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Clemency - what do you think?

(45 Posts)
emily12345 Mon 08-Sep-08 15:56:27

I like this name but when I've mentioned it to friends, it gets the thumbs down. Would love some opinions!

snarky Mon 08-Sep-08 15:57:17

I prefer Clemence, Clement (for a boy) or Clementine

but Clemency is quite pretty too

nigeltuffnell Mon 08-Sep-08 16:11:23

Very pretty, I love Clement for a boy too, Clem for short, very warm, friendly name.
DP disagreed, he said it made him think of clammy......

DarrellRivers Mon 08-Sep-08 16:12:59

My french exchange's little sister was called Clemence, and I think it is lovely

ginnny Mon 08-Sep-08 16:21:11

I think its horrible.

Califrau Mon 08-Sep-08 16:25:48

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Tommy Mon 08-Sep-08 16:28:17

I love it smile

I wanted Clement for a boy but DH wouldn't hear of it - he said if we get a male cat I can call it Clement hmm

moodlumthehoodlum Mon 08-Sep-08 16:35:17

sorry, I don't like it. Its not a name, its a plea.

Ledodgy Mon 08-Sep-08 16:42:13

Clementine is better than you can sing 'Oh my darling, Oh my darling...' to

halogen Mon 08-Sep-08 17:08:48

Clemency is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.

MerryMarigold Mon 08-Sep-08 17:38:36

Clemency is just a word to me, not a person's name. Like calling someone 'Kindness'! Nope. Clem is a nice abbreviation and could be a name on its own.

chandellina Mon 08-Sep-08 19:08:52

is this really a name?? i am in the Clementine camp.

1. the quality of being clement; disposition to show forbearance, compassion, or forgiveness in judging or punishing; leniency; mercy.
2. an act or deed showing mercy or leniency.
3. (of the weather) mildness or temperateness.

differentID Mon 08-Sep-08 19:14:39

Clemency first started being used by the puritans- would you therefore class Faith, Hope,Joy, Charity, Patience as names because their a word? It's certainly less common than those ones, but so is Verity and that is becoming more popular.

preggersplayspop Mon 08-Sep-08 19:19:57

I think of it being a legal term as well, not a name. Clementine I like however.

mrswoolf Mon 08-Sep-08 19:42:26

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Weegiemum Mon 08-Sep-08 20:00:41

I like Clemency.

Nice name!

(I dont say this often!)

EffiePerine Mon 08-Sep-08 20:02:00

like it

<Chalet School nostalgia>

dizzydixies Mon 08-Sep-08 20:04:07

lovrd clementine but dh wouldn't budge, clemency nice too

lotuseener Mon 08-Sep-08 20:09:08


All I can think of is a convict in the US legal system being granted "clemency"!

Hulababy Mon 08-Sep-08 20:09:23

I don't like Clemency, sorry. Clementine is ok.

3andnomore Mon 08-Sep-08 20:54:41


FattipuffsandThinnifers Mon 08-Sep-08 21:01:53

Sounds pretty but yes, too much legal resonance for me.

MrsMattie Mon 08-Sep-08 21:38:45


MerryMarigold Mon 08-Sep-08 21:55:52

differentID. Any word can become a name if enough people have it as their name. But I still think Clemency is at the 'word' and not 'name' stage, unlike Verity. The puritans also called their girls Chastity - now shall we resurrect that one?! wink

differentID Mon 08-Sep-08 22:37:39

Many people have. Cher for one. I love the virtue names, by the way.

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