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SantanaLopez Fri 08-Aug-14 23:43:38

DH really likes it, I'm not sure. We already have Frances and like Miriam, Dominic, Joseph and maybe Beatrice (expecting twins, don't know the sex).

DramaAlpaca Fri 08-Aug-14 23:45:52

I love it. It's a classic, pretty name, due a revival.

I also love the spelling Clare.

NadiaWadia Sat 09-Aug-14 02:53:40

It's lovely. I actually prefer it to the currently fashionable 'Clara'. Although you may get people telling you it's dated and 'very 70s/80s', but don't let that bother you. You don't have to follow the herd. Having said that, apparently Claire is very popular for little girls in America right now. Maybe they didn't get such a lot of Claires in the 70s/80s as we did here.

I also like the 'Clare' spelling (slightly prefer it), but Claire is great too.

burgatroyd Sat 09-Aug-14 06:14:48

I don't like it. I like dated 7Os names but I don't like the cl sound. It sounds like throat clearing.

BlueStarsAtNight Sat 09-Aug-14 07:00:46

Sorry but I think it's a dull choice. I can't get past it being the name that every second person had when I was growing up. Your other choices are much nicer and go better with Frances.

Longdistance Sat 09-Aug-14 07:15:02

Clara's better grin

Monkeyandanimal Sat 09-Aug-14 07:22:45

It's a beautiful classic name, which will stand out as individual and different in the current generation as today's parents remember too many 'claires' from their youth; hence none else will use it now; go for it!

thatsn0tmyname Sat 09-Aug-14 07:28:40

Sorry but Clare is a but full. However, there are kits of lovely 70s names that a due a revival. Joanna, Helen/a, Lisa, Rachel

thatsn0tmyname Sat 09-Aug-14 07:29:11

Dull, not full

thatsn0tmyname Sat 09-Aug-14 07:30:23

Lots not kits. Bloody autocorrect

thatsn0tmyname Sat 09-Aug-14 07:31:17

Lots not kits. Bloody autocorrect

Kantha Sat 09-Aug-14 07:37:52

I think it's rather lovely and for the new generation will sound quite novel. Simple, elegant. What's not to like?

serendipity16 Sat 09-Aug-14 08:46:47

My sister is called Claire & i love the name.
I think its a pretty name & you don't hear many little Claires anymore.
Its so much prettier than many popular names at the moment.

Sootgremlin Sat 09-Aug-14 09:01:13

I said on a thread recently I thought Claire would be due a revival soon as it is classic, simple and pretty. It was a victim of its own popularity. It will be unusual and stand out if you use it now, it sounds very fresh and different for a little girl now I think. Lovely meaning too.

Wishfulmakeupping Sat 09-Aug-14 09:02:57

Dull boring whereas Clara I really like

Holidayfun Sat 09-Aug-14 09:04:54

I really can't stress enough my dislike for the name Claire. Don't like Clara either. It's just so dull. I love all your other names though and totally love Frances.

Spinaroo Sat 09-Aug-14 09:07:17

I love it- and considered it for my own dd (14 years ago) - I think it is classic and doesn't go out of fashion.

Gumnast2014 Sat 09-Aug-14 09:08:53

I'm a Clare.

It's awful, dull, I was one of 6 in my class!

There are so many other lovely names

It's soo chavvy

I have a very senior job and my name I feel doesn't go with it


I hate my name

SantanaLopez Sat 09-Aug-14 09:26:51

Hmmm, split opinions! I think it's growing on me, I like that it's feminine but not frilly. Thanks!

RhinosAreFatUnicorns Sat 09-Aug-14 09:29:14

I like Claire (and spelt that way too). I think it's pretty, simple and she won't be one of loads with that name in her class.

susiedaisy Sat 09-Aug-14 09:31:46

I think it's dull. Sorry

CokeFan Sat 09-Aug-14 09:42:13

My DD's a Claire. She's the only one in her school.

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sat 09-Aug-14 09:57:32

Clare chavvy?!

NigellasDealer Sat 09-Aug-14 10:04:46

er how is it 'chavvy' exactly?
when I was at uni there were six Clares doing English!! each one had an identifying prefix = I am not telling you what mine was grin

TickleMyTitsTillFriday Sat 09-Aug-14 10:12:28

It's not remotely chavvy. I am a Clare and like it more the older I get.

Go on Nigella spill!

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