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Are any mumsnetters actually called Clemency or Clementine?

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thejollymilkman Tue 28-Aug-12 14:10:21


Have changed name in case dh or friends recognise me.

I love the name Clemency and also Clementine and am hoping to use it for forthcoming dd.

I see from a search on the baby name threads that it is a bit polarising for Mumsnetters and what I want to know is not whether you like it yourself, but if you are actually called one of these, or have a dd or sister called it, whether you like your name/their name, or whether you wish you'd been called something else such as our other names on shortlist like Emma or Anya.

AlexanderSkarsgardOhYes Tue 28-Aug-12 17:45:09

Good post, I'm watching with interest.

inkyfingers Tue 28-Aug-12 19:18:55

French friends have just had a Clemence. I think it's a gorgeous name and classy, with variants of Clemmie/Clementine.

Chubfuddler Tue 28-Aug-12 19:19:49

I love clemency and would use it. Definitely.

ErikNorseman Tue 28-Aug-12 19:24:15

I know a Clem/Clemmie, I don't actually know what it is short for though! I think Clemmie is a nice nickname.

Sastra Tue 28-Aug-12 19:25:57

I knew a woman called clemency NN Clemmie. She's a bit of a psycho.

maples Tue 28-Aug-12 19:27:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ilovemydogandmydoglovesme Tue 28-Aug-12 19:30:45

A friend of mine has a baby Clementine. It's a gorgeous name.

mamalovesmojitos Tue 28-Aug-12 19:31:23

I'm not buy fwiw I love clementine.

TidyDancer Tue 28-Aug-12 19:52:57

I love Clementine, but not Clemency.

Justfeckingdoit Tue 28-Aug-12 20:15:15

My DD is Clementine. She is one. Suits her smile

ediepop Thu 30-Aug-12 15:47:20

Clemency is my name! and I have to say love it. I've only ever had lovely compliments about it. I'm regularly told 'what a beautiful name' and I rather agree.

In fact I'm having a slightly hard time find a girls name for my daughter, due in November which ticks the same boxes: unusual, pretty, yet easy to spell and pronounce.

I had a minor amount of teasing as a child with people singing 'oh my darling Clementine' but it never especially bothered me.

nooka Thu 30-Aug-12 15:52:45

I have Clemency as a middle name, and my brother has Clement. I don't know that either of us particularly like or dislike the name really.

MorallyBankrupt Fri 31-Aug-12 16:36:38

I know a grown up Clemency, who loves her name. I think it ages better than Clementine.

mathanxiety Fri 31-Aug-12 20:55:32

Clementine was one of the names I seriously considered for DD3. While I love it I chose something different in the end. Good thing as she turned out to be a redhead.

I like Clemence a lot but don't like Clemency that much -- reminds me of death row.

sailorsgal Fri 31-Aug-12 21:06:24

I had a midwife called Clementine, and I looked after a baby Clemency.

AlwaysHoldingOnToStars Fri 31-Aug-12 21:08:50

I met a Clementine nn Clemmie. She said that growing up she didn't like having an unusual name in the area we lived. (parts of it are quite rough) but now she was grown up she loved it.

I love it too, it's such a pretty name.

orangepippin Fri 31-Aug-12 21:10:51

I have a dd called Clementine and know one other. We pronounce it teen rather then tine which confuses people. We call her Cleo for nn as I can't stand clemmie.

StealthToddler Fri 31-Aug-12 21:12:32

Knew a little Clementine known as Clemmie. Very pretty I thought.

ladyharryo Mon 03-Sep-12 01:01:40

I'm good friends with an adult Clementine. Her mother insisted on pronouncing it Clem-on-teen "like the French" when we were growing up and she hated it.
She always introduces herself as Clemen-tyne now, but typically it's becoming very popular with the youngsters now that she finally likes it.

pumpkinsweetie Mon 03-Sep-12 01:04:49

I quite like the name Tangerineblush, but i wouldn't call any future dcs it incase they are ridiculed but i do quite like Clementine too, not that i know any Clementines

Irishmammybread Mon 03-Sep-12 01:06:05

I have a French cousin called Clemence, shortened to Clem!

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