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Cordelia, Florence, Clementine, Beatrix

(38 Posts)
DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 13:13:23

Which one do you prefer and why? smile None of these are popular in my country! grin

Astley Sat 12-Jan-13 08:59:19

Yes but now it is so sinonimos with the fruit that I think it would be the same as grape or banana. When I'm in the supermarket I regularily ask the DC if they want clementines or apples for their lunchbox... It's just weird now to have it as a name.

Plus what do you do at Christmas?! this year I bought DS's teacher 'Cranberry and Clementine' cookies from M&S for a present. We had Xmas pudding with 'slices of clementine' on the outside. We even had clementine Bucks fizz and the DC each had a clementine in their stocking! ALL of this had 'clementine' on the packaging in giant letters advertising it was a fruit....

You've got to admit when someone says do you like clementine? Most people will be thinking 'ummm yes, but I think satsumas are sweeter' etc. I just wouldn't give my daughter a name that had so much potential for teasing.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Fri 11-Jan-13 23:03:36

But grape, banana and pear were Not name before they were fruit!! Clementine was a name before it was given as a name to the fruit!!

ZooAnimals Fri 11-Jan-13 22:52:12

I think the name Adolf came before Hitler, but nonetheless that's what it makes me think of. Just like clementine makes me think of fruit.

I think naming your child after a flower is somehow more acceptable than a fruit shoobidoo. Do you really think there is no difference between DD's calles Rose, Lily and Poppy and DD's called Grape, Banana and Pear?! I think Charlotte is ok because we don't call them 'Charlottes' we call them Potatoes. If someone was considering naming their child Potato, I would advise them against it (although Spud is a sweet nn).

SVN Fri 11-Jan-13 21:57:50

The name came before the fruit.

shoobidoo Fri 11-Jan-13 10:35:52

I love Clementine and Cordelia. Lovely, classic and underused.

Who cares if a fruit has the same name? Rosemary, Poppy, Lily, Rowan, Daisy, Charlotte (potatoes), are all also used for foods, does it really matter? They are still lovely names!

Astley Thu 10-Jan-13 17:07:52

Did I mention, it's a fruit grin

Astley Thu 10-Jan-13 17:06:36

Clementine is a fruit. Really terrible for nicknames too. She would be Clammy Clemmy or Phelgmy Clemmy. Plus it's a fruit, it'll be like having grape or satsuma.

I love Cordelia, I only know one but I think it's gorgeous and very underused.

dizzydixies Wed 09-Jan-13 20:02:06

I would've used Clementine and used the nn tiny smile

Ditzy - mized bag - some love it some a tad hmm We don't care!

ScrambledSmegs Wed 09-Jan-13 19:59:57

Traditionally it's Clemen-tyne, as in the song. But tbh it probably doesn't matter how you pronounce it, as long as you like it.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 19:58:10

Dizzy and widow what kind of reactions do you get to Cordelia?

dizzydixies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:51:38

Lol WidowWadman - very true grin

WidowWadman Wed 09-Jan-13 19:49:01

I have a Cordelia and would prefer it to not become too popular, so take one of the others. wink

MarmaladeSkies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:42:41

Cordelia is lovely.Florence is nice.

Clementine and Beatrix are awful.

tilbatilba Wed 09-Jan-13 19:37:09

Love the name Cordelia, Clementine is beautiful, Beatrice rather sweet, Florence my least favorite .

SVN Wed 09-Jan-13 19:36:39

We have a 5 year old Clementine and usually receive lots of compliments on how pretty and unusual it is.

I like all of the names on the list. Think Beatrix would win my vote though (after Clementine).

Overberries Wed 09-Jan-13 19:31:10

I really like them all, such pretty names. I'd always liked Constance too as love the shortened Connie

LemonBreeland Wed 09-Jan-13 19:29:48

Clementine as that is what I wanted to name dd.

Onezerozero Wed 09-Jan-13 19:24:34

I only really like Cordelia.

baskingseals Wed 09-Jan-13 19:20:12

Cordelia is my favourite.

dizzydixies Wed 09-Jan-13 19:16:38

We have a wee Cordelia. She is beautiful smile

Clementine also on the list but DH said no
Florence ok
Prefer Beatrice

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 18:40:36

I would pronounce it Clemen teen I think

Kaekae Wed 09-Jan-13 18:39:27

I loved Florence when pregnant but couldn't have it, three years on there are loads if that bothers you. Clementine is nice but depends on how its pronounced.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Wed 09-Jan-13 18:35:42

Oooh very mixed responses so far! It's so difficult to decide.

3smellysocks Wed 09-Jan-13 13:52:57

Florence and Clementine are stunning.

DewDr0p Wed 09-Jan-13 13:51:53

Is Clementine pronounced to rhyme with sheen or shine? It reminds me of the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (one of my favourite films).

I also prefer Beatrice to Beatrix, much prettier imho.

Love Florence but there are a few around if that bothers you.

Not at all keen on Cordelia, sorry.

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