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Please please say I can have Clementine

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IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:23:57

Hi MNers

A few years ago I posted asking whether I should name my baby Clementine. The answers were a resounding no.
I'm now back again, because I clearly can't take a hint.
So...our surname is Harrowdyne. Can I use Clementine (ending 'tyne' ) or am I once again deluding myself?
Feel free to hand me a grip if I need it.
Thanks!!

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ArthurandJessie Mon 29-Jun-20 19:25:25

Sorry op I dont think it goes with the surname !

SavageBeauty73 Mon 29-Jun-20 19:27:05

You can't do that with your surname!

Ickabog Mon 29-Jun-20 19:27:19

I'm really sorry OP, but it's a no from me. You have a lovely surname, and Clementine is a beautiful name, but they just don't go together.

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:27:30

Ok. I'm 1 down so far...kinda expected it. But...I'm staying optimistic until the last!

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IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:27:56

Oh a few cross posts there...hmmm

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Toilenstripes Mon 29-Jun-20 19:28:22

Clementine is a great name. So what if it rhymes with your surname! She’ll probably get called Clem or Clemmie anyway.

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:29:11

I love you Toilen

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icedaisy Mon 29-Jun-20 19:29:30

I actually like it.

Clementine harrowdyne. Sounds like a character from a lovely wind swept book.

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:30:00

And you daisy.

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MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jun-20 19:30:10

They rhyme and Firstname Surname doesn't flow that well, and outside the home that's who she will be.
A middle name won't break it up.

It's up to you OP. I wouldn't but if you and the father-to-be are happy with it, then no reason why you can't.

What makes you like it?

Bubbletrouble43 Mon 29-Jun-20 19:31:42

Didn't bother the parents of Dave Davies. Go for it op.

Ragtime69 Mon 29-Jun-20 19:31:52

I LOVE IT! excellent name

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:32:25

I always have going back years. Some inexplicable magnetic attraction that I can't explain. I just love it. But I hate that our surname rhymes.
Not that it makes a difference but our surname is spelt Harrodine.
Which is also massively outing since there are almost no other people in the country with that name. By meh.

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icedaisy Mon 29-Jun-20 19:32:27

I have just finished a book where the little girl was clemmie for short.

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:33:15

Ooh, this is going better than last time. I'm going to need to print this out as a keepsake.

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allfurcoatnoknickers Mon 29-Jun-20 19:33:25

How about Clemency instead?

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jun-20 19:33:44

What's wrong with Dave Davies? Are you having a pop at the Welsh there Bub?

I know a Steve Stevens.

Nonnymum Mon 29-Jun-20 19:33:52

It's a lovely name. But not with a rhyming surname.

thewisp Mon 29-Jun-20 19:34:32

I love it! I think it goes really well with your last name. And she can always go by Clem / Clemmie.

If you love it OP, don't let other people on here put you off. This is the website where owning a toilet brush is akin to murder after all.

IdentifyasTired Mon 29-Jun-20 19:34:38

Clemency I also really like but the association with death row and pardoning makes me doubt. Plus it's more out there than Clementine. I think...

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MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jun-20 19:34:41

Clemency is lovely, use that. Top suggestion @allfurcoatnoknickers

Sober4Summer20 Mon 29-Jun-20 19:34:43

Clementine is my absolute favourite girls name and I think it sounds lovely with your surname. My husband really doesnt like it so we chose a different name for our daughter but I think it is really pretty and I love Clem as a nickname xx

GlennRheeismyfavourite Mon 29-Jun-20 19:35:16

Always loathed the name - will end up with Clem or Clemie- which rhymes with phlegm!!!

MikeUniformMike Mon 29-Jun-20 19:35:22

And she won't get jokes about satsumas.

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