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Gabriella, Claudia or Imogen

(43 Posts)
Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Tue 11-Mar-14 08:54:40

Help please-only a few weeks to decide...

cakegoblin Tue 11-Mar-14 09:03:14

Claudia - I love it. Then Imogen.

Gileswithachainsaw Tue 11-Mar-14 09:03:44


Naicecuppatea Tue 11-Mar-14 09:03:57

Claudia then Imogen.

GarthsUncle Tue 11-Mar-14 09:04:40


Seminyak Tue 11-Mar-14 09:05:31


Lifeislikeaboxofchocolats Tue 11-Mar-14 09:05:55

Would the meaning of Claudia - lame - put anyone off?

GarthsUncle Tue 11-Mar-14 09:19:22

No - I know it means that because it's come up on here before but I don't know the meaning of anyone's name other than mine and my BFF's from when we were eight and looked them up, and DS1's because someone else told me.

So in my unscientific sample of one grin people don't really bother to look up meanings, they are more likely to associate with a famous Claudia (like the Strictly one, for eg)

Allalonenow Tue 11-Mar-14 09:19:44

Imogen and Gabriella both lovely.

Not keen on Claudia at all.

Mrsindecision Tue 11-Mar-14 09:42:05


aGirlDownUnder1 Tue 11-Mar-14 10:22:52

Claudia by a country mile

mummybare Tue 11-Mar-14 10:30:41

Like them all. Imogen is probably my fave followed by Gabriella, but I don't think you can go wrong with that shortlist!

squoosh Tue 11-Mar-14 11:10:02


The meaning definitely wouldn't put me off one bit. Lots of names have less than pretty meanings, they're still widely used.

Mary - bitter
Cameron - crooked nose
Persephone - bearer of death
Cecilia - blind

FloatingHandle Tue 11-Mar-14 11:28:33


SelectAUserName Tue 11-Mar-14 11:32:11

They're all lovely names, Imogen is probably just my favourite.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Tue 11-Mar-14 13:54:58

We have similar tastes. I have a Claudia, but also on my list was Gabriella, Lydia, Charlotte, Georgia and Alexandra. I went with Claudia in the end because I love it and don't care about the meaning. Much as I love Gabriella, part of me could never really like Gabby which I think would be an inevitable nickname. I also don't care much for Ella either, so that wasn't a route I wanted to go down.

RiverTam Tue 11-Mar-14 14:06:05


not keen on Gabriella

picnicbasketcase Tue 11-Mar-14 14:37:16

I like all three but I'd choose Claudia over the other two.

DailyBread Tue 11-Mar-14 20:18:18

They are all beautiful names. I'd be a bit put off Gabriella because of Gabby which I don't love.

Claudia is really lovely.

Benchmark Tue 11-Mar-14 20:19:55

Would never choose Claudia because people have mentioned the meaning so much it's all I can think of.

Gabriella is lovely, dislike Imogen.

honeybeeridiculous Tue 11-Mar-14 20:22:03


kimlo Tue 11-Mar-14 20:25:05

Claudia is the nicest. Its also the only one I dont know any of I know a few of the others.

DailyBread Tue 11-Mar-14 20:25:22

Benchmark - that's silly. Only on Mumsnet do people mention it. In the real world it's a non-issue.

I know how the random stuff you read online can get into your head though. Anyway, the name Claudia long predates the emperor with the bad leg.

DramaAlpaca Tue 11-Mar-14 20:27:41

My favourite would be Claudia.

The meaning wouldn't matter a bit.

CPtart Tue 11-Mar-14 20:31:42


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