DH and I have quite different views on what would be a lovely name for DD2, arriving this summer. We have come down to Harriet and Claudia.
I do absolutely love Claudia. All the Claudias I have ever known have been strong, elegant women, and i know there are lots of German Claudia's and French Claudes. However, I am struggling a little bit to get past the meaning - lame. I understand that the Claudii imperial family were actually really strong rulers etc and that historically, the meaning has just attached to the last, lame, emperor, but it is the meaning which most people know.
Do you think it would work if paired with a middle name which means 'strong'? Bridgit is a family name, so might work, but if anyone had any other suggestions/thoughts on whether you would use the name under those circumstances, I would be really grateful. As D-Day gets closer, it has been going around in my head all night and I am driving myself ever so slightly crazy with it. Pregnancy insomnia is a terrible thing... Thanks for tolerating my slightly sleep deprived ramblings!
Claudia is my favourite ever girls name. I would have used it but i had boys. I wasnt bothered about the meaning personally. Day to day they mean absolutely nothing. I think it used to have a different meaning pre Emperor Claudius anyway.