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

pickofthepops Tue 30-Jul-13 14:35:32

Iris Clementine is lovely

zingally Tue 30-Jul-13 14:38:43


But only because I always find names that end with an S to be a little harsh-sounding. As well as being a bit unfortunate if little Iris or her friends have a lisp.

Jemimapuddleduk Tue 30-Jul-13 14:49:12

Iris - but I am a bit biased.

IAteTheCake Tue 30-Jul-13 16:17:11

Iris but I personally don't Clementine....know 2 who are tricky characters....sorry op...

Fifi2406 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:03:38


FromageFrog Tue 30-Jul-13 17:06:23

I love Clementine or Clementina.

Hate Ivy and Iris, both harsh names

Ivy Clementine

Wbdn28 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:06:45

Ivy Clementine

TheFillyjonk Tue 30-Jul-13 17:06:49

Ivy Clementine - I love the names Ivy and Iris, but choosing Ivy was a visual thing for me. Green ivy looks much better next to an orange clementine than a purple iris!


Ivy with Clementine very Christmassy.
Think Iris more unusual if that's important to you.

Hadn't thought about the Christmassy connections of it bad that it makes me like it more for my December due date ??

Allalonenow Tue 30-Jul-13 17:14:53

Iris Clementine. Iris is so much prettier than Ivy.

Mollie272 Tue 30-Jul-13 17:19:39

I prefer Iris I think - Clementine is a lovely name though, I'd be tempted to put it first.

Mumblyboo Tue 30-Jul-13 18:39:00

Poison ivy?? nuff said. Iris means rainbow which is pretty.

CajaDeLaMemoria Tue 30-Jul-13 18:39:47

I love Ivy Clementine.

I'd love to love Iris....but it just makes me think of eyeballs....

pennylovesleonard Tue 30-Jul-13 18:59:29


QueLinda Tue 30-Jul-13 19:16:08

Iris is quite chic and it works well in a lot of languages.

Ivy in away due a revival with all the name ending in 'ee' sounds. It's just a bit harsh, maybe it's the poison Ivy connection.

ImaginaryHat Tue 30-Jul-13 19:30:52

Love both, but Ivy gets my vote

FingersCrossedLegsNot Tue 30-Jul-13 19:35:12

It had occurred to me that Ivy Clementine was quite Christmassy....though I quite like that actually! blush

niffernaffer Tue 30-Jul-13 19:39:43

Much prefer Iris Clementine.

telsa Tue 30-Jul-13 22:04:49

Ivy Clementine is soon much prettier and cooler.

telsa Tue 30-Jul-13 22:05:59

Also Iris Clementine sounds like I Risk Clementine

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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