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Clementine or Avery for a girl

(64 Posts)
judyandthedreamofdonkeys Thu 27-Feb-14 16:54:32

just that really which do you prefer smile

marmitelover Thu 27-Feb-14 16:55:06

Definitely clementine! Really pretty name

LeslieKnope Thu 27-Feb-14 16:55:28

Clementine. It's gorgeous.

Avery is horrible. Masculine and American.

judyandthedreamofdonkeys Thu 27-Feb-14 16:55:50

just to add clementine would be shortened to em or emmie...not clem

avery to ava


NadiaWadia Thu 27-Feb-14 16:57:11

Clementine is very pretty. Avery I like but did you know it is often used for boys (a character in 'Nashville')? Does sound more feminine to me though. So I would go with Clementine.

curiousgeorgie Thu 27-Feb-14 16:59:06

I love them both..

You could have Clementine Avery?

HSMMaCM Thu 27-Feb-14 16:59:52

Clementine. Isn't Avery a type of printer label?

Sundaedelight Thu 27-Feb-14 17:01:02

Clementine! Have known a few and it is gorgeous!

Pinkandwhite Thu 27-Feb-14 17:03:20

Definitely Clementine out of the two names. The only Avery I know is a boy.

BabyMummy29 Thu 27-Feb-14 17:04:34

Reminds me of oranges or aviaries

mathanxiety Thu 27-Feb-14 17:29:40

I love them both. I would not use either of the nicknames you like though.

If you want to call her Ava then call her Ava and forget Avery.

And in school a Clementine will be Clemmie. If you want Em or Emmie then call her Emma, Emmeline or Emily.

Bunbaker Thu 27-Feb-14 17:32:41

Not Avery.

I hope your surname is not label grin

MyCatIsFat Thu 27-Feb-14 17:36:38

Avery make scales and are/were a hire car company.

manicinsomniac Thu 27-Feb-14 17:43:09

I love Avery.

Clementine is ok but it's too orangey for me.

Bunbaker Thu 27-Feb-14 17:47:17

"were a hire car company."


mrsbug Thu 27-Feb-14 17:49:13

Definitely Clementine

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Feb-14 17:50:22

Definitely Clementine!

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Feb-14 17:51:48

Although I think Em/Emmie is a bit of weird shortening - and kind of takes away from the lovely unusualness that is Clementine - makes it into Emma/Emily etc (nice names, but more common).

pilates Thu 27-Feb-14 17:59:43

Clementine or Ava def not Avery.

SuperScrimper Thu 27-Feb-14 19:12:48

Why would you call a Clementine 'Emmie' that's just really confusing? Go for a name like Emmeline if you want to use Emmie.

It's like calling a child Penelope and announcing she's to be known as Nancy.

RalphRecklessCardew Thu 27-Feb-14 19:14:29

Avery. Definitely Avery. Clementine's nice but a bit too nice IYSWIM. Avery kicks ass.

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Thu 27-Feb-14 19:18:13

I love Avery. It's true in the US it is a unisex name but becoming more popular for girls recently. I would use it for another DD if I have one. I too don't understand the need to shorten. Avery is so lovely you don't need to. If you like Ava then go for that. Clementine is ok. Agreed with others if you like Em, then Emma or a derivative seems the obvious option.

judyandthedreamofdonkeys Thu 27-Feb-14 19:32:04

sorry i didnt say im not intentionally going to shorten either its just there always becomes a shortened nick name doesnt there like jennifer to jen etc...
avery would naterally shorten to ava but clementine to clem which im not keen on but ive heard of it shortened to em...not that i have much control over nick names really

judyandthedreamofdonkeys Thu 27-Feb-14 19:33:37

that grammar is awful i meant sorry i didnt specify im not intentionally shortening

mumbaisapphirebluespruce Thu 27-Feb-14 19:36:17

Ok that makes sense then. You are right you can't really control nns, so if I were you I'd go with Avery ( and because it's so great). The Avery's I know (am in Canada) are all just that. No nick names ok well apart from Aves maybe.

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