MN for Claire?

I’ve been loving [name_f]Claire[/name_f] lately, but still (as always!) am struggling with a MN. I had been toying around with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina initially–I like that Pasqualina is one of those rare names that honors both my best friend’s (she was a [name_m]French[/name_m] Jew) and my faiths equally–but I haven’t been able to settle on it completely. Lately I’ve been toying around with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u], [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor[/name_f], and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lillian[/name_f]. Once upon a time, I adored [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], too, but [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f] are now on my top 10 as FNs, so I’d like to avoid putting them in the MN spot, too.

Any ideas for a MN for [name_f]Claire[/name_f]?

Thanks, Berries!

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Brynn[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Caroline[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Delaney[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Kendall[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lucia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Maeve[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Natalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Olivia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Quinn[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Seraphina[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Theadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Uma[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Violetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Xiomara[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Yvonne[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Zoe[/name_f]

From all combos you mentioned above, I say [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina wins. It’s just so beautiful and unexpected. A pleasant surprise. :slight_smile:

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] Amélie
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Genevieve[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Noemi[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Natalia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evelina[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Fiona[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ekaterina[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Wilhelmina[/name_f]

I really like
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Amelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Loretta[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Theresa[/name_f]
and
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Tiana[/name_f]

Pasqualina sure deserves a place, but perhaps [name_f]Claire[/name_f] can find a softer partner. What kind of effect are you aiming for @sh or just whatever happens? [name_m]Just[/name_m] the 2 names? I do really like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina.
Vowels or not? it brings ‘r’ in to pronunciation.
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Alastriona[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Arabella[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Aviana[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Aurelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Brigitte[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Calypso[/name_u]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Catalina[/name_f] / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Clémence
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Elena[/name_f] /[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Elliott[/name_u]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Elise[/name_f] /[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Elizabeth[/name_f] /[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Emmanuelle[/name_f]-a!/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Esti[/name_f] /[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f].
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Francesca[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Georgette[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Harriet[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helene[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Henrietta[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Holland[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Isabeau[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Kerenza[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lavender[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Lovissa/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lucienne[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lucina[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Madeleine[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Madelieve / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Madelief[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Magritte[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Margeaux / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Megara/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Melisande[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Melusine[/name_f] / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Morgana[/name_f]/
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Octavia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Odessa[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ophira[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ottavia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Pandora[/name_f] / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Persephone[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Piper[/name_u]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ravenna[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]/[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Severine[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Sinéad/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Soleil[/name_f] / [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Sophia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Tierney[/name_u]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Tova[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] Ulyssa
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Vivianna[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Waverley[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Wilda[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_m]Xanti[/name_m]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Yasmin[/name_f]/a - [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Yvaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]/ [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Zuzen

OK that’s all -at least it might become clearer what you don’t want. (G/L- c_c)

Thanks, everyone! @cressida, not sure exactly what I do want, haha–obviously, as Pasqualina and [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] are pretty different!–I just figure I’d know it when I saw it. I don’t mind vowel or consonant middles, as I’m from the US and pronounce [name_f]Claire[/name_f] with an “R” regardless. :wink: Of all the suggestions everyone gave, so far I really like these:

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Delphine[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Emmanuelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helene[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] (probably my favorite so far. [name_f]Adore[/name_f]!)
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] (not sure this will stick, but I do love [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]!)
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] (omgoodness, cute as a button!)
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Saskia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Yasmina[/name_f] (maybe)

I don’t know if that gives you a better idea of what I’m looking for? I guess it’s sort of a happy medium between the very-rare Pasqualina and the classic [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]. I’ve liked [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Juliet[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f] in the past–I’m still trying to decide how I feel on those two.

Anyone else want to jump in? My updated list looks like this:

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Beatrix[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Eleanor/name_f ([name_f]Eleonora[/name_f]?)
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Estelle[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Helena[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Imogen[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ottilie[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Winter[/name_u]

But I still feel like I’m missing the perfect [name_f]Claire[/name_f] combos. Any other ideas you think I might like?

Thanks, Berries!

I like a lot of the suggestions given already and I adore your original combo of [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina! I don’t know if this would appeal to you or not, but I recently added [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Annunziata[/name_f] to my list. [name_f]Annunziata[/name_f] (prn like "ah-noon-TSYAH-tah) is a family name for me, Italian, and is reported to mean “announced.” It refers to when the angel [name_m]Gabriel[/name_m] announced to [name_f]Mary[/name_f] of the imminent birth of [name_m]Jesus[/name_m]. It seems like this would be up your alley :slight_smile:

I think [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina stands out in a great way. [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is so simple and easy that it seems like a waste not to use something wild and/or elaborate in the middle! Now’s your chance to stick, like, [name_f]Dulcinea[/name_f] or [name_f]Chrysanthemum[/name_f] in there.

From your lists/suggestions, I like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Emmanuelle[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Ines[/name_f].

I’ve been [name_f]MIA[/name_f] so long I might be a little out of touch with your style, but maybe…

[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Alienor[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Allegra[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Amadea[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Eliane[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evelina[/name_f] (do you see how I took [name_u]Evelyn[/name_u] and decided it needed to be 85% frillier)
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Isadora[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Madelief[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Magdalena[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Olalla[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Talitha[/name_f]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Valentina[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Claire[/name_f]! It’s actually my [name_f]Olive[/name_f]'s middle name. My grandma who died when I was pregnant with [name_m]Abel[/name_m] was named [name_f]Claire[/name_f]. Beautiful name. My sister just had a baby girl and named her [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Doris[/name_f].

I really like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] Pasqualina!

From the other names you mentioned, I love:
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Eloise[/name_u]

I also really like [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f]

I’ll try to think of more ideas, but lots of good ones have already been mentioned!

@[name_f]Alyssa[/name_f] - aww, thanks for the suggestion! I’m always up for religiously-inspired names, as I’m sure you could have guessed, lol, but something about [name_f]Annunziata[/name_f] feels very Catholic-inspired. I have nothing against Catholics, but within the Christianity spectrum, I’m just about as far from Catholicism as you can get, so it doesn’t feel very appropriate. I do love lots of Italian names, though! I’m wondering about another one. [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Giovanna[/name_f], maybe? I’m just itching for a spot to fit [name_f]Giovanna[/name_f] into!

@[name_f]Gwen[/name_f] - thanks for the ideas! [name_f]Alienor[/name_f], [name_f]Olalla[/name_f], [name_f]Madelief[/name_f], [name_f]Eliane[/name_f], and even [name_f]Magdalena[/name_f] (though I prefer the Italian [name_f]Maddalena[/name_f]) are bigbig loves, though [name_f]Olalla[/name_f] and [name_f]Eliane[/name_f] are the only ones I like with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] (at least, right now). [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Olalla[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Eliane[/name_f] have been added to the list! I’d considered [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Eliana[/name_f] before; I like [name_f]Eliane[/name_f] more than [name_f]Eliana[/name_f]–I wonder why I didn’t consider her, too?! :slight_smile:

@oliveshoot - I remember! Your two kiddos’ full names are some of my very favorites on Nameberry. :wink: [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] are some of my favorites now–I’m sort of over [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Evangeline[/name_f], but I’m considering keeping both [name_f]Audrey[/name_f] as a first and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] [name_f]Audrey[/name_f]; I think she was my longest-standing [name_f]Claire[/name_f] combo.

This [name_f]Claire[/name_f] business is hard work! :slight_smile: