Baby girl names

posted 1 year ago in Babies
  • poll: What do you like for a girls name
    Claudia : (36 votes)
    34 %
    Ava : (39 votes)
    37 %
    Catherine : (25 votes)
    24 %
    I just like polls ;-) : (6 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2018

    I voted for Claudia – I think you are overthinking things. The meaning of Claudia to you is to honor a beloved relative. You aren’t saddling her with anything. And Claudia isn’t a particularly long name to begin with – you don’t have to shorten it to anything. I grew up with a four syllable name and never had a nick name.

    Post # 3
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    9672 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: City, State

    Claudia is a lovely name.

    Post # 4
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    1558 posts
    Bumble bee

    I had a friend called Claudia growing up and she is and has always been Claudia. Never anything shortened!

    I think it’s a great choice! I wouldn’t worry about the meaning of the name either. 

    Post # 5
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    4238 posts
    Honey bee

    OBVIOUSLY you should choose Claudia 😛

    But for real, despite my love of the BSC I do really like the name and even briefly considered it for my baby girl!

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I think Claudia is a lovely name.  I also think that parents look up what a name means,  but it doesn’t really effect the kids.  Since it’s important to Dh, if you really don’t want Claudia as a first name,  I’d rethink the middle name issue or give her two first names. 

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    mariana1114 :  +1. I think you’re overthinking this and Claudia is a great choice that has such a special meaning for your family.

    Re: nicknames, I don’t think there’s a natural nickname that everyone defaults to, it’s short enough. Her BFF might end up calling her Clauds or something, but at some point you can’t control what nicknames people give your kids.

    Re: the name meaning thing, I’m not one who thinks/cares about that at all. My name could mean poop and I wouldn’t live my life thinking I was saddled with poo. I’d bet that she’s not going to give the literal meaning of her name more than a passing thought—she’ll think of how much of an honor and act of love it was to give her the name of someone who meant so much to her dad.

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2018

    drdeebee :  I voted claudia but I missed the bit about it meaning lame! Personally that would be enough to turn me off it.  

    Post # 9
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    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    Claudia seems perfect and even though meaning is important for you, if you dig deep you will find a nice meaning to this name (and explanation how this meaning derives from “lame”)

    “The meaning of the name Claudia may be formally obscure but here at Abarim Publications we’re guessing that it doesn’t mean Lame; it means Enclosure, even Haven or slightly indirect: Safety, Support or One To Lean On.”

    http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Claudia.html

    I just googled this info for the purpose of this post, not sure if this convinces you. 

    Post # 10
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    185 posts
    Blushing bee

    Also want to add, that the meaning explained in that link I mentioned above, of “giving safety, support”, also depicts the role of your husband great grandmother, who created that “enclosure” to hold family safe together and was someone to “lean on”.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    They’re all really great options! Catherine with a ‘C’ is my favorite spelling variation of that name, so I love that one. Claudia is also lovely. I don’t have anything negative to say about Ava, but it’s just so much more popular than the other 2, and I don’t think I could choose such a popular name. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    drdeebee :  I think that they are all great options. Claudia is a lovely name, despite the meaning. Plus you would be naming her to honor a relative. 

    Claudia is an ancient name which derives from a Roman family name. Originally the very first Claudius might actually have been crippled, which is how the meaning was derived. Personally, I don’t think the original meaning matters much in modern times. Most people don’t care about name meanings and couldn’t tell you what their own name means.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    I voted before I had read your input.  I would use the name Claudia.  I love how much meaning it has to you, and it’s a pretty name that is not common in English, but also, everyone will easily know how to spell it.  I wouldn’t worry about the nickname too much because it’s a simple enough name (even though it’s three syllables) that people will probably easily say the whole name.  I know many McKenzie’s, Emily’s, Marybeth’s, etc., that go by their three syllable names without a nickname.

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    drdeebee :  Claudia is a beautiful name, and you are using it to honor a family member. thT will have a special meaning.

    I think less common nicknames for Claudia that still work are: Lia, Dia, Laudie, Audie, Cee, Cici, and Dee or DeeDee

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