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Hebe Theodora or Dulcie Clementine?

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UpTheFRIGGinDuff Tue 06-Aug-13 08:54:17

Pick your favourite please grin

(Dulcie Theodora might work too,but I don't like Hebe Clementine)

5madthings Tue 13-Aug-13 10:08:15

Frigg I have checked the ons baby name statistics, only 11 girls were called Hebe last year. So no worries that it will get really popular! grin

sparklechops Thu 08-Aug-13 23:50:12

I really like Dulcie Clementine. I think it rolls off the tongue nicely.

CormoranStrike Thu 08-Aug-13 21:50:17

Out there, but not toooo far out there suggestions



OutragedFromLeeds Thu 08-Aug-13 21:40:11

Dulcie Clementine actually made me lol. It sounds like a bad orange 'oh I've got a dulcie clementine, are there any others?'

Hebe is also terrible imo

Dulcie Theodora would be my favourite from those 4

alicetrefusis Thu 08-Aug-13 21:09:12

Dulce - hmm - but what if she's really loud?

Mollie272 Thu 08-Aug-13 19:44:52

Hebe Theodora is lovely - not very keen on Dulcie as I associate it with a former pupil who was very hard work!

Love Clementine as well.

BaronessBomburst Thu 08-Aug-13 13:09:58

Hebe Theodora

pygmy Thu 08-Aug-13 12:58:10

How about Dora?

Dora Clementine?

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 08-Aug-13 12:26:06

I started off thinking I hated both names, but as I've read the thread Hebe has really started to grow on me! I do think Theodora may be a bit 'much' with it, but love the suggestions of Hebe Myrtle or Hebe Margot (also love Ivy with either of those middle names).

Dulcie makes me think instantly of the snobby spoilt cousin in Noel Streatfield's Dancing Shoes, so I don't like it!

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Thu 08-Aug-13 10:16:35

Clemen-Tyne IME.

DP can't say Thea,so that's out.

Leeds2 Thu 08-Aug-13 09:50:27

I would use Thea instead of Theadora.

Don't mind Dulcie.

Don't like Hebe.

I like Clementine (nn Clemmie), but I'm never certain as to whether the proper pronunciation is Clemen-teen, or Clemen-tyne.

diddl Thu 08-Aug-13 09:29:03

Hebe is fantastic.

I love, love, love it!

Unfortunately, my husband didn'tsad

I wanted Hebe Lucia.


LongTailedTit Wed 07-Aug-13 23:49:55

OK OP I have raided my girls names list! grin Any good?


formicadinosaur Wed 07-Aug-13 23:43:18


Or one long name

Dolcie Theodora clementine lastname

formicadinosaur Wed 07-Aug-13 23:40:31


UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 07-Aug-13 21:59:23

Or jeebie wink

oohdaddypig Wed 07-Aug-13 21:54:47

Hebe myrtle is lovely....

Actually hebe is lovely and unusual full stop. <jealous> would love another baby

As long as the middle name isn't phoebe..

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 07-Aug-13 21:51:42

I love Ada,especially for the Lovelace connection,sadly DP is not a fan.

LongTailedTit Wed 07-Aug-13 21:50:30

For your consideration OP, another lovely old lady name: Ada

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 07-Aug-13 21:43:29

Hebe Myrtle is absolutely lovely...

Yy to Hebe Myrtle.

LongTailedTit Wed 07-Aug-13 21:17:43

This thread has been rather enlightening! MILs middle name was Dulcie so it's a strong contender for DC2 if its a girl. I'd never heard it before, and I still hear 'dull' when it's spoken. Hmmmmm!

OP I'd go for Hebe or Ivy as a first name - especially as you have a long surname.
Margot is lovely for a mn, I don't dislike any of your other names, just find them a bit long.

UpTheFRIGGinDuff Wed 07-Aug-13 20:38:24

Strawberry and chocolate are Luffley together grin

<misses point spectacularly>

oohdaddypig Wed 07-Aug-13 20:36:00

I like Hebe. I like Theodora. Clementine mmm yes maybe.

But if you combine any of these I think it sounds...pretentious? Perhaps a bit affected?

But I like quite plain things and plain names so who gives a hoot as to my bollocks opinion.

But Dulcie is truly awful. "Dulcet" tones. It just sounds a bit vomit like. Sorry OP.

Hebe. that's lovely. Hebe Jane. A nice plain middle name to offset the flowery first one.

I think two flowery OTT names spoil each other. Bit like having strawberry and chocolate at the same time....

Christ, I'm rambling. Long day.

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