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Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:12 PM
DH and I both love the name Claude, our surname is one syllable starting with R.
Do you think this could work? I just don't know.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:23 PM
We also have a one syllable surname.... we won't use a one syllable first name as we don't like the 'choppy' sound. BUT if you really like Claude then go for it!
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:31 PM
It might. Just think of all the examples you already know and know of. How do they sound and how does Claude X sound in comparison? Then decide. I'm a Claude fan but I'd still suggest this if I wasn't
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:32 PM
I know some people wouldn't but I think it can depend on the names...eg think of these actors:
Do you have a problem with these?
I think in fact Rosa Byrne or Hugh Grantham which would be more "correct" just don't sound as good! Or is it just that I'm used to them and they're attractive people...
Posted 13 February 2013 - 06:32 PM
I have a one syllable surname - when I hear people introduce me as 'Mel *surname*' it always sounds really stupid to me.
I never introduce myself by the one syllable diminutive of my three syllable name - I can see what my parents were thinking.
Claude is however a rather awesome name!
What if he uses his middle initial too when introducing himself (at some future event where your as yet unborn son needs to do so in front of a group of strangers!)? That should solve the problem... because I DO want you to use Claude!
Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:38 PM
yes probably - depends on the name
both my boys have 1 syllable first names with a 1 syllable surname
James Brown is another famous 1 syllable first and last name
Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:38 AM
Just came back to add Claude is a great name, and I imagine it would work with most 1 syllable last names!
Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:50 AM
I think its absolutely fine. The one syllable pairing doesn't bother me at all. As the PP mentioned there are some talented and attractive people with one syllable first and lasts. Here are some other examples that come to mind. Unfortunately not as attractive and talented perhaps lol :-)
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:03 PM
Say it out loud and see how it flows, it really depends on the last name.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 12:17 PM
I think it depends on the last name. I had single syllable first and last name growing up, the bigger issue was that my first name ended in R and my last name started with a vowel so they kind of flowed into one another and people always had trouble working out where my first name ended and surname started. It got so that I would work really hard at enunciating and that just made me sound belligerent.
On the other hand, you don't want too many hard consonants together, or it makes it sound stuttery. Claude Tam doesn't sound great to me because the d and t are too similar. Claude Smith sounds awesome though.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:40 PM
The reason why Claude is most likely a goer is that its vowel sound is long.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:38 PM
Thanks so much everyone in Eb land. I think we will go with it!
Claude Leonard or
Claude Lesley.....both are family names.
I love your idea countrymel, i love the sound of Claude L Rxxx. Whether he would use it or not I don't know.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:33 PM
QUOTE (Gudrun @ 14/02/2013, 02:40 PM)
The reason why Claude is most likely a goer is that its vowel sound is long.
I agree! And it's definitely an awesome name!!
Posted 14 February 2013 - 05:40 PM
DS is James and we have a one syllable surname. Like PPs, 'James' has a long vowel in it and ends with an 's' so it sounds longer too, which is why we thought it was okay.
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