Which girls name?!?!?

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Registered: 07-18-2011
Which girls name?!?!?
Wed, 01-25-2012 - 1:36pm
Our dd is Madelyn Jane. Which name goes best with her name:
Bella Claire
Clara______ mn still yet to be decided.

My husband and I both really like the name Bella Claire. But u also like Clara too (and it's my grandmas name so that's a bonus) but can't think of a good mn. So suggestions / opinions anyone?
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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 1:42pm

hello!! so i like madalyn jane-madalyn is one of my favorite names. that being said-i do like bella claire-but bella is really popular, especially with twilight. plus i think bella is too nickname-y. maybe isabella claire...or clara:

good luck:)

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Wed, 01-25-2012 - 2:09pm
Thanks for the reply. I really love the name Isabella but my husband does not. He only likes Bella - strange I know. And I really don't know anything about twilight - I only know Bella is from there because other people tell me so that's really not an issue for me. I'm the kind of person who just goes for names I love! Thanks for all the suggestions! :)
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Registered: 07-15-2003
Fri, 01-27-2012 - 12:22pm

I really like your first daughter's name. That's very pretty and classic.

I personally don't like Bella for a first as it is more nicknamey. I would have suggested Clara Isabelle/a or Claire Isabelle/a until I saw below that your DH didn't like it - bummer!

What about the full name Bellamy, with Bella as the name you use all the time?


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Sun, 01-29-2012 - 6:32pm
Well, there is always the option of using something like Clarabelle, Annabelle, or Arabelle (Arabella). Though I do think the nn Bella has become overused.. I do think the name Arabella is quite stunning and the nn of Bella is quite natural for it.

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Wed, 03-28-2012 - 12:53pm
Clara Margaret, Clara Anne, Clara Brooke?