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#1 mrs.meatball

Posted 11 February 2013 - 03:48 AM

Hey everybody, newbie to the boards, so please excuse me if I mess something up wink.gif

Mr. Meatball and I are expecting our first baby girl and we're trying to decide on a first name. We have already compiled a list but wanted the public's opinion to narrow it down.

The middle name is already set on Carla but we're also toying with the idea of going for Carly instead.

Here are the options:
1. Aleena Carla meaning: good looking
2. Amaline Carla meaning: hard worker
3. Cassidy Carla meaning: clever
4. Hailey Carla meaning: ingenious
5. Madeline Carla meaning: tower of strength
6. Sadie Carla meaning: mercy

So, we'd love to hear your opinion on the first names and on which middle name sounds better and maybe even some other ideas that we haven't thought of yet!

Thanks in advance and we're looking forward to your opinions! original.gif

Edited by mrs.meatball, 16 March 2013 - 08:58 PM.


#2 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:42 AM

I'm not normally one for alliteration but Cassidy Carla is gorgeous!

#3 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:56 AM

1. Aleena Carla meaning: good looking - ok Alina Carly is pretty
2. Amaline Carla meaning: hard worker - ok - prefer Emmaline or Amelia or Adeline
3. Cassidy Carla meaning: clever  - is ok - prefer Cassandra Carly
4. Hailey Carla meaning: ingenious - Hayley Carla is lovely
5. Madeline Carla meaning: tower of strength - ok
6. Sadie Carla meaning: mercy - ok

Heidi Carla would be nice too
Amy
Amanda
Allison
Bethany
Caroline
Eliza
Stella
Laura
Lorelei
Miranda
Naomi
Olivia
Phoebe
Penelope
Rani
Chloe
Zoe
Vanessa
Victoria

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#4 emlis22

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:00 AM

I like Sadie Carla. I like PPs suggestion of Emmeline also.

#5 Betty_D

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:02 AM

As a PP suggested, I think Alina Carly sounds lovely

#6 Flimsy*But*Fun

Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

VERY partial to "Aleena" personally, but we spelled it differently - see sig... You might want to change Carla to Carly though?  We first saw the name when driving through NSW on our honeymoon and saw a sign for a town named: Alleena.

Where we found the meaning and origin.

Congratulations on your pregnancy  original.gif

#7 redmum77

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

3 and 6 I really like! With Carla, to avoid rhyming...

Congrats and welcome original.gif

#8 Lucky*Mum

Posted 11 February 2013 - 10:57 AM

I love Madeline, Cassidy and Sadie off your list original.gif

#9 Liz_A88

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:04 AM

I'm a little bit biased because I love Hailey because it is on my top five list for girls names (because I don't know what I am having). I think I prefer Carly to Carla, but if you were very set on it then there must be a good reason for it so I would stick to your guns.

#10 Gudrun

Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:53 AM

I pick Sadie Carla.  Good Luck!

#11 Therese

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:05 PM

I like Madeline Carla.

#12 AllyK81

Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:11 PM

Sadie is lovely so that's my vote!

#13 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 11 February 2013 - 05:49 PM

Madeline Carla and Sadie Carla are both beautiful combos but they're the only ones I like.

Carla is much nicer than Carly as a middle name too.

#14 ~Peaches~

Posted 11 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

I like Madeline Carla from your list original.gif

LOVE the suggestion of Emmeline Carla, that would be my top pick if it were on the list!

#15 mrs.meatball

Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

Wow, thanks so much for the many answers! It's so helpful to hear other people's opinions!
Keep 'em coming!!!! original.gif

#16 Bel Rowley

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:23 PM

I like Madeline Carla or Sadie Carlie, but would also like Emmeline Carla. Carla makes a lovely middle name.

#17 Plaxy

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:28 PM

Madeline Carla is the only one on your list I like. I also think Emmeline Carla is lovely.

#18 Peppery

Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Madeline Carla

#19 Clarial

Posted 14 February 2013 - 10:02 AM

Sadie Carla appeals most.

#20 mrs.meatball

Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:53 AM

Thanks for the replies!

Any more opinions? Who knew choosing a name would be so hard...

#21 B.feral3

Posted 16 February 2013 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (mrs.meatball @ 11/02/2013, 03:48 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The middle name is already set on Carla but we're also toying with the idea of going for Carly instead.

Here are the options:
1. Aleena Carla meaning: good looking
2. Amaline Carla meaning: hard worker
3. Cassidy Carla meaning: clever
4. Hailey Carla meaning: ingenious
5. Madeline Carla meaning: tower of strength
6. Sadie Carla meaning: mercy


None of them really appeal to me. Madeline Carla probably does the most. To be honest, I don't really like any of the 'Maddy' names though.

I prefer the name Alana though instead of Aleena. Alana Carlie would be a nice variation.

#22 kerilyntaryn

Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

Bethany
Chelsea
Emily
Felicity
Audrey
Amy
Tiffany
Stephanie
Melanie
Sophie
Ashleigh
Heidi
Julie
Julia
Lucy
Marnie
Phoebe
Ruby
Zoe
Lily
Chloe
Jodie
Lorelei
Naomi
Leilani
Elsie
Josie
Jocelyn
Natalie
Coralie
Kira
Kiralee
Holly
Sheree
Caroline
Evangeline
Gwendoline
Jacqueline
Joseline
Elisha
Alexa
Amanda
Arabella
Angelica
Audra
Bianca
Emma
Eliana
Ella
Fiona
Gemma
Jenna
Gia
Ida
Jessica
Sarah
Johanna
Susanna
Mia
Makayla
Martha
Miranda
Monika
Serena
Sabrina
Esther
Tirzah
Stella
Saskia
Tabitha
Tessa
Talitha
Vanessa
Jennifer
Tayla
Alana
Leah
Debra
Deborah
Malia
Nora
Rebekah
Samara
Tamara
Tamika
Zara
Zanna
Hannah
Anna
Anika

#23 Imaginary friend

Posted 16 February 2013 - 10:23 AM

Cassidy and Hailey are my picks although I prefer the standard spelling Hayley


Both go nicely with Carla as middle name.

#24 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Madeline Carla or Aleena Carla (would prefer it spelt Alina)

#25 mrs.meatball

Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:41 AM

Just wanted to let you know that after some thought, we decided to cross Sadie off the list, as it doesn't appeal to us quite as much as the other names do.

So right now our updated list looks like this:
1. Aleena Carla D.
2. Amaline Carla/Carly D.
3. Cassidy Carla D.
4. Hailey Carla D.
5. Madeline Carla D.

Would love to hear more opinions!






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