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I love Claudia, he loves Leah, help us meet in the middle?

(50 Posts)
Boysclothes Fri 07-Aug-15 08:02:54

So I'm expecting DC2, all being well. Boys name is sorted. We are going for Leo.

I have always always loved claudia and he has always always loved Leah. I did actually agree to Leah if DC1 had been a girl but the more I think I about it the more I think it's just a bit common? I don't hate it but I have a vision of it being screamed across the park in an angry estuary accent.

I've also suggested tabitha, cara, Clara, Lara, lana, lots if names like that but none of them are the one. Names that end in a vowel sound are the best with our surname.

Thanks for any help!

scarletforya Fri 07-Aug-15 08:06:43

I like Leah. I don't think it's common at all. Claudia is nice but I prefer Claudine.

All in all I prefer Leah.

FanSpamTastic Fri 07-Aug-15 08:22:32


Seriouslyffs Fri 07-Aug-15 08:25:36

Cora or Lucy.
Leah is a little common blush, sorry

Churchillian Fri 07-Aug-15 08:26:09

Leila? Cara? Laura? Lara?

I think I prefer Leah to Claudia. Only ever met one very cool Canadian Leah before so i don't think it's common

LineRunner Fri 07-Aug-15 08:27:39


MarchelineWhatNot Fri 07-Aug-15 08:28:29


notnowImreading Fri 07-Aug-15 08:28:53

So you like Roman and he likes Hebrew - what about Berenice (Queen of Judaea, famous for falling in love with Emperor Titus)?

Or something else for a less stupid reason...

ThomasRichard Fri 07-Aug-15 08:30:19

Surely the answer is Cordelia?

Doublebubblebubble Fri 07-Aug-15 08:30:27


^sounds a bit game of thrones' -esque though x I'd go Leah over Claudia personally x good luck

AwfulBeryl Fri 07-Aug-15 08:31:22

I like Leah, but I am common so that could be why. I also love Claudine

notnowImreading Fri 07-Aug-15 08:31:30

Clea? It means 'glory'

SingForBacon Fri 07-Aug-15 08:39:14

I was going to suggest Clea.

Or Cordelia, Callie, Caroline, Claudette, Clarissa?

Seriouslyffs Fri 07-Aug-15 08:56:26

Coralie is lovely!

MsJuniper Fri 07-Aug-15 09:03:00


Asleeponasunbeam Fri 07-Aug-15 09:03:21

If you like Leo you might want to 'save' it in case you have a boy some time. You really couldn't have Leah and Leo!

How about looking for a name that isn't like either of your favourites?


SueGeneris Fri 07-Aug-15 09:05:43


ashesandfire Fri 07-Aug-15 09:22:03


Janeymoo50 Fri 07-Aug-15 09:25:21

Clara is a lovely name, very unusual but very classic. Lovely for both a little girl and then as she grows into a beautiful young woman.

Daphnedolittle Fri 07-Aug-15 09:25:42

I prefer Leah to Claudia. Leah is simple and classless, Claudia means lame - I know this isn't an issue for everyone but it puts me off the name.
Clea and Cleo both quite funky alternatives.
Laya or Leia is another option.

mamaswabey Fri 07-Aug-15 09:27:00

I was going to say Cleo too.

SuperFlyHigh Fri 07-Aug-15 09:28:58

MsJunipermy ex-step mum is called Lia - it's short for Eleanorlia (or something) as she's Greek-Cypriot.

Clea is lovely. Clara is nice too or Lara.

I think names like India, Matilda or Freya are almost too common (know quite a few little girls with those names).

Boysclothes Fri 07-Aug-15 09:58:08

Thanks so much for these suggestions! Weirdly, although I love claudia, I am not keen on other Cl- names, the Cl- sound makes me think of clot and phlegm. And clit.

Although I do like some of the suggestions, like Cora, Nina, Cassia, I don't LOVE them in the way I love Claudia, and Leo, and DSs name, so I might as well let DH have Leah, unless I can find a name I really love. Make sense?

Lunastarfish Fri 07-Aug-15 10:02:57

Claudia was the top of my girls list. DP didn't like it so she now has a different name!

Other names on my list were


Sophronia Fri 07-Aug-15 11:46:01

I prefer Claudia, but Leah is nice too.

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