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#1 Phoebeandme

Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:32 PM

Clare .... WDYT? Is it too “plain” for sister Phoebe?

Clare Florence
Clare Vivienne
Clare Eleanor
Clare Sophia

#2 SeaPrincess

Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:45 PM

Our Clare is Clare Hannah.
I think Clare goes well with Phoebe.

#3 marple

Posted 21 August 2019 - 12:53 PM

Only negative is that people spell it so many different ways ( Claire, Clair, Clare) which might get annoying but maybe not.

#4 Bereckii

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:12 PM

I love Claire, though prefer this spelling. Goes nicely with Phoebe.

#5 Islander

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:22 PM

I love Clare, and think it’s gorgeous with Phoebe. I love all your middle names, but think Eleanor flows the least well.

#6 littleboysmum

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:25 PM

Oh I think Clare is so pretty. All your name combos are gorgeous.

#7 SeaPrincess

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:35 PM

View Postmarple, on 21 August 2019 - 12:53 PM, said:

Only negative is that people spell it so many different ways ( Claire, Clair, Clare) which might get annoying but maybe not.

People always ask me if it’s with or without an I. Its not completely out there, and presumably the with-an-I Claires get the same question.

#8 AliasMater

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:36 PM

Love it a lot.

#9 barrington

Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:40 PM

Love Clare with Phoebe, but prefer the spelling Claire.  Great sibset and definitely not too plain.

#10 Ollie83

Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:25 PM

I really love Claire with this spelling, we’re considering it too. Any of those combos you can’t go wrong.

#11 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:43 PM

Anowith preference for Claire.

#12 Drat

Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:50 PM

I would go with Claire. We have had quite a few at school, but never a Clare (only one Clair).

Claire and Phoebe sound nice together.

#13 kerilyntaryn

Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

I think Claire (this spelling) and Phoebe are great. I like Sophia and Vivienne the best from your middle names

#14 ~LemonMyrtle~

Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:37 PM

I like Claire with an i too. Clare to me look too much like Clara, and then I start second guessing my pronunciation

Eleanor is my pick of the middle Names.

Claire Eleanor

#15 gettin my fance on

Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:39 PM

My DD's middle name is Clare.  One of her best friends is Clare.

She hasn't had a problem with people mis-spelling it - most people ask with an 'i' or without.

DH and I liked Claire, equally as much, but as DD's first name had lots of 'A's, 'I's and 'E's, and we wanted to use the Irish variant and DH's grandmother's name was Clara, we decided that Clare was perfect.

Of your choices, I think a 3 syllable middle name works best and 'Eleanor' would be my pick.

Edited by WTFancie shmancie, 21 August 2019 - 03:39 PM.


Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:42 PM

Clare has been a firm favourite of mine for the last five or so years.

Especially love this spelling!

Love Clare Eleanor best from your list.

Other suggestions:

Clare Isobel
Clare Laura
Clare Bethany
Clare Bridget
Clare Olive
Clare Zara
Clare Juliet

#17 Pocket...

Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:43 PM

I like Clare Vivienne most but I don't dislike any of them.

I also prefer your Clare to Claire.

#18 Kirralee2015

Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:18 PM

One of my dearest friends is Clare so I'm completely biased.  I love the name and I love the spelling.  It is a perfect partner to Phoebe and all your combinations are beautiful.

#19 FreyjaCatherine22

Posted 21 August 2019 - 04:50 PM

Clare is ok. Prefer spelling Claire (which I think is more common?). Clare does give "plain" vibes next to Phoebe. I would go for Clara instead, much more in sync vibe-wise.
From your combos I think Clare Vivienne and Clare Sophia flow best.

#20 Froyo

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:28 PM

I like it but much prefer the spelling Claire.

Edited by Froyo, 21 August 2019 - 05:29 PM.

#21 Gudrun

Posted 21 August 2019 - 05:54 PM

Go no further OP.  Clare is wonderful in every way.  Totally perfect for sister to Phoebe.  Love the spelling too


Clare Vivienne

#22 taters

Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:05 PM

I love it. It will be my daughter's middle name. Its gorgeous.

#23 Abcde-La-A

Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:17 PM

I love Clare! Not too plain at all. I think it’s a lovely sibset with Phoebe.

#24 llamarama

Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:18 PM

We were going to use it if our youngest was a girl. Love the spelling Clare, and it goes well with Phoebe.

#25 zenkitty

Posted 21 August 2019 - 07:25 PM

I think Phoebe and Clare are perfect together (and have similar meanings). Clare Sophia is my favourite.

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