Cordelia, Florence, Clementine, Beatrix

(38 Posts)
DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 13:13:23

Which one do you prefer and why? smile None of these are popular in my country! grin

ZooAnimals Wed 09-Jan-13 13:24:15

Florence because the others are all pretty awful.

What do you call a woman who can balance a pint on her head? Beatrix

Clementine is a fruit, so just as bad as calling her apple or banana.

Cordelia is too....poncy for me.

Permisson Wed 09-Jan-13 13:28:19

Love Cordelia, stylish and underused. Was on my list for DD.

Clementine nice too, but what would it be shortened to?

Prefer Beatrice to Beatrix personally.

Florence is lovely but quite popular I think?

Bonsoir Wed 09-Jan-13 13:29:37

Nice names.

I prefer Flora to Florence and Beatrice to Beatrix - I like softer sounding name.

Clementine is very pretty.

Cordelia is a bit OTT.

MrsMarigold Wed 09-Jan-13 13:30:30

Florence = pretty
Beatrix = all right but Beatrice if you are English
The other two are ghastly although I know two Clementines

Heavywheezing Wed 09-Jan-13 13:31:40

I think they are all lovely.

My great grandmother was called florence as was my great aunt.

I think I should have another baby to call her Florence.

BlissfullyIgnorant Wed 09-Jan-13 13:33:08

Clementine; no woman was ever loved as much as Clementine Churchill. Beautiful name
Cordelia; also beautiful

Either of the above if they work with your surname. Remember to check initials work together...

Florence; very pretty (Florence Cameron)

Beatrix; (Potter - allegedly not a nice person) makes me think of Bellatrix LeStrange...

squoosh Wed 09-Jan-13 13:36:15

Clementine.

Not a huge fan of the others.

They're all very DRAMATIC swooning Victorian maiden!

AmandaPayne Wed 09-Jan-13 13:36:41

I'm not keen on Beatrix- though I like Beatrice. The others are lovely. Cordelia is my favourite.

squoosh Wed 09-Jan-13 13:36:42

And the Florence Cameron link would put me right off that one.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 13:38:26

Dramatic swooning Victorian maiden.....yep my style in a nutshell grin

ScrambledSmegs Wed 09-Jan-13 13:43:06

I like Beatrice, not Beatrix. Florence is lovely. Cordelia makes me think of the selfish mare in Buffy/Angel (tv series). Clementine - not keen. I prefer Clemency, sounds nicer and is posh version of Mercy wink

squoosh Wed 09-Jan-13 13:46:36

Oh yes, Clemency is quite nice.

DewDr0p Wed 09-Jan-13 13:51:53

Is Clementine pronounced to rhyme with sheen or shine? It reminds me of the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (one of my favourite films).

I also prefer Beatrice to Beatrix, much prettier imho.

Love Florence but there are a few around if that bothers you.

Not at all keen on Cordelia, sorry.

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 13:52:57

Florence and Clementine are stunning.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 18:35:42

Oooh very mixed responses so far! It's so difficult to decide.

Kaekae Wed 09-Jan-13 18:39:27

I loved Florence when pregnant but couldn't have it, three years on there are loads if that bothers you. Clementine is nice but depends on how its pronounced.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 18:40:36

I would pronounce it Clemen teen I think

dizzydixies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:16:38

We have a wee Cordelia. She is beautiful smile

Clementine also on the list but DH said no
Florence ok
Prefer Beatrice

baskingseals Wed 09-Jan-13 19:20:12

Cordelia is my favourite.

Onezerozero Wed 09-Jan-13 19:24:34

I only really like Cordelia.

LemonBreeland Wed 09-Jan-13 19:29:48

Clementine as that is what I wanted to name dd.

Overberries Wed 09-Jan-13 19:31:10

I really like them all, such pretty names. I'd always liked Constance too as love the shortened Connie

SVN Wed 09-Jan-13 19:36:39

We have a 5 year old Clementine and usually receive lots of compliments on how pretty and unusual it is.

I like all of the names on the list. Think Beatrix would win my vote though (after Clementine).

tilbatilba Wed 09-Jan-13 19:37:09

Love the name Cordelia, Clementine is beautiful, Beatrice rather sweet, Florence my least favorite .

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