Clare Magnolia

See the results of this poll: What do you think of Clare Magnolia?

Respondents: 59 (This poll is closed)

  • It’s perfect!: 37 (63%)
  • It’s okay.: 9 (15%)
  • It’s not so good.: 1 (2%)
  • Why’d you spell Clare like that?: 11 (19%)
  • Other - (please leave a comment, will you?).: 1 (2%)

[name]Love[/name] it!!!

It’s a perfectly nice name! Not for me, but it gives me the picture of a Southern belle with a little modern attitude :slight_smile:

[name]Clare[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name] work, but I’m a little iffy on the middle names together because I’m just so picky like that. I like to try to give everyone an equalish length so [name]Magnolia[/name] vs. [name]Wren[/name]…but I’m nit-picking away! [name]Don[/name]'t listen to me, it is as I said, very nice!

I think it’s perfect! I’ve always been a fan of [name]Clare[/name] (and [name]Claire[/name]), and I love [name]Magnolia[/name]. Also, [name]Clare[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Wren[/name] are beautiful together. Great choices! :slight_smile:

I’m nit-picky like that, too, though. But, I guess I thought it was more okay since [name]Eliza[/name] is three syllables and [name]Clare[/name] is only one, so maybe [name]Clare[/name] needs a long middle name and [name]Eliza[/name] can have a short one? I guess, in a perfect world, [name]Clare[/name] would have a three-syllable middle name, though, right? :wink:

[name]True[/name]! I tend not to think of it in terms of syllables, so I guess it evens out!

Oh, you were talking about the actual length of the names! Huh. Okay, I see that. I’m so syllabic, though. Weird! [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Wren[/name]. Four syllables, nine letters. [name]Clare[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name]. Five syllables, thirteen letters. Hm…

PS About the [name]Clare[/name] spelling. I think it’s more nickname-y than traditional [name]Claire[/name], no? I’m on a serious nickname-but-real-name kick, hence [name]Eliza[/name] ([name]Elizabeth[/name]), [name]Toby[/name] ([name]Tobias[/name]), [name]Clare[/name] ([name]Clarissa[/name]), [name]Jude[/name] ([name]Judah[/name]), etc. So, to me, [name]Clare[/name] is more of a [name]Clara[/name], [name]Clarissa[/name], [name]Clarabelle[/name] nickname than [name]Claire[/name] is. Thoughts on this?

Now that you explained the [name]Clare[/name] spelling, I get it. My only input would be that this is a much less common way of spelling the name, and as such, you daughter (and yourself for that matter) would have to constantly spell it out for people. But, if that doesn’t bug you then I think the name is beAutiful!

Berries, I have had a real breakthrough moment.

Now, I’ve been reminded by my good pal [name]Abby[/name] at Appellation Mountain that [name]Claire[/name] and [name]Clare[/name] aren’t nicknames - [name]Clarina[/name] and [name]Clarissa[/name] are! Of course. Pardon my name-talk faux pas, ladies! Anyway, this made me realize that it isn’t necessarily established nickname names that I like, even though I generally do like those, it’s names that lack vowel chains! Look at all my favorites! [name]Eliza[/name], [name]Clare[/name], [name]Lucy[/name], [name]Tess[/name], [name]Charlotte[/name], [name]Grace[/name], [name]Toby[/name], [name]Jude[/name], even [name]Beckett[/name]. All of their vowels are separated by at least one consonant! [name]Even[/name] names I love but wouldn’t use, from [name]Arabella[/name] and [name]Adela[/name] to [name]Henry[/name] and [name]Holden[/name], lack those vowel chains. Now, this really broadens things, of course, but it is interesting to me.

So, now I guess when someone wants to know my name style, I should say that I like classic but simple and sophisticated names that lack stuffiness and vowel chains. Voila!


I just wanted to add that, depending on where you live, [name]Clare[/name] might be recognized by some people as a boy’s name. I’ve known two males with this name, spelled this way. They both have Mennonite / Brethren cultural and religious background, so I imagine in geographical areas that have Mennonite populations, people might think ‘boy’ when they see [name]Clare[/name] spelled this way.

I do like the combination [name]Claire[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name], though I, personally, would spell [name]Claire[/name] with the ‘i’ (because of the above association I have with ‘[name]Clare[/name]’).

I voted for “it’s perfect” before I noticed the spelling. That’s the only change I would make–[name]Clare[/name] to [name]Claire[/name]. It seems to much more feminine with just the simple addition of an I.

I love this combo [name]Lemon[/name].

I think it’s really pretty. It does have a southern tinge to it, but there’s nothing wrong with that. It’s fresh and spohisticated. I personally would spell it [name]Claire[/name]. I like both but I think she’ll spend her life correcting people. It’s easy to “see” an i there if you’re used to it and I think few people will get the spelling right the first time. But I think it’s lovely either way.

I love it!

I love [name]Clare[/name] but spelled with the i, and [name]Magnolia[/name] is okay, but the combination is wonderful. And [name]Eliza[/name] [name]Wren[/name], once again not too fond of the names, but together, and with [name]Clare[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name], is very pretty.

I just fell in love with [name]Elizabeth[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] the other day! I really like [name]Clare[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name]. =] And [name]Wren[/name], I just adore [name]Wren[/name].

I voted it’s perfect! I have recently developed a name crush on [name]Claire[/name]…but with your sibset, the [name]Clare[/name] spelling fits perfectly. As for the comments about having to spell it out…so what? My name is [name]Annie[/name] and believe it or not, I’ve had to spell it out for people my entire life…and you get used to it.

[name]Eliza[/name] [name]Wren[/name] and [name]Clare[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] are completely amazing. This thread is like name porn to me.

On [name]Clare[/name] - I am not a huge fan of using nicknames on their own unless they are more traditional. I actually didn’t even realize [name]Jude[/name] (which I love) was a nn for [name]Judas[/name]! It seems like it’s been its own name for so long. On the other hand, I don’t think I would name a child CeCe - I would be a [name]Cecilia[/name] nn Cece. I think there is a continuum of ‘nicknamey-ness’ if that makes sense. [name]Eliza[/name] is more substantial as a standalone than say a [name]Liz[/name]. [name]Liz[/name] makes me think, why didn’t you just name her [name]Elizabeth[/name] nn [name]Liz[/name], but [name]Eliza[/name] doesn’t. I wonder if I’m the only one that feels that way?

I don’t view [name]Clare[/name] as a nn because that’s the Irish spelling and I know a few girls that spell their name that way.

I feel your pain. Sometimes I just let them spell it how they want if it’s not important. It’s so much easier. [name]How[/name] many times have you been called [name]Amy[/name] not [name]Annie[/name]? I get that all the time…

I get [name]Amy[/name] all the time! It used be even worse with my maiden name which was two words and Dutch (think [name]Dick[/name] [name]Van[/name] Dyke) – my first and last name always got turned into something else.