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Sophronia Tue 24-Oct-17 12:17:18

I never hear this on babies/children anymore. Is it too dated?

KoalaD Tue 24-Oct-17 12:18:37

Yes. See also: Emma and Sarah.

They were done to death in the 70s and80s, and it's too soon for a revival. IMO.

Smashpumpkin Tue 24-Oct-17 12:19:14

I actually really like it smile

Wallabyone Tue 24-Oct-17 12:21:39

Emma and Sarah are classics-I wouldn’t think twice if I heard of babies called those names. Claire is a pretty name.

GerrytheBerry Tue 24-Oct-17 12:23:47

I think it's nice and so are Emma and Sarah
Vivien, Yvonne Tracy and Sharon are ones I would think were not due a revival yet!

KoalaD Tue 24-Oct-17 12:26:25

I don't think they're horrible names, to be fair. I'd use them any day over McKenzie or Parker or some other trendy abomination.

They're just very, very dull.

Chaffinch4 Tue 24-Oct-17 12:31:49

Emma and Sarah are both in the top 100 girls names🤔

Chaffinch4 Tue 24-Oct-17 12:32:45

Posted too soon...

I like Claire. Unusual now, but familiar.

Fluffysparks Tue 24-Oct-17 12:32:59

Emma has really come back now, I’m not sure what you’re on about...

KoalaD Tue 24-Oct-17 12:35:42

Who, me? Well, maybe they're dull because they never went away.

Seriously, how many girls & women in the UK are called Emma, Sarah or Claire?? A billion. Or so. wink

DumbledoresApprentice Tue 24-Oct-17 12:38:19

It’s a beautiful name. It was the name of a much-loved family member who died far too young. I love it.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Tue 24-Oct-17 12:39:36

I like Clare.

I think it's due a revival.

Emma never went away.

Aderyn17 Tue 24-Oct-17 12:42:40

It's my daughter's middle name, so obviously I think it is really pretty. I also think that Sarah and Emma are lovely on little girls now - a refreshing change in a sra of Grace's and Ella's (which are lovely names but as overused as Sarah and Emma were in the 70's)

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 24-Oct-17 12:46:39

I don't know where the Emma and Sarah comment came from. They're both in the top 100.

I'm a Clare and I despise it. Ive never forgiven my parents for calling me such a dull name. I hate the fact that there's no friendly term for it eg my sister is Aimee so she can be Aim.
I also have no middle name.
Plus I was one of about 4 Clares/Claires in each class.
However all that said. I think itd be quite cool on a baby, now.

NaughtyElephants Tue 24-Oct-17 12:51:11

I know an 11 year old Claire. She’s beautiful and it’s lovely to have a change from the flood of Ella, Izzy, Molly, Chloe, Olivia, Amelia etc which are all lovely but consequently popular. I think it feels dated because everyone I know called Claire aside from the one child is late 30s, but it’s actually a pretty name. Clara is also nice as the posher relative to claire grin

GinasGirl Tue 24-Oct-17 12:59:45

I'm a Clare ( forever saying 'without the i and with the e' grin )
Out of all the friends I have of my generation I only know two other Clare/Claire's and the most common names amongst us are Emma, Louise and Sarah.
I work in a school and there are quite a few Emma and Sarah/Sara children.

Sophronia Tue 24-Oct-17 13:23:23

I like Sarah too, maybe I like dull names grin

Smoliver Tue 24-Oct-17 13:28:55

I like Claire. It's short, sweet and classic. Lovely alternative to Clara, which has become popular lately.

Yeah, it was popular in the 70s/80s - it just means it'll more unique now. There are names I like that people have said are "dated" or are names from the 80s and I still like them.

Ionarocks Tue 24-Oct-17 14:44:29

I know a couple of Canadian babies called it recently. Might be making a comeback there?

Lovelongweekends Tue 24-Oct-17 14:47:27

I’m a Claire and I hate it. So plain and boring and far too many different ways of spelling it!

harrietm87 Tue 24-Oct-17 15:09:14

I think it's a lovely name for a baby now - would be very unusual.

HeteronormativeHaybales Tue 24-Oct-17 15:11:11

They did go away, though. Very few people have called their dds any of those names since about the mid-1990s.

Claire is lovely. Simple, pretty, lovely meaning. smile There is often a reason why names become popular.

manicinsomniac Tue 24-Oct-17 16:09:45

I think it's pretty. I know dozens aged between about 27/28 and 45 but have only ever taught one (and she will now be about 19)

It will be refreshingly different.

LilyPondFrog Tue 24-Oct-17 16:16:33

Yes. It's dated. It's had its day IMO, along with Emma, Sarah etc.

PandorasXbox Tue 24-Oct-17 16:53:31

I quite like it. I’ve got a few friends called Claire who go by the name Clairey. Sweet.

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