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April 13th, 2014 06:13 AM #11Cynth!@ @ngel!n@ / Lun@ Ev@ngel!ne
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April 13th, 2014 07:33 AM #13
Clare (prefer Claire spelling wise) however I do think with your surname you need something longer...
April 13th, 2014 08:10 AM #15Senior Member
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Something with a "nickname-y-" vowel ending will sound better than ending with a consonant. Even trying a double-barreled name might work?
How about these?
etc. Anything with a short, one-syllable name would work!
I also thought of some long names that work well!
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April 13th, 2014 04:52 PM #17Junior Member
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So many great suggestions! Thank you! And so many confirmations of what I've been feeling: a name like "Tufts" (generally) needs a two or three syllable first name to balance it out and give it some melody.
My wife and I love the name Ava, and love how it sounds with Tufts, but we fear it's just too popular right now.
Here's some background and a bit of our most recent thinking... My grandfather's name was Clarence. My dad's middle name is Clarence, after him, and so is my middle name. If we named our daughter Clare, we'd be giving her name some nice family history and honoring my dad and grandfather (awesome). But, meaning aside, I just have a really tough time with Clare Tufts together. It just feels so.... Bam! Bam!
But what if we named her Clara Tufts? That extra "A" steers a bit away from the family name, but it it also adds a lot of flow, IMO.
Again... I would love any thoughts (or name suggestions). Having so much feedback from so many caring strangers really helps. It really adds a lot of perspective. Thanks again!
April 13th, 2014 04:59 PM #19Senior Member
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I think Clara is lovely and to me it's not any further from Clarence than Claire/Clare! They are all very much related. If they weren't already suggested - Clarice and Clarissa tap this family of names as well. Clara is my favorite of these 4 names, actually, but they all work.
As for another suggestion, if you like Ava but it's too popular, you could consider Ada or Eva.