    Molly: It's too cutesy for me. I like it as a nickname for Mary, Margaret, or Amalia, but I wouldn't use it by itself. And now that you mention it, it is a bit of a dog name.

    Caroline: I love Caroline, and it's my favorite off your list. I just think it's so timeless, elegant, and sophisticated. I can't see anyone mispronouncing it as Carolyn-- after all, they're two separate established names. It is fairly popular, but no more so than others on your list. And there are many nicknames-- Callie, Carrie, Lina, Cara, Caddie, etc.

    Madeline: Madeline is pretty, and it is a fairly classic name, but I'm just kind of bored of it. I know way too many of them. It's not a bad name, though; just a little overused.

    I really like Claire and Susannah from your longer list. Caroline Claire would be lovely! More alliteration: Caroline Catherine, Caroline Chloe, Caroline Clio, Caroline Cora.
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  3. #10
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    Re: Lauren, Molly, Caroline? Due any day...please help?

    I think Molly Sloan sounds like an Irish pub so I would not choose it

    I just love your boys names and I think that Lauren goes the best with their names but the problem is the repeating N in both names so I would try to avoid that if you can.

    I love Lara with your boy's names it has that modern vibe that you like and Lara Caroline would be fantastic.

    All the best

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  4. #12
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    Re: Lauren, Molly, Caroline? Due any day...please help?

    Congrats on your baby girl on the way! I'm sure we can help you pick the perfect name before she arrives.

    Lauren- I agree with Lemon and others on this one

    Molly- I think I know more dogs than humans with this name, but that's not necessarily a bad thing! I've never been a big fan-- it sounds a little insubstantial and a little preppy to me-- but you sold me on it with Molly Madeline, cute!

    Caroline- this is my name, so I should have some insight for you! Despite being a classic, common name, it actually does get mispronounced as 'Carolyn' more often than not by people who don't know me. Seriously?? How hard is Caroline? I also live in the South, and I think part of it could be that the long i sound doesn't always roll off people's tongues, so maybe Carolyn feels more natural for people to say? But Carolyn and Caroline are *not* interchangeable! I don't like the name Carolyn, and it's not an acceptable pronunciation of my name! I do think people avoid saying it sometimes. Haha, despite the mini-rant, I actually do like my name (when people get it right!) It's a classic and works on any age.

    Madeline: I am also tired of hearing Maddie everywhere! Madeline is very pretty, and so much nicer than Madison, but I'm not sure if it's worth the risk of Maddie
    Jenna- cute, but sounds a little dated to me
    Meredith- can't say anything bad about it, but it just doesn't do much for me I'm afraid
    Megan- I like this name even though it seems maybe a little tired
    Claire- Caroline Claire is very pretty! I like Claire as a first name too, but it's not great with Sloan
    Susanna(h)- I love this name! Lots of cute nicknames, too: Anna/Annie, Sunny, Sosie, etc!

    Do you like Eliza? It's one of my favorites, and it seemed like it would fit in with your style

    My top picks for you would be:
    Eliza Sloan-- Grant, Andrew, and Eliza
    Susannah Sloan-- Grant, Andrew and Susannah

    Hope that helps a little, good luck

  5. #14

    Re: Lauren, Molly, Caroline? Due any day...please help?

    I love the name Molly! I think it ages well and goes nicely with your last name.
    My grandparents had a dog named Molly, but their other dogs over the years were Hannah, Nora, Chloe, Julie, and Maddie. I don't think that would be a problem. My name is Maggie and a couple of years ago, that was the top female dog name. I've never had a problem with it. As long as you don't have a dog named Molly, I don't think she'd mind.
    If you didn't want it as a full name, I know a girl whose name is Margaret and she goes by Molly. You could go with Margaret Caroline or Margaret Megan. I think both of those are very sweet names.
    I like all the names you've noted, except Susannah. But Molly is my favorite.
    Good luck and I hope this helps!
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