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Claude Quentin or Quentin Claude

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MumThree3 · 06/12/2023 12:49

Baby name conundrum! 

Baby 3 was a boy and he would have always been Vinny but a close friend used it and I’d rather not use the name now, she would rather that too! 

so we are down to Claude Quentin or Quentin Claude and the family name will be Bonfrer! French heritage but we are British.


what are your thoughts on Claude as the first name or Quentin as a first name? I like both but have doubts about both. Namely, is Quentin too posh? We are normal income people. My other children are Jasper and Connie. 

I also like Raphael/Raphy but my husband thinks it’s too Spanish to use. 

I have until tomorrow am to choose between Claude or Quentin! 

any feedback welcomed! Or other names but probably will be veeto’d by my other half as he wants me to decide asap!

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MyCatIsPlotting · 06/12/2023 12:52

I prefer Claude but I would expect both spelling and pronunciation to be an issue if you’re raising your family in the U.K. so it would depend on how flexible you were around those.

Beeswood · 06/12/2023 12:52

I prefer Quentin Claude.

Riverlee · 06/12/2023 12:59

Prefer Quentin Claude.

Claude Quentin if you have French connections.

Orangeteatime · 06/12/2023 13:03

Quentin Claude
I don't think Quentin is any posher than Jasper, so I wouldn't worry about that. Jasper, Connie and Quentin sounds really nice together.

NobodyatHome · 06/12/2023 13:04

Claude. Not Quentin at all.

InviteIsAVerb · 06/12/2023 13:12

Of the two, I prefer Quentin, but I also like these with your existing DCs...
Sebastian
Ralph
Adam
Simeon
Peter

FuckHonestlyKnows · 06/12/2023 13:19

Quentin Bonfrer is cool 😎

Bobbybobbins · 06/12/2023 13:20

Prefer Raphael to either!

RedDoughnut · 06/12/2023 13:25

Quentin

Alohapotato · 06/12/2023 13:26

Raphael is French, Rafael is Spanish.

DataColour · 06/12/2023 13:30

Quentin.

How about Romain?

wherethewildtbingsgo · 06/12/2023 13:39

I love them both actually. Unusual but elegant and sweet. I do worry you might be setting him up for a bit of teasing though if you're a normal family as they are both unusual.

How about Hector Claude? Or Louis? Or Raphael (nice option to shorten to Raf or Raffy). Sorry, I know you didn't ask for other options!

AdaColeman · 06/12/2023 13:45

Both are super names, but I prefer Claude Quentin as the sound flows better.

Theoldwoman · 06/12/2023 13:49

Quentin Claude

floranginajelly · 06/12/2023 13:50

NobodyatHome · 06/12/2023 13:04

Claude. Not Quentin at all.

This
Claude please

floranginajelly · 06/12/2023 13:52

wherethewildtbingsgo · 06/12/2023 13:39

I love them both actually. Unusual but elegant and sweet. I do worry you might be setting him up for a bit of teasing though if you're a normal family as they are both unusual.

How about Hector Claude? Or Louis? Or Raphael (nice option to shorten to Raf or Raffy). Sorry, I know you didn't ask for other options!

Aww love the name Hector but DH vetoed it coz Trojan tragedy

jhy · 06/12/2023 13:58

Love Claude! So I would use that as the first name

Chaiandtoast · 06/12/2023 13:58

I think both are nice, either way round works
but I’m not convinced it fits as a sibset if you’re bothered about that, how about
Leo
Louis
Olivier
Nicholas

FuckHonestlyKnows · 06/12/2023 14:06

Claude is forever ruined for me because a character in a book once watched someone 'blow a clod of bogey from their nose' and now I can't unhear it.

MumThree3 · 06/12/2023 14:38

Is it because it’s posh or you don’t like the sound? Just wondering what the dislike is for Quentin x

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Bloom15 · 06/12/2023 14:42

I prefer Raphael to be honest!

MumThree3 · 06/12/2023 14:43

I think I do too, but I can’t get it past my OH

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InviteIsAVerb · 06/12/2023 14:47

Maybe I'm being influenced by Quentin Blake but Quentin is quite a spiky name to me, like Agatha for a girl.

wherethewildtbingsgo · 06/12/2023 14:48

MumThree3 · 06/12/2023 14:38

Is it because it’s posh or you don’t like the sound? Just wondering what the dislike is for Quentin x

It's very posh and almost a cliche of a posh name...a bit like Tarquin. Also maybe a bit too mature for a small boy. And unusual to the point of being unique.

The sound I like. And the name I like too putting aside any connotations or context.

BabyYoshke · 06/12/2023 14:51

I find Claude really wet. Quentin is cooler and Raphael is the best of all.

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