Posted on January 29, 2014, in Weekly Thoughts and Observations and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I loved your comments about the name of Carolyn as I am also confused with Caroline. I do disagree with you about the way to pronounce Carolyn. Since there is only one L in the name it should be pronounced Caro-lyn. Not Carol-Lyn. That is saying 2 names.

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  2. Another Caroline here–I get called “Carolyn” waaaay more often than “Caroline”, especially when first meeting people. I even get it in emails–I’ve just signed my name Caroline, and I get an email back addressed to Carolyn! There are people I’ve known for years who call me Carolyn; it’s too awkward to correct them now, and they apparently don’t notice others calling me Caroline. Must be something inherent about the name!

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  3. Hi. My name is Caroline actually. Let me tell you I get called Carolyn all the time. My name gets misspelled to Carolyn a lot too. Every other Caroline I’ve met has the same problem. I get your frustration, but this happens just as often to people named Caroline. I hear my name mispronounced all the time at school, when meeting people, on tv and movies, and when I haven’t seen somebody in awhile they will call me Carolyn. It drives me nuts no one can say these two SIMPLE names correctly.

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    • Hi Caroline; who would have thought that “Carolines” experience the same frustration! Thanks for sharing your side and I hope people start to finally pronounce your name correctly!

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  4. AMEN. As a Carolyn, you have accurately described my entire life’s experience. I’m so exhausted at this point it that I often don’t even correct others anymore. GUGHGGGH!

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  5. Good for you for mentioning this. How difficult is it to pronounce the name Carolyn? It’s a wonderful name and deserves a little effort on the part of everyone who knows her. It’s worth it. Not the most science rocket in the world.

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