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Annabel or Claudia

(52 Posts)
frazzledoldbag34 Sat 11-Oct-08 20:43:35

Still ages till baby will be born and don't even know if it's a girl but was pretty certain we had decided on Claudia. It now seems to be getting really popular (on here anyway) and my DH last night (out of the blue) said he prefers Annabel. Which I actually really like. Just wondered what the other wise ladies on here think?

And do you prefer Annabel or Annabella (BTW).
Thanks in advance for your help!

beansontoast Sat 11-Oct-08 20:48:01


Buckets Sat 11-Oct-08 20:49:48

Claudia - Roman names are always classy.

MamaG Sat 11-Oct-08 20:50:19

I prefer Claudia

Dottoressa Sat 11-Oct-08 20:51:49


cluttercup Sat 11-Oct-08 20:54:03

Claudia ...
Annabel is pretty but there are sooooooo many of them around!

frazzledoldbag34 Sat 11-Oct-08 20:58:24

Really, Cluttercup? I don't know ANY Annabel's. Well, I know one baby with it as her middle name but that's all. (Am in Scotland - where are you?)

berolina Sat 11-Oct-08 20:59:56


Am a little bemused by the sudden popularity of Claudia, but that might be because in Germany, where I live, it is a very 60s/70s name. (Germany has its own current great-grandparents'-names revival - lots of Lottes and Friedrichs ).

Buckets Sat 11-Oct-08 21:10:02

I find Annabel a bit sickly sweet, Claudia has more edge.

RubySlippers Sat 11-Oct-08 21:11:10


MingMingtheWonderPet Sat 11-Oct-08 21:14:49


Plonker Sat 11-Oct-08 21:19:22


not keen on Claudia

giggleBirthdayWitch Sat 11-Oct-08 21:21:12


grin are you thoroughly confused yet? what's the vote (hey - anyone any good at percentages round here?)

nappyaddict Sat 11-Oct-08 21:21:48


mollythetortoise Sat 11-Oct-08 21:23:58

i like both. dd has both of these in her class. I prefer annabelle to annabel though.. annabella is abit of a mouthful..

cloudydaze Sat 11-Oct-08 21:30:02

Claudia! One of my fave girl names smile

frazzledoldbag34 Sat 11-Oct-08 21:54:26

Am getting quite confused. Will tally them up and the end of the night and post the result!
Thank you ladies. smile

newgirl Sat 11-Oct-08 21:55:21

love them both

changer22 Sat 11-Oct-08 21:57:13

Claudia is quite harsh - no messing - but in a good way.

Annabel is prettier but a bit horsey.

JacobsPrincessOfDarkness Sat 11-Oct-08 21:58:29


LaDiDaDi Sat 11-Oct-08 22:01:52

I like both Annabel and Claudia but I think that Claudia is due to shoot up the name charts so it depends on how much that bothers you. I don't like Annabella, too fancy.

frazzledoldbag34 Sat 11-Oct-08 22:05:14

I think so too (about the shooting up popularity thing). But why? Don't understand how this suddenly happens? Is it because of the fabulous Claudia Winkleman on Strictly?

nappyaddict Sat 11-Oct-08 22:20:09

claudia is 476 and annabel is 276.

girlandboy Sat 11-Oct-08 22:28:22

Prefer Claudia.

Isn't there a dolly called "Baby Annabell"??

frazzledoldbag34 Sat 11-Oct-08 22:29:19

Oh goody. Both quite unpopular then!

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