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dollydoops Fri 22-Jul-11 08:56:34

My mum's beloved uncle, who was German, was named Clemens (German form of Clement). I don't for one minute think I could saddle a DS with the name Clemens or Clement, but would love to honour my mum's uncle by using Clemency for a girl. What do you all think? Is this workable? And what about NNs? I'm not sure I like 'Clemmie' very much, but am struggling to think of any others.

PaperBank Fri 22-Jul-11 09:16:55

I like it smile

Would use Clem as nickname rather than Clemmie (too frilly and like clammy).

Also like Clementine.

randomimposter Fri 22-Jul-11 09:18:24

I LOVE Clemency, and hope to be able to use it for a DD. I have only known one - at school and she was a cool kid - so I think it's a great name.

The NN is a bit tricky I agree - I'm thinking maybe Clem or Mimi depending on whether she's a little tomboy or quite girly. (Could also use Cece?)

I'm thinking either Clemency Eliza or Genevieve (which were my grandmother's and mother's names). Also recently drawn to Athina as a MN as it's significant to where we live currently.

Clemency tends not to be very well liked on here, but tbh that suits me fine grin.

Nightstar Sat 23-Jul-11 11:05:28

Its because of the meaning, to grant someone Clemency, its not exactly a nice meaning for a baby name and I would avoid it for that. On the other hand I adore Clementine, it's just pure class and has exactly the same NN of Clem

pixiestix Sat 23-Jul-11 11:07:58

I'm not keen, but I've seen lots of people on MN like it, so its obviously not a complete howler grin

LeonieDeSaintVire Sat 23-Jul-11 11:22:19

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SummerLeaps Sat 23-Jul-11 15:00:11

Love Clemency. It is unique and noble.

No NN needed. It stands alone.

LetThereBeRock Sat 23-Jul-11 16:59:52

It's dreadful,as is Clementine imho.Horrid names that I'm completely unable to understand the appeal of,however as it's a family name I'd use it as a middle name,but certainly not as a first.

duckdodgers Sat 23-Jul-11 17:20:37

I dont like it but we all like different things.

soymama Sat 23-Jul-11 17:58:42

I have a friend called Clementino, Clem for short. It's a lovely name

Rhubarbgarden Sat 23-Jul-11 19:13:18

Too fussy for me. And makes me think of clams.

MorallyBankrupt Fri 29-Jul-11 08:51:47

Clemency is gorgeous. Much much better than Clementine which is becoming very popular despite the hideous song and fruit connotations.... Cannot understand the appeal! Plus it's very 'now' so I think will date badly.

Clemency is just such a stunning name. I went to uni with one who was beautiful, talented and lovely. It's classic without the twee appeal of Clementine.

Someone mentioned Clemency Eliza which I think is possibly the most beautiful name I've ever heard.

TeelaBrown Fri 29-Jul-11 10:35:39

If I heard the name Clem, I would assume it was a man, though...

TeelaBrown Fri 29-Jul-11 10:36:10

I would definitely not go with Clemmie. Very, very like 'Clammy'

pinkgirlythoughts Fri 29-Jul-11 10:50:26

It's okay, not as nice as Clementine, but certainly not terrible, either.
I went to uni with a Clemency-Catriona, she didn't like it and always went by Clemmie, which really suited her.

BulletWithAName Fri 29-Jul-11 10:50:51

I think it's awful...sorry!

minipie Fri 29-Jul-11 10:56:04

hmm Clemency is nice but Clemmy is not, unfortunately - too like clammy.

Could use Cici as an alternative nn perhaps, but suspect she would inevitably get called Clemmy.

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