Choose a First Name w/ Middle Claire!

I’m seriously over-thinking all name options for Baby Girl, due on July 13.

I originally posted Aria vs Ariyah and the love poured in for Aria Claire, which was so helpful! Aria is lovely and a) popular b) the name of a car?! (and so is Atlas, who is big brother; sigh).

Here’s a longer list of names; choose your faves!

Alina Claire
Aria Claire
Ayla Claire (ay-la)
Reina Claire
Rhya Claire
Sienna Claire (also a car…wth)
Soraya Claire

Any other suggestions are welcome!



Definitely love the sound of [name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]! :slight_smile:

Too bad about the car names (I wish car manufacturers wouldn’t steal the good ones!), but personally, I would not associate [name_u]Aria[/name_u] or [name_f]Sienna[/name_f] (or Atlas) with a car. They conjure up very positive imagery: my first association with [name_u]Aria[/name_u] would be music / opera, and [name_f]Sienna[/name_f] makes me think of a warm amber colour.

All the options on your list are lovely! Here’s my order of preference (fave to least fave):

[name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] / [name_f]Alina[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (tied for first, as they’re both so pretty!)
[name_f]Sienna[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (lovely & summery name)
[name_f]Reina[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (potential pronunciation issues - RAIN-a vs. REEN-a - but love the meaning)
[name_f]Ayla[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (I always find it tricky to remember the pronunciation: AY-la vs. EYE-la)
[name_f]Soraya[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (really want to like this one, but also can’t help hearing “sore eye”, but I think that’s just me!)
[name_f]Rhya[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (this one confuses me a bit - maybe [name_f]Rhea[/name_f] or [name_f]Ria[/name_f] instead?)

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Top three feom your list would be:

  1. [name_f]Reina[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
  2. [name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

Some suggestions…
[name_f]Abrial[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Adalia[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Sariah[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Mariah[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaia[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Araceli[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
Arietty [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
Ririe [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

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Soraya Claire is wonderful - bold and beautiful :heart:

I also like Reina Claire and Aria Claire :slight_smile:

A few suggestions: Lilia Claire, Twyla Claire, Ilaria Claire, Nina Claire, Saskia Claire or Maia Claire

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My favourite is Soraya Claire! So unexpected yet chic and beautiful with a great meaning! And easy to read and write, very pancontinental, and crosswordly!

Second choices would be in order Alina Claire and Ayla Claire.

Iris Claire
Lina Claire / Lyna Claire
Asia Claire
Cassia Claire
Astra Claire
Nadia Claire
Sara Claire / Sarai Claire
Cherith Claire
Rhea Claire
Hera Claire
Lunaya Claire
Maya Claire
Fiona Claire
Aviva Claire
Mila Claire
Arabella Claire
Junia Claire
Sofia Claire
Ava Claire (If it is not too much a common name for you!)
Yara Claire
Neva Claire
Astrid Claire
Charlotte Claire (If it is not too much a common name for you!)
Leni Claire
Mara Claire
Leyna Claire
Stella Claire
Althea Claire
Nina Claire
Romy Claire
Alessia Claire
Flora Claire
Allegra Claire
Liana Claire
Amaya Claire
Aya Claire
Tessa Claire
Vienna Claire
Elena Claire / Eleni Claire
Luna Claire

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I like [name_f]Alina[/name_f], [name_f]Ayla[/name_f], & [name_f]Reina[/name_f]!

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Same here!

My favourites are Aria, Alina or Sienna!

Aria Claire is so airy and light, it’s like a literal breath of fresh air :dove::ballet_shoes:

Alina Claire has a lovely singsong sound and feels sparkly and bright :sparkles::cherry_blossom:

Sienna Claire is like a ray of sunshine, sophisticated and very cool :sun_with_face::art:


[name_m]Hi[/name_m]. I’m [name_f]Ginger[/name_f] [name_u]Clare[/name_u], wayyy before [name_f]Claire[/name_f] became popular. Still gets a lot of compliments!

[name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is sing-songy and matchy. I’m an [name_f]Ayla[/name_f] fan but sorry to see it taking off. I don’t usually favor matching first initials for sibs (maybe you do). [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] is a strong and statement-y name, so I like an equally noticeable fn for this child.

With big brother [name_u]Atlas[/name_u]-
[name_f]Sienna[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is PERFECT from your list!

Looking at your list/vein, I’d add:

[name_u]Atlas[/name_u] &
[name_f]Margo[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Greta[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
[name_f]Leila[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
I guess I’m kinda stuck on 5 letters for both as a subtler way to match. Our kids have 8-letter fn.

A- names- [name_f]Amity[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_f]Arlet[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_f]Aleah[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]

[name_u]Ivah[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_f]Inga[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f], [name_f]Etta[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]
and one that seems to really suit your taste- [name_f]Gemma[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (5 letters too)

Good luck,
[name_f]Ginger[/name_f] [name_u]Clare[/name_u]

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Our kids have matching mn and ln initials with 8-letter fn so there’s still a lot of symmetry without sounding cutesy. Grantson Metz M. and Wellsley Michae (mckay) M.

[name_f]Thea[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is fab with [name_u]Atlas[/name_u], but rhymes with Lia…hmm. [name_f]Lia[/name_f] is a GREAT name.

[name_f]Nadia[/name_f], I’ll add.

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I also love [name_f]Thea[/name_f]! :joy: It was on/off my long list.

Good creative work with your kiddos!

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Dang car companies :laughing: I’m extra glad those names don’t immediately make you associate then with vehicles.

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I’m glad you don’t think of cars!!! :sweat_smile:

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[name_f]Soraya[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is my favorite, [name_u]Aria[/name_u] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is my next favorite.

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I LOVE [name_f]Alina[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f]! [name_f]Reina[/name_f] [name_f]Claire[/name_f] would be my second pick.

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