Claudia Jane?

See the results of this poll: Which first name do you like best?

Respondents: 28 (This poll is closed)

  • Claudia: 11 (39%)
  • Diana: 3 (11%)
  • Fiona: 6 (21%)
  • Naomi: 5 (18%)
  • Ellen: 1 (4%)
  • Elaine: 2 (7%)

I wouldn’t have thought of it on my own, but the Calamity [name]Jane[/name] thing is a bit of a turn-off.

You have some nice choices here. I like [name]Naomi[/name], [name]Diana[/name], and [name]Ellen[/name] a lot. Personally, I love [name]Elaine[/name] the best. It has nice Arthurian connections and isn’t very common at all right now. It’s one I wish I could use…but it weirdly kind of rhymes with my husband’s last name.

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]!

I like [name]Elaine[/name] a lot, too. What middle names would you put with it? My husband and I just can’t seem to come up with any!


[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is very pretty. I like [name]Fiona[/name], [name]Naomi[/name] and [name]Ellen[/name] very much as well. I voted for [name]Elaine[/name] though. It’s such a beautiful, under-used name. Some middle name options:
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Aurora[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Romilly[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Georgiana[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Katharine[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Martina[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Alouette[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Jacqueline[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]/[name]Rosanna[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Arianna[/name]

I also love [name]Fiona[/name] [name]Ellen[/name]: so beautiful and a wonderful honor to your mother. I like [name]Eloise[/name], which [name]Elaine[/name] reminds me of.

[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Annora[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Rosalind[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Cecily[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Miranda[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Martina[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Sylvana[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Ramona[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Felicity[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Augusta[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Violetta[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Marguerite[/name]

I really like [name]Claudia[/name], [name]Fiona[/name], and [name]Naomi[/name] from your list. [name]Claudia[/name] is also really pretty, and I wouldn’t worry about Calamity [name]Jane[/name].

[name]Diana[/name]: It sounds a little dated to me…

[name]Diana[/name] [name]Colette[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]June[/name]

[name]Naomi[/name]: I love [name]Naomi[/name]!

[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Helena[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Seraphina[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Isobel[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name]: I voted for [name]Fiona[/name]-- it’s one of my favorite names.

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Genevieve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Coralie[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Clio[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Vivienne[/name]

[name]Ellen[/name]: I like [name]Ellen[/name]; it’s refreshing.

[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Marianne[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Francesca[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Juliana[/name]

[name]Elaine[/name]: It’s okay… also kind of dated.

[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Amelia[/name]

I voted for [name]Fiona[/name]
Here are my suggestions for middle names:
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Honor[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Alison[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Blair[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Grier[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maisie[/name]

I [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Elaine[/name], [name]Claudia[/name], [name]Naomi[/name] and I prefer [name]Diane[/name] but [name]Diana[/name] is great:) I don’t think [name]Claudia[/name] has any problems:)

I think:

[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Chloe[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Hannah[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Audrey[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Olivia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Addison[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Brooke[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Daniella[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Sophia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Clara[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Nadia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Abigail[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Sarah[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Ariel[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Julia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Jessica[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Clara[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Bianca[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Carmen[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Natalia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Natasha[/name]

like any?

I love all of your choices! Except I love [name]Diana[/name] more than [name]Diane[/name]. And [name]Ellen[/name] isn’t really in style, but I think you would be so brave to name your daughter [name]Ellen[/name]. [name]Elaine[/name] is my second fave on your list because my Aunt [name]Elaine[/name] was such a wonderful person.

[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is cute, and, hey, what’s so bad about Calamity [name]Jane[/name]? She was macho. Macho women are so cool.

More [name]Claudia[/name] combos:
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Faye[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Josephine[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Louise[/name] - love it!
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Nell[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Opal[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Pauline[/name] - love
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Vivian[/name]

[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Beatrice[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Dorothy[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Sylvia[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Tabitha[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Winifred[/name] - cool

[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Antonia[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Cordelia[/name] - pretty
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] - this was on my list when I was pregnant with my daughter. [name]Love[/name] it!
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Jemima[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Matilda[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Patricia[/name] - retro
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Susannah[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Veronica[/name]

[name]Diana[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Elaine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Eve[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Fay[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Hope[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Meredith[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Pauline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Winifred[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name] is so pretty, too!

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Drew[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Grier[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Kate[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Quinn[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]

I don’t like [name]Naomi[/name] that much. I prefer [name]Noemi[/name]. But lots of our posters on Nameberry love [name]Naomi[/name], so there must be something lovable about it.

[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Adele[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Alice[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Delphine[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Kay[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Ruth[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Willa[/name]

[name]Claudia[/name]: I love the name [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name], and for what it’s worth, I don’t think of Calamity [name]Jane[/name] when I hear it. :slight_smile:

Sorry for repeats!

