Claudia or Harriet?

(70 Posts)
Mythoughts Mon 05-Nov-12 15:16:59

After much debate, we are settled on these two names, I prefer one and my DH prefers the other. Which do you prefer?

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B1ueberryJam Mon 05-Nov-12 15:23:25

Claudia. Harriet is very ugly. Makes me think of Hairy, or hairytoilet. i know this is just me. But it is totally grim and Claudia is beautiful. From one extreme to the other!

WhispersOfWickedness Mon 05-Nov-12 15:27:41

Claudia, definitely. I feel like Harriet is a bit 'wet'. Claudia is feisty and not to be messed with grin

BlueSuedeStiletto Mon 05-Nov-12 15:35:33

Oooh no, I LOVE Harriet!

Bessie123 Mon 05-Nov-12 15:38:20

Doesn't Caudia mean cripple?

Mythoughts Mon 05-Nov-12 15:53:14

Claudia does mean 'lame' but to be fair, there are plenty of other names with random meanings, so I'm not letting that put us off.

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HoratiaWinwood Mon 05-Nov-12 15:55:13

Harriet for me on the grounds of being more flexible and more pretty.

Currently crushing on Hatty as nn.

WitchesTit Mon 05-Nov-12 16:01:45

Harriet is awful, brings to mind a spoilt chubby little girl on a Shetland pony.

Claudia is the polar opposite, a willowy elegant girl with a long fringe who reads loads and knows how to do 60's eye makeup.

I'm aware I'm over thinking but we are considering girls names at the moment too, and these two have come up a few times (by DP)

Bessie123 Mon 05-Nov-12 16:05:39

I think the meaning of a name is important, you're sending a message to your child.

bigbluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 16:09:25

Claudia just screams 'lame/disabled' to me, sorry. Perhaps I've studied too much Latin though smile.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 05-Nov-12 16:10:44

I love Harriet.

bigbluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 16:10:46

And yes, other names have 'random' meanings but the names Claudia/Claudio is excactly derived from the latin claudus meaning lame/crippled. Shame as it a nice name otherwise.

B1ueberryJam Mon 05-Nov-12 16:56:36

yeah but Amelia means no limbs and that's the number one name.

SurreyWithAFringeOnTop Mon 05-Nov-12 16:57:38

Claudia by a mile.

I love Hattie but Harriet is plain and prim.

Everlong Mon 05-Nov-12 17:03:49

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buttercrumble Mon 05-Nov-12 17:08:12

Harriet is lovely, not keen on claudia.....

BeaWheesht Mon 05-Nov-12 17:09:28

Harriet is one of my favourite girls names ever

Allalonenow Mon 05-Nov-12 17:15:06

Claudia is lovely, Harriet a bit frumpy.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 05-Nov-12 17:22:12

Claudia definitely. It's lovely. Harriet is horrible (sorry)

Dogsmom Mon 05-Nov-12 17:47:00

Claudia, much prettier & classier, I didn't know the meaning but it wouldn't put me off.

Harriet/Hattie is bland.

AvonCallingBarksdale Mon 05-Nov-12 17:49:50

Not hugely keen on either, sorry, but I would choose Claudia over Harriet every time. nn Claudie, Claude.
disclaimer - I know a HArriet and a Claudia, and prefer the Claudia!!

Viviennemary Mon 05-Nov-12 17:50:13

Claudia I think. But I'm not keen on either of them I'm afraid. But both are quite acceptable names.

bigbluebump Mon 05-Nov-12 17:50:38

Didn't think that Amelia meant no limbs in latin....confused.

smornintime Mon 05-Nov-12 17:51:02


shockers Mon 05-Nov-12 17:57:50

I like them both, but I know a small Claudia (age 7) who is fab... gutsy, funny, bright, beautiful.

So I'd go for Claudia ( I'm not related to her BTW!)

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