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Have a while to ponder these names but wonder if people think these are popular or are becoming ?

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MillyMollyMoo Sat 10-Oct-09 16:53:19

We've tried to keep out of the top 20, but failed with another DC's name, here goes.

Clare or Clare

DH likes Sally too but it's the name of a bunny boiler ex of my brothers hmm

MillyMollyMoo Sat 10-Oct-09 16:54:51

* oh dear meant Clare or Clara

janeite Sat 10-Oct-09 16:54:53

DD1 would have been Eloise Claire if dp hadn't vetoed it, so I like that!

GhostWriter Sat 10-Oct-09 16:55:46

Out of Clare or Clare, I prefer Clare.
Talia quite popular and not that nice imo.
Sadie is cutesy
Assume you mean Eloise. Quite pretty but again cutesy.

I like Clare. Classic. Pretty.

GhostWriter Sat 10-Oct-09 16:56:23

Clara is lovely too. Prefer it to Clare.

nickelbabe Sat 10-Oct-09 16:57:39

don't like the spelling Clare, but i like Clara.
Claire is better if you're going down that route, much more elegant.

Eloise is lovely.

Dizzyclarebear Sat 10-Oct-09 17:03:17

Nickelbabe - you are completely wrong! grin

GhostWriter Sat 10-Oct-09 17:37:19

Clare a much better spelling. That interloping, superfluous i is just tarnishing something that's already lovely.

Jamieandhismagictorch Sat 10-Oct-09 17:56:41

I like Clara, Clare is nice but was very popular when I was a child in the '70s, so I associate with 40 year olds

Eloise (sp?) is pretty

Sadie is a bit of a hard-sounding name, IMO

Talia is nice

What about Elodie ? - it has a similar feel to your names, but more unusual

ChairmumMiaow Sat 10-Oct-09 18:08:06

I like Eloise too. Its on my list

MillyMollyMoo Sat 10-Oct-09 18:20:57

Hubby knows a stuck up Elodie so that's out,
Sadie is my first choice, Eloise is our compromise name as he wants Emma Louise.
I also like Paige (which nobody else does) and India but I'd have three children's names ending in an A then and quite fancy a Y for a change.

TheMysticMasseuse Sat 10-Oct-09 18:23:08

dd is CLara. it's beautiful and not at all common

nappyaddict Sat 10-Oct-09 18:23:53

I like Clare. It's definitely not very popular. The others however are increasingly so.

How about Clara?

Tillyscoutsmum Sat 10-Oct-09 18:26:13

Clara is lovely. Eloise is pretty too but might well become Ellie which is fairly popular

Sadie is too close to Sadist for my liking. Really dislike Paige

nappyaddict Sat 10-Oct-09 18:31:32

Ah see you meant Clara in your OP. Other similar names are Claribel, Claribella, Clarette, Claramae, Clarice, Clarinda, Clarissa.

Paige is another popular one. Fawn has a similar feel to it.

India is nice as is Indiana.

Eloise is popular but Heloise, Eloisia or Ilona aren't and have a similar feel.

I know you weren't keen on another name ending with A but how about Louisa, Luisa, Ophira, Ophelia or Aurora?

sweetkitty Sat 10-Oct-09 18:40:07

Clara - nice
Eliose - like this too
Sadie - DD1's middle name so like it too
Talia - DD2's name so love love love it, always getting compliments on it, have yet to met another, in the year she was born there were only another 2 in Scotland so not that popular yet

bellissima Sat 10-Oct-09 19:32:12

El-i-ose weird. Eloise is a bit candy-coated but is saved from total Barbie-land by having been recorded by the Damned.

Clare/Clara both nice.

Sexy Sadie - ok.

Talia - dunno.

shootfromthehip Sat 10-Oct-09 19:36:16

TMM- Clara is a fabulous name, not that I might be biased at all wink

OP, Obviously Clara is my fav but Eloise is lovely too. I think Sadie is too 'old lady' and Talia will date iykwim?

thesecondcoming Sat 10-Oct-09 19:50:39

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JoeyBettany Sat 10-Oct-09 19:59:14

I work with early years and know lots of Talias. I would say it's becom ing common.

zebramummy Sat 10-Oct-09 19:59:27

like clara a lot , talia sounds a bit chav to me, is sadie not sarah???

shootfromthehip Sat 10-Oct-09 20:00:59

Sorry |TSC- usually manage to dodge a bullet with these threads but seem to have put my foot well and truly in it. If it's any consolation my RL name is utterly hideous and I wouldn't even call my granny it wink grin

MillyMollyMoo Sat 10-Oct-09 20:14:36

Sadie is a form of Sarah, which I like but I fancy the Y/IE ending for a change and Talia would be nicknamed Tally too.

peacock19780 Sat 10-Oct-09 20:16:16

Isn't Tahlia spelt with an 'h'?

Clara is lovely and also international so I'm told by my friend who wanted it to sound the same in all 4 languages she and hubbie speak.

Claire HAS to have an 'i' unless you are Irish!

Eloise is pretty but I like Eliana and Ella as the prettist of the El names.

MillyMollyMoo Sat 10-Oct-09 20:19:26

Hmm Claire is French and we're not French either, every Talia I have seen has been without an H, I guess which ever suits is fine.

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