Iris Clementine OR Ivy Clementine???

(37 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 30-Jul-13 14:30:49

I'm getting closer to settling on a name for a future dd. So which would you prefer? TIA

Ivy. Definitely. Iris is too new-agey to go with Clementine IMO. (Iris always makes me think of Isis!)

Is it pronounced ClementINE like the song and the fruit, or clementeen like mrs Churchill? If the first I like Iris, if the second, Ivy!

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 30-Jul-13 22:12:40

ClemetINE like the song!

Mumsnut Tue 30-Jul-13 22:15:54

Clementine Iris!

sleepingbeautiful Wed 31-Jul-13 03:41:46

Iris. Elegant, and makes me think of a 1920s bright young thing dancing the charleston. Ivy makes me think of my Mum's overweight, frumpy sister (who incidentally hates her name), and due to Beyonce it's probably going to be more popular in the wrong sort of way.

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 31-Jul-13 03:47:14

I prefer Iris as a name, but I think Ivy Clementine runs together better.

Ham69 Wed 31-Jul-13 04:14:27

Love both. Think iris may be getting quite popular if that bothers you.

YoMamma Wed 31-Jul-13 07:55:44

I agree with tortoise - I prefer the name Iris but Ivy sounds better with Clementine.

BeyonceCastle Wed 31-Jul-13 08:02:28

Clementine Iris

I had a great aunt Ivy - thought it was a biddy name, is it back in fashion? confused

also makes me think - Mares eat oats and Does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy...

Much prefer Iris as you can buy her bunches of it each birthday yes I am that twee

thegreylady Wed 31-Jul-13 08:16:24

Iris because I didn't much care for my Aunty Ivy and irises are prettier than ivy which clings to walls and erodes mortar :-)

I have the same dislike of ivy after spending hours removing it from our fence!

I think Iris and Clementine are both pretty.

OrangeJuiceSandwich Wed 31-Jul-13 14:38:26

Love Iris, quite like Ivy. Hate Clementine.

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