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Scope for teasing with Clementine?

(17 Posts)
batpeachmelba Wed 21-Oct-09 22:27:23

What do you think of Clementine as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.
Dp is set on this. I do like it but I worry it's a bit like Gwyneth Paltrow and her Apple.
Would there be teasing do you think?

What do you think of Grace as middle name?

gingerkirsty Wed 21-Oct-09 22:32:20

I am having a girl and I LOVE Clementine but I can't stand Clem or Clemmy so it's out as far as I am concerned. I think it's a gorgeous name and yes, she would get sung to a lot, but worse things happen at sea and lets face it, everyone gets teased about something!

pipWereRabbit Wed 21-Oct-09 22:35:34

Oh my darling, oh my darling, oh my darling clementine....

Please look at the lyrics for this song - not flattering, esp. about the herring boxes for shoes....

I can imagine her having this sung at her by little buggers kids in the playground. Sorry.

randomimposter Thu 22-Oct-09 10:27:21

top name for any future DDs would be Clemency Grace... I think Clementine is also nice.... let's face it there will ALWAYS be something to tease kids about.... it's character building grin

sarah293 Thu 22-Oct-09 10:28:30

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overmydeadbody Thu 22-Oct-09 10:30:36

Oh gosh I really don't like this name. Even Apple is preferable.

ShinyAndNew Thu 22-Oct-09 10:33:15

Flemmy Clemmy.

But otoh if children want to pick on some one, they will. Regardless of what they are called.

Clementine is quite a nice name.

8oreighty Thu 22-Oct-09 10:34:23

I love clementine, and I've met a little girl with that name, she was super confident and smart. I love it...and no need to shorten it.

LetThereBeRock Thu 22-Oct-09 10:35:39

I think it's an awful name. I don't get the appeal at all.

Rindercella Thu 22-Oct-09 10:42:15

I used to love the name Clementine. Having just read the lyrics to the song, I think I am cured grin

Agree that a child will be picked on regardless, but I guess it's down to the parents to minimise the teasing potential e.g. not call your child Richard if your surname is Head, etc

8oreighty Thu 22-Oct-09 10:45:03

I met an Annette Curtain

boodleboot Thu 22-Oct-09 11:44:16

I went to school with a boy whos mum got remarried to a Mr Pipe...

his name was Dwayne.....

source of much

hanaflower Thu 22-Oct-09 11:46:03

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Nancy66 Thu 22-Oct-09 12:16:14

I think it's a lovely name. I wouldn't worry about any teasing but I think 'clem' and 'clemmie' abbreviations are a certainty

mrswoolf Thu 22-Oct-09 12:47:08

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KERALA1 Thu 22-Oct-09 13:47:37

Think its gorgeous. Can't see why it would prompt teasing - the Clementine song is hardly common currency. My family are teachers and say that there are so many unusual-ish names these days that its quite rare to be teased solely on the basis of your name unless it is really whacky. Unlike in my day when you were fair game if you weren't called Nicola or Clare.

Ivykaty44 Thu 22-Oct-09 13:52:07

tiney is the other shortened version - no teasing of dd1 friend and the song isn't mentioned either.

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