Clara is the daughter of Shade Barrow and Diana Farley. Her father died before she was born and never got to meet him. Clara is ultimately named after her late maternal grandmother. She was born on a Piedmont military base.
- At one point, her mother considered naming her Madeline after her late sister.
- Clara in Latin means bright and clear. This actually makes sense because if Farley had a tough time, Clara is a light in the darkness.