(48 Posts)
Arabesque Thu 13-Jun-13 14:32:12

Just wondering what people think of this name?

agirlcalledsandoz Thu 13-Jun-13 14:36:35

I love it ! Also not over used

GingerCurry Thu 13-Jun-13 15:32:46

I don't like it sorry. Cant imagine a baby Claudia
Sounds like quite a cold name to me.

Love it! Feminine but strong. Good choice.

MisselthwaiteManor Thu 13-Jun-13 15:36:26

I like it

Love it. Agree it sounds grown up but so what.

phlebas Thu 13-Jun-13 15:42:47

My eldest dd (12yo) is Claudia & I still love it smile We wanted something totally non cutesy - when she was little she was often Claudie now she's just Claudia. There is one other Claudia (a couple of years older) in her school & one in my dd2's nursery class.

Dackyduddles Thu 13-Jun-13 15:45:19

Personally I love it. But then I'm biased very strongly to this name as its very special to me. X

NaturalBlondeYeahRight Thu 13-Jun-13 15:55:43

Love it. Wanted it but DH wasn't so keen. Don't know any children with this name ATM

Mockingcurl Thu 13-Jun-13 15:57:13

I know a 19 year old Claudia. She is known as Cloud to her friends. I think it's a lovely name.

ImaginaryHat Thu 13-Jun-13 16:25:16

I love it, beautiful and classic but not frilly.

poppydaisy Thu 13-Jun-13 16:27:20

Maybe I've studied too much Latin but I cannot get past the 'disabled/lame' meaning of the name. But perhaps that doesn't bother you.

squoosh Thu 13-Jun-13 16:37:32

Love it.

HesterShaw Thu 13-Jun-13 16:41:00

Are you thinking the English "Clordia" or German "Cloudia" pronunciation?

Elquota Thu 13-Jun-13 16:44:05

Not keen, sorry. It's a bit hard sounding.

Reastie Thu 13-Jun-13 16:47:20

I really like it.

LedaOfSparta Thu 13-Jun-13 16:52:47

Love it but DH wouldn't let me use it for DD

Tangfasticlady Thu 13-Jun-13 17:04:18

My 14yo dd is named Claudia, I love her name and think it really suits her, however she isn't as keen.

burberryqueen Thu 13-Jun-13 17:07:35

I really like it but only when it is pron. 'cloudier' not 'clawdia' - something to do with word association perhaps....

AuntieBrenda Thu 13-Jun-13 17:08:08

That was on my list! I had a DS though so I've banked it for next time

farmersdaughter Thu 13-Jun-13 17:09:58

It's my current favourite girls name for DC2. It's strong, yet feminine everyone's heard of it yet is not overly used.

I know a baby Claudia. It's nice.

Cassieyellow Thu 13-Jun-13 18:28:48

Hi glad you have asked as this is one of our top choices too. I am concerned about the 'lame' meaning. Plus the two pronunciation s. I asked a teenage girl i know called Claudia and she said she does get annoyed by that... Lovely name isn't it. What to do..!

Bowlersarm Thu 13-Jun-13 18:30:42

I like it. I actually think it suits all ages.

wigglesrock Thu 13-Jun-13 18:30:50

I think it's beautiful, absolutely gorgeous. The meaning wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

Love it. Would be on my list if when we have the next one!

MadameJosephine Thu 13-Jun-13 18:31:35



CruCru Thu 13-Jun-13 18:51:53

Think it's my favourite girls name. Shame DH doesn't like it.

LineRunner Thu 13-Jun-13 18:53:38

I think it's beautiful and 'Claudie' is a lovely nn for a baby.

Nice name. Also like Claudine.

BreasticlesNTesticles Thu 13-Jun-13 18:56:08

DD2 is Claudia (aged 2) and she goes by Claudi and Coco

evelynj Thu 13-Jun-13 19:00:27

I like it but it doesn't matter how you want people to pronounce it-I think mostly it will just be dependent on their accent or experience. In my Norn iron accent it would be 'Clod-ia'

mumbaisapphire Thu 13-Jun-13 20:53:41

I've got a 5 week old Claudia so I'm biased. I think it's a gorgeous name and suits a baby, young girl and woman. Go for it.

Bowlersarm Thu 13-Jun-13 21:16:45

Ahh mumbaisapphire enjoy! The gorgeous Claudia I know is aged 10. She has made me biased in a good way about the name.

IsThisAGoodIdea Thu 13-Jun-13 21:48:36

Love it, wondered how many posts in it would be before someone piped up its Latin meaning. Who cares?

LineRunner Thu 13-Jun-13 21:50:23

And on every thread where someone pipes up its latin meaning, I always say that it's not even proven. It's a kind of myth about a myth.

phlebas Thu 13-Jun-13 22:05:36

my dd is a bit of a history buff & loves the association with Claudius.

KenDoddsDadsDog Thu 13-Jun-13 22:51:53

Love it

Slavetominidictator Thu 13-Jun-13 23:01:38

I have a one year old Claudia. We call her Claudie at the moment. I'm really pleased we called her this - everyone can spell it but there aren't loads (yet). She refers to herself as Clau Clau.

Cornwall73 Sat 15-Jun-13 19:36:54

Another vote for Claudia. We are keen on our history and the classics and when they are born in August our twins will be Alexander Michael and Claudia Jean smile

MyNameIsLola Sat 15-Jun-13 19:56:21

Gorgeous name, if go for it.

For me, I think of The Babysitter's Club and it makes me smile a lot. I always wanted to be Claudia or Stacey!

Layl77 Sat 15-Jun-13 20:21:33

Lovely name

FiddleDeeDees Mon 17-Jun-13 13:35:17

Another one's who's biased because I have a one year old Claudia!

It's a name I absolutely adore - as others have said, it's strong but elegant, feminine without being frilly. It's also one of those names that everyone knows, but it isn't common IYSWIM - or at least I haven't encountered any others in our neck of the woods.

Haven't for a second regretted choosing it, or come across another name I like as much!

tammytoby Mon 17-Jun-13 15:16:12

Given how many gorgeous names there are to choose from, I personally wouldn't choose one that is derived from the latin for 'disabled'/'lame'.

arabesque Mon 17-Jun-13 16:30:08

The latin meaning wouldn't bother me. I don't think most people would even consider it. I really like the name, feminine and not too unusual but not ubiquitous either.

FiddleDeeDees Mon 17-Jun-13 17:11:48

The "meaning" didn't bother me either...I guess it might put some people off, but that just means fewer baby Claudias out there, which is all good...

tammytoby Mon 17-Jun-13 21:35:20

If the meaning doesn't bother you and you don't think it will bother your daughter, then ignore my comments smile.

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