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Clara or Mabel?

(54 Posts)
d1157230986361b000875 Wed 11-Feb-15 08:44:43

Love both these names. which name do you prefer to go with siblings Charlie and Tilly?

Clara Margaret or Mabel Pearl.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 11-Feb-15 08:47:14


gingerfluffball Wed 11-Feb-15 08:48:16


SquidgyMaltLoaf Wed 11-Feb-15 08:49:14


Reekypear Wed 11-Feb-15 08:49:45

Clara....Mabel sounds like the scullery maid.

NotMrsTumble Wed 11-Feb-15 08:54:04


KoalaDownUnder Wed 11-Feb-15 08:55:26


Love it. And way more underused than Clara.

loislines Wed 11-Feb-15 10:19:12

Both lovely. I'm not keen on Pearl as a middle name so I'd probably go for Clara Margaret, but with a different middle name, I'd choose Mabel. As pp said, it's less well used than Clara.

florentina1 Wed 11-Feb-15 12:59:44

I love both, my favourite is Mabel. My great aunt was called Maybelle, quite racy for those days I think.

IsadoraQuagmire Wed 11-Feb-15 13:02:05

Mabel Pearl is perfect!

reuset Wed 11-Feb-15 13:18:31

Clara, though both fine.

Sausages123 Wed 11-Feb-15 13:21:48


CaptainAnkles Wed 11-Feb-15 13:23:35

Clara is beautiful. Mabel I would put in a list of old lady names that shouldn't have been revived, with Doris, Mavis and Hilda.

Bowlersarm Wed 11-Feb-15 13:25:47


Although Mabel is growing on me.

reuset Wed 11-Feb-15 13:27:45

I'd also rethink the middle names for both. Clara Margaret and Mabel Pearl have similar sounds to the middles. Not really important at all but thought I'd mention.

juneau Wed 11-Feb-15 13:28:20

Clara. Mabel is awful, sorry!

Floggingmolly Wed 11-Feb-15 13:31:28

Clara is very classic and elegant. Mabel sounds like a maid in a mob cap's name.

nutelladipper Wed 11-Feb-15 13:33:30

Mabel & Elsie are my top girls name. I now have an Elsie and if this bump is a girl bump she'll be a Mabel.

squoosh Wed 11-Feb-15 14:02:08


Mabel is on a par with Beryl. That's not a good par to be on.

Pandora37 Wed 11-Feb-15 14:03:20

Clara. Mabel to me is either a little girl or a little old lady - it just doesn't suit an adult woman to me.

AndWhenYouGetThere Wed 11-Feb-15 14:21:50


Breezy1985 Wed 11-Feb-15 14:28:13

Clara - really dislike Mabel, sorry!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Wed 11-Feb-15 14:29:53


Hobby2014 Wed 11-Feb-15 14:33:55

I prefer Mabel smile

rachel234 Wed 11-Feb-15 15:31:34

Clare is so much more beautiful and elegant sounding.

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