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Florence or Clementine with one syllable surname?

(22 Posts)
vanloadtovenice Thu 03-Sep-09 20:03:20

We'll be using them both, it's just a question of order - which as first name?
So hard to decide!

allaboutme Thu 03-Sep-09 20:04:05

Clementine Florence flows better imo, especially with a one syllable surname

southernbelle77 Thu 03-Sep-09 20:04:34

We have a one syllable surname and with that I think Florence sounds better, if that helps!!

Hulababy Thu 03-Sep-09 20:04:42

I prefer Florence, so would chose that as first name.

Ponders Thu 03-Sep-09 20:08:13

Agree with allaboutme - Clementine first. Also I think it's slightly more rhythmic with the single syllable surname (although Florence does go too)

Will you be shortening? Clemmie? Flossie? Clemmie-Flossie? Flo (wink)?

allaboutme Thu 03-Sep-09 20:11:30

Having said that I do prefer Florence (love Flo!)

vanloadtovenice Thu 03-Sep-09 20:28:45

Giggles at Flo. Shortening to something totally different - family tradition blush

sweetkitty Thu 03-Sep-09 20:42:03

Clementine Florence

LoveBuckets Thu 03-Sep-09 21:54:09

I prefer Florence Clementine Jones for poetical meter but how often do we say all our names at once anyway?

I would choose your favourite nickname and go with that one first.

Hoglet Thu 03-Sep-09 22:04:27

I would say Clementine Florence -- due to the number of syllables.

Ie Clementine (3) Florence (2) "Jones" (1) has a lovely flow to it.

However, I confess to preferring Florence as the first name (but that's not what you're asking wink)

MadBadOnlyReadsTheBroadsheets Thu 03-Sep-09 22:10:39

Yup. I'd go with Clementine Florence Jones. It's the nicer name (in my view) and the rhythm is better too.

vanloadtovenice Fri 04-Sep-09 07:54:13

Yes, it is what I'm asking!
Love Florence, though might be rather 1910 with our surname. Would pronounce Clementine the 'teen' way......and her ds does have a long name too.

How do people ever decide? !

BonsoirAnna Fri 04-Sep-09 07:56:04

I think Clementine is much, much nicer than Florence. My DD2 (mythical, not yet conceived) is called Clementine - my DD1 is Flora.

DP has a one-syllable surname btw.

CheerfulYank Fri 04-Sep-09 08:13:16

I like Clementine Florence better as well, and am madly curious as to the "shortening to something totally different" business. Give up the goods, vanload!

bellissima Fri 04-Sep-09 11:50:05

Accept CheerfulYank's point - and preferred order - but must admit that as well as liking the names I like Clemmie and Flor(r)ie (but not Flossy or Flo!).

vanloadtovenice Fri 04-Sep-09 13:15:54

Can't. Would totally give identity away! Flora is a super name bonsoiranna.

vanloadtovenice Sat 05-Sep-09 22:10:28

Florence to Florrie, I think. For Clementine, would stick with family nickname unless some brilliant mner can come up with a shortening of Clementine that would please DH! Clem and Clemmie both out....

You see the struggle wink

scattykatty Sun 06-Sep-09 10:17:00

I love Flora, which you could use for Florence. Family nickname idea is V strange! Clementine only really shortens to Clemmie, Clem or Tina I guess.

audley Sun 06-Sep-09 20:19:10

Cleo/ Clio?

vanloadtovenice Sun 06-Sep-09 20:25:12


Thanks for the suggestion. Afraid Cleo makes me think of cars and carry on films!

]Minty? Or is that completely dreadful? shock

florence2511 Mon 07-Sep-09 02:57:33

I like Minty

vanloadtovenice Mon 07-Sep-09 21:08:58

Does it help if I tell you dd1's name has 4 syllables???? Thank you for any help x

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