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Clara?

(40 Posts)
AlyTab Tue 24-Apr-18 14:08:06

Ok so after thinking we were settled on our girl name (Cora), we came up with another name that we like. Would like your opinions on the name Clara. We were thinking of maybe Clara Rose (we are massive Doctor Who geeks). smile

Another question - Clara or Cora? smile

Twofishfingers Tue 24-Apr-18 14:10:06

Clara is a beautiful name, it was in my top three for girl (but I had two boys!). Cora I have never heard before. I don't dislike it, but Clara is nicer I think. Very refined, sophisticated name.

Babynonamee Tue 24-Apr-18 14:11:04

I really like Clara smile

Ohyesiam Tue 24-Apr-18 14:11:20

Clara is a classic, but not overdone and very pretty.
Cora not so good in my opinion .

myhousetoday Tue 24-Apr-18 14:13:30

Love it. Much better than Cora smile I know a lovely girl named Clara aged about 14.

pipilangstrumpf Tue 24-Apr-18 14:34:56

I know lots of Claras.

I actually find Clare more classic and refreshing.

Cora is nice too. Easy to spell and pronounce!

olderthanyouthink Tue 24-Apr-18 14:41:43

I love Clara, bf vetoed because of bad personal connection

Scottishgirl85 Tue 24-Apr-18 14:46:56

Beautiful name, becoming popular but that may not be bother you

AnyaMoondial Tue 24-Apr-18 14:59:26

Brilliant. Love the Dr. Who link too! So subtle no one will ever notice.

FairyFantastic Tue 24-Apr-18 15:00:11

AlyTab I always get excited when I see there's Doctor Who geeks around!
Clara Rose sounds lovely. I got a little tongue tied with the 'R's' but that's just me and how I speak!
I also happen to love Cora. So really I'm no help to you!

timewarpted Tue 24-Apr-18 15:30:11

Really love Clara. I think it’s simple, elegant and timeless. Also love Dr Who so it’s a win-win for me 😀

stellinaa Tue 24-Apr-18 15:33:52

Much prefer Clara, hate the name Cora (sorry). I think Cara is more elegant/classy than Clara though. smile

Ceecee18 Tue 24-Apr-18 16:07:12

I love it, although I am biased as I have a Clara myself (also inspired by doctor who's Clara). Not so sure on rose as a middle name, but I think it would depend on your surname. If it's a longer surname it should be fine, but ours is short and didn't want 3 short names as it just didn't sound right, so chose a slightly longer middle name.

shirleyschmidt1 Tue 24-Apr-18 16:08:06

Both very pretty, I prefer Cora to Clara. I think Clarissa would be a gorgeous alternative!

biffyboom Tue 24-Apr-18 16:09:31

I wanted Clara for dd, but dp didn't. I think it's a great name smile

BurpeesAreTheWorkOfTheDevil Tue 24-Apr-18 16:17:29

I like Clara rose!
I have 2 dr who named children ❤️

TatianaLarina Tue 24-Apr-18 17:46:51

Prefer Clara to Cora but prefer Cara to both.

AlyTab Wed 25-Apr-18 04:12:37

Love the fellow Doctor Who fans! @BurpeesAreTheWorkOfTheDevil I love it. May I ask the names of your children?

So far Clara is looking pretty good! smile

PandaCat Wed 25-Apr-18 07:11:09

The name is lovely though, especially love it paired with Rose. Big Doctor Who fan here too.

TinoTheArtisticMouse Wed 25-Apr-18 12:33:29

I have a Clara - we only get positive comments, and we've never regretted our choice.
Although it did have a rise in popularity in 2015, it has since waned (the dr who effect I guess); I've only met one Klara since having dd and nursery said she's the first one that they've ever had (over 10 years open).

TwittleBee Wed 25-Apr-18 12:41:13

Love Clara!

Also love Clary. Both names were my top choices for a DD but DH isn't a fan

LoveInTokyo Wed 25-Apr-18 14:17:54

Love Clara.

MamTDM Wed 25-Apr-18 14:27:14

The 'Cl' sound in Clara feels a bit awkward to me. What about Cara?

DramaAlpaca Wed 25-Apr-18 14:28:27

Clara is so much nicer than Cora. It's getting popular though.

Sunnymeg Wed 25-Apr-18 15:08:13

The original English prounounciation of Clara is the soft Clare with an a on the end. However the European prounounciation of the name with a hard Cl sound is far more popular these days. Friends of mine use the English prounounciation for their daughter , but everyone else gets in wrong.

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