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Claribel, your thoughts on the name?
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Unknown20199 · 23/11/2021 23:46

Hello lovelies,

I’m 18 weeks pregnant with my second, and it’s a girl. 🥰

My first daughter name is Roselina.
Now, for this one I’ve liked Claribel, what are your thoughts? Or any suggests are welcome.

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Lockdownbear · 24/11/2021 01:22

How about Mirabel?

That sounds like a contraceptive coil.

Clarabel, Thomas is dying out so I wouldn't worry about the Clarabel / Annie thing.

Definitely spell it with an A.

Cow 🐄 not sure where people are getting that from

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WildStallyn · 24/11/2021 01:17

My mind went straight to Thomas, swiftly followed by babybel, and I see I'm not the only one. Sorry.

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starfishmummy · 24/11/2021 01:14

@EileenGC

I very rarely ‘see’ anything in names, even unusual ones, but Claribel screams Babybel to me. So I wouldn’t.

That's what I thought too!!
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urbanbuddha · 24/11/2021 01:04

Clara is lovely, Clarabel is too much. And it's a signifier of women's subordination in the 1940s - she's a carriage not an engine.

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IamnotwhouthinkIam · 24/11/2021 01:04

There does seem to be a strong cow association with Clarabel/Claribel - it's the first thing I thought of and I'm not sure exactly why (which must mean it's seeped into popular culture).

I love Christabel though - very elegant and reminds me of both the Coleridge poem and the Suffragette. Medieval Mirabel (meaning "wonderous/admirable") could also be an option.

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TatianaBis · 24/11/2021 00:58

Christabel is lovely.

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tootiredtobother · 24/11/2021 00:53

no, sorry we had a cow by that name, she did come when called tho.

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groovergirl · 24/11/2021 00:52

@Smokeahontas

Sorry, sounds like the Aldi version of Babybel.

Oh yes, this! Sweet name, but it has dairy and medication connotations.

How about Anna-Clara or Clarissa? Christabel is a good suggestion, and here in Australia the spelling Chrystobel was used in the 19th century, if you want some great-granny chic.

I like Roselina -- wasn't she Romeo's big crush before he met Juliet?
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EvilRingahBitch · 24/11/2021 00:49

Mooo

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ThanksMateThanksMate · 24/11/2021 00:44

My DD1 is Claire and we call her Clara-bow as a nickname. Knew of another Claire who got Clarabelle and she was lovely.
You could name her Claire/Clare/Clair and go with a nickname?

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WinterberrySpice · 24/11/2021 00:39

Reminds me of carobel, sorry.

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Snugglybuggly · 24/11/2021 00:38

Thomas the tank!
Or poss a cow's name..
I'd go for something else

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BobbieT1999 · 24/11/2021 00:31

I like Claribel!

Spelled with an "i"; it's different/unusual and pretty.

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Scarby9 · 24/11/2021 00:30

The only Clarabel (spelt like that) I have ever heard of was the carriage on Thomas the Tank Engine.

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Danikm151 · 24/11/2021 00:30

In the midlands Claribel is a bus company.
There’s also claribel the cow on disney

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WarmthAndDepth · 24/11/2021 00:26

Came to suggest gorgeous Christabel, see others got there first. Such a lovely name.

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SkankingMopoke · 24/11/2021 00:23

Definitely an association with Thomas the Tank for me too. I wasn't a fan as a kid myself, and I have 2 DDs who weren't fans either, but my mind still goes straight to the train carriage.

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Smokeahontas · 24/11/2021 00:21

Sorry, sounds like the Aldi version of Babybel.

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DramaAlpaca · 24/11/2021 00:19

No to Claribel/Clarabel for all the reasons above.

Christabel is a great suggestion.

How about Mirabel?

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Xiaoxiong · 24/11/2021 00:07

I prefer Christabel which had the same feel but no Thomas connotations! A traditional but unusual name - Emmeline Pankhurst's daughter was called Christabel.

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Unknown20199 · 24/11/2021 00:02

@Kite22

Isn't it usually spelled Clarabel ?

Either way, my mind went straight to the carriages on Thomas the Tank Engine. I'd automatically be asking where Annie was.

This is why it’s good to post on here, and get peoples opinions.

I sound dull but I have never watched Thomas.
Thank you for your feedback, appreciative! ☺️
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EileenGC · 23/11/2021 23:59

I very rarely ‘see’ anything in names, even unusual ones, but Claribel screams Babybel to me. So I wouldn’t.

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Luredbyapomegranate · 23/11/2021 23:57

It’s usually spelt Clarabel. It’s ok. I prefer Christabel, it has more history as a name.

Cassia, Cassandra, Camilla..

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LightDrizzle · 23/11/2021 23:57

Moo here too I’m afraid OP.
A lovely doe-eyed Jersey moo but still probably not what you were hoping for.

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PixelatedLunchbox · 23/11/2021 23:56

Sorry. Sounds like a cow name.

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