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(22 Posts)
ohlittlepea Mon 19-Dec-16 22:08:51

What are your thoughts on the name Clara? I really like it but oh worries it might sound like we are trying too hard/ being pretentious. I like it because I think it's strong and feminine at the same time.

Glitterous Mon 19-Dec-16 22:13:35

It's extremely well liked on mumsnet

srslylikeomg Mon 19-Dec-16 22:16:17

What does he mean 'trying too hard'?? Clara is a perfectly reasonable name isn't it? It's not like... I dunno Eglantine or something! I think it's classic and pretty and strong. Not always possible in a name, love it! smile

MadisonAvenue Mon 19-Dec-16 22:16:50

It's really lovely.

NotAMammy Mon 19-Dec-16 22:17:09

I love it. I don't think it's try hard at all. Simple and beautiful.

LumelaMme Mon 19-Dec-16 22:17:44

It's a lovely name.

Sparklingbrook Mon 19-Dec-16 22:18:04

Clara was on my list, as was Claudia.

I had boys. sad

Barefootcontessa84 Mon 19-Dec-16 22:22:14

I find it a bit 'hard' sounding, but v popular on MN.

1horatio Mon 19-Dec-16 22:40:04

I'm not sure why you see it as try hard?

DD is Clarissa. But I also love the name Clara.

Sophronia Mon 19-Dec-16 22:41:15

It looks pretty, but I don't really like the KHLAR sound.

ummlilia Mon 19-Dec-16 22:45:29

Not a fan since it was used for a character I disliked in Dr Who

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Dec-16 23:35:08


WineCheeseSleep Mon 19-Dec-16 23:45:08

Love it!

mylittlephoney Mon 19-Dec-16 23:46:15

Makes me think of Heidi. Nice but not lovely. Sorry.

Longdistance Mon 19-Dec-16 23:46:25

I think it's a cracking name grin

Frontstep Mon 19-Dec-16 23:55:47

Absolutely lovely!

Jojay Mon 19-Dec-16 23:58:45

It's lovely.

How about Lara? Similar sound but fewer 'try hard' connotations (IMHO)

Staranise123 Tue 20-Dec-16 07:10:17

Or Clare?

AnInfiniteOceanOfLight Tue 20-Dec-16 07:27:12

Love it - not pretentious or try hard at all smile (I know a lovely Clara)

NavyandWhite Tue 20-Dec-16 08:32:05

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SorenaJ Tue 20-Dec-16 09:09:19

Clara is nice

SausageSoda Tue 20-Dec-16 13:41:40

It wouldn't be a name of my choice as I'm not a great fan of 'classic' names but I don't think its try-hard or pretentious.

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