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Anastasia or Clementine?


  • tulvander12
    Participant

    Hi guys. So, I’ll be having a baby girl in three months and I still haven’t thought of a good name to give her. I really love names which are uncommon but still have a nice ring to it. I have a five year old son named ”Hajime” which means ”Beginning” or ”Genesis” in Japanese. I love the Japanese people due to their kindness and form of respect. I also love their culture which is why I thought that naming my son using a Japanese name wouldn’t be so bad. People sometimes call him Haj or Haji which sounds really masculine and strong. Now that my baby girl is coming, I’d like her to feel comfortable with her name and gain a strong sense of femininity and self-confidence from it. My top pick was Anastasia. It means ”Reborn” and some of friends have told me that Stasia and Anya would be a lovely nickname. I agree, however, I feel as if this name is still very common in this day and age. I live in the UK and even though you don’t hear the name Anastasia here very often, you know that there will be thousands of people out there who would have the same name as you. But it can’t really be avoided, can it? My second option would naming my daughter ”Clementine” which means ”Merciful”. The only downside that I am seeing here is that Clementine can also be linked to an orange. I love the name Clementine but I would also like my daughter to love her name as well. I was considering whether I could just use Clementine as a second name but I can’t really think of a good first name to go with it. Any suggestions? What do you guys think? Many thanks.

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  • rylane46
    rylane46
    Participant

    I love love love Anastasia. I really want to like Clementine but there’s just something about it that bothers me.

    Is there a reason you aren’t considering another Japanese name?


    embra
    Participant

    I like Anastasia better than Clementine, partly because I link Clementine to the fruit, and partly because I can’t get past the song. I don’t think Anastasia is that common, but maybe it is different where you are. Other fairly uncommon names I like are Nyla, Katiri, Nanthia, Lorelei, Amara, and Imani. I think if you use Clementine as a middle name, you may want to have the first name be too out there though (or too long). Maybe something like:
    Rosalie Clementine
    Sabina Clementina
    Rita Clementina
    Tessa Clementine
    Zara Clementine

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I love Anastasia! To me it doesn’t seem overly common.

    Like embra, with Clementine I can’t get past the fruit or the song so I have a hard time taking it seriously.

    I actually think Anastasia Clementine could work. I also like pp’s suggestions of Lorelei, Nyla or Zara as first names.


    tulvander12
    Participant

    @rylane46- I do feel the same way and I would have to agree that the name Anastasia sounds better than Clementine. I have thought about some Japanese names for my girl. One is ”Airi” which means Beloved Jasmine or ”Yuina” which means strong knot. I would like my girl to have a Japanese name but my husband said that because my son already has a Japanese name, I should try another using another name from a different origin for my baby girl.

    @Embra: I really like Tessa Clementine but it doesn’t really have that strong of an impact when I say it. I do feel as if I would need to put my vote on Anastasia but having a second name added to it wouldn’t be so bad I think. Any suggestions?

    @TwoSapphires: I did think of Anastasia Clementine or Anya Clementine but my husband didn’t like it and he said that Anastasia Clementine was too long.

    TwoSapphires
    TwoSapphires
    Participant

    I can see your husband’s point, if you’re not Japanese. I hope you’re able to find a name you really love!
    One of my sons has a 4-syllable FN and 4-syllable MN (the latter is a family name) so it doesn’t seem too long to me but my own name is super short so I might have a higher tolerance for multi-syllabic beauties than most people. ;)


    kimiha
    Participant

    i think anastasia and clementine are not common but familiar of and usable. i dont think she would be likely to meet other people with that name. they certainly are much more common than hajime though. i like anastasia. its strong and feminine. i dont like clementine. many people love this name but i just dont see femininity or beauty.

    Tara
    Tara
    Participant

    I LOVE Clementine! It’s on my top 10 list of names if I ever have a daughter!

    TheWishingStar
    TheWishingStar
    Participant

    Anastasia!! Such a cool name! And so many great nickname options. I don’t like Clementine much. Where I live, the fruit is a super common snack food – everyone buys bags of them when they’re in season, because they’re cheap and simple. So, here at least, Clementine as a name would be about as weird as naming your kid Apple. Not unheard of, but also a little bizarre.

    Also, Hajime’s such a great name! Do you kind me asking, do people have problems pronouncing it? I have a soft spot for Japanese names, but I always find that people who haven’t studied the language or culture ever just have no idea where to start with the pronunciations….

    jasonlovessara
    jasonlovessara
    Participant

    I really love Clementine – I was actually thinking of this name today. So pretty!

    yellowwatts
    yellowwatts
    Participant

    I like them both but I think I prefer Anastasia. Clementine is more of a GP name for me.

    lcd1912
    lcd1912
    Participant

    Mizuki, Kaede & Izanami were all Japanese friends of mine and I thought their names were really pretty. I think another Japanese name would flow better with your son’s.. Or What about just Anya or Amaya?

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