Taken from the animated movie of the same name, Coraline is a typically feminine name that is an excellent alternative to the much more common Caroline.
In the film, which is a kids' movie but a little darker with some light horror elements to it, Coraline
discovers a creepy alternate reality in her own and from there goes on a wild and sometimes spooky adventure. So, it’s not an awful movie to be named after.
The name itself has Latin roots, stemming from coral, which is found in the sea. Also not a bad thing to name a child after. Plus, parents can use the shortened Cora as an easy and still unique nickname. Or, if they’re feeling particularly brave, opting for Coral is another easy nickname to use from the name Coraline.