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Clara Madeleine or Penelope Charlotte?

(29 Posts)
Chocolocolate Mon 10-Oct-11 16:22:28

Me vs DH smile

We're probably not going to decide until our baby is here, but I'd love some opinions on which is nicer.

Psammead Mon 10-Oct-11 16:24:58

I love the name Penelope! I would personally go for a shorter MN, but Penelope would be my first name choice.

Chocolocolate Mon 10-Oct-11 16:29:14

Thanks Psammead,

Is it makes a difference - our surname is only one syllable.

mogandthecat Mon 10-Oct-11 16:39:01

Definitely Clara Madeleine - very elegant. Not a fan of Penelope and it will probably be shortened to Penny which am also not keen on.

Fixture Mon 10-Oct-11 16:46:25

Penelope Charlotte (or Penelope Clara).

Hope88 Mon 10-Oct-11 16:54:41

Clara Penelope

GoodAndBluts Mon 10-Oct-11 16:58:30

Clara Madeleine is lovely.

Every time I see Penelope though, I remember how my Nana used to pronounce it: Peen-a-low-p grin and cant get past that.

mathanxiety Mon 10-Oct-11 21:36:59

A vote here for Clara Madeleine. Though Penelope is gorgeous, I think it would get shortened to Penny, which is not in the same league at all.

Northernlurker Mon 10-Oct-11 21:40:19

Oh dear - not wild on either. I like Madeleine a lot more. No chance of that?

isthisweird Mon 10-Oct-11 21:41:23

Clara Madeleine

ShroudOfHamsters Tue 11-Oct-11 09:46:38

Clara Penelope by far the best!

MelinaM Tue 11-Oct-11 10:01:45

Penelope Charlottesmile

birdofthenorth Tue 11-Oct-11 10:02:38

Clara Madeleine. Lovely.

pilates Tue 11-Oct-11 16:21:59

Clara Madeleine is lovely.

I strongly dislike Penelope, and Penny is even worse.

Youremindmeofthebabe Tue 11-Oct-11 17:07:52

Clara Madeleine. Lovelysmile

newlywedsongbird Tue 11-Oct-11 21:06:02

Clara Madeleine, I love it

LottieBronte Wed 12-Oct-11 14:35:20

I love Penelope and Clara so a combination of the two would be lovely. Penelope Clara would probably be my choice.

FWIW Penelope doesn't necessarily get shortened to Penny. Nell is a great nn for Penelope (or even Pip/Poppy etc).

KatAndKit Wed 12-Oct-11 14:40:11

I like your middle names better than your first names and would go for Madeleine Charlotte.
Out of your first names I like Clara better than Penelope though.

MamaLazarou Wed 12-Oct-11 15:33:04


be prepared for children to hilariously mispronounce it, though - like on Show Me Show Me: 'Shaw me show me... Pelennapee!'

WishIwereAtTheWiesnProst Wed 12-Oct-11 17:26:38

Penelope Charlotte is adorable

DigOfTheStump Wed 12-Oct-11 20:34:18

Penelope Charlotte

picnicbasketcase Wed 12-Oct-11 20:40:42

I prefer Clara Madeleine. When I was little, I didn't know how Penelope was said in a book I had and pronounced it in my head as 'Penlop'. For some reason it still looks like an ugly name to me. I like Charlotte though. Any combination of Clara, Charlotte and Madeleine would be lovely.

eatyourveg Wed 12-Oct-11 20:42:18

What about Madeleine Charlotte?

JiltedJohnsJulie Thu 13-Oct-11 11:47:44

Can I pick Clara Penelope?

AnaisB Thu 13-Oct-11 11:50:03

Clara Madeleine

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