Karen or Erin? — The Bump
Baby Names

Karen or Erin?

Hi,

We can't decide between Karen or Erin for our girl. We are not native English speakers so don't know if either has any bad/weird connotations?Please help. Which one sounds more charismatic?

Thanks.

Re: Karen or Erin?

  • I like both names a lot and have no bad associations with either.

    Between the two - the name Erin makes me assume there is some Irish heritage in the family where I have no similar thoughts with the name Karen.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________________
    MMC 8/5/15 at 8 weeks
    DS born 9/13/16
    BFP 1/13/18 - EDD 9/20/18 - It's a boy!
  • bbiutmcphbbiutmcph
    5000 Comments 500 Love Its Fourth Anniversary 5 Answers
    member
    edited August 2018
    being honest Karen is more of a mom name
    to be not quite ready for a comeback. Most memes/jokes right now which are poking fun of a middle aged white woman who is behind the times, or extra crabby, or anti change or anything like that uses the name Karen. So I have a hard time picturing a cute little kid. Similar to Karen is Kara, Kira, Kendra

    I vote Erin of the two though!

    edit: google Karen memes for examples


    MJDsquarednurse714
  • Erin!  There are no bad associations with either that I know of, I just think Erin is a little fresher than Karen.
  • Yes, Karen feels a little more dated to me than Erin.
    ME: 32  DH: 32 DD1: June '16 DD2: March ‘19 :::: Married since 2011 :::: USN Wife ::::
  • Erin. Agree with PP regarding jokes about the name Karen.
    Me: 28 || DH: 28
    TTC #1 4/2016 || dx NIR PCOS 7/2016 || BFP 4/2017
    DD - 12/28/17 <3

    NTNP 3/2019
    BFP 5/2019 || MC - D&C 5/2019
  • Erin. Like someone else said, there are a lot of jokes about "Karen" right now.

    Karis, Kari/Carrie, Kara, Kelly, Lauren, Maren, or Ellen might also fit your style.
  • Erin!
    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
  • Karen is unexpected. I would use Karen. 70's names are rounding the corner. We know 2 new Jessicas, a Kathy and a Julie. All are adorable and refreshing. 

    mamabearcj
  • Erin, definitely.
    Married 9-4-04

    ***PM me for my IF history***

    Lilypie Kids Birthday tickersLilypie Kids Birthday tickers
    Lilypie Fifth Birthday tickers
  • Erin. Erin is a great name but I agree it might seem odd if there is no Irish heritage.

    There is a comedian Dane Cook who has a famous skit about how every group has a friend they don’t really like and how her name is always Karen.  Aside from feeling dated and mom-ish I think of that skit haha. 

    Alternative
    Keira, Kara/Cara, Kendra, Camille, Katherine 

  • I love Erin! 

    Suggesting Kathleen as an alternative to Karen
    kmvisioli
  • Erin. Karen is very dated.

    Me: 29 / Hubster: 31
    Married July 2010
    DC #1 Oct 2013
    DC #2 EDD June 2016

    Pregnancy Ticker



    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • little_brenlittle_bren
    Ninth Anniversary 250 Answers 500 Love Its 1000 Comments
    member
    edited August 2018
    Duplicate comment 

    Me: 29 / Hubster: 31
    Married July 2010
    DC #1 Oct 2013
    DC #2 EDD June 2016

    Pregnancy Ticker



    Baby Birthday Ticker Ticker
  • Erin
    Daisypath Anniversary tickers
    TTC since September 2012
Sign In or Register to comment.
Choose Another Board
Search Boards