[name]Hi[/name], just wondering how you pronounce [name]Clara[/name]?

Here in Aus we mostly say Clah-Rah but I have heard it pronouced [name]Clair[/name]-a ([name]Clair[/name] like air)?
I had a comment on another thrwad that you could get the nickname [name]Cleo[/name] from [name]Clara[/name] with a middle name that has a prominent ‘O’ sound, do you agree?


I live in the US and if I saw an Anglo or in any case non-Spanish surname I would probably say [name]Claire[/name]-a. With a Spanish surname maybe Clah-ra (Clar-a?). But with any kind of surname if I was told Clah-ra I would understand and would get it right. I quite like the name and when I imagine using it myself I imagine [name]Claire[/name]-a. I think [name]Cleo[/name] in the situation you’re describing works, sure.

I’m from the UK and would say Clah-rah. I really don’t like [name]Claire[/name]-ah. Not sure about cleo as a nickname directly from the name and middle name,it seems a bit of a stretch. But nicknames don’t have to be directly related to the name. For the life of me I can’t see how [name]Sadie[/name] is a nickname for [name]Sarah[/name], but historically speaking,it has been!

I’m from the US, and I pronounce it [name]Clair[/name]-ah. [name]Clair[/name] like air.

I think I was the one that commented about [name]Cleo[/name] working for [name]Clara[/name],ha! It might seem like a stretch at first but I think it would work wonderfully. :]

US - [name]Claire[/name]-uh. [name]Clare[/name] and [name]Claire[/name] are pronounced rhyming with “air.” I believe I have heard Clah-ruh before, but it may have been in a British movie. :slight_smile:

I’m from [name]Canada[/name] and I say clah-rah. I’ve been pronouncing it that way since way before I became a namenerd and heard the other pronounciation. But then again I’m a big Anglophile…

On the other hand I know a [name]Clara[/name] from Hong Kong, named back in the days HK was a British colony, who pronounces it clair-ah and claims that is the British pronounciation.

I’m from the NE US and I’ve only heard Clah-ruh. Very pretty name. [name]Cleo[/name]- yes why not? Fun!

I’m from the US and I pronounce it Clah-rah

I am from the U.S, and I pronounce both ways. I use [name]Clair[/name]-a but if I am talking to my family (who is hispanic) or somebody that is hispanic. I say Clah-rah because that is how you pronounce it in that culture:).

I’m Aussie & think it should definitely be Clah-ruh, and I love the name, I would use [name]Ari[/name] for the nn.

[name]IMO[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] is too much of a stretch for a nn.