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Even though this name also exists, just use Caroline!
I absolutely adore the name Carolyn! It gives off this really comfy vibe, and it just sounds like the bearer's wholesome.
It’s okay, but I prefer Caroline since it looks and sounds more sophisticated and elegant.
I really like Carolyn. Caroline is a very nice, sophisticated, elegant and classy name too. Carolyn perhaps has less elegance, but is softer and I much prefer the sound of it. I really dislike the -LIEN ending of Caroline, and much prefer pronouncing it with -LYN, it makes it so much more pleasant. Carolyn feels stronger and more concrete, despite the softness. I also generally like -lyn names, despite my naming taste overall is rather classic.
Carolyn Hewitt is a cellist performing with BBC National Orchestra of Wales.
The standard Polish form of this name is Karolina, although Carolyn has also been used a little bit in Poland. In January 2020, there were 45 women with the first name Carolyn in the whole Polish population, so the name was #1824 in the ranking. There were also 19 women with the middle name Carolyn (#1511). Caroline is also used a little. Carolyn could celebrate her name day with Karolina (9th May, 5th July, 18th July, 18th November) or Karol (4th June, 4th November).
I love Carolyn so much more than Caroline! The spelling and the pronunciation. I have a friend with this name, and they go by Carly. I think that nickname is nice.
I prefer Caroline, as it looks prettier to me.
I don't like the spelling. I prefer Caroline.
I think this name is absolutely beautiful. I hear it often, but it deserves to be heard, as it sounds very soft and nice.
Carolyn Smith (1960-) is a talented dancer from UK and judge in many International competitions. She is famous in Italy because her role of judge in the TV show 'Ballando con le Stelle', Italian format of 'Strickly Come Dancing'.
In 2018, 63 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Carolyn who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 102nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
This name would appeal to me if I didn’t think of Carolyn Bryant.
The name Carolyn was given to 349 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Carolyn are female.
I actually think this name sounds really pretty. I don't like the name Carol or the name Caroline, but the -lyn really softens the name.
This is my name, I don't believe anybody that says their name is Caroline but people call them Carolyn. My entire life no one has ever called me the correct name until they've been told 50 times. I hate my name, because no one ever bothers to try and say it right. I say my name loud and clear yet the only thing people hear is "Carol" and they just add "line" to it because that's apparently the only name they ever heard.
"Variant of Caroline"? They have completely different pronunciations! Caroline has LINE in it. Carolyn is pronounced with a short I sound for the y.
It's considered a variant, because some people pronounce Caroline as KAIR-o-lin (sort of like Madeline being pronounced MAD-uh-lin).

The name Carolyn always makes me think of Carolyn Keane, (ghost?) author of the Nancy Drew mysteries. So I associate the name with detectives.
Super cute, ages well, beautiful.
I'm a Carolyn, born in 1944. It was a popular name back then, but not as popular as some of the trendy names of the past few decades. My parents had to decide between naming me Nancy or Carolyn. Our last name began with C, and my English teacher mom liked the alliteration of having my first name begin with C. I have always liked my name -- never ran into too many other Carolyns over the years. If I could go back in time and alter my name, I would choose to be Caroline rather than Carolyn. Caroline sounds so refined and "old money", ha ha!
My name isn't Carolyn, it's CaroLINE. I am always getting called Carolyn and having my name spelled that way and it drives me nuts! Carolyn and Caroline are similar names, but they aren't the exact same name. So many people mispronunce both names. Like I said, I am CaroLINE like "Sweet Caroline" and Caroline Kennedy. Not Carolyn like Carolyn Bessette Kennedy or Carolyn Jones. I don't know why people have such trouble with both of these names.
As much as I like my name, there wasn't a day in high school where people didn't call me Caroline or sang OutKast's song "Roses" whenever they saw me.
I really like 'Carolyn.' It makes me the think of a trustworthy, gentle, and intelligent woman. I also like 'Carol." These are both great names and not heard very often here in S.C.
This name got super popular in the '40's, especially in 1942, when it was #10. It's very pretty, and ages well unlike most names ending in -lyn. I like both Carolyn and Caroline, Carrie is a pretty nickname :)
Carolyn Stoddard was a character on the show Dark Shadows.
"Carolyn" is the title of a song by the rock band Black Veil Brides. It was named after the mother of the band's guitarist, Jake Pitts, in honor of her memory.
Carolyn Jess-Cooke is an Irish poet and author of 'The Guardian Angels Journel'.
An infamous bearer is Carolyn Bryant, arguably the whole starter of The Murder of Emmett Till.
This name has a really vivid sound to it. Kind of macho.
This name has quite a nice ring to it. Caroline does as well, but the 'ine' gives it a harsh droning sound, which sort of spoils it.
My name, as you can tell, is Carolyn. A lot of people call me Carrie and Caroline. Carrie's nice. Caroline... it's ok but I don't really like people calling me that.
It's also German. It means "Song of Joy".
Famous bearer is Carolyn Kennedy.
Famous bearer is Carolyn Keene.
Carolyn Jeanne Bessette-Kennedy (1966-1999).
I know for certain that Carolyn is not a modern variant of the name. My grandma's name is Carolyn, and she's in her 70's, meaning that, although this name is a variant of Caroline, it is definitely not a modern one.
Carolyn Dawn Johnson is a Canadian country singer.
This was my grandmother's name and she was born in the 1920's. She was named after her grandmother who was named Caroline. I had wanted SO MUCH to use this name but had three boys! I think this is a lovely, classical name.
Nice but too many people have the name! But it's a good name though just too popular.
Carolyn Arends is a Christian music artist.
I might be a bit biased too, but I really like this name. Despite the fact of my way of spelling it (two N's) I think it's very unique and not very common.
This is my grandmam's name, and I like it a lot better than Caroline, although both are okay. The name was really weird in her time. I also like Karolyn although I've never been too fond of C names spelled with Ks.
I love this name. I also prefer Carolyn over Caroline. I find the name Carolyn much softer and not so snooty sounding.
I much prefer Carolyn over Caroline. The former is prettier, more feminine (IMO).
Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym under which the authors of Nancy Drew wrote.
Well, I might be a bit biased because this is my name, but I really like it. It is simple and pretty. It is uncommon enough to be somewhat unique, but it is common enough so it does not get confusing and is not considered weird.
Carolyn's a nice name but I'd rather hear Caroline.

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