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BertieBasset Wed 25-May-11 20:03:52

We have really struggled to find a girl's name we both like, boy's name no problem though! I am now 38 weeks and time is running out.

What do you think of Claudia and what middle names go with it? I think Roase goes well, but is quite popular as a middle name. Any thoughts?

pilates Wed 25-May-11 20:14:00

Claudia - lovely, classy name.

Did you mean Rose as not heard of Roase? If so, then yes sounds great.


Claudia Eve
Claudia Jane
Claudia Lily

BertieBasset Wed 25-May-11 20:24:36

Thank you - yes I did mean Rose! Bump got in way of typing smile

Oooo loving Claudia Lily - that sounds fab.

pilates Wed 25-May-11 20:27:56

Yes it does sound rather lovely

shoobidoo Wed 25-May-11 20:55:40

The meaning would put me off, sadly.

FlingonTheValiant Wed 25-May-11 21:17:40

Claudia is lovely. I prefer Lily to Rose, every other little girl has Rose for a middle name atm.

Claudia Jane is also lovely!

aStarInStrangeways Wed 25-May-11 21:22:01

Claudia is top of our list for this bump, so <high five> for your excellent taste Bertie grin

Have found middle names an interesting challenge though: names starting with vowels don't really work as they run into the final -a; names ending in -a don't work as too matchy (which sadly rules out some of my favourites); some consonant-starters just sound wrong because of the consonants in Claudia, e.g. D names don't really work. Perhaps I'm overthinking this hmm Anyway, here's what's on my list atm:

Claudia Frances
Claudia Faith
Claudia Helene
Claudia Mimi
Claudia Seren
Claudia Willow
Claudia Rowan
Claudia Margot
Claudia Saffron

MelinaM Wed 25-May-11 22:01:11

Love Claudiasmile

Claudia Alexandra
Claudia Aurelia
Claudia Bay
Claudia Elizabeth
Claudia Faye
Claudia Lavinia
Claudia Louisa
Claudia Ophelia
Claudia Olive
Claudia Pearl
Claudia Penelope
Claudia Sage
Claudia Seraphina
Claudia Sorrel
Claudia Tallulah
Claudia Tamara

BibiBelle Wed 25-May-11 22:33:46

Claudia Faith is lovely smile Seren is very pretty too.

valiumbandwitch Wed 25-May-11 22:35:55

I love it!

I'd put it with something simple though. Maeve or Joy maybe.

EllenJaneisnotmyname Wed 25-May-11 23:19:16

Claudia Margaret
Claudia Daisy
Claudia Helen
Claudia and almost any pretty family name would be nice, and keep the rellies sweet.

MmeLindor. Wed 25-May-11 23:21:01

Claudia Jane

Perpetuallypregnant Wed 25-May-11 23:21:24

I have 4dds and DH vetoed Claudia for all of them....

I love it!

5DollarShake Thu 26-May-11 03:29:13

Claudia is a lovely name - I wouldn't let the meaning put you off.

But - the world does now officially have enough girls with the middle name of Rose, May, May and Lily. grin

5DollarShake Thu 26-May-11 03:29:48

* Mae

CaptainCaveman Thu 26-May-11 07:20:10

ooh star I like Claudia Willow.

Claudia Bay sounds like a holiday spot to me grin

Claudia Nathalie
Claudia Frances
Claudia Eloise
Claudia Elise
Claudia Holly
Claudia Meghan

although those prob go against all the vowelly things you said grin

Tangfasticlady Thu 26-May-11 07:23:07

My DD is Claudia Louise.

kreecherlivesupstairs Thu 26-May-11 09:07:58

Lovely name, I don't know the meaning. I like it pronounced the proper way - Cloud-ee-a.

rachel234 Thu 26-May-11 09:18:17

Claudia is derived from the Latin Claudius meaning disabled/lame. Shame, as it is a nice name otherwise.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 26-May-11 09:19:50

<sigh> I love the name but we bought our house off a Claudia with the same surname as and I'm sick of seeing her name on the letters we still get! And I know a Claudia and she's a miserable so and so.

BertieBasset Thu 26-May-11 10:38:58

Thank you for all the ideas. I know the meaning is lame, but another name I liked was Cassandra so not great implications there either! And not just because of Delboy smile

We already have Jane as a middle name for dd1, but I think it does go well with Claudia. I didn't think that many names went with it tbh, but clearly they do I just havde no imagination. Particularly like Louise and Joy, but will run the thread past DH later and see if we can come to a decision. Which will be no mean feat I can assure you.

Thanks again!

Teds77 Thu 26-May-11 17:01:19

Lovely name, Rose, Louise and Joy all lovely too.

Claudia Jean (West Wing..)
Claudia Anne
Claudia Iris

SilkStalkings Thu 26-May-11 19:52:01

Claudia Willow is lovely.
Claudia Lillith
Claudia Kate

talkingnonsense Thu 26-May-11 19:56:44

Are you pronouncing it claw-dia or cloudier?

EllenJaneisnotmyname Thu 26-May-11 20:15:57

Surely 'claw dia', 'cloud dia' is the German pronunciation.

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