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HasItStartedYet Wed 09-Oct-13 18:09:37

What sort of name is this? What does it make you think? Is it a go-anywhere name or belonging to a certain style/class?

I think I love it, but I'm not sure...

ICameOnTheJitney Thu 10-Oct-13 00:27:39

I love Clara. I think it's pretty without being overtly sweet....I think it's strong and has elegance too. I think it's quite a middle class name...but not in a bad way.

SingSoftKittyToMe Thu 10-Oct-13 03:15:39

I like the name

commsgirl Thu 10-Oct-13 07:58:40

I love it! I think this baby may just be a Clara if it's a girl. It's pretty and girly without being too frilly.

smithwillsam Thu 10-Oct-13 08:18:12

Clara is a nice name. It sounds very pretty. If you want name meaning and any more details for Clara, you can visit on this link.

Layl77 Thu 10-Oct-13 14:03:02

Love this, pretty but not OTT

wasabipeanut Thu 10-Oct-13 14:05:15

Love it - I have one!

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 10-Oct-13 22:50:48

I think ICameOnTheJitney had it spot on, that's exactly how I see Clara too. I love the name!

Sarahplane Thu 10-Oct-13 22:53:23

I love it, it's pretty, strong and not too girly.

TheNunsOfGavarone Fri 11-Oct-13 14:22:21

Distinctive, lovely and elegant.

Boggler Fri 11-Oct-13 14:29:23

Absolutely love it, but be sure about how you want it pronounced as some say claire-a and others clarrrra both are lovely IMO

BecauseYoureGorgeous Mon 14-Oct-13 17:20:05

I like it, though I do know a Clara who is a pain and it's hard not to think about her!

PuffPants Wed 16-Oct-13 00:01:19

Bloody love it. It's a funny one though, it gets mentioned a lot on Mumsnet but is only about 177 on the ONS baby names list so actually very rare.

PuffPants Wed 16-Oct-13 00:04:28

Just looked it up. Ranked 179 in 2012.

squiddle Wed 16-Oct-13 10:19:21

Love love love Clara. Go for it.

Em2121 Wed 16-Oct-13 10:23:25

Love it!

AllThreeWays Wed 16-Oct-13 10:35:28

I love it, but I would assume you are a Dr Who fan

amandine07 Wed 16-Oct-13 15:24:21

Clara is a very pretty girls name without being too overly frilly sounding.
I don't watch Dr Who so there are no associations with that, simply a lovely name!

notadoctor Fri 18-Oct-13 08:39:08

I love it. I'd classify it as classic with a touch (but just a touch) of granny chic!

Theas18 Fri 18-Oct-13 11:47:06

Love it. i know a Clara in her early 20s. Classic name without any " preconceptions" IYSWIM.

strawberrypenguin Fri 18-Oct-13 11:54:32

I love it just be aware as a pp said that its very Dr Who at the moment. Fab name though

stickygotstuck Fri 18-Oct-13 12:05:37

I have one - beautiful name if pronounced 'properly' wink. But it is a very common name in my neck of the woods.

The Dr. Who thing is neither here nor there, really. Mine was 4 by the time Dr. Who's came out. Who would have guessed? My point is, it can happen anytime down the line with any other programs/books/'slebs.

In fact, we had another name lined up which DH vetoed because he said he reminded him of an 80's TV program. Thing is, that name would not have meant anything to DD's classmates, whereas her actual name now might. So what?

Schumann Fri 18-Oct-13 12:11:51

Love it. We had this on our list.
Love it as makes me think of Clara Schumann who was married to Schumann the composer. She was a pianist herself and also Brahms was in love with her !

BettyBi0 Fri 18-Oct-13 14:05:51

Not so keen on it. Reminds me of school plays, Dickensian flower seller, knees up mother brown type olde wolde stuff.

CruCru Sat 19-Oct-13 14:52:03

I like this. It's good for German speakers too, easy to pronounce.

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