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Claudia or Clara - straw poll please!

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ComeAgain Mon 16-Sep-13 00:26:00

Which do you prefer? smile

Tavv Mon 30-Sep-13 09:31:05

No, they're different names and there's no "r" in Claudia.

BelleOfTheBorstal Sat 28-Sep-13 02:28:47

Ummm, no, not really.

Dylemma Sat 28-Sep-13 02:20:05

If anyone's still following this thread, do you think Clara could be a nickname for Claudia?

Dylemma Fri 27-Sep-13 21:33:01

Didn't the name Claudia predate the Emperor Claudius with the bad leg? confused

tammytoby Thu 26-Sep-13 13:15:17

"I always think people who let ancient meanings of names put them off a name they otherwise love are a bit daft."

But in the case of Claudia it is not an ancient meaning. The Latin adjective claudus means disabled/lame.

Many names are not derived directly from another language, they're just made up (or people attach random meanings), in which case I would agree with you. But Claudia is, imo, different. As is Cecilia (meaning blind), of Felix (meaning happy in Latin).

PrincessGrotbags Sat 21-Sep-13 13:45:36


bootsycollins Sat 21-Sep-13 13:42:59


MrsHoratioNelson Sat 21-Sep-13 13:41:51

Not Claudia sad

I want it and I suddenly started seeing it on here in the last few weeks...

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 21-Sep-13 13:33:25


I always think people who let ancient meanings of names put them off a name they otherwise love are a bit daft. My name means princess but no bugger has ever treated me like one!

PigStack Sat 21-Sep-13 13:28:57


Sunnysummer Sat 21-Sep-13 13:27:48

Claudia! It is strong but doesn't have a clear stereotype to me - Claudia could be outgoing, elegant, feisty, thoughtful, sporty, musical or studious, all sorts...

Clara, on the other hand, sounds like a bit of a goody two shoes.

MairzyDoats Fri 20-Sep-13 23:24:14

Claudia. Also love Claudie as a nn. Clara reminds me of the rich girl in a wheelchair in Heidi. Which isn't a bad thing, I rather liked her as a child, but Claudia is more elegant and stronger.

barmybunting Fri 20-Sep-13 23:19:22

Clara. This has been one of my favourite names for 20 odd years. It seems to be rising in popularity now, but not too much. Easily pronounced, classic and beautiful.

Claudia is pretty, but I am never sure whether to say Clowdia or Clawdia if that makes sense?

DrinkFeckArseGirls Fri 20-Sep-13 22:28:35


karamcleod Fri 20-Sep-13 22:15:52


JumpingJackSprat Fri 20-Sep-13 22:10:39


clara sounds prissy to me - and claire isnt great. claudia is timeless, beautiful and elegant.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 20-Sep-13 22:01:53

Clara - if it's Klar-ah.
Claudia - if it's Klaw-dia.

If it's Claire-ah/Cloud-ia then I'd choose neither.

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Fri 20-Sep-13 09:58:05

Me too ToffeeCaramel - also one of the first things I laid eyes on when casting about for a new MN name!

Eddiethehorse Fri 20-Sep-13 07:38:06


ToffeeCaramel Thu 19-Sep-13 23:07:51

Behind The Scenes At The Mumseum is one of my favourite books BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum

BehindTheScenesAtTheMumseum Tue 17-Sep-13 23:14:42


Trixybelle Tue 17-Sep-13 23:08:24


FeelSoSilly Tue 17-Sep-13 23:07:48

Claudia - stunning name wink

PipkinsPal Tue 17-Sep-13 22:58:13


Frikadellen Tue 17-Sep-13 22:55:47

I like both but prefer Claudia The meaning wouldntput me off

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