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salmanadersamantha Wed 15-May-13 14:25:14


I'm new to mumsnet so sorry if I get anything wrong! I was wondering what people thought about the name 'Claire' for a boy? I'm due in a couple of weeks and I quite like the idea but my husband's not sure. I know it's slightly unorthodox!

soontobeslendergirl Sat 18-May-13 22:01:53

I know a male Kerry, a male Vivian and a female Kevin.......I still wouldn't do it.

mewkins Sat 18-May-13 21:56:32

I am a Claire. Was at school with approx. 325 other Claires, met many more in the years since. They have all been girls.

KittenofDoom Sat 18-May-13 12:40:46

People, this is not real

BoyMeetsWorld Sat 18-May-13 07:44:00

Clair is a male name in quite a lot of romantic literature. If you don't want the odd looks use it as a nn for Sinclair

raisah Thu 16-May-13 03:21:57

If your secondary school is anything like my local one then you might need to send him to some self defense classes first. Please give him a known boys name, life is hard for kids in general so dont add a further obstacle for him.

mikkii Wed 15-May-13 23:18:07

I don't understand why you'd do this. I went on a residential course and when the rooms were allocated, Lee was put in a boys room. Unfortunately Lee was a girl.......

KittenofDoom Wed 15-May-13 23:12:22

Was the Oscar one a troll too? I never believed that one for a moment,

ifindoubtnamechange Wed 15-May-13 21:42:19

I met one once.. about twenty five years ago. He wasn't very nice. Probably because he had struggled through life as a Boy Named Sue Clair

hawkmcqueen Wed 15-May-13 20:52:25

I'm with you domesticCEO, name him Sue

everlong Wed 15-May-13 20:46:03

What is going on with all the trolls?

Come on trolls if you're gonna post pick a better topic than calling your boy dog Claire smile

seeker Wed 15-May-13 18:48:14

Or Donald and Eric?

AuntieStella Wed 15-May-13 17:16:31

If Bernard's OK for a girl, does that also make Sodoff OK for a boy?

Though Bob has crept in as a female nn.

HorryIsUpduffed Wed 15-May-13 17:05:50

That's one of my fave HQ messages EVAH.

BraveLilBear Wed 15-May-13 17:01:47

Lol at the reference to Sharon and Tracey... Tracey is actually an actual unisex name, popular in America on boys, spelled without the e. I should know - I carry the male spelling as a middle name. <Thanks parents>

I'd much prefer Bella on a boy tbh...

elQuintoConyo Wed 15-May-13 16:49:43

Nursey in Blackadder - wasn't her name Bernard?

We have dts Persephone and Maud, expecting dc3, a dd we'll call Jesus grin

LifeIsBetterInFlipFlops Wed 15-May-13 16:23:21

Lovely for a boy too, how about Lucy as a middle name.

recall Wed 15-May-13 16:23:00

I have three sons…all called Claire

DaemonPantalaemon Wed 15-May-13 16:21:57

Oh God! We was had!

PiratePanda Wed 15-May-13 16:14:13

MNHQ, you got cojones!

<mutual respect>

spiderlight Wed 15-May-13 15:53:16


loopydoo Wed 15-May-13 15:52:34

Sinclair defo but Claire in today's judge world MIT not work quite so well.

NapaCab Wed 15-May-13 15:45:46

Oops, cross-post! Another Nabokov fan on this thread, clearly...!

NapaCab Wed 15-May-13 15:44:07

Why not spell it 'Clare' instead and then when people say 'oh, Clare for a boy, that's unusual?', you can smile and say 'he's named after Clare Quilty, the pervert / pornographer in Nabokov's Lolita'.

That should impress them.

MadBusLady Wed 15-May-13 15:35:32


cuillereasoupe Wed 15-May-13 15:34:36

And Angel Clare was a not someone you'd like to name a kid after either!

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