Claudia or Clara - straw poll please!

(79 Posts)
ComeAgain Mon 16-Sep-13 00:26:00

Which do you prefer? smile

hawkmcqueen Tue 17-Sep-13 21:02:14

Clara!
Beautiful meaning too :-))))
You better tell us what you pick in the end!!!

MortifiedAdams Tue 17-Sep-13 21:03:14

Claudia.

Clara sounds like a russion shot putter. id put it in the same category as Gertrude.

SanityClause Tue 17-Sep-13 21:13:03

Initial reaction was Claudia, but on reflection, I think I prefer Clara.

Karbea Tue 17-Sep-13 21:15:51

I love both of these names, I wasn't aware of the meaning of claudio, so with that in mind I'd say Clara.

Frikadellen Tue 17-Sep-13 22:55:47

I like both but prefer Claudia The meaning wouldntput me off

PipkinsPal Tue 17-Sep-13 22:58:13

Claudia.

FeelSoSilly Tue 17-Sep-13 23:07:48

Claudia - stunning name wink

Trixybelle Tue 17-Sep-13 23:08:24

Clara

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Tue 17-Sep-13 23:14:42

Claudia.

ToffeeCaramel Thu 19-Sep-13 23:07:51

Behind The Scenes At The Mumseum is one of my favourite books BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum

Eddiethehorse Fri 20-Sep-13 07:38:06

Claudia

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Fri 20-Sep-13 09:58:05

Me too ToffeeCaramel - also one of the first things I laid eyes on when casting about for a new MN name!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 20-Sep-13 22:01:53

Clara - if it's Klar-ah.
Claudia - if it's Klaw-dia.

If it's Claire-ah/Cloud-ia then I'd choose neither.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 20-Sep-13 22:10:39

claudia.

clara sounds prissy to me - and claire isnt great. claudia is timeless, beautiful and elegant.

karamcleod Fri 20-Sep-13 22:15:52

Clara!

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 20-Sep-13 22:28:35

Clara

barmybunting Fri 20-Sep-13 23:19:22

Clara. This has been one of my favourite names for 20 odd years. It seems to be rising in popularity now, but not too much. Easily pronounced, classic and beautiful.

Claudia is pretty, but I am never sure whether to say Clowdia or Clawdia if that makes sense?

MairzyDoats Fri 20-Sep-13 23:24:14

Claudia. Also love Claudie as a nn. Clara reminds me of the rich girl in a wheelchair in Heidi. Which isn't a bad thing, I rather liked her as a child, but Claudia is more elegant and stronger.

Sunnysummer Sat 21-Sep-13 13:27:48

Claudia! It is strong but doesn't have a clear stereotype to me - Claudia could be outgoing, elegant, feisty, thoughtful, sporty, musical or studious, all sorts...

Clara, on the other hand, sounds like a bit of a goody two shoes.

PigStack Sat 21-Sep-13 13:28:57

Clara

Claudia.

I always think people who let ancient meanings of names put them off a name they otherwise love are a bit daft. My name means princess but no bugger has ever treated me like one!

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 21-Sep-13 13:41:51

Not Claudia sad

I want it and I suddenly started seeing it on here in the last few weeks...

bootsycollins Sat 21-Sep-13 13:42:59

Claudia

PrincessGrotbags Sat 21-Sep-13 13:45:36

Claudia

tammytoby Thu 26-Sep-13 13:15:17

"I always think people who let ancient meanings of names put them off a name they otherwise love are a bit daft."

But in the case of Claudia it is not an ancient meaning. The Latin adjective claudus means disabled/lame.

Many names are not derived directly from another language, they're just made up (or people attach random meanings), in which case I would agree with you. But Claudia is, imo, different. As is Cecilia (meaning blind), of Felix (meaning happy in Latin).

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