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Coraline?

  • TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    What do you think of this name, and how would you pronounce it? (cora-line? cora-leen? cora-lyn?)

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  • TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Definitely cora-line. I pronounce all the -line names like Line, though, because LOGIC. I know the English language is a mess with pronunciations, but the Lynn pronunciations on all of them make me so mad, because almost always, there’s a spelling variant that actually ends in -lyn. Spell names the way you want them to be pronounced or your child is going to have to correct people forever…
    Also, there’s a book/movie called Coraline, and it’s pronounced that way. It was pretty well known a few years back, I feel like it’s way less popular now though…

    That said, I like Coraline, but I like just Cora a lot more. I like Coraline a lot more than Caroline, though, I think it’s pretty. But it doesn’t have the same spunkiness to me that just Cora does.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    OK, thanks! :)

    And yeah, I was thinking cora-line too but curious if that’s what other people would guess when looking at it.

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    Cora-line definitely. However I prefer either just Cora or Caroline/a. :)

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I really wish DH liked Cora.
    Maybe as a MN.


    kimiha
    Participant

    i would say cora-line. i tend to read all names ending in line differently. for coraline, i say cora-line. for madeline, i say mad-a-lynn. for emmeline i say emma-leen. i dont really like coraline. i think it would be confused with the old fashioned caroline. i like cora though.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I tend to read Madeline as mad-a-lynn and Emmeline as emma-leen, too. :)

    Anyhow, thanks for the feedback!

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    I really like the name and think it would fit you.
    I would pronounce it cora-line as well

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    Thanks, Sara!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    That’s funny he would like Coraline and not Cora!

    I pronounce line names all over the place too.

    Madeline: Mad-uh-lynn
    Emmeline: Em-uh-line
    Carolina: Care-oh-line-uh

    I don’t say any with a LEEN ending….

    Caroline
    Caroline
    Participant

    I definitely would pronounce it Cora-line, although as a Caroline myself, I will admit that I often get called Carolyn so there’s always a chance people will mispronounce it. There is also the likelihood that people will think it is a typo and assume it is meant to be Caroline. I think it’s a beautiful name, but I will say that the first thing I think of when I hear it is the novel/movie “Coraline” which is a bit of a strange story, although I’m not sure how widespread the popularity of it is.

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