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.
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
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.