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windywoo26 Fri 12-Apr-13 05:45:38

The name Cleo has popped into my head and I can't stop thinking about it. What do you think? My concerns are that it will always remind people if the Renault Clio and it is name used for cats rather than people. Ideas of other similar names gratefully received

emmyloo2 Fri 12-Apr-13 05:49:12

I know a little almost 3 year old Cleo. It's not really my style of names - I tend to go for traditional, classic names, but it really suits her. She has a younger sister Sybella, which is also lovely.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 12-Apr-13 10:15:41

I like Cleo and makes me think of someone stylish and capable.

Perhaps a little feline. Then look at boys'names and how often people chime in with "I had a dog called that!"

I wouldn't automatically think of a car.

How about Chloe as an alternative?

barleysugar Fri 12-Apr-13 10:21:34

I love it! It's pretty without being sickly sweet.

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Fri 12-Apr-13 10:27:55

I'm another one whose taste runs to substantial, classic names... and I really like Cleo.

I do not think of the car. My first association is Cleo Laine, which is no bad thing at all. smile

SmellieWellies Fri 12-Apr-13 13:51:42

Like Cleo also. (although we do have a cat called Cleo, it is true). But it is a nice, classic, pretty name.

mum47 Fri 12-Apr-13 13:54:05

A great, strong name, love it.

I have a Renault Clio - he is called Sidney.

TheSecondComing Fri 12-Apr-13 13:55:40

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AssamAndDarjeeling Fri 12-Apr-13 13:56:26

I like it a lot.

MacCrackles Fri 12-Apr-13 21:11:11

I like it. Quite quirky but still known. My dd had a Cleo in her previous nursery and there are 2 in her current nursery which suggests it is becoming more popular.

DuttyWine Fri 12-Apr-13 21:14:27

I love it and if I have another dd she will be cleo! I also like ebony, Eden, indigo and Lara.

raisah Sat 13-Apr-13 04:40:00

I know a Cleopatra known as Cleo, a good.strong name.

mathanxiety Sat 13-Apr-13 04:56:24

I love the name Cleo. I think it's feisty, spirited, dashing and stylish.

mum47 Sat 13-Apr-13 10:21:45

Totally agree math - you just know that you would want her to be your friend at school.

freerangeeggs Sat 13-Apr-13 19:48:22

Clio/Kleio is the muse of history.

I love it, it's one of my favourites. I do think Cleo looks prettier.

emmylou, Cleo and Sybella - what amazing names!

Wigeon Sat 13-Apr-13 19:54:56

Rather biased, but I think Cleo is an excellent name (DD2's name)!

Not impossible to spell.

Goes with our surname and DD1's name.

Feminine and quite pretty, but not wishy-washy. I like mathanxiety's description! smile

Passes the playground test (are you embarrassed to yell it across the playground) and the careers test (could she be a judge / accountant/ theatre director / hairdresser / artist).

Most people assume it's after Cleo Laine since DH is musical, although it wasn't in her honour.

The biggest downside is that people mis-remember it as Chloe, and that I wonder how many people think "nutters - named their daughter after a small, not very interesting car". But I don't care!

Rhubarbgarden Sat 13-Apr-13 22:35:04

Good name. Makes me think of Cleo Rocos.

amessagetoyouYoni Sun 14-Apr-13 14:20:33

Its a great name. Strong and feminine and sassy. Like.

ZolaBuddleia Sun 14-Apr-13 14:38:24

Love it too, although the car thing would probably be enough to put me off.

Cate29 Mon 15-Apr-13 20:24:03

Love it! Pretty, feisty and not too popular. It reminds me of the very talented girl who appeared on Saturday's 'The Voice', who used to be in the 90s girlband Cleopatra.

wiltingfast Mon 15-Apr-13 21:56:58

I know no cats called cleo grin

It's a great name, love it!

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 15-Apr-13 22:01:21

I really love Cleo. It's a strong but feminine name.

amazingface Sun 28-Apr-13 16:17:22

LOVE it.

But am also biased a la Wigeon wink

OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 28-Apr-13 16:47:14

I like it a lot.

ipswitch Sun 28-Apr-13 19:35:01

I have a cat called cleo.

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