Clemence and Clemency

(24 Posts)
17caterpillars1mouse Tue 13-Apr-21 07:18:29

What ar your thoughts on these names (both on girls)? Do you know any?

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Ifixfastjets Tue 13-Apr-21 07:23:09

I used to know a "clem"
Was surprised to find out it was short for clemency
She would be about 50 now, I think.
Lovely lady, successful business woman.
Polite and funny.

PolarnOPirate Tue 13-Apr-21 08:28:00

I know a Clem(entine), in her 30s now. Always thought it was a cool name, but she was cool. Taking her out of it, the names are a bit twee and overly sweet for me personally. Haven't met any little ones.

NailsNeedDoing Tue 13-Apr-21 08:33:09

Isn't clemency is what they use in the American justice system when they need to be more lenient to death row prisoners?

That’s the first thing I though of on seeing both of those names, so for that reason it would have to be a huge no.

kokosm Tue 13-Apr-21 08:38:27

Yes, a v nice, clever French Clémence. I also know an English Clementine but I think the name's a bit long, and she always goes by Clem(mie). Both in their mid-20s.

ChelseaCat Tue 13-Apr-21 08:50:35

I know a Clemency and a couple of Clementines. I like the full names (and Clemence too) but I’m not a huge fan of “Clem” as a nickname.

StuntCroissant Tue 13-Apr-21 08:50:49

I know a Clemence (Clem). she's 4. I really like it, I think it's a timeless, strong name.

StevieG55 Tue 13-Apr-21 09:22:25

I really don't like either and nor do I know any. Always love for it on mumsnet though 🤷🏻‍♀️

Synchrony Tue 13-Apr-21 10:31:16

I don't know any.
I like Clementine and Clemency, also Clement for a boy.
I don't like Clemence for a girl, it sounds too much like Clement and Clarence for me.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 13-Apr-21 12:28:25

I love the sound of Clemency, its gorgeous. Its the meaning though

Awwlookatmybabyspider Tue 13-Apr-21 12:29:18

Sorry posted too soon. Its the meaning that's the problem

Violetlavenders Tue 13-Apr-21 14:02:05

I know a Ckémence. Beautiful name.

Violetlavenders Tue 13-Apr-21 14:02:24

I also like Clement for a boy.

Violetlavenders Tue 13-Apr-21 14:07:19

Sorry that should have said Clémence blush

TatianaBis Tue 13-Apr-21 14:19:33

I know a British Clemency and a French Clémence.

Clemence works better in French. It’s sounds odd in English and is too close to Clement (boys name).

LittleTiger007 Thu 15-Apr-21 12:16:04

I know a clemency and a Clementine. One goes by Clem and the other by Clemmie or Clemsie. Beautiful names.

ElizabethTudor Thu 15-Apr-21 12:28:24

I love Clemency, it’s gorgeous.
And Clementine.

partyatthepalace Sun 18-Apr-21 16:26:53

I know a couple of Clementines - and that or Clementina is what I’d go for - great names

The meaning of Clemancy is just too odd, and Clemence, while lovely in French, just doesn’t work in English

PatriciaHolm Sun 18-Apr-21 16:30:29

I know a Clemency (Burton-Hill); Clemence Poesy is a french actress. It always reminds me of Clement though, which is a man's name!

Goatsgetmygoat Sun 18-Apr-21 16:45:11

Would worry it would be shortened to Clem which sounds like phlegm

IamnotwhouthinkIam Sun 18-Apr-21 19:43:55

Clemence is pretty and has a sophisticated French sound imo. Clemency is a bit more virtuous sounding to me for some reason, but I don't hate it.

But I agree with pp that I dislike Clem and I'm not sure what other nn there could be if she wants one - maybe CeCe at a push?

NameChange30 Sun 18-Apr-21 19:47:22

My favourite is Clément for a boy but I also like Clémence and Clémentine for a girl.

French speaker and I agree with PPs that Clémence is better in French than in English.

So Clementine would be my vote! (And I like the song!)

BeastOfBODMAS Sun 18-Apr-21 20:09:39

Not a huge fan of either in an English accent, they’re lovely french names - I like Clancy which is a similar vibe but much harder for others to mangle

Edenember Mon 19-Apr-21 11:04:29

Don’t understand the aversion to the meaning, I thought this was a straightforward virtue name?

Personally not keen, in my neck of the woods Clems is regional slang for balls so that’s all I can think of.

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