Annie or Clemency

(46 Posts)
Justcantdecide Mon 03-Dec-12 08:47:05

Help! Two weeks to go and just can't decide.

Love Clemency. But too posh? And dd1 also begins with C.

Love Annie too, but worry I'll regret not using Clemency.

Have middle name sorted.

Straw poll and comments please.

Mu1berries Thu 06-Dec-12 00:40:45

Clem and clemmie sound like somebody clearing their throat to me. Phlegm

TremoloGreen Thu 06-Dec-12 12:31:00

I'm another one who doesn't like the sound of Clemency. Also, I'm not a big fan of the 'virtue names' I agree with the poster who suggested Nancy as a compromise between the two names. I think it is less common than Annie as well.

justcantdecide Thu 06-Dec-12 14:13:03

Thank you for the responses so far, particularly the ones that address the question! To the people suggesting Nancy - er, if Nancy was in contention then I would have asked about that too. We are down to a shortlist of the two I mention.

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 06-Dec-12 14:16:00

Did you men to sound so rude?

DoesntTurkeyNSproutSoupDragOn Thu 06-Dec-12 14:16:10


Mu1berries Thu 06-Dec-12 16:37:43

er, just trying to be helpful. I took the time to answer your question. Your specific question. smile

TremoloGreen Thu 06-Dec-12 16:55:47


How rude.

I think you should pick Clemency wink

bellechristmas Thu 06-Dec-12 17:06:06

Clemency, only because I know an Annie and she's a absolute B, perhaps I shouldn't be too honest about it, she's not nice.

monsterchild Thu 06-Dec-12 17:09:48

Annie is fine, but I also don't like naming children after virtues or attributes. It seems very burdensome. What if she ends up a little tyrant? Clemency does sound nice, but so does Celery, and I wouldn't name a child that!

Geranium3 Fri 07-Dec-12 18:47:13

clemency is sweet, newsreader,kate silverton's baby is called it.
I don't think mulberries is being rude, just expressing her opinion which you do on mumsnet!!!

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Fri 07-Dec-12 18:50:49

Thank you Geranium. I only suggested Nancy because it did seem like the percfect mixture between Clemency and Annie. I wasn't trying to coerce the OP either way, her decision obviously People often ask for other suggestions. This isn't an exam where you can lose marks for waffling is it!? wink

1944girl Fri 07-Dec-12 19:08:56

My mother's name was Annie. She was known as Nancy.

Justcantdecide Fri 07-Dec-12 19:09:17

Sorry - am hormonal bundle of pregnancy touchiness. Didn't mean to be rude. Ex's dd is nancy so also a name I am touch about. Apologies though - I know you were being helpful.

Geranium3 Fri 07-Dec-12 19:15:04

that's ok, love your xmas addon to mulberry!!!
Think some mumsnetters can be very "precious" on lots of threads, some have rounded on me like a pack of hyenas for some well meaning but honest comments that i have made in the past but i know where you are coming from!!
Now how can i christmas up my geranium name?!!!

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Fri 07-Dec-12 19:38:21

Thank you! I'm having a problem here with smirnoff mojito. I bought a few bottles as christmas presents and I felt compelled to do some quality control checking. So i am actually mojitosoakedmu1berry this evening and in very good humour for it. Mojito will make a good present for everybody I have decided.

Hmmm, how to jinglebell up geranium/ I'll have to have a think!

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Fri 07-Dec-12 19:41:00

@justcan't decide, ah fair enough! you could hardy use Nancy! I think it's a great name though. Despite David Cameron having used it. yOUR X ISn't david cameron is it? here, have a mojito wine

Annie of course! grin

Geranium3 Fri 07-Dec-12 19:45:03

what about nancy-mojito as an alternative to clemency? oops!not taking this seriously, the hyenas will be after me!!

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Fri 07-Dec-12 20:16:59

and Cosmo for a boy.

GinSoakedMu1berryLush Fri 07-Dec-12 20:17:29

or Cosima for a girl! ooops sorry! for the next girl?

language Wed 12-Dec-12 10:27:26

Both names are lovely, I have a slight preference for Annie though

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