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Thread: Our favourites rhyme! :(
January 9th, 2014 10:27 PM #1Senior Member
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Our favourites rhyme! :(
He loves (surprisingly, or maybe not) Theodore with the nickname Bear. He's not a fan or Arthur with the same nickname.
I love Claire. I've tried convincing myself to like Clara, but I love Claire. The spelling, the meaning, the origin, I love it. But it rhymes, in a super obvious way. I do love Bear, so I really don't want to change it because DH loves it. He loves Claire too, but doesn't care about the rhyming since Bear would likely grow out of his nickname. But with naming trends these days... I'm not so sure.
Can you think of any names with the classy, vintage-esque but still quirky vibe I think Claire gives? That's definitely my naming style. Another catch: our last name starts with M, is three syllables, and ends in a.
Help!Names I love right now:
Thomas - Wesley - Desmond - Jack - Albert - Spencer - Harry
Annabel - Vivienne - Matilda - Sophie - Sybil - Maria - Jane
January 9th, 2014 10:51 PM #3Senior Member
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Such great names and I'm really liking the nickname Bear for Theodore! I feel the same way about Claire and Clara. I just can't get behind Clara but have ALWAYS loved the name Claire.
Here's some other names I think may have a similar vibe:
MargotMama to Nora.
Declan (Dex). Griffin (Finn). Ewan. Graham. August (Gus). Colin. Ian. Wesley (Wes). Cyrus. Leland (Lee). Rufus.
Gwyneth (Gwen). Elise. Bronwen (Bonnie). Zoe. Edith (Edie). Piper. Ivy. Josephine (Josie). Margot. Carys. Sylvie. Eve. Iris. Esme. Phoebe (Bee). Kaia.
January 9th, 2014 11:28 PM #5
Personally, I don't think it's a problem in the least. Bear is a nickname, not a full name. They would be Claire and Theodore, not Claire and Bear. He's VERY likely to grow up and go "Hmm, I want to be Ted/Teddy/Theo/Thor etc" And then they'd be Claire and Teddy or Claire and Ted. Or anything else. I have a friend who's oldest is Bernard and they called him Bear. By the time he was five, he was over it and wanting to be Bard. Now he's wanting to be Bern (because it sounds like Burn and he's in that sort of age). Kids change all the time :P
Now, if it bothers you too much and you really want a new name, have you tried another Claire type name that Claire could be a nn for. Clarice maybe? Clarice and Theodore. Or Clarimond/Claribel etc.Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy
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January 10th, 2014 02:25 AM #7Senior Member
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When I hear "Claire," I see a dainty girl, ballerina type, with sleek hair pulled back with a headband, maybe some pearls, and mary-janes. She is quiet, but not shy, and fun. I feel pink, white, and baby blue.
Names that give me a similar feeling (and don't rhyme with Bear!):
Sophie (I notice this is on your list!)
P.S. I also love Violet and Theodore.
January 10th, 2014 02:43 AM #9Senior Member
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I have a Theodore who goes by Teddy Bear or sometimes just Bear. My close girlfriend has a Claire whom she sometimes calls Claire Bear. It's confusing when were together. Yeah, I would say it's too much for siblings. Maybe they grow out of nicknames and maybe they don't.
Some possibilities (sorry for repeats). I'm not sure if I'm getting your style bc where I live Claire is common, not quirky.
- Beatrice nn Bea
Best wishes!Mom to... Augustine Mark "Augie", India Marie "Indie", Theodore Odell "Teddy" and Philippa Lee "Pippa"