|“||I like the freedom of not having any pesky little Humanity switch flipped on, its like an exotic wine that you crave but never end up getting your hands upon.||”|
— Callan to Caroline
Callan is a member of the Forbes Family.
Caroline was born on October 10th 1992, to Bill Forbes and Elizabeth Forbes in Mystic Falls, Virginia. However, her father left and divorced her mother after revealing that he was gay, and later began a relationship with a man named Steven, whom also had a daughter. During her childhood Caroline befriended Bonnie Bennett and Elena Gilbert, and at some point Elena tried to decide which of her traits were the most annoying, her control freakiness or her delusional positivity. Elena told Stefan that in the second grade Caroline had Elena help her build a Barbie castle.
Callan is commonly used as a boy's name, is pronounced KAL-an. It is of Gaelic and Scottish origin, and the meaning of Callan is "battle; rock". From an Irish surname derived from Cathan, or a Scottish surname from "ail" meaning "rock". A male name in Scotland and Ireland. Scottish Gaelic variant is Cailean. In Irish, it is Callathian which is commonly anglicized to Callan.