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Does this name sound odd with our surname?!

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formerblonde Thu 13-Jun-13 16:11:27

Yup we just realised the initials wc the other day if it was william...No way! Currently we are liking Ethan. This is so hard!

Ham69 Sun 09-Jun-13 20:53:39

My friend's DS is called William Clark. Great name, though she does worry about the fact she wasn't aware of the initials until after he was registered.

Christabel3 Sun 09-Jun-13 19:34:08

/that's quite hard to say. There's a very loud kuh in the middle.

fussychica Sun 09-Jun-13 17:28:37

Agree with others - it would be a bit like Chloe or Clare with Clarke for a girl - it's ok but doesn't quite flow. How about
all strong traditional names that sound good with Clarke

Elquota Sat 08-Jun-13 21:34:59

Seth Clarke sounds great. William Clarke fine too.

Agree Jake Clarke sounds awkward though.

Bowlersarm Sat 08-Jun-13 16:04:29

I know a Will Clarke. Sporty teen!

I don't think Jake Clarke is great - the 'ke' and 'C' run into each other too much.

toobreathless Sat 08-Jun-13 16:01:22

William Clarke has a lovely, strong classic feel to it.

formerblonde Sat 08-Jun-13 06:38:48

Thanks ladies, sounds like overall you agree and it is a bit awkward...blast! Xyla thanks for reminding me about's v cute! Also been considering William (will) last night. Who knows, maybe when bub arrives and if it is a wee boy, we'll just know what is right

toobreathless Sat 08-Jun-13 00:50:18

Jake Clarke is a bit awkward.

LOVE Seth.

Jasper Clarke (nn Jake) is SO cool!

VerySmallSqueak Sat 08-Jun-13 00:04:30

I think it works fine.
In the circumstances that you would say both names it would be easy to be precise in the pause and make the names clear,I think.

xyla Fri 07-Jun-13 23:55:10

Jasper Clarke would be nice.

BlueStarsAtNight Fri 07-Jun-13 23:33:51

Jacob Clarke sounds nice, and so does Seth, but I agree Jake is a bit awkward

Skygirls Fri 07-Jun-13 23:27:49

I'd go for Seth too. Sounds better IMO.

SwishSwoshSwoosh Fri 07-Jun-13 22:59:02

Yes, I think you have to say it very clearly for it not to sound like jay Clarke so it sounds a bit forced.

Seth is better with Clarke.

PollyPlummer Fri 07-Jun-13 22:39:06

Erm I think it does sound like Jay Clarke or Jake Lark, but that's hardly a major issue if you love the name.
I love Seth and think it goes nicely with your surname.

formerblonde Fri 07-Jun-13 22:35:27


Opinions please... Bub due in September and we don't know what we are having. Tons of girls names we love but boys we are struggling with big time! We love jake (more keen on this than Jacob) but when put with our surname it's, jake Clarke. Say it out loud... Does it sound awkward with the repeated ke sounds?! I think it does but hubby dosent. Otherwise we quite like Seth....
What do u think? any other suggestions, I like trad names

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