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Clara or Charlotte?

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user1469197921 Fri 22-Jul-16 15:47:18

DH and I have narrowed it down to two name choices for DD2, but can't choose between Clara and Charlotte. Middle name will be Juliette. DH likes Clara, as do I, but I think I prefer Charlotte. The problem is, one of the only boys names we like is Charlie, and we can't have a Charlotte and a Charlie if we ever have a boy in the future, can we? She would almost definitely go by Lottie, but in the future we run the risk of having two Charlies.

Her older sister is Lucie Aurélie - DH is French, it means "golden light." Which name do you prefer and what are your opinions?

HoratioNightboy Fri 22-Jul-16 15:55:52

I prefer Clara to Charlotte. It goes better with your chosen middle name too, as Charlotte Juliette is a bit too heavy on the -tte endings.

Save Charlie for a son. smile

AsteroidB314 Fri 22-Jul-16 15:57:08


Charlotte Juliette would be a lot of ette.. ot et

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 22-Jul-16 15:57:13

I would have said Charlotte but with the mn being Juliette. I'd say Clara. Clara Juliette just rolls of the tongue, where as Charlotte is very harsh.

MadameJosephine Fri 22-Jul-16 15:59:18

I prefer Clara Juliette, beautiful name and goes well with your other DD

KoalaDownUnder Fri 22-Jul-16 16:04:40


Charlotte Juliette doesn't work, really. And I prefer the name Clara.

That said, I think Clara and Charlie are too similar for siblings as well.

SteviebunsBottrittrundle Fri 22-Jul-16 21:02:50

Clara is gorgeous. I do like Charlotte too, but far prefer Clara. Also probably wouldn't want a Charlotte and a Charles as siblings personally so might avoid that if you're thinking of using Charles in the future.

NoncommittalToSparkleMotion Fri 22-Jul-16 21:09:35


With Juliette, Charlotte just doesn't flow as well.

Sophronia Fri 22-Jul-16 21:10:44

Clara Juliette

Rickstone Fri 22-Jul-16 21:41:59

Charlotte is so much nicer!

Normandy144 Fri 22-Jul-16 22:14:15

I'm biased as I have a Charlotte, but do agree that Clara works better with Juliette. Are there any alternative middle names? If you really love Charlotte I'd go with it. If you ever go on to have a boy you will surely come up with something else.

squoosh Fri 22-Jul-16 22:15:06

Clara. Lovely name.

There are just SO many Charlottes of all ages.

BadToTheBone Fri 22-Jul-16 22:16:49


ShowOfHands Fri 22-Jul-16 22:17:25

The world doesn't need another Charlotte.

Clara is beautiful and works far better with Juliette.

SirNiallDementia Fri 22-Jul-16 22:25:04

Clara is a beautiful name.

Charlotte Juliette is too -etty- IYSWIM.

alltouchedout Fri 22-Jul-16 22:26:19

I love Clara. Charlotte isn't horrible but I don't like it much myself.

thyroidmum Fri 22-Jul-16 22:26:51

Clara is a very 2016 name
I know of 5 born this year so far.

DramaAlpaca Fri 22-Jul-16 23:18:30

Clara goes much better with Juliette as a middle name than Charlotte does.

Liz09 Fri 22-Jul-16 23:42:00

I prefer Charlotte, but Clara Juliette is better as Charlotte Juliette is just too much "tte".

faceymcfuckface Fri 22-Jul-16 23:45:29

How many times will she be called Charlotte juliette out loud? Probably never. So I wouldn't worry about that. And it doesn't sound bad anyway

Charlotte is much nicer. Clara I think will end up being a bit Tracey/Sharon esque

finnmcool Fri 22-Jul-16 23:55:45

My daughter is a Charlotte and obviously, I think it's a beautiful name Her name was never shortened until she met her husband who calls her Lottie bobs.
Clara is such a pretty name and I'm sure I can speak for pps.When I chose the name Charlotte, it was unusual, but rather prolific now.
Clara is still unusual and just so pretty sounding.

PippaPeppermint Sat 23-Jul-16 23:40:49

I prefer Charlotte but I think Clara goes better with Juliette. Although, as a ppsaid, how many times will you be saying the names together?

PotatoBread Sun 24-Jul-16 00:41:22

I prefer Charlotte to Clara. However I really don't think Charlotte flows well with Juliette.

harderandharder2breathe Sun 24-Jul-16 13:48:32

I prefer Charlotte, it's more classic and has various nickname potential but Clara goes better with your chosen middle name

CPtart Sun 24-Jul-16 14:05:50

I prefer Charlotte but agree it doesn't flow with Juliette. Lots of Clara's at the minute too.
Charlotte Julia maybe? Charlotte Julianne?

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