Sister name help…

Me again!

My daughter is Claire, which is absolutely my style and something I want me next daughters name to “match” in terms of sound and vibe. I like one or two syllables, not against modern names but overall like streamlined and classic (or classy).

I am 99% sure my daughter due in Jan 2024 will be Chloe (Claire & Chloe) which I still love. But recently I also started to consider Kendall (Claire & Kendall)

So, what are your honest thoughts on either:

Claire & Chloe vs. Claire & Kendall?

Last name is French, two syllables, starts with D. And I think either first name would sound good with surname.

Also, I realize both names I’m considering are Kardashian names (though I’m not a fan and thats not my inspiration :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: plus it wouldn’t be Chloe and Kendall together). I consider both equally pretty, feminine, cute…but Chloe more French, elegant and Kendall maybe more modern and preppy? What do you think of each name, and how they “go” with Claire?


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[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is so sweet, simple and pretty. Its a great match with [name_f]Claire[/name_f].

[name_u]Kendall[/name_u] definitely feels more modern and feisty. I like how the beginning is super cute with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] but not too matchy and she gets a different initial. And K is such a pretty letter!

Im more drawn to [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] but [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] feels more stylish and modern as you said. Tough choice!


If your wanting more classic/classy I would go with [name_f]Chloe[/name_f]. [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] is cute and modern, but I wouldnt say it was classic, more trendy (which isnt bad just different)

They both sound great with [name_f]Claire[/name_f]!


I prefer [name_f]Claire[/name_f] + [name_f]Chloe[/name_f]! [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] feels more classic and streamlined, while [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] feels a bit more trendy. I’d guess that [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] will begin to feel dated soon, while [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] feels much more timeless


I prefer [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] by a lot! [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] just doesn’t have any sparkle for me personally! I also think [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] go better.


Between [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] and [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] I would choose [name_f]Chloe[/name_f]. [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] to me has a different vibe than [name_f]Claire[/name_f] but maybe that is what you are looking for, We have a [name_f]Claire[/name_f] too. Which [name_f]Claire[/name_f] I would suggest:



[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is sweet and sassy, lovely meaning and sound. It feels like a stylistic match with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] - more expected?

[name_u]Kendall[/name_u] is modern, slightly rugged and cool. I think [name_f]Claire[/name_f] is versatile enough that this works with it :person_shrugging:

I’d say, if you want something more modern, with its own initial (which may help you feel less ‘locked in’ to a pattern if you were to have a third), [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] is a great choice. If you want something sweet, safe, sparky and ‘modern classic’, [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is a wonderful choice :slight_smile:

Today, personally I’m liking [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] more

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I have always really liked the name [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] - it’s so nice to say/hear - and with a [name_u]French[/name_u] last name, it seems like the obvious choice. Not a major point (or take or leave) but I’m not super keen on matching starting letters esp for back to back kids (but I think it’s sweet if you’re having two kids - starts to get trickier with more - do you continue with the C’s? And even the Cl sound which they both have? Maybe too close?).

[name_u]Kendall[/name_u] doesn’t appeal to me - I’m not into modern K names and it is unisex while [name_f]Claire[/name_f] isn’t. I also think of “Ken-doll” (from Barbie) which is pretty silly I know but goes against the name for me. It also doesn’t fully change the starting letter thing with them being a hard C and K (ie effectively the same starting sound).

So for me, to avoid another C/K sound, it would be [name_f]Claire[/name_f] & [name_f]Lucy[/name_f], [name_f]Elise[/name_f], [name_f]Grace[/name_f], [name_f]Jane[/name_f], [name_f]Lydia[/name_f], [name_f]Bronte[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Tabitha[/name_f], [name_f]Diana[/name_f], [name_f]Sylvie[/name_f], [name_u]Marion[/name_u], [name_f]Juliet[/name_f], [name_u]Celeste[/name_u], [name_f]Eve[/name_f], [name_u]Rose[/name_u], or [name_f]Marianne[/name_f] etc.

[name_u]Or[/name_u] for more sporty/outgoing, [name_u]Hadley[/name_u], [name_u]Arden[/name_u], [name_u]Harlow[/name_u], [name_u]Ainsley[/name_u], [name_u]Tierney[/name_u], [name_u]Piper[/name_u], [name_u]Delaney[/name_u], [name_u]Harper[/name_u], [name_u]Sutton[/name_u] etc.

But of your two, [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is happy, pretty-girl chic, and [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] is more zippy, reliable, captain of the sports team. [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] are daintier, preppier and more tailored, [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] and [name_f]Claire[/name_f] feel more outdoorsy, adventurous and outgoing.

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] these musings help either way!


I would prefer [name_f]Claire[/name_f] & [name_f]Chloe[/name_f]. [name_f]Beautiful[/name_f] together.


Gonna have to [name_f]Claire[/name_f] & [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] on this one. [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] is okay but feels waaaaay more 2003 basic than 1933 glamour.


[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is a much better choice. [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] seems much more modern and trendy, while [name_f]Claire[/name_f] and [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] have sort of a vintage glamour to them.


I actually like both [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] & [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] a lot. To me they actually have the same vibes, and it’s slightly different from [name_f]Claire[/name_f]. They both feel modern, preppy, and spunky to me, whereas [name_f]Claire[/name_f] has a more timeless feel.

I personally prefer [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] for you. I just find [name_f]Claire[/name_f] & [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] to be too matchy. [name_m]Even[/name_m] right now I’m saying them out loud together and it’s slightly tongue-twistery. [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] still has a link to [name_f]Claire[/name_f] with the same sound, but it’s not the same Cl- sound and she gets a different initial. [name_f]My[/name_f] name is [name_m]Bryan[/name_m] and I have siblings named [name_f]Brianna[/name_f] and [name_m]Brayton[/name_m] so I have experience with siblings with similar-sounding names. It’s not heinous or anything but it does get confusing and tongue-twistery sometimes, and I can envision that happening more often with [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] than with [name_u]Kendall[/name_u].

Overall, though, I think you can’t really go wrong.

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[name_u]Kendall[/name_u] by a landslide! For the reasons previously mentioned. [name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is too similar to [name_f]Claire[/name_f].

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[name_f]Chloe[/name_f], definitely. It is a more universally classic name than [name_u]Kendall[/name_u]. I consider [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] less feminine and more associated with the Kardashians.

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[name_f]Chloe[/name_f] is so much nicer, and you should definitely stick with it. Apart from being much prettier in my opinion, it also matches with [name_f]Claire[/name_f] much better in terms of style. I think [name_u]Kendall[/name_u] sounds kind out out of date and like a fad from the 1990s, and wouldn’t sound nice on a child or adult woman as well as [name_f]Chole[/name_f].

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