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reallacecurtains Sat 24-Sep-11 06:22:12

I named my first guinea pig this in the 80s, inspired by Cleos Laine and Rocos. What do we think? Is it ripe for revival? I think it's rather chic and sultry sounding and an alternative to the very popular Chloe. Derived from Greek kleos (glory, fame). Would it have to be short for Cleopatra?

bagelmonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 08:08:20

I love the name. Like the fish in pinnochio. One of my primary school teachers was called Cleo (she seemed really old back then. I wonder how old she really was).

BibiBelle Sat 24-Sep-11 08:30:57

I LOVED it but DH said no for DD3, there won't be a DC4 sad so won't get to use it.

I was going to use it as a stand alone not short for Cleopatra.

IvyAndGold Sat 24-Sep-11 09:06:15

I loved Cleo when I was pregnant! Another completely unreasonable DP veto! I wouldn't have it as a nn for Cleopatra, though I'm normally quite against nn as first names.

BibiBelle Sat 24-Sep-11 09:11:30

IvyandGold the irony was he wanted to call DD3 the name he'd completely vetoed for DD2!!! hmm

IvyAndGold Sat 24-Sep-11 09:13:23

I'd veto it out of principle! But then I am a petty cow grin

BibiBelle Sat 24-Sep-11 09:15:15

Well she's had it for 3yrs now so I think I've missed the boat on that one [girn]

YaMaYaMa Sat 24-Sep-11 09:24:23

I love it, but don't like cleopatra as the full name, anyone know another name it could feasibly be used as a nn for?

slartybartfast Sat 24-Sep-11 09:33:32

i like it loads more than chloe.

MurunBuchstansangur Sat 24-Sep-11 09:34:51

I love it smile

bagelmonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 11:52:13

YaMaYaMa why not Cleo as a full name in it's own right?

StrandedBear Sat 24-Sep-11 13:03:47

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Ruth1234 Sat 24-Sep-11 13:28:19

A colleague of mine named their dd Cleo a couple of years ago... Everyone's reaction was 'as in Renault??'

EdithWeston Sat 24-Sep-11 13:34:51

"I am a leader, and a lady and a queen". DCs just love the HH song.

They've never seen the car advert, so the HH association is the stronger one.

HattieBistro Sat 24-Sep-11 18:22:01

Cleo Laine's real name is Clementine (Clementine Dinah Campbell).

DoctorX Sat 24-Sep-11 19:01:42

No! Cleopatra is a much more beautiful name.

Happygomummy Sat 24-Sep-11 19:13:48

Love it!

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Sat 24-Sep-11 20:06:28

I really Cleo it and yes, it does have sultry connotations.

It's one of those names that I think stands strongly in its own right - I really would not use Cleopatra - that's way too gimmicky.

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Sat 24-Sep-11 20:07:25

That should say, 'I really like Cleo'!

PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 20:10:19

Cleopatra, comin' atcha.

Sorry, just had to say that. As you were.

SlinkingOutsideInSocks Sun 25-Sep-11 00:53:52

Well, quite. grin

tabulahrasa Sun 25-Sep-11 01:02:24

I prefer Clio - as in the muse of history, but it's got horrible car connotations sad

SheCutOffTheirTails Sun 25-Sep-11 01:11:16

I really like Cleo, but not so much as a nickname for Cleopatra. Just Cleo is better.

mathanxiety Sun 25-Sep-11 03:50:55

I love it as just Cleo. It has a jazzy quality to it yet it is sweet, but not the sugary sweetness of Chloe. I see it as a name for a spirited, spunky sort of girl. Great name to carry through life.

mathanxiety Sun 25-Sep-11 03:51:29

I love Dinah too..

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