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Clementine or clemency, Florentine or Florence

(30 Posts)
dowotmakesuhappy Mon 04-Dec-17 13:33:13

I posted few days ago on behalf of my best friend. She has since had baby two days ago. She originally announced the name as Clementine Florence but she rang me in tears today as she isn't sure that's what she wants to call baby! I said I would ask again in here.

Its a toss up between Clementine Florence or Clemency Florentine. Baby will be known as Clemmie. Grandma was Florencia but friend doesn't like that.

dowotmakesuhappy Mon 04-Dec-17 13:34:05

Meant to say grandma died during pregnancy very suddenly so friend wants to name baby after her.

Idontlikeunicorns Mon 04-Dec-17 13:37:53

Clementine Florence 100%

Enidblyton1 Mon 04-Dec-17 13:38:56

Personally I'd go for Clementine - but the names are so similar your friend just needs to pick the one she likes the most!
Especially if her DD is going to be known as Clemmie. It doesn't matter which one she picks - they are both equally nice.

SeekEveryEveryKnownHidingPlace Mon 04-Dec-17 13:39:13

Yep - Florentine just makes me think of biscuits or people from Florence! Clementine Florence.

HuskyMcClusky Mon 04-Dec-17 13:43:53

Clementine Florence.

I love these names. Do not like the other combo at all.

IVflytrap Mon 04-Dec-17 13:46:31

Clementine Florence. Clemency makes me think of courts and sentencing people for crime (sorry). Florentine makes me think of biscuits. Also I find it quite harsh sounding.

EssentialHummus Mon 04-Dec-17 13:47:38

What they ^ all said!

BaronessBomburst Mon 04-Dec-17 13:50:59

Clementine Florence.

Clemency Florentine is not a proper name

deptfordgirl Mon 04-Dec-17 14:00:44

Much prefer Clementine Florence. Really beautiful name.

domesticslattern Mon 04-Dec-17 14:12:30

What everyone else said.
Also in my experience it is totally normal to cry a lot 2 days after giving birth, and to worry madly, so give your friend lots of reassurance about everything not just names! It's those rollercoaster hormones!

ChequeredPasta Mon 04-Dec-17 14:13:41

Clemency makes me think of murderers on death row.
Clementine 100%

SnowyPolarBear Mon 04-Dec-17 14:21:51

Definitely Clementine Florence!

LovelyBranches Mon 04-Dec-17 14:24:38

Clementine Florence. Beautiful name

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 04-Dec-17 18:23:13

I firmly agree, Clementine Florence.
Many congratulations, to the new Mamma. 💐

Twillow Mon 04-Dec-17 18:35:51

Just to be different, Clemency is adorable and full of meaning and doesn't sound like a citrus fruit...

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 04-Dec-17 18:38:20

Clemency Florentine is really awful, really really bad.

It just has to be Clementine Florence if those are the only two options.

SparkleMotion82 Mon 04-Dec-17 19:10:12

Agree - Clementine Florence...I hope she’s ok poor thing ❤️❤️❤️

AnyaMoondial Mon 04-Dec-17 19:44:10

Clementine Florence. She has chosen a beautiful name for her baby flowers

NoelNiki Mon 04-Dec-17 20:01:53

Clementine sounds like an orange.

Clemency Florence.

Fruitcocktail6 Mon 04-Dec-17 21:09:52

It sounds like an orange because it is.

PaxUniversalis Mon 04-Dec-17 22:07:05

Clementine Florence. A member of my family is a Clementine. She is known as Clemmie.

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 05-Dec-17 09:50:07

Clemency Florence

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 05-Dec-17 09:51:55

I never know if to pronounce Clementine as tyne or teen?

PaxUniversalis Tue 05-Dec-17 10:10:29

17caterpillars1mouse we call our relative Clemen 'tyne'. That's what she calls herself.

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