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Claudia, Aurelia, Nina, Ophelia or Cordelia?

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PiledUpPenguins Thu 02-Jun-16 22:36:24

Please rank these names for me :-)

MumOnACornishFarm Thu 02-Jun-16 22:39:38

Nina (favourite)
Cordelia (least favourite)

LineyReborn Thu 02-Jun-16 22:40:22


Then the other names

EllenDegenerate Thu 02-Jun-16 22:58:41

Cordelia is gorgeous. Please use it.

Not a fan of the others.

rhodes2015 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:09:26

i love ophelia and claudia.
im called nina but i dont like it much, i think its quite rare though as i personally have only known one other girl with the same name.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 02-Jun-16 23:13:01

I like them all apart from Claudia (meaning puts me off). My favourites are Cordelia and Ophelia!

Mrsw28 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:15:25

Aurelia is really pretty (I'm pronouncing it ow- ray - lee - a). Love Cordelia too. Claudia least favourite.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 02-Jun-16 23:16:47

Claudia. Just okay.
Aurelia. Bloody awful
Cordelia. Dreadful. Although It does have excellent nn options. Eg. Delia, Cora, Dee, Dee-Dee. Cordy.
Nina. Gorgeous and elegant.

Normandy144 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:17:18

Claudia first, but I'm biased because I have one. Then Nina and the rest I don't really care for.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Thu 02-Jun-16 23:17:46

Don't like Ophelia either, Sorry for not being more positive.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Thu 02-Jun-16 23:17:51

Are you posh? If you're not, use Nina.

Numberoneisgone Thu 02-Jun-16 23:18:57

Aurelia. Love it. Reminds me of Love Actually.

HelenF35 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:19:59

Nina or Claudia. Don't really like the others.

ExitPursuedByBear Thu 02-Jun-16 23:20:56


I have one

MumOnACornishFarm Thu 02-Jun-16 23:21:08

Do you have to be 'posh' to pick a particular name for your child? I'm not really sure what 'posh' means anyway confused

julfin Thu 02-Jun-16 23:22:46

Ha ha, love mrsleighhalfpenny's comment! At risk of seeming posh, I was going to rank them in the following order:


Lilacpink40 Thu 02-Jun-16 23:26:25

I like Aurelia and Claudia. Others as middle names.

littlejeopardy Thu 02-Jun-16 23:27:28

I love the name Claudia for how it sounds but it means 'crippled' which is rubbish. Such a stupid meaning for a beautiful name.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Thu 02-Jun-16 23:27:46

What do you mean "what does posh mean?" ?

You don't HAVE to be posh to use any name, but some names mean a kid is more likely to have the piss taken than others if they aren't post. Most of these fall into that category. Claudia is probably ok at a push, but Aurelian, Cordelia and Ophelia strike me as being rather pretentious.

NewLife4Me Thu 02-Jun-16 23:36:07


It's a lovely name, not too popular and my future dil, one day I hope. grin
Nina, just because it's pretty sounding but not twee.

I really couldn't saddle a child with the other names, apologies to those who can. grin

MumOnACornishFarm Thu 02-Jun-16 23:36:25

Well in the absence of a meaningful class system (some will disagree with that) 'posh' is pretty subjective. So no, I do not know what is meant by posh. It's a far less meaningful word than it has been in the past.
By my observation people seem to be much more open minded about naming children these days, and whilst it may have been the case a few decades ago that a name was 'posh' or not, I personally think there's far less of that today, thank goodness.

PiledUpPenguins Thu 02-Jun-16 23:36:53

Well I already have Lysander, Atticus and Tatiana so I suspect I will be judged as pretentious come what may.

Nina is my favourite but I fear it doesn't sit well with the longer sibling names.

MumOnACornishFarm Thu 02-Jun-16 23:40:46

All beautiful and interesting names. I especially like Atticus. Thinking about the sibling names, I think Claudia or Ophelia suit very well. Ophelia is growing on me more, and reminds me of that very beautiful John Millais painting. smile

Lilacpink40 Fri 03-Jun-16 00:02:16

I don't think Nina fits particularly well with your other DCs names. Your other choices do. If you love the name go with it though!

AngharadTheSplendid Fri 03-Jun-16 01:17:47

Aurelia is beautiful but I discounted it because I couldn't think of a good shortening (this may not bother you). Nina agree too short to go with your other names. Ophelia I would worry about teasing (I'll feel ya... Whatever). Cordelia I don't think is very pretty and makes me think of umbilical cords or cordial, by that may just be my weirdness! I have a Claudia in my belly right now so obviously adore that one.

Tatiana is gorge btw.

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