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Clara or Florence?

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slightlyconfused85 Fri 02-Jan-15 08:20:07

As a sister for Poppy? Three syllable surname. Thanks!

TheLastThneed Fri 02-Jan-15 08:26:56

I love both, but would probably go for Clara. Florence is bound to be shortened to Flo, which is also a lovely name, but not really the same.

CrispyFern Fri 02-Jan-15 08:33:54

Depends if you want nicknames or not. Florence has Florrie or Flo, but I can't think of any for Clara!

ToddleWaddle Fri 02-Jan-15 08:35:12

I have a clara so biased and she has lots of silly nicknamessmile

Lunastarfish Fri 02-Jan-15 08:37:27

Clara. Florence is a cute name at 7 but not do much at 17

areyoubeingserviced Fri 02-Jan-15 08:38:51


slightlyconfused85 Fri 02-Jan-15 08:38:59

Thanks all, didn't really think about the nickname thing. I'm a teacher so so many names are out! I don't teach a Clara, I teach one Florence.

I also quite like flora but DP not so keen.

NickiFury Fri 02-Jan-15 08:46:09

Clara. I've always loved it smile

pommedeterre Fri 02-Jan-15 08:48:26


Fear it may become very popular soon though if that bothers you.

I like Flora too.

Freya? Fleur?

marshmallowpies Fri 02-Jan-15 08:48:29

Love both names but I think Clara sounds better with Poppy.

olivehater Fri 02-Jan-15 10:49:26

Prefer Florence as Clara appears to getting rather popular on here.

BowiesJumper Fri 02-Jan-15 11:04:22

Clara is lovely!

PontypineNumber9 Fri 02-Jan-15 11:08:06

Clara. Florence is so overdone. As someone said above Flora is much nicer! I would love to use Flora for this baby but DH has vetoed.

Idontseeanysontarans Fri 02-Jan-15 11:09:15

We considered Florence but being in a part of the NW where it's quite a traditional name for older ladies we decided against it because of the shortened version. It would automatically get shortened to Flo or Florrie by others and I don't like Flora very much smile
Clara is a lovely name.

Pandora37 Fri 02-Jan-15 13:26:57

Definitely Clara.

desperatelyseekingmaya Fri 02-Jan-15 13:40:14

Love Clara.

Sophronia Fri 02-Jan-15 14:28:44

Florence. Clara looks pretty but I find with quite hard to say with the 'khlar' sound.

burgatroyd Fri 02-Jan-15 16:44:01


Longdistance Fri 02-Jan-15 16:47:03

Clara for sure grin

BabyX Fri 02-Jan-15 22:26:36

The only Florence I know is called Flossie - isn't that awful?

Clara is divine. Still out of top 100 so I wouldn't worry about that - just gets mentioned a lot of MN. So does Persephone but I don't think it'll bother the top 10 any time soon.

wilkos Fri 02-Jan-15 22:30:12

Clara. Oh I wish I had called dd this and not listened to ex dh. Congratulations smile

Deerhound Fri 02-Jan-15 22:46:44


slightlyconfused85 Sat 03-Jan-15 07:29:36

Thanks all. I don't like flossie at all, flo is ok. I'm definitely leaning towards Clara!

sleepybee Sat 03-Jan-15 07:50:58


Don't like Clara sorry

Violetta999 Sat 03-Jan-15 07:52:04

Fleur. Flora is nice

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