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Lucy or Clara?

(16 Posts)
mzq14 Sat 17-Sep-16 18:03:06

Just that really. Which name do you prefer, and why? Which is more popular - how many of each do you know?

ElmerTheElephant Sat 17-Sep-16 19:50:41

I very much prefer Clara. I know it's meant to be popular at the moment but I only know one who is in her thirties and pronounces it Claire-ah!

Lucy, I have never liked and I don't know why except that maybe it reminds me of slightly prissy girls who I didn't really get on well with at school.

CannotEvenDeal Sat 17-Sep-16 19:51:52

I know loads of Lucys but only one Clara. I love the name Clara smile

akorda Sat 17-Sep-16 20:08:05

Clara is a gorgeous name, but def. increasing in popularity if that bothers you.

Lucy is a more classic name, which has "had its day" in the popular name stakes, and there seem to be few around - in the next five years or so there may well be more Claras than Lucys.

Foxtato Sat 17-Sep-16 20:09:08

I love Clara, dislike Lucy.

0pti0na1 Sat 17-Sep-16 21:26:10

Lucy is a lovely classic name, you can't go wrong.

Clara is OK, but Claire would be more unusual now.

katemess12 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:13:00

I like both.

I never used to like Clara, but I've warmed to it over time. I've always loved Lucy.

I'd choose Lucy, but I don't think you can go wrong with either. smile

Caldini22 Sat 17-Sep-16 22:16:57

I much prefer Lucy

PointlessUsername Sat 17-Sep-16 22:16:58

Really dislike Clara. I'd pick Lucy.

Frontstep Sat 17-Sep-16 22:32:15

Clara Clara Clara! Love it!

enchantmentandlove Sat 17-Sep-16 23:30:58

They are both pretty, I prefer Clara though as I don't hear that as much smile

calzone Sat 17-Sep-16 23:32:20

Definitely Clara.

DramaAlpaca Sat 17-Sep-16 23:32:35

I prefer Lucy.

Clara is getting quite popular & I find it quite hard sounding.

Gypsiestar Sun 18-Sep-16 06:28:39

Lucy is lovely

KoalaDownUnder Sun 18-Sep-16 09:53:06


Lucy is a bit wishy-washy sounding.

Sophronia Sun 18-Sep-16 11:44:52


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