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Erica or Clara

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Bodicea Sat 02-Jan-16 14:25:39

Finally narrowed our names down to these two. Any preferences? Baby due immenently. I think the plan is to see what she looks like and then decide.
I was never this uncertain with my son but have always found girls names more difficult.

anjarose Sat 02-Jan-16 14:29:40

I like both, guess how it fits with surnames & middle name could swing it??

Clara is elegant and perhaps more unusual :-)

Bodicea Sat 02-Jan-16 14:35:22

Clara Elizabeth
Or Erica Charlotte
I want a more traditional middle name.
Surname is short - one syllable - both work well with it.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 02-Jan-16 14:45:45

Erica is lovely but IMO its a the type of name that has to be chosen for a reason eg after an uncle or grandad named Eric. IYSWIM. But I'm probably in that mindset because DD's best friend is an Erica both her granddads were named Eric.
Clara Elizabeth is very elegant and Sophisticated. If you go with it are you going to hyphenate it.

Bodicea Sat 02-Jan-16 14:46:59

No I wouldn't hyphenate.

DontKillMyVibe Sat 02-Jan-16 14:48:51

Both are as nice as each other so I can see why you have difficulty choosing! It might well be that you do have to wait until baby arrives and decide then if she looks more like an Erica or a Clara!

Not much help I know grin

ThursdayLastWeek Sat 02-Jan-16 14:49:14

Oh, I think an Erica would be lovely and original!
I really like it

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thisismypassword Sat 02-Jan-16 14:50:10

What about Clara Erica?

I don't really like Erica though.

Sophronia Sat 02-Jan-16 15:42:33

I think Clara is going to increase a lot in popularity. I prefer Erica.

IoraRua Sat 02-Jan-16 16:29:38

Erica is gorgeous. Not really a fan of Clara.

FlysInDreams Sat 02-Jan-16 16:32:51

Is that Clara to rhyme with car or care? I've heard of both.

CPtart Sat 02-Jan-16 16:41:24

Erica. Seems a stronger name somehow. Clara is a bit frilly and girly. Erica Faye would be my choice but Erica Charlotte is lovely too.

Bodicea Sat 02-Jan-16 16:48:53

Clara to rhyme with car.

ashesandfire Sat 02-Jan-16 17:18:10

Both are lovely! I think Erica, it's a bit more unusual and such a strong name. Erica Charlotte is gorgeous!

TrinityForce Sat 02-Jan-16 17:18:40


xmasseason Sat 02-Jan-16 19:04:05

Erica. It's more unusual.

Shop Sat 02-Jan-16 19:05:02

Definitely Erica Charlotte it's really lovely.

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 02-Jan-16 19:05:40

Clare Elizabeth is lovely

WorldsBiggestGrotbag Sat 02-Jan-16 19:05:52

I mean Clara!

Unoriginalusername123 Sat 02-Jan-16 19:50:20

I find Elizabeth a little full and predictable in the middle name slot, so much as I love Clara, I think Erica Charlotte is a stunning choice.

DramaAlpaca Sun 03-Jan-16 00:55:41

I really like Erica Charlotte.

UnderTheGreenwoodTree Sun 03-Jan-16 00:59:50

Both are gorgeous. If I had a gun to my head, I'd probably choose Clara smile

<not much help at all>

Boogers Sun 03-Jan-16 01:00:17

I really like both names, though the only Clara I've known was pronounced 'Clar-a', not 'Clair-a'. Both are lovely though, especially with the middle names. smile

mammmamia Sun 03-Jan-16 01:00:43

Clara Elizabeth for me. Not keen on Erica but Clara is on my list for theoretical DD2!

ske001 Sun 03-Jan-16 12:08:34

Clara is beautiful I knew a Clara once and always loved the name!

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