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Clementine lily - too twee?

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Jugoo28 Sat 21-Jan-17 20:57:11

Clementine is currently our frontrunner. DP's favourite name is Lily but it's not mine so we've compromised that it could be the middle name.

Do you like this or does it sound a bit twee? Middle name could be anything as DP adamant on no family names as too many people in his family share the same names so other suggestions welcome.

MrsMontgomerySmythe Sat 21-Jan-17 21:07:16

I love it!

My DS (preteen) has been saying for years he will call his daughter Clementine. It is classical and pretty.

RaeSkywalker Sat 21-Jan-17 21:08:15

Lovely name!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 21-Jan-17 21:08:22

Absolutely love it ! ❤️

ProphetOfDoom Sat 21-Jan-17 21:10:59

It's lovely and no, not too twee.

MrsBlennerhassett Sat 21-Jan-17 21:11:09

beautiful, romantic name. I love it!

Stonewash Sat 21-Jan-17 21:28:32

Lovely and no, not twee!

BishopBrennansArse Sat 21-Jan-17 21:29:44

Lovely. Also like Clemmie

DramaAlpaca Sat 21-Jan-17 21:29:58

Lovely. Not twee at all.

indigo13 Sat 21-Jan-17 23:43:13

Its lovely smile

ScarletSienna Sat 21-Jan-17 23:50:40

It's lovely. Normally, I am not keen on two word names (iyswim!) together but these go together well.

WyfOfBathe Sat 21-Jan-17 23:59:32

Personally I don't love the name Clementine, I do find it a bit twee and very U.

But then the only person I ever met called Clementine was, uhhh, not a lovely person, so I guess that probably clouds my judgment.

Pluto30 Sun 22-Jan-17 00:24:30

I don't like Clementine at all. I went to school with a girl whose name was Florentine, and people would always forget her name and call her Clementine. She was a bit posh, and I think people who generally think "posh" about this name.

I love Lily.

It sounds fine together, though I think Lily Clementine is nicer.

Jugoo28 Sun 22-Jan-17 02:01:51

I'm glad people don't think it's too twee together. @scarletsienna, yes I know what you mean a fruit and a flower, that's why I'm a bit worried about it being twee.

We only know one Clementine (vaguely, not well) and she's a kickass creative architect smile

We're in NZ and lily is super popular here, apparently Olivia is the most popular baby name but we know so many people with Lily's.

Interestingly my cousin is due about the same time as me and her husband loves lily too so it must be a man thing!

Recentlylazy Sun 22-Jan-17 02:25:17

Clementine Churchill was a very strong woman.

EmbarrassingBaddie Sun 22-Jan-17 02:29:42

It's a very pretty name but does make me think of the sad song, unfortunately.

KoalaDownUnder Sun 22-Jan-17 02:50:02

I bloody love the name Clementine. Have done for decades, long before it had a resurgence.

I don't think it has the same connotations in Aus/NZ as it does in the UK. I'd go for it!

badg3r Sun 22-Jan-17 13:53:44

I think for me it is borderline twee. What would clementine be shortened to? Clemmie lily has the double ee sound that I'm not fond of. Both individually are lovely names.

Jugoo28 Sun 22-Jan-17 18:03:08

Lily would be the baby's middle name so I don't think anyone would call her Clemmie lily?

Missyb15 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:49:56

LOVE Clementine! Lily not so much but no one ever says my full name + mn's so I don't think you need to worry about it sounding too twee unless you were going to hyphenate it? The name Clementine to me isn't twee at all. it's very cool smile

Missyb15 Sun 22-Jan-17 20:57:59

in terms of other mn's you could have
Clementine Ada
Clementine Maeve
Clementine Faye
Clementine Iris
Clementine Daisy
Clementine Frances

(trying to keep a vintage-y feel)

Joeybee Sun 22-Jan-17 22:48:41

Does sound a little twee...but not so much so that it's not useable. I think it's nice, and it's good to make a compromise with the name.

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