What do you think of the name Coralyn? She'd probably be called Cora as a nn. 


December 11, 2012 1:26 AM

I really like it - the full version & the nn.  It sounds classic without being out-dated or stuffy.

Coralyn rolls off the tongue really nicely when you say it quickly.  I think you might find yourself having to say "Cora-Lyn"  like a double barrelled name though, to avoid it being misheard/assumed as something more common like Carolyn, but only until people became familiar with it.

December 11, 2012 2:16 AM

I think that it's quite pretty. (I do admit that I like Coraline a better because the preponderance of Lynn as a middle name and name ending has made it a bit more common sounding and looking to me. However, if you prefer the Lyn ending, Coralyn is perfectly lovely.)

December 11, 2012 8:49 AM

I have never seen the spelling Coralyn, but I do love Coraline. Coraline feels a lot more classic and timeless to me, while the -lyn ending seems more trendy & dated. 

December 11, 2012 4:44 PM

Coraline also has the wonderful literary association -- a brave and resourceful little girl.

December 11, 2012 10:33 AM

There is the tradiitional French name Coralie.  To me Coralyn sounds made up or like a double-barreled Cora-Lynn.

December 12, 2012 2:13 AM

Nice, Coralie!  For me, besides the book/movie association with Coraline, I love the name as a mixup of Caroline or Carolyn.  I'm forever explaining that I'm not an "-ine" and since my married name is C-, we're really digging Coraline. 

Wow, I literally just typed Caroline and had to change it.  So, there's that... forever... but that's what I've grown up with.  I was really surprised when I went to college (1999) and I was one of the Kara / Cara / Kaylyn / Krista / etc on my floor.  Did not have that experience in urban public high school although my sister was one of the million Jennifers, so it was odd to be sort of in her shoes. 

I got the "Poltergeist" chant of "come into the light Carol Ann" in school... sounds like Coralyn (and generation) would avoid that. Doesn't sound like a super trendy or made up name to me, but then again that's based on living with my name.  

December 11, 2012 11:18 AM

Coralyn sounds lovely, though if I heard it I think I might assume you were saying her first & middle-Cora Lynn.

December 11, 2012 5:27 PM

I'm not a huge fan of lyn enders, owing to the  large pool I know of Adalyn, Katlyn, Madalyn, Kaylyn etc....

I do like Coralyn much better than any of those, and I think Cora is darling, but my peference would personally be for just Cora or Coralie or Coraline.

By mk
December 11, 2012 10:57 PM

It's pretty, though I prefer Cora on its own or Coraline.

By EVie
December 12, 2012 2:38 AM

I agree with those that said that Coralyn sounds like a double-barrelled Cora-Lynn, and also that it kind of gets lost in the crowd of all the other -lyn names, which are just not my favorites in general. I do love Cora, Coraline and Coralie. I also have a soft spot for Corabel, though the -bel names are also on the rise.

December 14, 2012 12:50 AM

Thanks for the feedback.

I've never heard of Coralie. How is it pronounced? Cora-lee like Rosalie? or Cora-lye?

I don't like Coraline,that movie looked too weird to me. Ididn't know it was a book. 

My husband likes Cora, I like something longer. Hence the search for a name that can be shortened to Cora. Our daughter almost always goes by her nickname. 

I know there is a trend for -lyn names I like Evelyn and Jocelyn, but Evelyn is out and my husband doesn't like Jocelyn. I was hoping Coralyn wasn't too made up/trendy sounding. And I was hoping for a name ending with -n since our other two kids do.


December 14, 2012 10:06 AM

Coralie is French and is pronounced like Marie.  I knew several Coralies in New Orleans.  If you want something longer that can be shortened to Cora and ends with -n, well, the sound -n, there is Corinne.

December 17, 2012 4:07 PM

What about Corinna or Cordelia? Both are lovely and both could be shortened to Cora.

December 11, 2015 3:17 PM

Coralyn is a very pretty name. Infact, it's my name. Lol

December 11, 2015 3:50 PM

Whenever I see that name, although it isn't Coraline, I always think of the movie Coraline. I really like the name, and I don't think that it applies all the time, but just keep that in mind. It mght also just be me, I saw the movie 2 nights ago with my niece and nephew:)