Claudia, Cecilia, or Lara?

(29 Posts)
MrsBloop Wed 09-Jan-13 11:09:50

Expecting DC2, don't know the gender but these names are amongst our favourites for girls, though DH not so keen on Cecilia.

We have a rather harsh, short surname beginning with F, and middle name would be either Anne or Alice.

Your thoughts please?

Psammead Wed 09-Jan-13 11:31:09

Not over-keen on Claudia because of its meaning, but if it doesn't bother you it's nice.

Lara is ok, but possibly a bit dull, to my ears.

I like Cecilia best smile

atthewelles Wed 09-Jan-13 11:31:19

I think Claudia is lovely and Lara is also nice. Not keen on Cecilia - I think its a prissy, boarding schooly type name.

Wibblytummy Wed 09-Jan-13 12:16:36

Claudia and Cecilia would be my picks just because Lara seems to be a very popular name around my area but all three are very lovely. Think Anne goes nicest with those choices too.

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 13:57:18

Dislike Lara for some unknown reason. Sorry bit dull.

Claudia is lovely. Also prefer Celeste to Cecilia

Beatrixpotty Wed 09-Jan-13 17:19:32

I lIke Cecilia..already know a lovely 3year old one nn CC

pinkandyellowbutterfly Wed 09-Jan-13 18:17:49

I love Lara, its a gentle, soft name. Have you considered Clara? It is also a nice and the c sound gives the advantage of little crisper pronounciation when calling accross the playground!

Kaekae Wed 09-Jan-13 18:33:51

Claudia for me don't like Lara sounds like Tara which I detest.

dizzydixies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:18:32

DD2 has Cecelia as her MN and had I known we were to have DD3 I would've kept it lol

Claudia pretty
Lara ok

What about Celia if DH not keen on Cecilia?
Celeste
Corrinne

StellaNova Wed 09-Jan-13 19:22:42

I think Lara is lovely. Very Dr Zhivago.

MarmaladeSkies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:45:35

Claudia is beautiful.

Cecilia is gorgeous.

I really dislike Lara.

aviella0m Wed 09-Jan-13 20:01:50

Lara is pretty :-)

FernandoIsFaster Wed 09-Jan-13 20:08:29

Claudia definitely. I love it but backed out of using it because I thought other people would hate it. I wish I hadn't after seeing how many people on here like it!

pjforever Wed 09-Jan-13 20:11:17

what about celia.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 10-Jan-13 07:08:33

Lara is beautiful.

SchmancyPants Thu 10-Jan-13 07:13:09

I think they are all lovely. What about Cordelia?

BoerWarKids Thu 10-Jan-13 08:32:29

I really like all 3, but Cecelia is my fave. Cee or Cece as a NN.

sonnieboo Thu 10-Jan-13 11:07:19

Unfortunately both Claudia (lame/disabled) and Cecilia (blind) have unfortunate meanings, derived from the latin words claudus and caecus.

Lara, not having an obvious meaning, is nicer in that respect but I personally don't like the sound of it very much.

How about Celeste, Clementine, Caroline?

sonnieboo Thu 10-Jan-13 11:07:43

Also love Cordelia!

tammytoby Thu 10-Jan-13 11:29:48

Shame about the meanings of Claudia and Cecilia. How about Larissa?

Not a fan of Cecilia. Nor Claudia. I really like Lara, top on my list for DD atm.

8oreighty Thu 10-Jan-13 15:44:47

I always think why Lara and not Laura, you'd spend your whole life with people calling you Laura and correcting them...bit annoying. Cecilia is lovely.

shartsi Thu 10-Jan-13 16:18:56

What of Cara instead of Lara?

phlebas Thu 10-Jan-13 17:45:37

I have a 12yo Claudia so am obviously biased wink Cecilia is more popular & has a similar unfortunate meaning to Claudia if you are bothered by such things. One of the Cecilias I know is called Cissy which might be a problem I guess.

Not a big fan of Lara - how about Cordelia or Cressida, or even Perdita?

8oreighty Fri 11-Jan-13 16:40:08

Or Clara? Lovely name and everyone knows how to spell it and pronouce it.

Trills Fri 11-Jan-13 16:41:20

Will you say it
Claw-dia
or
Cloud-ia
?

(exaggerations but you know what I mean)

Allalonenow Fri 11-Jan-13 16:53:10

I like Cecilia best.

MadBusLady Fri 11-Jan-13 21:24:27

Cecilia and Claudia are two of my favourite ever names. And with a one syllable surname (I'm guessing along the lines of Frost/Fox?) I think you need something a bit longer than Lara. Claudy/Cloudy and Celia/Ceecee are lovely nicknames.

Think Alice runs better with all three possibilities, given a short surname.

MadBusLady Fri 11-Jan-13 21:30:21

Also, if you are attached to "C" (I am for some reason):

Cicely
Cornelia
Celandine
Callista
Collette
Calliope
Carmela
Clemency
Claudette
Cynthia
Coralie

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