Clara vs. Violet

We have pretty much narrowed it down to two names for our baby girl due in [name_u]November[/name_u]. Big brother is [name_u]Henry[/name_u]. Our last name starts with L and is two syllables.

Which do you prefer with [name_u]Henry[/name_u]: [name_f]Clara[/name_f] or [name_f]Violet[/name_f]?

If we pick [name_f]Clara[/name_f] her middle name would be [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]. [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f].

If we choose [name_f]Violet[/name_f], we aren’t yet set on a middle name, just not [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] because of the repeating “ett” sound. I would also love some middle name suggestions with [name_f]Violet[/name_f]! Not [name_f]Rose[/name_f] or any other noun, please. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:

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It depends how your pronouncing [name_f]Clara[/name_f]. In the UK (where I am) we’re pronouncing [name_f]Clara[/name_f] as KLAARA whereas I see that in the states the pronunciation is claire-uh which I’m not massively into. So for me is pronunciation [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (KLAARA) is beautiful, Christmassy and elegant. I love how romantic [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] is a very sweet combination.

If the name is [name_f]Clara[/name_f] pronounced Claire-uh I would go with [name_f]Violet[/name_f]. I think [name_f]Violet[/name_f] is a lovely floral choice with sweet imagery and makes a very sweet sibling set with [name_u]Henry[/name_u]. [name_u]Henry[/name_u] & [name_f]Violet[/name_f] would make a lovely sibling set. Some middle name ideas could be [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Clarissa[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f] or [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f].

Really hope this helps


How are you pronouncing [name_f]Clara[/name_f]? Clar-uh (clar, rhyming with car) or more like Claire-uh?

If it’s the former, I’d pick [name_f]Clara[/name_f], if it’s the latter, my vote goes to [name_f]Violet[/name_f], but to be honest, you can’t go wrong as both are gorgeous names! [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] makes a lovely combo!

Some ideas for Violet…

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Emilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Sophie[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Romilly[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Camille[/name_u]

definitely clara juliette! such a beautiful, classy name that fits any age and matches perfectly with henry, and i honestly prefer the american pronunciation. if you go with violet, i like violet elizabeth, violet june, violet isobel, honestly many things

With [name_u]Henry[/name_u] I think [name_f]Clara[/name_f] sounds better But I prefer the name [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
Middle names for [name_f]Violet[/name_f] could be:
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_m]Eldwyn[/name_m]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] Lizabeta

I think [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] is gorgeous and flawless with [name_u]Henry[/name_u]. However, my heart lies with [name_f]Violet[/name_f].

Middle name ideas:

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Almeda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Amanda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ann[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Anna[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] Arinda
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Carey[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Della[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Dora[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Eliza[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ella[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ester[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Eva[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Frances[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ida[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Jane[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Julia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Katherine[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Mae[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Maria[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Melinda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Rebecca[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Rosannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ruth[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Saloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Susanna[/name_f]

If it is [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (KLAARA), then [name_u]Henry[/name_u] and [name_f]Clara[/name_f], 100%! They both feel so elegant and cozy, very endearing.

If it is [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (CLAIRE-uh), I’d have to say [name_f]Violet[/name_f], because I’ve never enjoyed that pronunciation. I like [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u] and [name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] for combos, but my overall vote goes for [name_f]Clara[/name_f] (KLAARA).

It depends for me if you are pronouncing it [clah rah] as the European way, or [clay rah]. I do not like [name_f]Clara[/name_f] pronounced [clay rah].
But I would be hard pushed to chose between the two.

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Grace[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f] (Isobel)
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Patricia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Suzanne[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f] ([HEL eh na] or [hel EEH na])
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Evadne[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Geraldine[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Elisabetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Bettina[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Sarah[/name_f]

[name_u]Henry[/name_u] & [name_f]Violet[/name_f] wins it for me :blush::herb:

Ooh, great choices! I love Clara; it feels so elegant and timeless, so I would definitely pick [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f]. [name_f]Violet[/name_f] is lovely too, though! Here are some middle name suggestions. Congrats, btw <3

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Marie[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Matilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Emma[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Isabelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Louise[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Adeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_u]Anne[/name_u]

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[name_f]Clara[/name_f] sounds so sweet with [name_u]Henry[/name_u]! And I love [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] as a combo. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Violet[/name_f], ever so slightly. But both are good.

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I love [name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] with big brother [name_u]Henry[/name_u]

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You can’t go wrong! Both lovely choices and perfect with Henry.

With Violet I like:

Violet Annabel
Violet Luciana
Violet Caroline
Violet Elizabeth

Edited to add that I didn’t realize how many preferred a various pronunciation of Clara! I prefer Claire-uh to clar-uh


Both are beautiful! But [name_f]Clara[/name_f] is my favorite!


Concur with others - much prefer [name_f]Clara[/name_f] if Clah-rah

[name_f]Clara[/name_f] [name_f]Juliette[/name_f] is absolutely gorgeous but my favorite girls’ name of all time is [name_f]Violet[/name_f] so I’m a bit biased here. Both names are gorgeous though, and pair really well with [name_u]Henry[/name_u].

Here are some MN recommendations for [name_f]Violet[/name_f]- I think long names pair best:

[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Juliana[/name_f] (same vibe as Juliet?)
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Georgiana[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Anastasia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Marceline[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Felicity[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Annabel[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Catherine[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Morgana[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f] [name_f]Cordelia[/name_f] (my personal favorite!)

Good luck :purple_heart:


Thanks for the input! It would be the American pronunciation, as in Claire-uh.

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