I am Kara. Formally I am Karaline Melinda. The first name is pronounced Kara -lean. I am named after my two grandmothers. My paternal grandma is named Karen, thus the Kara. And my maternal grandma is named Darline, thus the -line. I love my name and I have yet to meet another, especially pronounced the same way. I actually wish that people would call me Karaline, but most people cannot pronounce it. They butcher it and call me Care-o-line or Car-a-lean or even Care-a-lean-a. Where they got the last one I have no clue. But do to people's lack of trying when it comes to trying to remember or to pronounce another persons name correctly, I will go by just Kara.