Middle name for Claudia?

(66 Posts)
CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 09:49:28

I am fairly fixed on Claudia for our DD who is due at the end of next month. I am trying to think of middle names - so far I've come up with:

Claudia Minerva (DH will hate this)
Claudia Eve or Eva
Claudia Elizabeth

Our surname is one syllable and begins with R. What else should I consider?

gillywillywoo Tue 20-Aug-13 09:56:10

Claudia Rose

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Tue 20-Aug-13 10:06:45

Claudia Fay
Claudia Marie

Spindelina Tue 20-Aug-13 10:12:31

Anything ending in -en/an/yn
Lauren
Merryn
Bethan
Helen
etc

Don't like Minerva myself. The ----a ----a doesn't sound nice to me.

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 11:35:58

Hmm. You may be right. I'm not that keen on Rose as it clashes a bit with our surname. I like Claudia Rosalind but am a bit worried that it is still too alliterative.

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 11:37:49

will she be using it?

Claudia Elizabeth is nice.

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 11:42:20

Dunno, but I would like it to sound nice altogether. I also like Claudia Miriam but Miriam was firmly vetoed by DH and I have managed to convince him on Claudia so think it might be a bit unreasonable to resurrect Miriam as a middle name.

They're also from quite different origins so that might also sound funny.

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 11:49:01

Claudia marie?
Claudia eve tends to not roll very well imo

Spindelina Tue 20-Aug-13 11:56:34

What sort of names does DH like?

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 11:58:39

I think he liked Jane and Alice. Also Eva. Claudia Alice might be nice?

PearlyWhites Tue 20-Aug-13 11:58:57

Not Minerva it sounds like contraception! I love Claudia though Rose would be nice or Grace.

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 11:59:26

Claudia jane rolls nicely,
Claudia alice, two nice names wink

ToddCranes Tue 20-Aug-13 11:59:43

I was just about to suggest Alice

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 12:00:04

but Claudia Alice, acronym, would be CAR,
does that matter?

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 12:00:36

Well Minerva was the Roman goddess of war so would keep the Roman name theme - but I know DH will hate it so it's a bit of a moot suggestion.

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 12:01:30

CAR isn't offensive or particularly silly. Don't think it would bother me. What do you think?

mrsyattering Tue 20-Aug-13 12:02:29

Claudia Grace
Claudia Hannah
Claudia Anne
Claudia Alice

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 12:03:25

CAR wouldn't bother anyone, I doubt.

wordfactory Tue 20-Aug-13 12:03:29

I think it needs to be one sylable after three.

Claudia May.
Claudia Jayne.
Claudia Grace
Claudia Rose.
Claudia Fleur.
Claudia Eve.

BreasticlesNTesticles Tue 20-Aug-13 12:05:24

We have a Claudia Joy!

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 12:06:51

Usually I would agree but do you think it's a bit stark with a one syllable surname?

What do you think of

Claudia Astrid
Claudia Isolde?

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 12:09:14

Claudia Joy is really nice. CJR - the initials are okay too.

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 12:12:32

Claudia Angelina?

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 12:15:28

Claudia Isabella
going for the 3 syllables

LaRosaBella Tue 20-Aug-13 12:18:37

I like Claudia Marie. I think a long middle name is too much.

waikikamookau Tue 20-Aug-13 12:20:00

<<proud>>
I have a Claudia marie,
grin

miffybun73 Tue 20-Aug-13 12:20:06

I was going to say Elizabeth before I opened the thread.

sparklingstars Tue 20-Aug-13 12:20:39

Claudia Jane
Claudia Marie
Claudia Louise

Spindelina Tue 20-Aug-13 13:04:23

To me, 3-2-1 flows really well, with the stress on the first syllable of each name.
CAR not a problem - at least you know it's unlikely to mean something rude in 10 years' time.
Love both Claudia Astrid and Claudia Joy.
Isolde has the ----a ----a sound again.
Are you deliberately going Germanic? Claw-dia or Clow-dia?
Something ending in -et(te)? Lynette, Suzette, Juliet...

Smugfearnleyshittingstool Tue 20-Aug-13 13:22:51

We have Claudia Josephine

As soon as I saw your title I went oog claudia Alice.
But someone got there first!

Ooh not oog...

CruCru Tue 20-Aug-13 14:27:49

I think we'll call her Claw-dia, it comes a bit more naturally.

MrsMongoose Tue 20-Aug-13 16:30:59

Claudia Evangeline sprang to mind.

Caip Tue 20-Aug-13 22:07:16

Claudia Polly

BlueStarsAtNight Tue 20-Aug-13 23:16:29

With a 1 syllable surname I'd go with a 2 syllable middle name. But not starting with a vowel, it always sounds awkward to have 2 vowels running together.

How about:

Claudia Bridget
Claudia Margot
Claudia Megan
Claudia Lucy
Claudia Jessie

Sunnysummer Wed 21-Aug-13 08:16:48

I would also have said a one syllable middle name, but actually with a short surname I think that longer is better.

Claudia Elizabeth, of your suggestions
Claudia Josephine as suggested upthread

Or if you wanted to keep the Roman connection
Claudia Juno
Claudia Luna
Claudia Felicity
Or the vestal connection with Claudia Virginia wink

ExasperatedSigh Wed 21-Aug-13 08:26:11

Ours is Claudia Robyn smile Can't remember any of my other middle name suggestions that DH vetoed apart from Claudia Faith. Personally I err on the side of one or two syllable middle names and none starting in A, since the As run into each other iyswim.

