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  1. #21
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    I actually like both of these names. However, Claudia has a little more of an exotic feel.

    Pamela Jean
    Pamela Sue
    Pamela Leigh

    Claudia Faline
    Claudia Esme
    Claudia Bijou

  2. #23
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    I very much dislike the American (or perhaps common Anglophone) pronunciation of Pamela, and associate it with middle-aged women from the Midwest named Pam, with that horrible eh-inflected dipthongy elongated Midwestern American a sound. And the cooking spray. Ugh.

    But I've read that the name was actually invented by a 16th-century poet, and was originally pronounced pa-MAY-lah, which is much nicer. Hard to get people to use such a pronunciation, though.

    Claudia, on the other hand, sounds very nice and international whether you use the Cloudy-a pronunciation or the Claw-dya pronunciation. Sadly, it does mean "lame" (as in disabled in the feet/legs), but the meaning is not very closely associated with the name, so I think that's fine.

    I'm wondering if there are other international names that are associated with honey, as Pamela is, that you might like? Devorah, Madhavi, Mielle?
    Last edited by daisychain; December 23rd, 2013 at 04:27 PM.

  3. #25
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Claudia seems more cosmopolitan to me. Pamela does seem dated to me. I prefer Claudia.

  4. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    @mickie86 - why does everyone associate Pamela with older mn's like Jean and Sue while Claudia gets the fun ones like Esme? Are there any modern/unique mn that work with Pamela?

    @daisychain - Thanks! I pronounce Claudia CLAW-dee-a not Clowdy-a. And at least with Pamela I don't have the MidWestern American accent! It's not the meaning of Pamela that I love, it's the "mela" sound. I don't love the Pam sound, but the Mela is so pretty! And I think I do prefer Claudia. Any MN ideas?

    @alysonr8 - thanks for your opinion. What do you mean by cosmopolitan?

    Beatrice Flora Jane, Clara Felicity Kate, Rosalie Linnea Tess, Alexa Coralie Eve, Emmeline Alaska Sophie,
    Charlie Jay, Gideon Bruce, Henry Liam

    Also searching for ways to include:
    Adeline, Avalon, Eliza, Greta, Imogen, Isla, Leora, & Winnie.
    Asher, Caleb, Edwin, Felix, Grant, Hugo, Lachlan, Ronan, Rhett, & Wyatt.

  5. #29
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    I meant international and sophisticated.

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