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Cloureen - Baby name

post #1 of 177
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What do you all think of that name? It is a combination of the two grandparents - Clourence, and Maureen. My SIL is going to name her baby girl that who is due next month. I thought it was pretty at first, but then it started sounding familiar - and then it dawned on me - it sounds like Chlorine.
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What do you all think of that name? It is a combination of the two grandparents - Clourence, and Maureen. My SIL is going to name her baby girl that who is due next month. I thought it was pretty at first, but then it started sounding familiar - and then it dawned on me - it sounds like Chlorine.
ii instantly thought chlorine
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ii instantly thought chlorine
Ditto. I do like the way it looks, though.
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I am not quick as I didn't get it until you mentioned it.

I'd suggest Laureen?
post #5 of 177
Horrible.
post #6 of 177
Chlorine, definitely chlorine. She should be made aware of that if she isn't already. She can still name her daughter that if she still likes it, but I'm thinking she should name her Maureen Clourence. Other possibilities Claire, Clara, Claura, Cloura, or possibly Maclourence or Macloureen. Good luck!
post #7 of 177
Yup. Too much like Chlorine.

You could possibly use it as a middle name that won't get used in school or such. Maybe you could loose the R and do "Cloueen"? If you use Cloureen, then you definitely need a nickname and a way to make sure teachers and others aren't calling the full name out in public. Chloe could be a nice nickname for it.
post #8 of 177
Oh, that poor child.
post #9 of 177
"and this is our other child, Lysol, it's a combination of dp's parents, Lyle and Marisol..."

post #10 of 177
o, that's bad. i'm one of those that typically is all for funky names, but o boy is that bad. sorry.
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Oh, that poor child.
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"and this is our other child, Lysol, it's a combination of dp's parents, Lyle and Marisol..."




Ot but I sure do Love the name Marisol.
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ii instantly thought chlorine
yep.
post #13 of 177
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"and this is our other child, Lysol, it's a combination of dp's parents, Lyle and Marisol..."

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I instantly thought Chlorine too. Yikes.
post #14 of 177
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"and this is our other child, Lysol, it's a combination of dp's parents, Lyle and Marisol..."



Sorry, all I see/hear is 'chlorine'. It's awful!
post #15 of 177
Sorry, it's Chlorine to me. Not a good idea.
post #16 of 177
Don't like it! What about using both names one as a first and one as a middle?
post #17 of 177
Even Clourence is bad.

I met a man who's name was Daniel. His wife was Brittany. They named their son Brittanial. I thought THAT was weird.

Besides.. the dad wore socks with his sandals.. so I had a bad first impression.
post #18 of 177
Normally I wouldn't say anything negative about babies' names, even when they make me cringe.

But this baby isn't born yet, and there's still time for her parents to select a different name. I'd suggest that you inform the parents of Cloureen's similarity to chlorine- and gently suggest they reconsider their name choice.
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Even Clourence is bad.

I met a man who's name was Daniel. His wife was Brittany. They named their son Brittanial. I thought THAT was weird.

Besides.. the dad wore socks with his sandals.. so I had a bad first impression.
Socks with sandals always does it for me, too!!

I knew someone (NOT a friend) named Boris ans he named one of his daughters 'Borichele', like Boris and Michele together. I thought that was strange, but I honestly like it better than Claurene.
post #20 of 177
I don't usually venture into this forum, but I saw it on the main page and immediately thought, as most everyone else has, 'chlorine'.

I have to ask: are you sure she is she serious? Are you sure she isn't pulling your leg? I used to tell people we were going to name our baby crazy stuff when they wouldn't leave us alone about names. However, there are worse names that are available.

That reminds me of that Sammy Kershaw song "Vidalia". The mama in the song was "Violet" and the daddy was "Del" and were combined to form "Vidalia".
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