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Claudia or Clara - straw poll please!

(79 Posts)
ComeAgain Mon 16-Sep-13 00:26:00

Which do you prefer? smile

JeanBodel Mon 16-Sep-13 10:29:11


JollySleepyGiant Mon 16-Sep-13 10:31:15

How is Claudia pronounced? Clawd-ia or Cloud-ia?

BopsX3 Mon 16-Sep-13 10:32:53

Clara smile

CruCru Mon 16-Sep-13 10:36:42


CornishFirstTimer22 Mon 16-Sep-13 11:50:16

Clara! Or Lara grin

charleslingus Mon 16-Sep-13 11:52:06


evamummy Mon 16-Sep-13 13:47:25

Clara or Cara or Lara definately.

Claudia has such an unfortunate meaning - I would hate my dd to ask me why we named her a name that is directly derived from the latin for disabled. There are so many other beautiful names with nicer or no meanings.

PandaWatch Mon 16-Sep-13 13:54:04

The name claudia predates the Emperor Claudius (from whom the association with lameness is derived). In roman mythology Claudia was a vestal virgin who saved her father from attack. I think it's lovely!

OurSpoonsCameFromJohnLewis Mon 16-Sep-13 13:54:05


thegreylady Mon 16-Sep-13 13:55:14

Clara is the prettier of the two.I think Claudia sounds a bit hard.

IslaValargeone Mon 16-Sep-13 13:56:42


MrsBungle Mon 16-Sep-13 13:59:24

I love both these names. I lean toward Clara, though.

Zoe678 Mon 16-Sep-13 20:38:34


FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 16-Sep-13 20:39:37

Clara....very pretty!

alwaysneedaholiday Mon 16-Sep-13 20:44:01

Clara - love it!

usualsuspect Mon 16-Sep-13 20:44:39


shockedballoon Mon 16-Sep-13 20:45:10

Clara - if DS had been a DD probably would've been Clara.

kipplin Mon 16-Sep-13 21:28:28


AgathaPinchBottom Mon 16-Sep-13 21:46:39

Claudia is fab

picnicbasketcase Mon 16-Sep-13 21:52:23

Like both, but prefer Claudia. smile

peppapigmustdie Mon 16-Sep-13 23:20:21

Claudia, Clara for no (sane) reason reminds me of an Elephant.

SelectAUserName Tue 17-Sep-13 04:19:52


Clara always makes me think of Heidi and reminds me how irritating I found the character of Clara as a child. But I appreciate that's just me. grin

Wingebag Tue 17-Sep-13 04:22:30


CoolStoryBro Tue 17-Sep-13 04:29:38

Neither. Just go for Claire.

elcranko Tue 17-Sep-13 20:47:34


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