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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?

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Horrible.

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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!
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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.

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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..."


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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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"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
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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.

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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!

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Sorry, it's Chlorine to me. Not a good idea.
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Don't like it! What about using both names one as a first and one as a middle?
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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.
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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.
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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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LOL - thanks, guys. It is my husbands brother and his new wife. I think I will have him talk to his brother. Guys generally aren't as sensitive to this sort of thinkg. I like classic names, so I wasn't sure if the name really was ridiculous, or if it was just me. It is her parent's names....
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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.
My thought too.

The name is beyond horrible.

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Yeah, I immediately thought '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.
Is it some kind of family tradition to name children this way?
Cause "clourence" seems quite unique to me too... a combination of Chloe and Laurence maybe? (or is it just a name i'm not familiar with, i guess).

How is Cloureen pronounced? Claw-reen or Clue-reen or, well Chlo-reen?

Anyway, like PP's, this is one name I really don't like.

oh and LOL @ the socks in sandals

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Are you sure the grandparent's name is spelled Clourence and not Clarence? Could they actually be planning to name the baby Clarine?
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I'm pretty sure they're serious. The boys name would be Jered - after other grandparents - Jerri and Ed. My SIL is mormon -i don't thinks she practicies - they were married at a JOP, not in a church. But that is where the clourence name comes from. I actually thought it was pretty when she said it. Then when we asked how they would spell it, I was like, huh. then as we were driving home, I thought, oh no! Chlorine! My husband and I were horrified. Baby will be here in less than a month.
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My first thought was "that sounds like a chemical!" LOL! I like some of the other suggestions above!

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"and this is our other child, Lysol, it's a combination of dp's parents, Lyle and Marisol..."

: You're killing me!!!


Yeah, my dh just read this thread and says: Epic name fail.

My ds (age 9) knew nothing until I said to him, "They're going to name their child Claureen. What do you think?"

He said, "Chlorine? Like the laundry? The pool? The kid is gonna get made fun of!"

Poor child. Please do what you can to talk her out of this...

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