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Clarissa, Lucinda, Michaela, Catrina?

(32 Posts)
DessieLou Mon 11-Feb-13 04:30:21

Any thoughts? smile

ZolaBuddleia Thu 14-Feb-13 09:10:51

Love Coralie. I know a Cora, short for Coradina!

emmyloo2 Thu 14-Feb-13 03:23:30

Lucinda from your choices although will it get shortened to Lucy?

But Cora is the most loveliest. It is certainly not popular where I am from. Not a single Cora that I know of.

DessieLou Thu 14-Feb-13 02:58:16

Bloody Downton!
One syllable surname beginning with M (think James from Top Gear!) so one syllable names don't sound right. Hubby has suggested Rebecca & Anna/Anastasia...

HouseOfBears Thu 14-Feb-13 02:46:09

I like Catrina and Lucinda, and their nn's. Cora is also pretty. What is your surname (or at least first and last letter and no. Of sylables), as the flow of the name makes all the difference!

forevergreek Wed 13-Feb-13 21:59:55

If you like Cora, what about coralie?

forevergreek Wed 13-Feb-13 21:59:10

Similar, but I know a mihaela 'mihai-eh-la', who goes by miha

KenDoddsDadsDog Wed 13-Feb-13 21:07:23

I really love Cora !

ZolaBuddleia Wed 13-Feb-13 10:24:53

I love Cora too.

youmaycallmeSSP Wed 13-Feb-13 10:03:24

I like Cora but it's getting popular due to Downton Abbey so will be easily dated.

JazzAnnNonMouse Wed 13-Feb-13 03:31:31


bootsycollins Wed 13-Feb-13 01:23:02

Lucinda is my favourite from all your choices smile

DessieLou Wed 13-Feb-13 00:13:42

My post seems to have disappeared...
Thank you for your thoughts. Michaels and Clarissa have been ruled out.
What do you think of Cora? I've always liked it but apparantly its getting quite popular now, although I don't know any.

sw11mumofone Tue 12-Feb-13 20:10:18

I think Lucinda is beautiful. I would just be worried about it being shortened to Cindy.
If you go for Catrina spell it how you like! If you live in England and spell it Catriona you will have a lifetime of No its Cat-reena not Cat-re-ona!

youmaycallmeSSP Tue 12-Feb-13 12:48:02

I love Clarissa and Lucinda. Lucinda was my top name for DD but DH didn't like it so she is Annabel.

mollymole Mon 11-Feb-13 12:02:10

Love the first two.

ZolaBuddleia Mon 11-Feb-13 11:59:18

I'm afraid I'm not keen on any of them, particularly Michaela.

What about:
Cate with a C

Narked Mon 11-Feb-13 11:58:23

If you choose it please spell it Catriona. 'Catrina' looks wrong.

I'm not keen on Clarissa though I don't know why confused.
Lucinda is ok.
Michaela seems a little clunky.
Catriona is my favourite.

poppydaisy Mon 11-Feb-13 11:43:40

I think they're all great underused names - not sure why they would be 'pretentious' (pretending to be what, anyway?).

My favourites are Catrina, Lucinda and Michaela. I'm least keen on Clarissa for some reason. I'd think most people (esp outside the UK) would find the pronunciation of Catrina much easier than Catriona, so I'd go for the former.

Allalonenow Mon 11-Feb-13 10:43:25

I think Lucinda is a lovely name.

Isn't Catriona the Scottish spelling?

rachel234 Mon 11-Feb-13 10:32:36

Really, CatriOna is pronounced Catrina? I honestly had no idea! Wonder where that derives from...

DessieLou Mon 11-Feb-13 07:40:24

Meant to write Catriona but also like the Katrina spelling. I'm not that keen on Michaela so glad most of you agree! Lucinda is my current favourite. Any other suggestions of classic/pretentious names welcome! ;-)

johnnycomelurky Mon 11-Feb-13 07:31:24

Well I really like Michaela and Catrina though my iPad wants it spelt Katrina. I don't like the way Clarissa sounds and feel like I should like Lucinda but don't.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 11-Feb-13 07:31:01

It's still pronounced Catrina. Educate yourself.

GaryBuseysTeeth Mon 11-Feb-13 07:27:33

Yes- Is on our 'maybe' list.
Yes- Love this name. Would use it if we didn't already know one (an 18yr old), she went to a comp in Sarf London & didn't get any stick for being pretentious.
No- I don't like the male names with an 'a' tacked on, the Michaela I know has the nn Micky.
No (I've known 2 Katrinas and they both didn't like their it put me off it).

rachel234 Mon 11-Feb-13 07:23:37

And why would you want to add an O to Catrina? I much prefer the sound of Cat-rina.

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