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TheMeaningOfLifeIs42 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:26:21

My DH likes Clara I like Beth ......what are your thoughts on combining them into Clara-Beth (I don't want our child to sound like a hillbilly confused)

cosmicglittergirl Thu 16-Jul-15 18:29:15

It does sound a bit like a character off The Waltons....
Clara is a lovely name. Clara with Beth as middle name?

Cloggal Thu 16-Jul-15 18:31:04

think I prefer it as one word Clarabeth, or Clara Beth (but then she would only be called Clara usually). I prefer Clara as a name to Beth.
Clarabel? (Might be a wee bit Thomas The Tank Engine but hey...)

PotteringAlong Thu 16-Jul-15 18:32:39

Definitely no hyphen!

TheMeaningOfLifeIs42 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:33:37

Yeah thats what I was worried about :/ I just cant see me calling out Clara across the playground (if that makes sense) I think its back to the drawing board

Hexadecimal1 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:34:24

Clara is beautiful, Clara-Beth suddenly sounds a bit naff

Beth as a middle name would be fine, or Elizabeth would be better

Tetleys Thu 16-Jul-15 18:34:46

I'd get used to it. There is a name Clarabel I think, so Clarabeth wouldn't be a massive challenge.

villainousbroodmare Thu 16-Jul-15 18:35:18

Doesn't appeal to me. I'm not sure if it sounds more prissy or more hilbilly.

TheMeaningOfLifeIs42 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:35:52

Is it bad I'm hoping for team blue because we agree on a boys name grin

FungusTheBogeymam Thu 16-Jul-15 18:41:52

It doesn't appeal to me at all, I'm sorry. I'd think hillbilly. Or wimpy heroine from a Dickens novel.

Clara Elizabeth is very nice though.

PotteringAlong Thu 16-Jul-15 18:44:20

I like Clara Elizabeth too.

TheMeaningOfLifeIs42 Thu 16-Jul-15 18:49:10

Elizabeth Clara? Known as Beth ?

truthaboutlove Thu 16-Jul-15 18:56:51

Lovely as two separate names. Why not just do that?

SingForBacon Thu 16-Jul-15 19:38:20

I love it! I'm generally not a fan at all of hyphenated names but Clara-Beth is lovely smile

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 16-Jul-15 22:02:23

Yes. It's lovely. It just rolls off your tongue

ashesandfire Thu 16-Jul-15 22:29:48

I love Clara. I love Beth. But no to Clara-Beth. Sorry.

clarabellski Fri 17-Jul-15 10:52:25

I love it!

waits for folk to notice nickname

reuset Fri 17-Jul-15 11:05:45

Spoil two lovely names by adding a hyphen! Why not have them separate

reuset Fri 17-Jul-15 11:07:37

Yes. Elizabeth Clara. Perfect!

ch1134 Fri 17-Jul-15 11:33:59

I like it.

littlejohnnydory Fri 17-Jul-15 21:46:51

I knew a L ara - B eth. She always went by Lara and didn't really use the full version. I love Clara and quite like Beth separately but not really as a double barelled name - bit Country and Western.

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