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Caroline, Ivy or Hadley?

  • poll: Which name?
    Caroline Therese : (71 votes)
    53 %
    Ivy Therese : (24 votes)
    18 %
    Hadley Therese (nn Haddie or Hattie) : (38 votes)
    29 %
    Other (in comments) : (0 votes)
  1. mfa_lady

    pomegranate / 3921 posts

    I have an Eleanor, too! I can't decide if I like Caroline or Hadley better.

  2. keepcalmcarrie

    persimmon / 1096 posts

    My name is Caroline, nn Carrie, so I'm partial How would you pronounce it? I prefer "Caro-linn," (think Kennedy) to "Caro-line," though both are pretty. And I think it pairs so nicely with Eleanor (and "Nora" is so, so cute!)

  3. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    @keepcalmcarrie: I like them both, possibly leaning slightly towards Caroline?

  4. cheesetomywhine

    pear / 1586 posts

    @Finfan: For what it's worth I'd pronounce Caroline with line at the end. Carolyn gets the lin sound.

  5. JennyD

    clementine / 990 posts

    Our LO is Hadley

    We didn't think there was an easy nickname but we call her Hads a lot.

  6. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    @cheesetomywhine: That's my reasoning too. I think it's more likely to be pronounced -line in this area.

  7. keepcalmcarrie

    persimmon / 1096 posts

    @Finfan: @cheesetomywhine: yeah, I get the "line" all the time. As I said, I think that's pretty too. It is more common now for "lin" to be associated with Carolyn. But I guess, traditionally, it was the short "i" sound with the traditional spelling. Like Catherine, Jasmine, etc.

    My mom gets super huffy about this, because everyone "mispronounces" my proper name. But since 99% of the time I go by my nickname, it really makes no difference!

  8. cheesetomywhine

    pear / 1586 posts

    @keepcalmcarrie: Interesting! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if it is regional as well.

  9. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    @keepcalmcarrie: They are definitely both pretty. Caroline is my leading contender. Just need to get DH on board!

  10. Finfan

    persimmon / 1436 posts

    @JennyD: I've known one Hadley since high school and that's what her friends and family called her too. I don't know her well at all but I've always liked the name!


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