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Florence or Clara? A sibling for Beatrice

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Pinkandwhite Fri 24-Jun-16 17:45:03

We are finding it difficult to choose a name for our second baby (another girl). We have a Beatrice so we need a name that goes with that. We like Florence and Clara so it would be great to know which you prefer and also if you can think of any other names that go well with Beatrice. Thanks

Notsure1234 Fri 24-Jun-16 19:58:13

Florence for me. I love it and it goes well with Beatrice.

Clara is lovely but I don't think it fits as well.

How about:

Florence is the best by far though imo

PragmaticWench Fri 24-Jun-16 20:00:09

See I would say Clara as it's equally as unusual, whereas Florence is much more commonly used. I also love Annabel...

1horatio Fri 24-Jun-16 20:14:03

Clara. Florence is just too popular...
But I agree with the people that suggested Annabelle. That's also lovely! smile

HollyBollyBooBoo Fri 24-Jun-16 20:31:44

Florence is waaay too popular right now, not loving Clara, sounds like a harsh word if that makes sense?!

Scoopmuckdizzy Fri 24-Jun-16 20:35:54

I love the name Clara! It's beautiful and rarely used.

Pinkandwhite Fri 24-Jun-16 20:55:13

Thanks for the replies. I love Annabel but DH is not as keen. It's interesting to know what people think about Florence versus Clara.

BoboBunnyH0p Fri 24-Jun-16 21:15:45

I like both but would say Clara as its less used.
I know a Beatrice whose sibling is Olivia.
I suggest Claudia, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Evangeline.

venys Fri 24-Jun-16 21:19:19

I like Clara.

DramaAlpaca Fri 24-Jun-16 21:30:45

I think Florence goes better with Beatrice.

I've met lots of Claras, but no Florences, so I don't think of Florence as being popular. Maybe it depends on where you live.

Other suggestions are Helena, Rosalind or Cressida.

Pinkandwhite Sun 26-Jun-16 01:54:07

Thanks everyone. Some really good suggestions. I have no idea what we'll go for!

KoalaDownUnder Sun 26-Jun-16 11:43:28

I like Clara better.

Florence only has naff nicknames, too (Florrie and Flo?)

soundsystem Sun 26-Jun-16 13:03:45

I love Clara and I think it goes with Beatrice (I can't really explain why though).

I'm not overly keen on Florence due to nickname potential (I know one who is called Flossie!)

shitwithsugaron Sun 26-Jun-16 13:06:49

Love Clara, and I did suggest it for our daughter but my husband wasn't so keen. It's beautiful.

1horatio Sun 26-Jun-16 13:08:03

Btw, what about Flora? I feel like it has some of the simplicity of Clara, it obviously has a connection to Florence but isn't that popular.

And Flora MacDonald is a really cool namesake (DH was actually not happy at all when he realised that we couldn't use the name Flora...)

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MyNewBearTotoro Sun 26-Jun-16 13:18:21

Clara is lovely and I think it goes beautifully with Beatrice.

pilates Sun 26-Jun-16 13:40:00

Clara is lovely, not keen on Florence.

How about Lydia?

Scarydinosaurs Sun 26-Jun-16 13:52:49

Clara- I LOVE Clara!

hippiedays Sun 26-Jun-16 15:01:51

Clara. It is so elegant.

I don't think Florence is nice - it is neither pretty or elegant. It is just long(ish).

Pinkandwhite Tue 28-Jun-16 03:12:13

Thanks again for the replies. So helpful! I'm surprised by people's views on Florence. I'm glad I asked!

Pinkandwhite Tue 28-Jun-16 03:12:34

Lydia is a great suggestion.

KoalaDownUnder Tue 28-Jun-16 04:10:28

Oh yes, Lydia is also gorgeous. Either Clara or Lydia with Beatrice would be divine!

handonhip Tue 28-Jun-16 07:38:37

Clara here.

Youranus Tue 28-Jun-16 10:25:52

Love Beatrice and Josephine.

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