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What kind of girl/woman do you imagine when you think of the name Clara?

(49 Posts)
Mumof3ladies Wed 08-Nov-17 13:47:53

As the title other half loves the not completely sold.

What do you guys think?

AuntieStella Wed 08-Nov-17 13:51:00

Associations (by their strength) to me are:

It's a horse in Jilly Cooper - land.

Or found in the tardis

Or with Nutcrackers.

Nice for a Christmas baby girl, I think.

MaroonPencil Wed 08-Nov-17 13:51:08

I think of Clara from Heidi and Clara from Doctor Who. It makes me think of someone competent, organised and quite well spoken. I don't know why. Perhaps I subconsciously think "clear". Anyway, it's a pretty name.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 08-Nov-17 13:51:59

I like Clara, though prefer Lara.

Only like the Klah-ra pronunciation though. Really don’t like Claire-ah

MayFayner Wed 08-Nov-17 13:54:07

Initially, Long Distance Clara from Pigeon Street, but one of my neighbours is called Clara and she's a very nice, sophisticated and friendly woman so I associate the name with her now.

AnaWinter Wed 08-Nov-17 13:54:11

I like it although Clara and Lara are quite common around here. What about Clarissa?

Keepkickingbaby Wed 08-Nov-17 13:57:24

I think beautiful. Earnest. With long brown straight hair. Possibly because of the character mentioned above in Heidi?
It's lovely.

daisypond Wed 08-Nov-17 14:01:57

I think of Clara from the Nutcracker - so, teenage, wealthy, Victorian/Edwardian, etc, as they tend to depict her in the ballet.

pipilangstrumpf Wed 08-Nov-17 14:03:52

I don’t think anything, I’d have to meet your Clara! Honestly, I’m surprised by some of the prejudgments people have on a name, a collection of letters!

pipilangstrumpf Wed 08-Nov-17 14:04:21

Like brown straight hair confusedgrin

celticmissey Wed 08-Nov-17 14:04:24

Bit old fashioned picture comes to mind to be honest. Heard of a child called Unique the other day. I don't normally go in for unusual names but I thought Unique was genious.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 08-Nov-17 14:14:29

Clara. Middle-class
Clair-er Working class
So depends on the pronunciation you'll be using

PosiePootlePerkins Wed 08-Nov-17 14:25:16

Salt of the earth type and probably quite sturdy! No idea why though.

RatRolyPoly Wed 08-Nov-17 14:28:31

I think of someone from the wild west... was Clara someone in Back to the Future? Is that what I'm thinking of??

cakesandphotos Wed 08-Nov-17 14:37:27

I love it. I think it’s really pretty. We vetoed it because my mums grandmother was Clara and apparently she was a total cow!

PairOfMarigolds Wed 08-Nov-17 14:42:07

I get the picture of an amazing woman who was very strong-headed. It was the name of my MIL and she was just that.

WizardOfToss Wed 08-Nov-17 14:43:24

Character in India Knight's novels. So, India Knight!

SweepTheHalls Wed 08-Nov-17 14:43:29

My rather gorgeous baby girl with her blonde curls grin

Woodfordhound Wed 08-Nov-17 14:46:06

A girl with long wavy hair wearing Startrite buckled shoes.

I cannot picture an adult Clara but there’s nothing wrong or offensive about the name. It’s a perfectly normal name and thus it simply comes down to taste.

Doodlepoppop Wed 08-Nov-17 14:49:36

I would think pronunciation problem. Drive her made when she's older

pigeondujour Wed 08-Nov-17 14:54:25

Character in India Knight's novels. So, India Knight!

I think of this too. Very very middle class, but also very nice.

ChequeredPasta Wed 08-Nov-17 14:57:59

Fussy -First thing that came to mind confused

Didyouactuallyreadthequestion Wed 08-Nov-17 15:00:25

I imagine the girl from Heidi, so the name conjures up a positive, homely picture.
On the other hand it has an elegance about it.
I never knew it could be prounounced Claire-a.
As Cla-ra I should have thought it would travel rather well. In Romance languages it means "light".


Love it but it didn't go with our surname.
I have used it in a story for a character. For me it conveyed serious, hard-working, reliable, kind.

Didyouactuallyreadthequestion Wed 08-Nov-17 15:19:48

* "light" or "clear", I mean.

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