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Anne-Claire


  • jllowe
    Participant

    I am in love with the name Anne-Claire for a little girl. last name will be Lowe. I am worried it doesn’t flow (with Lowe..lol). What do you guys think?

    Also, as far as MN- no MN since it is already a compound name? or does anyone have any suggestions? I don’t want it to be too much of a tongue twister.

    Last, what about the spelling? Anne-Claire, AnneClaire, or AnneClair, or some other spelling/layout?

    Thanks!

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  • promise
    promise
    Participant

    I like it, and I think it flows nicely. :)

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    I’m really not crazy about hyphenated names in general. So often people end up going by just one of them, or, people assume they’re just going by the first one anyway, so they just call them that. It seems like such a hassle. I like both Anne and Claire, and I think they sound really nice together, but I personally would make Anne the first name and Claire the middle, and then YOU can call her Anne Claire, but it takes away a lot of confusion.

    Or, if you do go with a hyphenated first name, I definitely think you still want a middle name. Even if it’s just something short and sweet, it’s so uncommon to not have one that it’s almost weird these days. I like hyphenated names better than ones with awkward capitalization, so I’d stick with Anne-Claire over AnneClaire. And the spelling Claire over Clair or Clare. It’s just simpler and prettier, to me.

    ashthedreamer
    ashthedreamer
    Participant

    omgoodness! I absolutely love Anne-Claire! (I also like Anne-Sophie, which would probably flow better with your surname. I think Anne-Claire Lowe is fine, though.) I’ve thought about adding it to my own list, but I really find it only necessary to have one Annie name on my list, lol, and the meaning of Hannah always seems to trump my beloved French Anne- double-barrels! I’ve very nearly added Anne-Sophie or Anne-Claire to my list many times. :) I also wrote a story once about an Anne-Claire Ritter. I think it’s just a really fun name!

    I personally do two middles, and so I think I’ve pretty much decided that if I ever use a double barrel as a first (like Anne-Claire, or Eve-Claire, or Ella-Kate), that I’ll only use one middle (she’d still have three names, after all!). Anne-Sophie Giovanna is enough name, really, I think. Would you really want to do something like Anne-Claire Evangeline Sofia? It’s just too much, I think. But just Anne-Claire? It sort of comes across as a unit, like one name, so I don’t think it’s really fair not to use a middle, either. So even if I did only ever use one middle, I would do Anne-Claire _____ [surname]. Unless you REALLY thought that was over-the-top (which I don’t!); then I would do Anne Claire Lowe, and just call her Anne-Claire. I’m obviously in favor of the hyphen. :) Usually I’m not a fan, but these French double barrels, like Anne-Claire, Anne-Sophie, and Anne-Laure–I think they just look more complete and proper that way. :)

    MN suggestions:

    Anne-Claire Sofia
    Anne-Claire Felicity
    Anne-Claire Cecilia
    Anne-Claire Penelope
    Anne-Claire Rebecca
    Anne-Claire Renee
    Anne-Claire Tabitha
    Anne-Claire Olivia

    Since Anne, Claire, and Lowe are all one syllable, I would opt for something a little bit on the longer side, and I even think it sounds better if the emphasis is not on the first syllable, or last, really (Sofia, Felicity, Penelope, Rebecca, Olivia, Cecilia, etc!). Anne-Claire Sofia is my favorite–I think Anne-Claire Sofia Lowe would be adorable! :)

    Good luck!

    Myosotis
    Myosotis
    Participant

    I think Anne-Claire is a pretty name, but I think a mn may be necessary because Anne-Claire Lowe almost sounds as if Anne is the first name, and Claire Lowe kind of merges together. Perhaps a mn with two syllables would help split it up a bit.


    kimiha
    Participant

    hmm. definatley no middle name. that would be too lengthy. i do think anne claire lowe sounds very choppy. i think anna-claire sounds much better.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I agree with kimiha; to me Anne-Claire and Anne-Claire Lowe both sound really choppy. I also like Anna-Claire better.

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