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Pomona and Clemency?

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charlessmamma Thu 24-Sep-09 02:27:23

For dc 2.
Thought I'd throw in some more girls names from our shortlist for you to judge.

Boudica reactions were so mixed.

What do you think of these names and do you know any people with these names.

mathanxiety Thu 24-Sep-09 04:40:53

Pomona is a women's college in California. It sounds a bit strange, imo, not quite Pamela, not quite Mona. Clemency is a bit of Clement and a bit of Nancy...tbh not really keen on either. What's your DC1's name?

nooka Thu 24-Sep-09 04:48:10

Clemency is one of my middle names. I don't have a strong opinion either way (and I think Boudicca is cool grin) I think there is a MNetter who is particularly clean on it, s I'm sure she will turn up on this thread. I'm not so keen on Pomona - I see she was the Roman god of fruit trees!

Prunerz Thu 24-Sep-09 07:39:41

Pomona Crisps - used to be made in the Orkney Islands.
(Bit of a niche reason for not using it!)

bellissima Thu 24-Sep-09 09:21:49

Yes Pomona (despite info on Roman god - you learn summat new every day!) doesn't sound like a name. Clemency nice. unless she gets asked for clemency etc etc. like Constance somehow (except different! - no it's the soft, gentle sound).

Funnily enough I rather like Pamela - sort of smart 50s name - but I hate hate hate Pam and Pammie.

AnotherBloodySugaBabe Thu 24-Sep-09 09:23:29

Pomona? Really unpleasant.

I love Ramona.

I would feel sorry for someone with a name like Clemency. Very heavy sort of name. Bet she'd wish she was called Kate.

londonlottie Thu 24-Sep-09 10:01:05

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UnrequitedSkink Thu 24-Sep-09 13:30:51

Paloma nice, Pomona friggin awful. Sorry. I do think Clemency is quite sweet though.

suwoo Thu 24-Sep-09 13:39:37

Paloma is gorgeous as is Salome. Pomona, not so.
I like Clemency though but I think it is a 'big' name.

moondog Thu 24-Sep-09 13:40:53

Pomona sounds like a brand of air freshener.

mopsyflopsy Sun 27-Sep-09 21:33:34

I like Clemency.

Don't really like Pomona, especially the Po bit - just doesn't sound feminine/elegant. I quite like Paloma though.

HarrietTheSpy Sun 27-Sep-09 23:36:14

Pomona College - based in California. No, don't.

lucky1979 Mon 28-Sep-09 10:58:57

Pomona sounds like an air freshner.

GetOrfMoiLand Mon 28-Sep-09 11:01:15

Pomona sounds like a skin condition. Paloma or Ramona sound a lot better.

Clemency very nice.

MrsBadger Mon 28-Sep-09 11:15:29

Pomona too Moany for me

I knew a Clemency and a Clementine - one Clem, one Clemmie.

VintageGardenia Mon 28-Sep-09 11:19:43

Pomona reminds me of character in the Kingscote school books, I think they called her Pippin.

I think Clemency, Clem and Clemmie are all pretty but for a classical name Pomona is strangely unattractive.

curlyredhead Mon 28-Sep-09 11:19:53

Are you a Forest/Brent-Dyer fan? Only place I've come across those names!

I quite like Clemency, with Clem/Clemmie for short. How would you pronounce it? CLEM-ency or Cle-MENCy. Not sure about Pomona....

BonsoirAnna Mon 28-Sep-09 11:21:26

Pomona is a massive French food distribution company.

BitOfFun Mon 28-Sep-09 11:27:15

Pomona is quite a rough area of California, and Clemency is what Death Row prisoners apply for, so together the two names make me think of a knuckly gang member in blood-stained bandana. Not a nice association.

peanutbutterkid Mon 28-Sep-09 11:33:29

Ramona is a satellite town of San Diego. Shotgun rack in the back of every third pickup (so upmarket compared to the next nearest towns).

Boudica is better.
Would you like
Philomena, Diana, Ariana, Clarissa?

Did OP really call an existing child Charles? Why not choose a name that kind of goes with Charles, okay, so not Diana, but Clarissa or Victoria, maybe?

gagamama Mon 28-Sep-09 12:56:36

Pomona Mary Embolism is nice.

Lizzylou Mon 28-Sep-09 13:01:28

For some reason both names make me think of pears.

I know a Clementine (another fruity name), but not keen on those two names, sorry.

mopsyflopsy Mon 28-Sep-09 13:03:23

How about Pamela?

randomimposter Mon 28-Sep-09 21:29:13

really like Clemency
was at school with one a MILLION years ago

is my first choice for a girl's name
Clemency Grace

though am a BIT concerned that Clem sounds a bit like phlegm, and Clemmie like clammy....

foxytocin Mon 28-Sep-09 21:32:07

Pomona is an large farming town in California.

Clemency is something granted to people who have previously been on death row.

no no and no.

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