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QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 18:39:37

yes / no

good / bad?

GoldPlatedBacon Tue 30-Aug-16 18:40:30

Yes, although I prefer Clemence and Clementine (not helpful smile)

eyebrowsonfleek Tue 30-Aug-16 18:41:37

Clementine is much better than clemency.

Clemency makes me think of Death Row and court rooms.

candykane25 Tue 30-Aug-16 18:42:50

Yes, death row here too.

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 18:44:40

Clementine makes me think of oranges and also everyone will pronounce it different: teen or tyne.

Prefer Clemency.

RiverTam Tue 30-Aug-16 18:46:45

Clemency makes me think of Clem from the Chalet School books. I think the death row connection (which I have to say I'd never heard of) will hardly be a big deal in the UK, if that's where you are.

It's a lovely name.

CaptainMarvelDanvers Tue 30-Aug-16 18:47:01

Nope, like PPs it reminds me of prisoners being granted clemency.

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 18:48:33

I know of a fairly senior barrister with the name Clemency. Suited her nicely.

I am a lawyer myself. I just like how it sounds.

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 18:50:01

Clemency is in the US for prisoners. I have never heard it used here in the UK in my profession.

Here we call it mitigating factors. So not an issue really.

DixieWishbone Tue 30-Aug-16 18:52:17

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CaptainMarvelDanvers Tue 30-Aug-16 18:53:12

But more people watch American TV shows than they read Chalet School books.

Op it's up to you, it's your child.

EssentialHummus Tue 30-Aug-16 19:00:19

I prefer Clemence and Clementine.

They'll all inevitability be NN'd Clemmie, which I'm not keen on.

OrlandaFuriosa Tue 30-Aug-16 19:10:56

I love it.

Clementina is a nicer variant than Clementine, I think, no tangerines. Clemens, Tina, Ina, Al possible nns.

eyebrowsonfleek Tue 30-Aug-16 19:21:53

The Death Row connection that I mentioned is through American TV shows and movies. (Trying to prove someone on Death Row shouldn't be executed as a plot line)

Jooni Tue 30-Aug-16 19:47:13

I think Clemency is lovely. Sweet and pretty in a sort of grown-up way. I actually really like Clem as a nickname too, but most seem to hate it.

Clemency feels a lot more sophsticated and less trendy than Clementine to me.

What do you think of Cicely/Cecily? I especially love the former.

Stevefromstevenage Tue 30-Aug-16 19:48:32

Definitely death row here too.

TyrionLannistersShadow Tue 30-Aug-16 19:51:53

I love Clemency, I wouldn't do the Death Row association at all. I like Clementine also , but only with the teen ending, not tine.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 30-Aug-16 19:58:11

Queen, Clemency is a beautiful name.
I have never heard of it before, very classy.

hownottofuckup Tue 30-Aug-16 20:00:30

Love it.

TheLegendOfBeans Tue 30-Aug-16 20:01:42

I like Clemency... REALLY like it. But for reasons stated above would you consider Clemence? It's a "normal" French name (see: Clémence Poèsy) but to Anglicise remove the accent?

Honeybee79 Tue 30-Aug-16 20:22:55

I like it. Clementine just makes me think of citrus fruit!

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 30-Aug-16 20:39:41


Clemency is something you ask for.

QueenLizIII Tue 30-Aug-16 20:53:04

Clemency is something you ask for.

Hope and Faith are also things you have and feel but are names.

prettypinklady Tue 30-Aug-16 20:54:48

I can't understand how anybody likes any of the 3 names. Horrid.

annandale Tue 30-Aug-16 20:56:22

I love it.

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