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Annabel or Claudia

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NewbieMcNewbie Fri 18-Oct-13 17:46:17

Yes, I know they're quite different but I do like them both. Would be interested to hear people's thoughts.

Middle name probably Rose - because it's my middle name too! Not because I have no imagination before you start wink

HorryIsUpduffed Fri 18-Oct-13 19:04:16


I love this name just so much. I think it does every single thing a girl's name should - it is well known and therefore easily spelled (esp since you haven't gone for the extra unnecessary -le frill), has scope for frilly or matter-of-fact diminutives, sounds nice in its own right, etc etc.

Go for it.

Bowlersarm Fri 18-Oct-13 19:05:11


But I don't dislike Annabel.

louiseanna12 Sat 19-Oct-13 13:01:18

Annabella instead? Annabel is tooooo common but this adds a bit of a change and nicknames can vary from Anna Ann bell bella etc

CruCru Sat 19-Oct-13 14:48:58

I prefer Claudia. I know lots of Annabels.

Clearlymisunderstood Sat 19-Oct-13 15:15:25


Coupon Sat 19-Oct-13 20:06:39


RadagastTheBrown Sat 19-Oct-13 20:15:59

Can we decide without knowing the surname so we know how the whole name sounds. I know that's not practicable so I choose Annabel.

But, to give things a twist, I've always preferred Amabel - it was my Nan's name which can be shortened to Amy........

velvetmoon Mon 21-Oct-13 15:39:57

Claudia - it's a really lovely name, and goes really nicely with Rose.

elcranko Mon 21-Oct-13 15:54:28


redrubyshoes Mon 21-Oct-13 16:02:37

I like Claudia but it means 'lame one' so that puts me off it.

MrsCharlieD Mon 21-Oct-13 18:11:23

Annabel :-) It's on my list too but we're spelling it Annabelle x

busylizzie76 Mon 21-Oct-13 18:12:13

My niece is Annabelle Emily rose :-)

Rtfairy Mon 21-Oct-13 18:18:47

Definitely Annabel and Annabel Rose is beautiful. Not overly keen on Claudia I'm sorry.

BoyGirlBoy3 Mon 21-Oct-13 18:22:14

Claudia smile

IfYouLoveSomebodyLetThemSleep Mon 21-Oct-13 20:48:38

The only Claudia's I've known have been self obsessed, narcissistic and attention seeking, so for that reason I'd choose Annabel.

redrubyshoes Mon 21-Oct-13 22:24:31


I feel that way about the name Louise. Never met a nice/sane one.

smithwillsam Tue 22-Oct-13 07:34:37

Annabel - It is a nice name and sounds very cute. As a first name gives you a very independent nature, yet still sound. And a lot Rose either way together works as a middle name. It sound like too.

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