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The name Carly also means 'Song of Joy'.
-- Anonymous User  8/5/2005
My name is Carleigh, and it is a very original way of spelling Carly. I like it, because I've never met anyone else with the same spelling. Although it is impossible to find any pencils or magnets with my name.
-- Anonymous User  11/16/2005
My name is Carly, and I USED to love it because I felt unique and no one else had the name. But now I know 7 other Carly's, so I warn you now... This name is catching on and it's not that unique anymore.
-- Carly52  12/8/2005
There is a character on the tv show General Hospital with this name, and personally she has ruined this spelling of the name, Carly, for me. There are actually two Carly's who go to my school. One who spells it Carly and one who spells it Carleigh. I prefer Carleigh.
-- Anonymous User  12/30/2005
Carly Simon is a musician known for her song "You're so Vain."
-- breakofday  12/30/2005
Carly is a pretty name, but a little too girly. I don't think it would be taken seriously on an adult. A real adult, not a woman in her twenties.
-- Dogsy  1/22/2006
I don't know why you would want to spell Carly:
Carli
Carlee
Carleigh
It just looks wierd and you can never find personalized things for them with the name spelled correctly. So what's the point?
-- bjd1994rts  1/25/2006
Carly is the title of the 4th book in The Women of Ivy Manor series by Lyn Cote.
-- Anonymous User  3/9/2006
I like the name, very pretty. BC vital statistics show the name dropping in popularity quite a bit.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Carly Patterson is an Olympic gymnast.
-- Anonymous User  6/8/2006
Also spelled Carlea, Carlee, Carleigh and then the same for the "K" spellings. Very pretty name, elegant and dainty.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2006
This was so almost my name. I like it better than Lindsey. I know 4 other Lindsey's and only one Carly.
-- pink_floyd_fan  7/27/2006
Carly Patterson (born Carly Rae Patterson on February 4, 1988) was the 2004 Gold Medalist in Women's All-Around Gymnastics. She also won a Silver medal in both the Balance Beam and the Team competition. In addition, Carly may soon be a well-known singer.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2006
I personally think spelling it "Carleigh" is prettier. The other ways look too much like a nickname. Or something you'd name a dog.
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2007
There is a girl in my school who spells it Karliegh. I think I like that spelling.
-- Brianna Angela  6/11/2007
I know a girl named Charlotte who goes by the nickname Carly. I think it's so cute.
-- Anonymous User  6/29/2007
Carly is cute. Carleigh is a stupid and convoluted made-up combination of two names resulting in the meaning "man meadow." I am quite partial to the spelling Khaarlaei though.
-- Agonotheta  7/21/2007
Don't really care for this name, although this spelling is better than all the other crappy variations out there by ten-fold. My pet peeves are people named: Carli, Carlie, Karlie, Carleigh, etc.
-- gracielou16  8/25/2007
My name is Carly. While I agree it isn't a grown up sounding name I find it stupid to say no one will take you seriously, sitting there thinking about it yes but it is artificial, if you were faced in a situation like someone said surgery you wouldn't actually go 'oh no, I'm not having this, her name is Carly'. Also bear in mind everybody's names are like that, it will be normal now, everybody shall we say has a 'young' sounding name now, like - georgia, stacey, ella, daisy, emily - that sound bizarre when thinking of an old person with the name.

Also @gracielou16 - 'Carleigh' was the original spelling.
-- OldHouse  5/3/2014
On Nickelodeon (NICK) there is a new show called Icarly. Miranda Cosgrove plays Carly, a girl who just started her own web show.
-- Anonymous User  9/10/2007
Carla seems like a lot more mature and grown-up version of Carly, so I prefer it.
-- mhavril39  10/21/2007
My name is Carly and I actually like my name. I don't think that it is babyish at all.
-- carlyuk  10/25/2007
My name is Carly. I am 14. I used to like my name but over the last while I've started to really not like it. A thing that kinda is a bummer about it is that there aren't very many names that come out of Carly. There's Car and that's about it or Carl but that is a guy name. I guess that it would be okay of it was spelt another way like:
Karleigh
Carlee
but mine isn't so if you are thinking about naming your kid Carly think long and hard about it. This is coming from a girly girl too.
-- carly_ann  1/5/2008
Cute name. Prefer 'Carliey' though.
-- Patricia Underwood  2/22/2008
I used to spell my name Carly but I know 3 other Carlys and decided that I didn't want to be like everyone else so now I spell it Carleigh. I also never thought of it but I really like Carliey, that's really cool too, thanks person before me. :P
But if you're naming your kids Carly think of an original way to spell it. It makes it way cooler and think of this, it is next to never that I find Carly things anyway!
-- Anonymous User  4/27/2008
My best friend's name is Carli, and I love her name! I don't know why, but the name always reminds me of a pink flower.
-- drpepper  7/4/2008
I absolutely loathe this name. Why not go with the nice and classy Carla?
-- nox  9/15/2008
There are two well-known soap opera characters with this name: Carly Corinthos on General Hospital, as mentioned above, and Carly Tenney on As the World Turns. Both are awesome, tough and spirited, and have made me like this name a lot.
-- Anonymous User  12/28/2008
I hate this name. It is so ugly. If you're gonna name your kid this here are some better spellings.

