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Clara or Mabel?

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Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 11:33:23

Siblings are Elsa and Arthur.

Quite like that Mabel doesn't end in 'a' as the others do (or sound as if they do), but it's a bit Marmitey, isn't it? Or too trendy .... We are not trendy...

JanePurdy Thu 10-Apr-14 11:38:17

i think it is weird that Mabel hasn't come back in a big way given that May and Isabelle are both so popular! I like Mabel. I know two little ones, I also know three little Claras.

I think Mabel goes better with your Elsa and Arthur, because to me Clara is made up of half the sound of Elsa with half the sound of Arthur, gets a bit much to my ears!

Ruprekt Thu 10-Apr-14 11:40:07

Mabel as it gives a sort of full stop to the name sounds....lots of 'a' at the end otherwise.

Or Maude?

soontobeslendergirl Thu 10-Apr-14 11:41:19

Mabel without a doubt. I also like Meryll which goes nicely too.

love Mabel.

love it. DH didn't like it though sad

DramaAlpaca Thu 10-Apr-14 11:42:13

I actually prefer Clara by a long way, but Mabel does go much better with your other names.

Not sure if that helps really smile

gertiegusset Thu 10-Apr-14 11:43:53

Mabel is awful, it was my Granny's middle name and she hated it.

Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 11:51:43

Is Meryll not a bit reminiscent of Beryl?!

How about Muriel? I think that is borderline extinct according to that times article...

I too am not so sure what is so bad about Mabel but it does seem to polarise opinion...

Blueberrybaby Thu 10-Apr-14 11:52:47

Clara by a million miles. Mabel is dreadful.

soontobeslendergirl Thu 10-Apr-14 11:53:41

Meryll is not the same type of name as Beryl confused

Muriel is awful.

ThefutureMrsTatum Thu 10-Apr-14 11:55:00

Mabel sounds like a digs name, sorry. I do like Clara though.

ThefutureMrsTatum Thu 10-Apr-14 11:55:49

What about melody?

Allalonenow Thu 10-Apr-14 11:56:57

Clara by a very long way.

Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 11:57:03

Do actually like Maud but everyone I have ever asked loathes it. Other than my Mum.

Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 11:57:36

Not keen on Melody, it doesn't feel like a real name. Though I know it is one...

gertiegusset Thu 10-Apr-14 11:58:00

Muriel is almost worse than Mabel, I imagine a woman in one of those old fashioned cross over pinnies and curlers with bright red lippy.

Clara is lovely.

Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 11:59:24

Ha ha! I couldn't really do Muriel - it makes me think of Muriel's Wedding.

squoosh Thu 10-Apr-14 12:13:18

Mabel is Clara's lady's maid.

I prefer Clara. By a very long way.

Driveway Thu 10-Apr-14 12:15:30

I prefer Clara but I think Mabel goes better with the others. If that matters to you! They'll only be siblings in a home together for a portion of their lives I guess.
Clara is much more popular though surely. I haven't met any Mabels. I do like Mabel too.
Hmm. Mavis?

squoosh Thu 10-Apr-14 12:16:43

Mavis??? shock

What fresh hell is this!

Driveway Thu 10-Apr-14 12:28:48

What? It's Mabelish!

Flowerface Thu 10-Apr-14 12:33:15

I have suggested Mavis myself in the past and got a similar reaction, Driveway!!

soontobeslendergirl Thu 10-Apr-14 12:36:50

Phyllis? grin

squoosh Thu 10-Apr-14 12:38:19

Fear-God, Krystle, Bertha, Lexie-Mae.

All terrible names.

Mavis is worse than all of these.

<wanders from thread muttering 'Mavis!' in a bewildwered manner>

squoosh Thu 10-Apr-14 12:39:00

So bewildered that I can't even spell 'bewildered' correctly.

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