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Claudia - ok for little girl?

(27 Posts)
InStyle Mon 23-Sep-13 13:30:59

Is Claudia too harsh a name for a baby girl? I like it but can't quite imagine anyone under 40 carrying it off...

kateybeth79 Mon 23-Sep-13 13:35:51

I really like the name Claudia - my other half wasn't too keen though .........

daimbardiva Mon 23-Sep-13 13:40:10

Oh, I really like it! And I don't know any little Claudia's so go for it!

efffy Mon 23-Sep-13 13:42:28

I know a lovely little Claudia. It really suits her.

SnoopySnoopyDoggDogg Mon 23-Sep-13 13:43:08

Think it's a lovely name. I know a 20 something Claudia but no little ones.

jeee Mon 23-Sep-13 13:48:29

I like the name, but can see that it's not really a baby name.

However, I think that it's better to have a name that works when you're an adult than to have a lovely baby name that's never going to seem properly grown up.

CruCru Mon 23-Sep-13 14:10:33

I love it. If you want a baby name, why not call her Cloudy?

CruCru Mon 23-Sep-13 14:11:00

Sorry, meant as a nickname.

Meglet Mon 23-Sep-13 14:16:01

Yes, it's fine. And she'll only be little for a few years.

squoosh Mon 23-Sep-13 14:16:34

I love that Claudia is popping up in every second baby thread! grin

She'll be an adult a lot longer than she'll be a child so don't let the fact it isn't babyish put you off. It's actually a positive.

CruCru Mon 23-Sep-13 16:52:56

Sorry, I may have started a couple of those threads.

CordeliaRose Wed 25-Sep-13 20:54:44

Love it. You could always use 'Claudie' as a baby nn - as in the actress Claudie Blakie.

If you're going for the 'claw dee ah' pronouciation that is grin

itsnothingoriginal Wed 25-Sep-13 20:55:32

Love it smile

BlueShirtBlueTie Wed 25-Sep-13 21:06:36

I think it sounds too harsh, for both a child and an adult tbh. I think it's the claw-dia pronunciation. It's the claw sound that puts me off.

ShadowSummer Wed 25-Sep-13 21:10:28

I think it's fine for a baby.

And even if some people think it's slightly too 'adult' for a baby, she'll grow into it.

specialsubject Wed 25-Sep-13 21:11:45

pretty, but it means 'lame'.

oh well, all names get the piss taken at some stage.

ZZZenagain Wed 25-Sep-13 21:12:37

it is an awful name

Dylemma Fri 27-Sep-13 21:37:36

Love it. Friend just named her baby this.

tammytoby Fri 27-Sep-13 21:59:26

The meaning would put me off. Claudia is derived from the latin claudus meaning disabled/lame. I would hate my dd to find out the meaning of such a name, sorry.

DramaAlpaca Fri 27-Sep-13 22:00:48

I like the sound of the name, but wouldn't use it because of the meaning.

Eddiethehorse Sat 28-Sep-13 08:14:38


sleepdodger Sat 28-Sep-13 08:57:04

Claudie is a Nn for a baby?

Writerwannabe83 Sat 28-Sep-13 15:05:54

I think it's a beautiful name - I have suggested it a few times but DH says no! Gutted!

JumpingJackSprat Sat 28-Sep-13 16:48:25

Nobody gives a shit about meanings of names in real life - there might be a moment when she is 12 when she and her friends look up meanings of names and she thinks "Claudia...lame...well, that's a bugger" and then she will get on with her life. Some of the most popular names have crap meanings but doesn't put anyone off.

Claudia is a beautiful name.

pilates Sat 28-Sep-13 17:03:51

Claudia is a lovely name.

I was wondering how long it would be before someone mentioned the meaning.

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