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Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:22:07

pronounced ClaREETA (we are not in UK) as middle name. Totally bonkers? It has family significance.

wineandcheese Sun 19-Jun-11 17:25:50

Haven't heard that name before - where's it from, and is it well-known where you live?

meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 17:27:24

I've never heard it before either. But I think it would be fine in the middle.

Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:36:17

Well, it's made up. <resigns from mumsnet>

The thing is, DD has both of my grandmother's names as her MN. They go together very well to form a new name. Think May + Daisy = Maisy or similar. Or Anne + Yvette = Annette.

So I would like to honour DH's grandmothers by combining their names, but it's not so neat and tidy as with mine. My best effort so far is Clarite.

BooBooGlass Sun 19-Jun-11 17:37:33

It sounds like a breath mint. Sorry

wineisfine Sun 19-Jun-11 17:39:33

Evokes facewash for problem skin for me, but depends where it'll be used... What are the names?

Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:41:48

Clara and Marguerite.

Arf @ facewash. The thought crossed my mind, too grin

Pancakeflipper Sun 19-Jun-11 17:41:59

Personally - yurgh. Sounds like red wine or a cross between Clarks shoes and Startrite.

meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 17:43:04

Now I'm wondering what the names are! Could you give her two middle names?

One of my DCs has an unusual family name in the middle - so I think weird but significant is normal there.

wineandcheese Sun 19-Jun-11 17:43:33

Oh they are beautiful names on their own! Can you use both as her first and second names? (Sorry, that probably isn't helpful...)

MmeLindor. Sun 19-Jun-11 17:44:35

I think it sounds like a loo cleaner, sorry.

Clean your loo with Clarite, for a sparkly bowl.

Why not just use your DH's grannies names?

wineisfine Sun 19-Jun-11 17:45:51

Oh they are gorgeous names though! If you were dead set on combining I'd cut them right down and go for Mara, otherwise have them both!

Mind you I can talk, DS1 has a very bizarre middle name combination as the relative we wanted to include requested that we also include their family name.

Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:47:28

DH only just about agrees to one middle name. Two would be giddy in the extreme grin

I don't like either enough to use as a first name.

I think it's maybe time to think of something completely different and to hell with trying to crowbar family significance in!

grin at some of these comments.

Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:48:08

Ooh, hadn't thought of Mara.

TheSecondComing Sun 19-Jun-11 17:50:30

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Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 17:53:18

I like them - I do. But there are names I like even more grin

meditrina Sun 19-Jun-11 18:01:45

Claretta and Clarette are, apparently, real names. But it might sound as if you've been on the wine

GrimmaTheNome Sun 19-Jun-11 18:12:12

It sounds like a brand name for a clear plastic to me - a competitor for Lucite.

WizardofOs Sun 19-Jun-11 18:14:27

I think it sounds like a minor semi-precious stone. The sort they sell jewellery made out of on QVC.

MadameCastafiore Sun 19-Jun-11 18:19:24

Drain cleaner!

UndiscoveredApprentice Sun 19-Jun-11 18:28:27

sounds like a drain cleaner.

What are the two names you are trying to combine, and we could try for you.

UndiscoveredApprentice Sun 19-Jun-11 18:29:33

Sorry, just spotted the names above.

I would combine them as Mara, which I think is lovely.

basingstoke Sun 19-Jun-11 18:29:34

Mara much better.

ensure Sun 19-Jun-11 18:36:04

Mara works well!

Psammead Sun 19-Jun-11 18:43:06

Thanks for the suggestion. MUCH better than Clarite <relieved>

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