[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] (oops…not with Shooter…I forgot about the last name…)
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Frances[/name] (oops…not [name]Frances[/name] with Shooter…)
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Louise[/name] (ditto…Sorry!)
[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

[name]Diana[/name]: I really love [name]Diana[/name], too, and the [name]Annie[/name] nickname. :slight_smile:

[name]Diana[/name] [name]Blythe[/name] (oops…[name]Blythe[/name] Shooter is hard to say…)
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Diana[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]

[name]Fiona[/name]: I love [name]Fiona[/name], too!

[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Blythe[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Brigid[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Margaret[/name]
[name]Fiona[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

[name]Naomi[/name]: I think that [name]Naomi[/name] is a great name…

[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Katherine[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]
[name]Naomi[/name] [name]Violet[/name]

[name]Ellen[/name]: I like the other names more, but every [name]Ellen[/name] I know has been very sweet. :slight_smile:

[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]
[name]Ellen[/name] [name]Sophia[/name] (popular, though)

[name]Elaine[/name]: I think it’s pretty, but I like the other names more, only because I have a family member with this name who has never been happy with it. You may also like [name]Helena[/name]…

[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name]
[name]Elaine[/name] [name]Victoria[/name]

(I forgot about the last name at first, so I’m sorry about that!) :slight_smile:

Good luck!

Neither do I. [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is a very classy name, a beautiful classic that will be as fresh in 100 years as it is now (I think).

[name]Don[/name]'t settle for a lesser name. However, if it is the [name]Jane[/name] part that is giving you a hiccup then easy find another beautiful name to team up with [name]Claudia[/name], but don’t lose [name]Claudia[/name].

WDYT of [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Ruby[/name]?

[name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] is lovely. I wouldn’t worry about “Calamity [name]Jane[/name]” since people don’t generally use a person’s middle name when referring to them.

I love [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]. And, to me, it sounds Nothing like Calamity [name]Jane[/name]. (Although that would make an adorable NN, if you were so inclined.)

(I didn”t vote in the poll, sorry. :confused: )

I absolutely adore [name]Claudia[/name], thus the meaning has never truly bothered me. (; As for Calamity [name]Jane[/name], I never really thought of that. All I can imagine is a gorgeous blonde little girl like [name]Claudia[/name] from the Vampire Chronicles (whom I love), a strong-looking and beautiful [name]Roman[/name] woman, or a stunning blonde woman with a gothic hood on and a crow. Anyhow, I also love [name]Jane[/name] ” it is strong and classic in its simplicity, but I would never say ”boring”. [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Jane[/name] has a gorgeous sound to it; it all fits together very well, and if [name]Claudia[/name] has meaning to it, then I”d definitely go for it. But, if the combo”s really not doing it for you, I”d love to give you some more suggestions:

[name]Dinah[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claudette[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Deirdre[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Charity[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Clarity[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Enola[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Christine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Emilie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Clio[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
Chrysanthemum [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Crispina[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Catherine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]/ [name]Katharine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
Crina [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Elle[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Elena[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Carys[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Finola[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
No”mie [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Noemi[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claudie[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claudine[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claudita[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Claudina[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Clodia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] I could help a bit! (:

I think [name]Claudia[/name] is a wonderful name, and it sounds nothing like Calamity to me. I absolutely think you should go for it.
That said, I don’t know if [name]Jane[/name] is the perfect middle name for [name]Claudia[/name]. There’s nothing wrong with it, but I think you could do better becuase 1) [name]Claudia[/name] has a sort of exotic sound to it that doesn’t quite match [name]Jane[/name]; and 2) I think it’s nice for a mn to have some personal significance or family connection.
My vote would be for [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] ([name]Elaine[/name] to honor your Mom [name]Ellen[/name]).

I know sometimes it isn’t great to have a first name that ends with vowel and a mn that starts with one, but I happen to think that [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] works well (perhaps because I tend to pronounce [name]Elaine[/name] with a long e-sound as “ee-lane,” but obviously if you pronounce it “uh-lane” it doesn’t sound so good; I think, however, that [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] as a full name invites the long e pronunciation).

For the record, I also adore [name]Naomi[/name]!

I voted [name]Claudia[/name] - I love [name]Claudia[/name]! The Calamity [name]Jane[/name] bit wouldn’t bother me at all, and like pp said could actually be a cute nn you call her sometimes. If Calamity [name]Jane[/name] bothers you too much, I would change the [name]Jane[/name], not the [name]Claudia[/name]. [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] was going to be my suggestion, so I second pp!

Thank you all so much for your feedback and suggestions. I feel so much better about [name]Claudia[/name] now! I agree with others that [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Elaine[/name] would also be a good choice. I do like the fact that [name]Elaine[/name] has the same meaning as [name]Ellen[/name], so it would be after my mom in a way. My husband had concerns about the vowel sounds that thought it might end up sounding like [name]Claudia[/name] [name]Lane[/name]…We’ll have to carefully consider these two, but I think we’re pretty stuck on [name]Claudia[/name] now. I appreciate everyone’s honest feedback and suggestions.