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Charlotte or Clara

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Redpramlady Wed 05-Apr-17 18:21:06

That's it really... middle name would be anne!

I like strong feminine names... any more?

milodancing Wed 05-Apr-17 18:23:27

Both are lovely. I think I prefer Clara just because you hear it less.

Jooni Wed 05-Apr-17 18:31:19

Clara Anne is very nice.

Charlotte Anne sounds like "charlatan".

ClaryBeanHorshAndMe Wed 05-Apr-17 18:34:26

I prefer Clara (yes, I'm kind of biased, as my username may suggest.... But Clara is a really lovely name imo)

Charlotte is really popular. But I really like Carlotta.

fannydaggerz Wed 05-Apr-17 18:35:13

Clara makes me think of Clara belle the cow from Micky mouse..

Blossomdeary Wed 05-Apr-17 18:38:51

Would you pronounce it Claira or Clar-ra? I like the latter best.

Beware middle names beginning with vowels - sometimes initials can spell some interesting things! My sister's spelt spit ! - and a bit of spoonerising can often be interesting too! Always check these things out before proceeding!

olderthanyouthink Wed 05-Apr-17 18:39:39


NotTheBelleoftheBall Wed 05-Apr-17 18:55:01

Clara. I'd have used it if it wasn't for our surname (which definitely doesn't work with the name).

Chottie Wed 05-Apr-17 19:12:56

Clara x 100 times

Redpramlady Wed 05-Apr-17 19:13:18


Clara pronounced 'cla rah' to me makes sense to me and I prefer it personally. The different pronounciation as in 'Claire a' totally threw me when I saw that I'm a thread and I worried about others saying it like this and it being annoying for dd!

Initials would spell cab 😂

Clarybean ... it's always great to hear from someone with the name!

buttercup54321 Wed 05-Apr-17 19:34:01


Montsti Wed 05-Apr-17 19:39:40

Definitely Charlotte - a beautiful name. Clara is horrible, IMO...

Although you can't have Charlotte Anne as per pp....charlatan...

Redpramlady Wed 05-Apr-17 19:42:13

Complete u turn here but does anyone like maeve? Strong feminine name?

BadToTheBone Wed 05-Apr-17 20:06:03

Clara by a million but not with Anne, sounds like a Beach Boys song. Not keen on Maeve.

MissisBee Wed 05-Apr-17 20:09:12

Charlotte is on my list for DC due in June. I like Clara too but not as much

Veronicat Wed 05-Apr-17 20:13:44

I know a Charlotte Ann. Shes named after the song by the fantastic Julian Cope.

Rockaby Wed 05-Apr-17 20:15:09

Love both equally!

I think among babies, Clara is more popular, but Charlotte is more popular overall IME. I'd go with Charlotte for that reason and also because there are more nn options. It just depends what you are looking for.

daisypond Wed 05-Apr-17 20:15:13

Clara by loads
Charlotte is a cake/tart to me.

Longdistance Wed 05-Apr-17 20:16:34


It's a cracking name grin

MollyHuaCha Wed 05-Apr-17 20:23:30

Clara, with the 'Clar' part rhyming with 'car'. So pretty.

queenT90 Wed 05-Apr-17 20:44:20

I prefer Charlotte, only reason I'm not keen on Clara is because I associate it with someone I didn't like much growing up! Carla is nice!

Violetcharlotte Wed 05-Apr-17 20:48:23

Charlotte smile

NotTheBelleoftheBall Wed 05-Apr-17 20:49:20

Blossomdeary I LOVE Blossom Dearie!! Blossom was also on our shortlist for DD (also didn't work with our surname).

oldbirdy Wed 05-Apr-17 20:53:59

Clara is hugely popular now, I think it'll be like 'Jean' or 'Barbara' in 40 years: very dating to a particular era, which is a shame as it's a lovely name. Charlotte more of an eternal classic. Maeve are you saying as 'Mayve' or 'Meev' (I have known both pronunciations). I like it, it's unusual but recognisable, neither "of the moment", a classic, or dated.

grufallosfriend Wed 05-Apr-17 21:27:12

I love the suggestion of Carlotta!

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