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What works with the MN Rachel?

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Blondie87 Sat 01-Oct-16 09:00:21

Currently pregnant with DC#2 and all I know is I'm having a baby! If it's a girl, it's important to me that Rachel is the middle name as it has special significance and DH is on board with this. What first names would work? Love Clara but think it sounds a bit clunky followed by Rachel (not sure how important this is to be honest but looking for other alternatives). Thanks in advance.

ftmsoon Sat 01-Oct-16 09:19:48

I think Clara Rachel is lovely.
If you want alternatives suggested, can you give us a clue?

Blondie87 Sat 01-Oct-16 09:24:21

Thank you. I like but DH has vetoed:

Blondie87 Sat 01-Oct-16 09:26:27

Clara is one we both like but want to run a few more by him.

ZaZathecat Sat 01-Oct-16 09:27:17


Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sat 01-Oct-16 09:38:20

Helena Rachel

kittykatval Sat 01-Oct-16 09:55:15

Cordelia Rachel is lovely. I would go for something a bit more delicate and feminine to balance out Rachel.

Sophronia Sat 01-Oct-16 12:04:34

Sophia Rachel

CremeEggThief Sat 01-Oct-16 12:25:32

Abigail Rachel.
Lara Rachel.
Eleanor Rachel.

W8woman Sat 01-Oct-16 12:29:15

Romilly Rachel. Alliterative names can sound a bit twee sometimes but Rachel is such a strong name it works well.

EllenDegenerate Sat 01-Oct-16 12:29:55

Lavinia Rachel
Rosalie Rachel
Raphaella Rachel
Estella Rachel
Alessandra Rachel

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 01-Oct-16 17:26:00

I agree with Iliveinalighthouse, Helena Rachel sounds lovely.
I also like Louisa Rachel and Emma Rachel.

Blondie87 Sat 01-Oct-16 19:08:59

I like Helena, that actually hadn't occurred to me. Emma is lovely too. Thanks for the suggestions.

OverAndAbove Sat 01-Oct-16 19:11:50

Eva Rachel would be nice
Susannah Rachel

PotatoBread Sat 01-Oct-16 19:12:52

I think Clara Rachel sounds fine. The only one that I don't think goes from your list is Rose Rachel - doesn't sound right at all IMO.

SimonNeilshair Sat 01-Oct-16 19:14:50

My first thought was Mia Rachel, but I love Helena so I would go with that

NuffSaidSam Sat 01-Oct-16 19:22:41

Rachel is quite a 'strong' middle name. I think because it as a hard sound at each end. I don't think any first name will flow into it iyswim, but it won't matter because you hardly ever use your full name anyway.

I think Clara is lovely.


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rallytog1 Mon 03-Oct-16 17:22:02

What about Rachel as the first name? I have a very young Rachel and it's so unusual as a first name for babies these days, we always get lots of lovely comments.

MitzyLeFrouf Mon 03-Oct-16 17:32:49

I think any name would work with it. I don't think they have to flow or be perfectly matched. Just pick a name you love!

MadamePeacock Mon 03-Oct-16 19:07:15

My baby girl who I lost at 17 weeks gestation is Zoe Rachel

Superstar90 Mon 03-Oct-16 19:15:15

Go with Clara if you love it - people rarely use middle names and rarely will people actually say the two names together. And I don't think that clunky
Clarissa Rachel
Elody Rachel
Esmé Rachel

Superstar90 Mon 03-Oct-16 19:16:06

Oh or
Alexa Rachel
Camilla Rachel

rallytog1 Mon 03-Oct-16 21:09:11

I'm really sorry for your loss Madame flowers

Clara is a lovely name - it was on our shortlist for dd2

Sandsnake Mon 03-Oct-16 21:17:49

Clara is lovely, though I agree that it doesn't really flow into Rachel as a middle name (I think it's the two 'ra' sounds together). Would you be up for another middle name I between? For example something like Clara Elizabeth Rachel sounds really nice to me.

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