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Saskia or Claudia?

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Cosycottage4 Sun 15-May-16 08:32:59

DD1 is Naomi. Over to you, mumsnet jury! wink

Quercus3 Sun 15-May-16 09:21:56

Claudia edges it for me

BoboBunnyH0p Sun 15-May-16 09:22:10

Naomi and Saskia sound lovely together. Saskia is a strong confident name. Also probably less common than Claudia.

notsureaboutthis1992 Sun 15-May-16 09:22:36


1horatio Sun 15-May-16 09:43:09

Claudia is so lovely.
Saskia reminds me of Swastika, to be honest... Swahs-tee-ka, Sahs-kee-a sad

But I'm an expat and my first language is German, so maybe that's different for a native (English) speaker.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 15-May-16 11:55:33

Naomi and Saskia go much better than Naomi and Claudia.

EllenDegenerate Sun 15-May-16 12:29:29

Saskia is very popular around here.

I think it is a husky's name.

Claudia is marginally better I suppose.

Love Naomi thoughsmile

Hushabyelullaby Sun 15-May-16 12:32:10

I really like both <not helpful>

Maybe Saskia edges it for me.

Botchit Sun 15-May-16 12:34:25

I really love both names. I know one Saskia aged about 10, really lovely girl. I also know one Claudia, pronounced cloudia, again, really lovely young lady, about aged 20. I would pronounce it as Claudia though.
Love Naomi too. You have great taste.
I think if I had to choose I would go for Saskia. With Claudia and Naomi, 90's super models spring to mind.

LilyandGinger Sun 15-May-16 12:36:24


PhylumChordata Sun 15-May-16 12:41:36

I love Claudia but I think it means lame or something similar which puts me off a bit.

Still a better name than Saskia imo.

Winterbiscuit Sun 15-May-16 16:42:14


septembersunshine Sun 15-May-16 16:46:51

If I were you I'd have trouble deciding too. I can't decide. I would (honestly) have to see the baby and then decide. If I had to make a choice I would chose Saskia.... only thing is written down I keep seeing Kia (as in the make of car). Claudia sounds very sophisticated!

nectarini1983 Sun 15-May-16 17:12:06

Saskia. (Love Sasha too.)

Dangerouswoman Sun 15-May-16 17:14:24

I love both. I know two Claudias but never met a Saskia.

JingsAndCrivens Sun 15-May-16 17:16:25

I like them both. To me they're quite sophisticated names.

Dogolphin Sun 15-May-16 17:54:26


GoldPlatedBacon Sun 15-May-16 18:08:37

They are two of my most favourite names but Claudia is my overriding favourite

HeteronormativeHaybales Sun 15-May-16 18:13:18

Absolutely Saskia. (1horatio, it's a short 'a' in Saskia as pronounced by a typical Brit (and a German too tbh), sounds nothing like the a in swastika). It's strong, cool, elegant, phonetic, not overused and goes well with Naomi. Claudia will get different pronunciations in different parts of the world and tbh doesn't have a great meaning.

JingsAndCrivens Sun 15-May-16 18:33:12

The meaning of Claudia wouldn't bother me at all. I mean doesn't Cecilia mean 'blind'? And isn't Amelia the name of some disease or other?

1horatio Sun 15-May-16 18:50:11

HeteronormativeHaybales, the syllables are bit different, yes. But the last A is the same, tbh.

It's obviously just my personal opinion. And yes, German is my first language.
But seeing as this apparently isn't an issue in England: Saskia is really lovely.

EmmaWoodlouse Sun 15-May-16 18:56:44

I like both but I think I like Saskia slightly better with Naomi.

Millipedewithherfeetup Sun 15-May-16 19:49:54

Saskia for me too, love sassy as a nn.

julfin Sun 15-May-16 19:55:25

All three very beautiful and sophisticated names, imo. All three on my girls' names list for future. I'd struggle to choose between S and C. Maybe marginally Saskia.

As we clearly have very similar names, and I'm expecting a boy, may I ask what would have been on your boys' names list?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 15-May-16 19:55:43

Ooh either.

If my life expended on it, Claudia.

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