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Which variation Of Clementine do you prefer?

(39 Posts)
d1157230986361b000875 Wed 29-Jul-15 20:19:28

DH came up with this name, which I surprisingly like.
Clementine smile we would pronounce it Clem-en-tyne not teen

Which do you prefer, Clementine, Clementina or Clemency?

I don't particularly like the nn Clem or Clemmy though,

Can you think of any other nn: here's a few I like
Minnie, Min, Mimi, Cleo,

susurration Wed 29-Jul-15 20:52:23

I like Clemency.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Wed 29-Jul-15 20:54:36

Clemency, gorgeous name.
NN Lemmie
But although you don't like the nn
Clem or Clemmie. Your dd might do though op. It's her name. Her choice what she goes by. She might even decide she doesn't want a nn

OverAndAbove Wed 29-Jul-15 20:55:27

Out of that lot, Clemency. I like Clementine pronounced Clemen-teen though

d1157230986361b000875 Wed 29-Jul-15 21:00:46

Oh I like nn Lemmie

If she choose Clem or Clemmie that's different, I would prefer to choose something different smile

reuset Wed 29-Jul-15 21:29:46

Clementine. Clementyne pronunciation is better Clemen-teen, that faux, phony, half hearted attempt at a French pronunciation. Clay-mohn-teen is how you should say it if you want to be 'authentic'

thegreylady Wed 29-Jul-15 21:35:45

I love Clemency but am less keen on Clementine to me it shouts satsuma or tangerine!

Sophronia Wed 29-Jul-15 22:18:38

I like all three. I know a Clementina who goes by Nina.

RiverTam Wed 29-Jul-15 22:24:03

Clemency is nice. I would pronounce Clementine 'teen', 'tyne' is a bit too oh my darlin oh my darlin oh my darlin Clementine.

birchygoo Wed 29-Jul-15 23:33:43

It didn't occur to me it would be said diff to clemen Tyne although when pointed out in was like ah of course!! du'h

what I'm trying to say if reading her name I would say clemen Tyne. I do also prefer that way over teen (but seem I'm against the popular choice)

birchygoo Wed 29-Jul-15 23:35:24

another unpopular choice I prefer Clementina. then she has option of Tina as a nn as well - will depend on her personality I guess! or teeny (I know a few Christina's with that nn)

barbecue Wed 29-Jul-15 23:48:23


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Marcipex Thu 30-Jul-15 13:52:48

Clemency rather than Clementine, but both nice names.

I thought it was Clement een, as in Christine, Pauline etc.

ashesandfire Thu 30-Jul-15 13:58:47

Clementine, I would pn it -teen. Clementina is a bit much and might get Tina which I really dislike. Clemency I'm not keen on.
I once heard of Minty as a nn for Clementine which I thought was cute smile

reuset Thu 30-Jul-15 14:11:41

I thought it was Clement een, as in Christine, Pauline etc.


Booboostwo Thu 30-Jul-15 15:11:21

I like the French Clemence.

Junosmum Thu 30-Jul-15 15:41:19

Clementine, pronounced Clementyne. You could call her tiny.

harryhausen Thu 30-Jul-15 15:48:27

Was just about to post exactly the same as Junosmum. I have always loved Clementine. A nn of Tiny is just adorable.

It reminds me a little of a friend of mine whose dd is called Katinka, and they call her Tinker. She's just scrummy x

PallasCat Thu 30-Jul-15 16:33:10

-tyne. Like the song, and because that is how my childhood friend with the name pronounced it.
Lovely name and I like Minnie best as nn

itfcbabe Thu 30-Jul-15 17:47:31

I love the name Clementine said Clem-en-teen

Bluepetra Fri 31-Jul-15 00:58:20


nooka Fri 31-Jul-15 03:10:10

I'd only say Clemen-tyne if I was singing the song. If I was buying the fruit I'd say Clemen-teen, and I think that will be most people's exposure. So it's likely that your dd will be doing a fair bit of correcting people in the future. Which can be annoying. Clementina is less fruit like, but surely would be Clemen-teena, not Clemen-tyna?

My middle name is Clemency. I'm not particularly fond of the name.

Some of your proposed possible nns don't to me sound like they have anything much to do with the name - I'd not imagine that a child with any of those names was really called Clementine! Lemmie at a push

HarrietVane99 Fri 31-Jul-15 03:25:02

Clementine Churchill, probably the best known Clementine, was pronounced Clementeen, known as Clemmie.

IsItStupid Fri 31-Jul-15 03:41:45

I really like Clementine (pronounced tyne) nickname Minnie or Mini. I think it's cute but can also grow with the child. I knew a Clementine nn Nina/Ninny.

Clementine (pronounced teen) is okay but surely if you want the French pronunciation you would do "Claymonteen"

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