Carly is the friend who’s up for anything. She believes in studying and socializing, but not necessarily in that order. Her name may sound as if it’s short for something (Carla? Carlita?), but it’s her full name and the feminine form of Carl. Some powerful role models bear her name, including pop singers Carly Simon and Carly Rae Jepsen, businesswoman and former Republican Party presidential candidate Carly Fiorina and Carly Shay, everyone’s favorite Nickelodeon character, from “iCarly.”
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