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Help Deciding Between Four Finalists

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EmilyRoo Sun 21-Oct-12 14:31:36


I'm a college student changing my name and have or down to four options. I like them all fairly equally and am having a hard time deciding. Middles are Rose Lyra and I don't really care about flow because both middles have significance for me.

The finalists:

Cordelia - Cordie, Coco, Della

Imogen - Immy, Ginny

Clementine - Clem, Em

Viola - Vi, Vivi, Lo

Thoughts and comments that are MORE than "yes/no/don't like/hate" would be appreciated! Oh and I live in the States where all of these names do not chart at all in the top 1000.

Nancy66 Sun 21-Oct-12 14:39:15

Clementine is my favourite. Inevitably you'll get people saying that it's a baby orange etc....personally I like 'clemmie' as the abbreviation.

Cordelia is ok but don't like any of your abbreviations, particularly Della which I think is quite an ugly, masculine name.

Imogen I don't mind but don't like the abbreviations.

Prefer Violet to viola.

I like your middle names very much

eBook Sun 21-Oct-12 14:39:51

In order of preference

1. Clementine - very pretty, love the nicknames too
2. Viola - again lovely and underused
3. Imogen - OK
4. Cordelia - sounds pretentious to me, dislike

Gwennan Sun 21-Oct-12 15:42:37

You're probably only a few years younger than me and I would say Imogen and Viola would work best in your age group: they will enable you to fit in while still standing out. I know a couple of Imogens and Viola seems like an easy enough name to wear. Cordelia's probably fine too. I think Clementine is great but would definitely raise a few eyebrows. I think it's probably also a trickier name to pull off.

I'd choose Imogen if I were naming myself from your list as a woman in my mid/late 20s.

BananaBubbles Sun 21-Oct-12 15:47:25

Cordelia,Clementine and Viola are all lovely,and would work well at any age.

Clementine is awful.It's very popular on MN and I can't understand why.

Cordelia would probably be my first choice,then Imogen,then Viola.

VBisme Sun 21-Oct-12 15:51:28

Cordelia isn't great and very buffy.
Not at all keen on clementine (oh my darlin').
Like Imogen and Viola, but prefer Violet to them both.

BackOnceAgainWithLoopyLoops Sun 21-Oct-12 15:57:13

1. Clementine
2. Cordelia
3. Violet

don't like Imogen

mellowcat Sun 21-Oct-12 16:00:21

Definitely Clementine for me. I don't really like any of the others. The middle names are really great too.

telsa Sun 21-Oct-12 18:40:03

Clementine for sure.

LondonGhostInChainWrackedBoots Sun 21-Oct-12 20:01:06

I remember your first thread! Imogen (Immy or Ginny are lovely) or Cordelia (Della) then Violet/Viola (Violet personally here, and I like Letta or Lettie as a nn). DellaRoo is an adorable NN too (just thinking ahead grin )

Don't like Clementine on anyone who isn't French (don't actually like it at all, but less pretentious if you're actually French)

frogchops Sun 21-Oct-12 20:01:54

1. Imogen, I really like this
2. Clementine, but I prefer the nicknames to the name.
3. Violet, as I don't like viola at all!
4. Cordelia, don't like this, although do like Delia.

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