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Clara, Cordelia, Tabitha or Eliza

(47 Posts)
BabyX Tue 10-Sep-13 03:19:47

Time's up! My due date is just days away and I still can't settle on a name. I think it's going to be one of these. Could I trouble you for a straw poll? I can't call her BabyX forever...


FellatioNelson Mon 30-Sep-13 15:25:30

Cordelia or Tabitha

CordeliaRose Mon 30-Sep-13 15:23:13

It's my MN-BabyNames-thread name!
I love my real name, but it has been slagged off on some threads as being mumsy and dated! Mind you, I am a gimmer, as I've come to realise since joining MN!
It's so hard to name a baby, isn't it? We only have one DC and found it hard to find a boy's name. We called him James - which we both loved, but that seemed such a grown up name for a baby that we 'nicknamed' him Jamie. He's now 21 and 6ft 3 - and is still Jamie!

Enjoy your baby Cora - bet she's gorgeous!

Dylemma Mon 30-Sep-13 14:55:09

grin Is that your real name or a MN name?

Lovely. I feel SO much better for making my mind up - pour baby has been called Baby for too long.

Hormones, grrrrr grin

CordeliaRose Mon 30-Sep-13 14:45:58

Congratulations on the birth of your baby girl!
Fabulous name - I would say that, of coursegrin

Dylemma Mon 30-Sep-13 13:45:27

And as you can see I changed my MN name too!!

Dylemma Mon 30-Sep-13 13:44:20


I know we all enjoy an update so...

Baby Cordelia Rose (Cora) for short was born a couple of weeks ago. We named her something else to start with - Claudia - but I regretted it from day 1 and so, with some embarrassment and a lot of courage, I've decided to change it.

Planning to spread the word today. Sure everyone will think me mad but I just couldn't get Claudia into my head.

Please tell me you like it and approve the switch!!

OrangeOpalFruit Fri 13-Sep-13 12:43:47

I like them all except Tabitha. It gets shortened to Tab or Tabby which is North East slang for a cigarette and sounds terrible as a name if you're familiar with that usage.

fanjodisfunction Fri 13-Sep-13 12:02:08


elcranko Fri 13-Sep-13 00:10:10

Eliza or Tabitha.

Pikey78 Thu 12-Sep-13 23:34:41

My daughter is called Clara. I have met a few other Claras (in London) but they tend to be Spanish.

DalmationDots Thu 12-Sep-13 23:18:49

My preference:
1. Cordelia - adore, not used much, classic but pretty, can be Cordie for short or Delia/Dilly
2. Clara - OK, not too common anymore
3. Eliza - really don't like, I know a lot of very bossy/spolit Eliza/Elises which put me off
4. Tabitha - really dislike

nightcircus Thu 12-Sep-13 22:17:32




ChocChaffinch Thu 12-Sep-13 21:28:08

the one Cordelia I knew in RL got called 'Cords' by Everyone.

CheshireDing Thu 12-Sep-13 21:25:19

All lovely but I prefer the last two names.

ToffeeCaramel Thu 12-Sep-13 21:00:14

Clara or Eliza

ChocolateChuckle Thu 12-Sep-13 20:46:45

All lovely but Cordelia is my favourite

PatioDweller Thu 12-Sep-13 20:38:27

I know a 3yr old Cordelia whose parents call her, Cordy.

DerbyNottsLeicsNightNanny Thu 12-Sep-13 20:32:52

Love Clara

Jemimapuddleduk Thu 12-Sep-13 20:32:02

Loving Cordelia- nn Delia or Dilly.
I think Clara is gorgeous and elegant.
I find Eliza quite harsh, not sure why.
Tabitha is pretty and unusual

Notmyidea Thu 12-Sep-13 19:48:52

Cordelia is lovely, as is Tabitha (I have one and nobody is allowed to call her Tabby.) I don't like Eliza as it's a bit kitchen maid. Clara I like but the first Clara I think of is Dr. Who's current companion.

CordeliaRose Thu 12-Sep-13 19:16:10

Cordelia - of course grin

Herisson Thu 12-Sep-13 11:17:13

In order of preference I like:


AurorasShoes Thu 12-Sep-13 11:02:27

In order of preference:
1. Cordelia
2. Tabitha
3. Eliza
4. Clara

BrunoMarsBar Thu 12-Sep-13 03:13:18

Clara, Cordelia, Tabitha or Eliza

okay, would rate them thus:

1. Cordelia (but not delia as nn)
2. Clara
3. Eliza
4. Tabitha - sounds feline tbh

That said

1. prefer Cecilia Ophelia or Lydia
2. prefer Clare
3. prefer Elise (Eleez) or Alisa (A-lee-za)

good luck with the birth x

ThisIsntOver Thu 12-Sep-13 02:28:36

Eliza is very classic, I love it. Not as "out of the top 100" as the others though.

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