Clifford? A brother for Rose and Clara

We are expecting and trying to figure out some boy names we both like! Our last name is really common, so i would like something slightly uncommon.

Our girls are [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Clara[/name_f]. If this baby is a girl we would use the names [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], or [name_f]Lucy[/name_f].

Our top choice for a boy is [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] nn [name_m]Cliff[/name_m].
Does it work for our girls? I initially didn’t like having two C names but we love [name_m]Cliff[/name_m] and haven’t found any other names that we both like!

Any suggestions?!

Names that we can’t use but like:

I think it works well with your other children. However, when I think of [name_m]Clifford[/name_m], I immediately think of the big, red, dog. You can still use it. I just wanted to point that out.

I think it could work with your girls - it has the same vintage feel, though it’s definitely more unusual and I have to admit to thinking of the dog too which puts me off a bit. [name_m]Cliff[/name_m] is a cool nn though

[name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and…


I think it works well with your daughters’ names. I have same misgivings you do about repeated initials, but for the right name, it really doesn’t matter.

I don’t love [name_m]Clifford[/name_m], but I can see why you do – and I think [name_m]Cliff[/name_m] is really cute.

I’m wondering if you might also like [name_m]Gilbert[/name_m]. I think [name_m]Gil[/name_m] is just really, really adorable, and it has a similar feel to [name_m]Clifford[/name_m]/[name_m]Cliff[/name_m].

Other names that might appeal:

I like [name_m]Clifford[/name_m]! I’ve only ever met one in person (mid 20s), he went by [name_m]Cliff[/name_m].
It works well with the sibset imo.

Other ideas:
[name_m]Stanford[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Stan[/name_m])
[name_m]Harvard[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Harvey[/name_m])
[name_u]Lawrence[/name_u] (nn [name_m]Lance[/name_m])

I can’t say I love [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] but I can see it working with [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Clara[/name_f]. In saying that, they’re both simultaneously vintage and modern - and both are pretty and have spunk - whilst to me [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] feels a tad dated and lacks the timelessness and edge of your daughter’s names. But that’s just my opinion/perspective…

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:


I think the name [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] is a really cool name (and I love the nickname [name_m]Cliff[/name_m]) but I would also have to agree with some of the others that it immediately makes me think of [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] the Big [name_u]Red[/name_u] Dog. This isn’t necessarily a negative association, but it’s perhaps worth mentioning.

Other names similar to [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] that I think are really nice:

[name_m]Alfred[/name_m] ([name_u]Alfie[/name_u])
Augustan ([name_u]Gus[/name_u], [name_u]August[/name_u])


It goes pretty well with [name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Clara[/name_f] although [name_f]IMO[/name_f] it feels a little more uptight if that makes sense? I also associate it very heavily with [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] the big red dog.

Other names you might like:


I know a toddler [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] and it works great. While some parents might think of the Big [name_u]Red[/name_u] Dog (and if there’s any risk he might have red, red hair, I would think of another option), I dont really think many kids will have that association which is what really matters. I’m normally not a big repeat initials (let alone the first two letters), but [name_f]Clara[/name_f] and [name_m]Clifford[/name_m] sound so different that I find it doesn’t bother me.