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Claudia or India?

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pgwithnumber3 Sat 20-Sep-08 17:59:22

Right it is me again, I know, I know, I know I liked Cecily but I have gone off it, don't know why. Claudia and India are both names I have loved for a while but never thought I would use them for one of my own children but I am getting desperate...

So, which one is the nicer?

DD1 is Grace, DD2 is Maya

Marne Sat 20-Sep-08 18:01:53

i like India grin

pgwithnumber3 Sat 20-Sep-08 18:03:36

Do you think you need to be dark skinned to suit India though? I have this mental image of a dark skinned/haired child being called India although India Hicks is very fair.

littlelapin Sat 20-Sep-08 18:05:08

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littlelapin Sat 20-Sep-08 18:05:25

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melpomene Sat 20-Sep-08 18:07:29

Agree that Claudia goes better with Grace and Maya.

chandellina Sat 20-Sep-08 18:11:19


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pgwithnumber3 Sat 20-Sep-08 18:56:52

lapin - never even noticed the syllable addition for each child I have! Believe you me, this fanjo will be shut for at least 10 years, nothing is coming near it, no matter how much money he offers!

I think I prefer Claudia too, bit more "traditional" than India.

Was thinking of Claudia Eve? We definitely need a one syllable middle name to go with it.

CaptainNancy Sat 20-Sep-08 19:41:38

I like Claudia, but I do not like the meaning, otherwise it was on our list.

Dior Sat 20-Sep-08 19:44:18

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SquiffyHock Sat 20-Sep-08 19:46:08

Claudia is lovely although I prefer the pronunciation Clow-dia

pointydog Sat 20-Sep-08 19:50:15

Claudia deff deff deff

SlartyBartFast Sat 20-Sep-08 19:51:42

claudia wink

not india, i find it pretentious and naff

artichokes Sat 20-Sep-08 19:54:33

I like Claudia
I agree with the previous poster who suggested India was slightly pretentious and naff.

traceybath Sat 20-Sep-08 19:59:14

Claudia is gorgeous - i even like it shortened to claudes.

osborne Sat 20-Sep-08 20:00:50

love claudia, timeless and beautiful, unusual but not weird

constancereader Sat 20-Sep-08 20:07:10

India is a very traditional name, very popular in the eighteenth century. I like Claudia too.

We rejected India because it has a hippy/pretentious feel to it today. It is a beautiful name though.

katebee Sat 20-Sep-08 20:10:36

Claudia is a lovely name!

ThinWhiteDuchess Sat 20-Sep-08 20:29:14

Both are lovely. Personally prefer India.

LaDiDaDi Sat 20-Sep-08 20:30:44

Claudia is lovely and works very well with Eve as a middle name and your other dds.

biscuitytrousers Sat 20-Sep-08 20:48:11

Claudia! goes beautifully with other dds and with eve. india to me is more suited to a dark skinned child / someone with some connection to india

Califrau Sat 20-Sep-08 20:51:20

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Twelvelegs Sat 20-Sep-08 20:52:11

Claudia if said as in Italian (cloud ia)

LynetteScavo Sat 20-Sep-08 20:53:51

Claudia. No contest.

(I also love Grace and Maya smile)

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