AnonYonimousBird Wed 21-Aug-13 08:29:55

Middle name can't start with a vowel, doesn't roll from first to second name.

Though, how often do we actually say the full name out loud?!

PetWoman Wed 21-Aug-13 08:36:45

Claudia Mary?
Claudia Ellen?

mrsyattering Wed 21-Aug-13 08:36:47

I don't think it matters about the vowels, my dd first and middle end and start with a vowel, sound real nice together imo.

She does only get her full name when she is naughty though wink

BaldricksTurnip Wed 21-Aug-13 08:42:07

Persephone? Imogen? Evelyn?

BaldricksTurnip Wed 21-Aug-13 08:43:28

And my personal favourite
Hermione smile

CruCru Wed 21-Aug-13 13:58:42

Thanks all for your awesome suggestions. I think I have to keep the middle name simple as DH isn't too keen on "poncy" names (have had to work quite hard to get him comfortable with Claudia). I also love Claudia Beatrice but I don't think it's going to fly.

CruCru Fri 23-Aug-13 16:07:24

Is Claudia Augusta silly?

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 24-Aug-13 00:32:20

Yes, I'm afraid Claudia Augusta does sound a bit silly. The a's run together which makes it sound awkward, and I don't like that they end the same way. Plus it makes me think of Roman Emperors (Claudius/Augustus)

Onyabike Sat 24-Aug-13 00:39:43

Claudia Elizabeth.

CruCru Sat 24-Aug-13 08:36:48

Cool, so the current list is:

Claudia Elizabeth
Claudia Anne
Claudia Alice

I think any of these would fly with DH (and the second two were his suggestions for first names).

MortifiedAdams Sat 24-Aug-13 08:40:20

Claudia Tess
Claudia Kate
Claudia Lynn
Claudia Jude

Colyngbourne Sat 24-Aug-13 13:45:30

Claudia Jane

FiddleDeeDees Sat 24-Aug-13 14:15:40

Another vote for Claudia Elizabeth... that's my daughter's name! Elizabeth was my gran's name, hence the choice. But I also think it just metres nicely and sounds rather elegant...

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 14:46:32

Claudia Meredith
Claudia Madeleine
Claudia Imogen
Claudia Emily
Claudia Harriet
Claudia Juliet
Claudia Briony

Cloudkitten Sat 24-Aug-13 14:49:53

I do like Elizabeth as a mn but I don't think it rolls off the tongue that well with Claudia... it creates a "Stop. Start" effect and I also think it's a bit of a tongue-twister. Also, (this is going to sound odd!) I feel that Claudia is a subtle, blue-green name and Elizabeth is a brasher, bolder, orange-yellow name... and Elizabeth almost eclipses Claudia, because it's more "look at me"... but Claudia is so subtle, and beautiful, it requires a middle name that complements it and I feel (IMHO) that Elizabeth challenges it.

MummyBeerest Sat 24-Aug-13 15:00:56

Claudia is a gorgeous name. I've mentioned it before, but there was a Claudia in my class who was one of the most beautiful girls I've ever met. Her, and Jasmine.

Claudia Jasmine sounds pretty.

CruCru Sat 24-Aug-13 15:06:10

That's an interesting idea, Cloud. Of your suggestions I think I like Claudia Madeleine and Claudia Harriet best.

Karbea Sat 24-Aug-13 15:11:52

Claudia Anne?

I know it's a bit of an older name, but this it sounds nice :/

Dackyduddles Sat 24-Aug-13 15:13:18

Claudia Jean - CJ - off westwing. Not bad character to reference!

CityGal29 Sat 24-Aug-13 19:19:11

Love Claudia Juliet. Adore Claudia fantastic choice! Met one on holiday last week with her sister Clementine.

CruCru Sun 15-Sep-13 23:24:59

What do you think of Claudia Mary?

LeoandBoosmum Mon 16-Sep-13 02:02:30

I think you need a name that starts with a consonant. Names beginning with vowels are going to sound a bit awkward, imho. I like Claudia Jane or Claudia Joy (as already suggested). I also like Claudia Faith and Claudia Neve are pretty, I think.

LeoandBoosmum Mon 16-Sep-13 02:06:17

Hmmm... Claudia Mary is nice but do you think Claudia Marie sounds even nicer? smile

CruCru Mon 16-Sep-13 10:32:31

I would like Claudia Marie except the greater emphasis on the "r" sounds funny with our surname (one syllable, beginning with R).

LeoandBoosmum Mon 16-Sep-13 16:42:51

Ahhh... Claudia Mary is nice though smile

BlackholesAndRevelations Mon 16-Sep-13 18:44:21

I wouldn't have three syllables followed by three more syllables, if you see what I mean. Claudia Jane flows best from the options above, in my opinion.

NachoAddict Mon 16-Sep-13 18:58:49

I really like Claudia Elizabeth or Claudia Alice.

Claudia Louise
Claudia Felicity
Claudia Saide
Claudia Maya
Claudia Melanie
Claudia Nadine

Ambassadoryouarespoilingme Mon 16-Sep-13 19:39:55

We have a Claudia Mimi.

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