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So, it's a girl! Which of these names?

(40 Posts)
MrsPeeee Sun 19-Jul-15 07:52:08

My two favourites are Clara and Claudia. Any thoughts? Is Clara becoming really popular? Apparently Claudia means 'lame' but I'm not too fussed about that. Would she be though?

WhyCantIuseTheNameIWant Sun 19-Jul-15 07:54:25

Clara. Sweet and simple.

Would claudia be clawed-ia or cloudier pronunciation?

MrsPeeee Sun 19-Jul-15 07:56:52

Clawed-ia if we used it.

Clara is the favourite I have to admit!

Irishkez Sun 19-Jul-15 09:04:04

Clara is beautiful. I work in a children's ward and we havnt had any new born Clara's - I don't think its that popular at all. Congratulations!

Sophronia Sun 19-Jul-15 10:53:59

Claudia, it's more unusual and very pretty.

grabaspoon Sun 19-Jul-15 10:56:02

I know a Cara and love that. However heard another child being called Cara recently (same age and area)

grabaspoon Sun 19-Jul-15 10:56:47

I also know a Claudia - both lovely names

OwlOffshore Sun 19-Jul-15 11:14:38

Both are lovely names.

I prefer Claudia. My brain starts the Long Distance Clara song from Pigeon Street when I say Clara. But I appreciate that's my problem... grin

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sun 19-Jul-15 11:34:48

Absolutely love both of them, so no help at all! What mn are you thinking of?

reuset Sun 19-Jul-15 11:35:27

Clara is more popular and on the rise. Claudia, less so, currently.

I prefer Clara, it's simple and elegant. If you want more unusual try Clarabel or Clarissa (or something in that vein) shortened to Clara.

silverglitterpisser Sun 19-Jul-15 11:40:58

Clara is reminiscent of a cat's name.
Claudia is gorgeous, timeless n classy. I think u kno which I'd choose! grin

Thatsnotmybabyname Sun 19-Jul-15 13:30:25


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BeautifulBatman Sun 19-Jul-15 13:36:08

Ooh, never thought of Clara - I love it!!

CrispyFern Sun 19-Jul-15 13:37:20

Both nice names.
Which goes better with your surname?

FatSwan Sun 19-Jul-15 13:40:34

I love both but prefer Clara.

DramaAlpaca Sun 19-Jul-15 13:46:12


reuset Sun 19-Jul-15 14:19:30

Clara is reminiscent of a cat's name.

Surely Claw-dia is more reminiscent of a cat's name grin

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Jul-15 14:22:10

Claudia.,beautiful name.

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 19-Jul-15 14:28:33

Both good names but I like Claudia best.

Tattiesthroughthebree Sun 19-Jul-15 14:38:06

Another vote for Clara.

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sweetpeame Sun 19-Jul-15 15:00:49

Clara edges it over Claudia for me. Although recently I seem to know quite a lot of babies called Clara if that matters to you. DH is German and about every third women there in her 30's is called Claudia (prounounced Cloudia) so in my head it feels like a common name but I know in the UK it isn't.

ashesandfire Sun 19-Jul-15 15:36:03

Clara is beautiful.

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