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Is this amount of name alliteration ridiculous?

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ThePieSmuggler Sun 11-May-14 16:15:04

So am 20 weeks pregnant and don't know the sex yet but would like opinions on our favoured girls name... Clara.

Both DH and I love the name but the problem is our surname - it's the same as Superman's first name! i.e. there's a huge amount of alliteration present.

Does this rule it out? If you heard this name would you think it ridiculous? I alternate between loving Clara so much that I feel it doesn't matter and then worrying we're saddling our baby with a daft name! Help!

Have avoided writing our surname to avoid the whole name being searchable smile

chocchips Sun 11-May-14 16:19:35

Its too much, in my opinion. I think it would become very frustrating for her. Sorry!

Featherbag Sun 11-May-14 16:30:38

Ooh no, it sounds awful when spoken together!

mineallmine Sun 11-May-14 16:34:52

No, sorry, Clara is a lovely name but not with that surname.

Pooka Sun 11-May-14 16:36:30

I love Clara. But I'm sorry - I really think the name combo doesn't work.

MortaIWombat Sun 11-May-14 16:36:58

A bit much. How about Tara instead?

Greenandcabbagelooking Sun 11-May-14 16:39:30

Or Kiera/Ciara.

ThePieSmuggler Sun 11-May-14 16:40:22

Aaargh this is what I was afraid of confused

I'm not keen on Tara, the rest of our girls list is:

Harriet (nn Hattie)
Molly (DH's choice, I think it's too popular)

Feel free to suggest any others in the same vein - proper names that aren't too popular

alita7 Sun 11-May-14 16:42:07

dp said personally I wouldn't do that to a child...
I don't think it's that bad, you could double barrel it?
Clara- fae
Clara- Anne

FatalCabbage Sun 11-May-14 16:42:17

Too similar, by far. 80% the same!

Some names I think have a similar elegant feel:


Pebbles0934 Sun 11-May-14 16:42:49

There is a character called Clara Cluck... Sounds very similar

alita7 Sun 11-May-14 16:43:20

Or what about Kara, kiara or kiera?

ThePieSmuggler Sun 11-May-14 16:44:41

Thanks Alita but I'm not keen on any of those, it isn't particularly the sound of the name I like, not much help is it!!

dancemom Sun 11-May-14 16:47:47

It would be fine if you added a name


Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 16:48:27

No, definitely don't do it, doesn't sound right together. How about Zara or Lyra?

Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 16:49:22

Dancemom Clarabell makes me think of Thomas the Tank Engine - Annie and Clarabell grinD

ThePieSmuggler Sun 11-May-14 16:50:02

Thanks for the suggestions I'm not a fan of hyphenated names though hmm

I'm convinced the perfect name is out there - we've just not found it yet! We never had this difficulty naming DD1, once we'd found her name that was it for both of us, maybe I'm being unrealistic expecting the same again!

kelda Sun 11-May-14 16:51:38

I don't think they sound that bad together. Both names are fairly simple. I like the name Clara too.

Pandora452 Sun 11-May-14 16:52:15

Cara or Carla are similar but don't have as bad alliteration

BikeRunSki Sun 11-May-14 16:53:42

I usually love name alliteration (DD was nearly Kirsty (hard) C) , but sorry, not this one.

I love Harriet though.


Only1scoop Sun 11-May-14 16:55:45

Not with your surname sorry hmm

Your choices are all lovely....not that keen on Molly but others nice.

How about


SnapeAndLily Sun 11-May-14 17:00:33

On the other hand, she would be spelling her first and surnames ahead of the rest of the class smile

I like it... but I can see I'm in the minority. But then, if I'd've had a girl, I would have liked (though DH vetoed) the equivalent of Polly Poult

Gemerama Sun 11-May-14 17:00:47

I like Rose from your list Pie. is you like the 'a' sound, what about Rosa?

BikeRunSki Sun 11-May-14 17:03:05


They'd work

ScarlettlovesRhett Sun 11-May-14 17:04:38

Rosa or Rosie
Millie or Molly


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