Karli
Carli
Carlie
Carlee
Karlie
-- italiannames  8/20/2009
NOTE: before you consider naming your child this, think: a 40 year old woman named Carly. Hmm does that sound right? Name her Carla and use Carly as a nickname and when shes older she will think "Wow thank gosh my parents named me Carla, cute NICKNAME Carly, but now since I'm married and have kids it just sounds better!"
Yeah Carly as a nickname = ADORABLE
First name: no
-- italiannames  8/31/2009
The 'Carl' part in the name makes it really ugly and unfeminine I'm sorry to say.
-- Anonymous User  1/26/2010
I love my name Karly; however, I don't like the look of Carly with a "C." It looks masculine and ugly, it angers me when people spell my name wrong. I also do not like the cutesy, illiterate-looking variations like "Carlee."
My name is spelled with a K because of my Hungarian descent and the long line of Karls in my family.
-- Anonymous User  8/11/2010
I completely agree that the name doesn't sound professional, but really? Not taking someone with the name seriously? When it comes down to things it doesn't matter -you will judge the person if they are right. Think about it -most people have names like this now. People's names are now young sounding like - isabelle, michaela, ella, stacey ect. Names like that are now normal.

@anoymous, 8/11/2010 - funny you should say that, I think Karly with the K sounds more masculine, it's just personal preference.
-- OldHouse  6/19/2014
I think this is a very feminine name that works for girls and women. I've only encountered the "Carleigh" spelling.
-- Lomesir  1/15/2011
The only path that I find acceptable when speaking of the 'name' "Carly" is if it is a nickname... no more, no less. I am rather fond of it being a diminutive for the masculine "Carl" (pronounced KAHRL-ee), to add. Otherwise, it is an unprofessional, childish, unintelligent, ugly, attempted ornate, atrocity of a name. Misspelling it makes it "kre8tiv" and even tougher to swallow.
I personally cannot imagine a brain surgeon named Carly Meriwether. Or a lawyer known as Carly Cherry. I urge you not to create barriers in your child's future career success because of the name that you gave her (or him, for that matter).

Personally? I find it very hideous-- written and to the ear.
-- Francesca  5/15/2011
I love the name Carly. My name is Karley. I think the spelling is different and awesome. Sure, it can get rather annoying when no one spells my name right, but I'd rather have a different name to spell, than be 1 of the 20 Melissas or Taylors.. I think it's pretty and will make for a lovely name in adulthood.
-- Anonymous User  4/18/2012
A friend of mine named her daughter Scarlette and called her Carly as a nickname.
-- KittyKat78  7/27/2012
Carly Rae Jepsen is the singer of Call Me Maybe.
-- Buneary  11/12/2012
My name is Carly, spelled CARLY, but it's short for Caroline. I like the name Caroline, and I personally think "Carly" is a more original nickname for it than "Carrie," although having lived with the name for so long, I've gotten a bit tired of it. Also, I think it confuses substitute teachers when they call out "Caroline" and I say, "I go by Carly."
Anyway, I can understand why people are saying it's too childish I suppose, but I've been "Carly" for so long that it doesn't seem that way to me, and I still haven't decided if I'm going to switch over to "Caroline" or not.
Also, I don't really know any other Carly's, of any spelling. There used to be another Carly at my school, and some of my friends know other Carly's, but it doesn't seem to be very popular where I live.
-- ageknocksloraine  10/9/2013
Hah, my name is Carly, and I guess I should probably change it considering what people are saying about it.

Anyway, I think it's a pretty name, and, yeah, I suppose it's better as a nickname.

Oh, well. I'm fifteen, so I haven't had to get a job yet... Given from the comments, I won't have any luck getting one, though. Wish me luck, haha!

Eh, I'm immature already, so I guess it helps, haha.
-- Anonymous User  1/8/2014
Are you serious?!? People think that someone isn't going to be taken seriously or get a successful job because their name is Carly?! Wow... If you think about it, in 60-80 years from now most elders are going to have "childish" names because of how popular they are now.

Carly is a wonderful name and I would even consider using it. The comments on this name and other names like it are just rude.
-- Anonymous User  3/12/2014
My name is Carlee. It was originally supposed to be spelled Karleigh, which I think looks better. But the "Lee" part is after my dad. Personally, I just think it's a weird name. Maybe it's from over thinking. But I do like having it, I haven't met many people with my name. However, there is a girl I know whose name is spelled like this, "Karlee".
-- Carlee2369  4/2/2014
My name is karly and I am a 30 odd yr old girl and every one I know takes me seriously, lol. I have friends also named Carly and carlie but I prefer mine as it's a little different. Almost everyone gets my spelling wrong but I get the nickname karla.
-- Karly ann  6/12/2014
Carly is the English spelling of the Irish surname Carlin(?).
There are a significant number of Irish familes born around Strokestown Roscommon with that surname. In fact some are mentioned on the paque at Strokestown House (the 490 missing persons at the time of the famine)
The name is male, but is now exclusively feminine. This can be very unfortunate if your mother retained the surname (which mine did) and most people think you have a girls name!
-- ausmalle  7/7/2014
I love the name Carly. It sounds wonderful, mature and cute. I think the combo Carly Beth works amazingly well! =)
-- LoveHeartKawaii  10/15/2014

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