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Astrid or Clara

(35 Posts)
Zaya71 Sat 25-Feb-17 18:07:00

I love both... Currently completely torn between the two!


Niks2026 Sat 25-Feb-17 18:13:02

Clara is pretty. Astrid is more unusual and sounds quite harsh.

ninnypoo Sat 25-Feb-17 18:15:55

I used to love Astrid until The Office (US) where they completely ruined that name just by switching two letters (if it's not obvious then I don't want to ruin the name for you too!)

Definitely Clara.

Longdistance Sat 25-Feb-17 18:17:46

Clara. Fabulous name, that belongs to fabulous people grin

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 18:28:02

Clara by miles for me. I have an irrational hatred of the name Astrid and think Clara is lovely.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 25-Feb-17 18:48:06


Obsidian77 Sat 25-Feb-17 18:56:50

Much prefer Clara though I suppose it depends on your surname.

emsyj37 Sat 25-Feb-17 19:03:41

Astrid for me - I like Clara too, but Astrid is beautiful. We planned to call DD2 Astrid but my DMum hated the name so we chose something else in the end. I still love it tho. Clara is becoming quite popular now, if that matters to you.
Interestingly, when I was on here musing over possible names for DD2, the name Astrid got almost universal gushing praise!

CaipirinhasAllRound Sat 25-Feb-17 19:15:57

Love them both. Work as 1st and middle names together both ways too

AlwaysTheWinner Sat 25-Feb-17 19:18:50

I really like them both, but I like Clara best.

reallybadidea Sat 25-Feb-17 19:21:04

I love Astrid. If I ever had another girl I'd definitely use it.

MarjorySunshineDust Sat 25-Feb-17 19:22:19

Astrid! Not keen on Clara.

OvO Sat 25-Feb-17 19:22:45

Both are fabulous but I think Astrid just pips Clara for me.

FirstSeemItThenBeIt Sat 25-Feb-17 19:25:02

Astrid by many many miles

geordiedench Sat 25-Feb-17 19:30:13

Clara. It's one of my favourite names for girls. But I think Clara Astrid is great - why not use both?

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 19:31:55

Astrid / Ass-turd though... it is a wee bit like Ass-turd, is it not? Just me then! As you were grin.

Peanut14 Sat 25-Feb-17 19:32:06

Clara flowers

MrsMarigold Sat 25-Feb-17 19:42:28

Clara. Astrid is horrid.

RiaOverTheRainbow Sat 25-Feb-17 19:56:46

I like Astrid a lot, I find Clara a bit meh.

JanuaryJuniper Sat 25-Feb-17 20:13:05

LOVE Astrid!!!

GVmama Sat 25-Feb-17 20:16:06

Clara for me too! So pretty. Although Astrid is lovely too!

aquamarina100 Sat 25-Feb-17 20:16:54

I really like Clara, I find Astrid harsh sounding.

Muddlingalongalone Sat 25-Feb-17 20:17:21

Love them both. Clara seems super popular at the moment if that concerns you?

SuperBeagle Sat 25-Feb-17 20:49:31


I can't see the appeal of Astrid. It's very harsh and unattractive sounding.

donkey86 Sat 25-Feb-17 20:51:04

I love Astrid. It's on my list, but I suspect DH will veto - he's not keen on anything out of the ordinary.

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