mn for Cleo...?

[name]Hi[/name]…I have finally decided on a name for my baby girl due this week…[name]Cleo[/name]. I am however having trouble deciding on a mn.
My husband would like to honour his mum’s side of the family as we honoured my mum’s side with our first daughter.
The options are:

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name] ([name]MIL[/name] first name)
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name] ([name]MIL[/name] and [name]MIL[/name] mothers mn)
or [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mavis[/name] ([name]MIL[/name] mothers fn, who has recently passed)

My husband would like to go with [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name], but I think it sounds strange especially as all the letters of [name]Cleo[/name] are in [name]Carole[/name], but he thinks I’m being silly…WDYT?

I don’t care for [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name], I agree with you that it looks funny. You could actually use [name]Cleo[/name] as a nickname for [name]Carole[/name], since all the letters are there. I think [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mavis[/name] has the best flow, but I like [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name] since the two women you want to honor share the name. I don’t love the flow though, and I think [name]Mary[/name] [name]Cleo[/name] sounds better. You could always name her that and call her [name]Cleo[/name].

I love [name]Cleo[/name]! Out of your options I like [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name] best, I agree that [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name] sounds a little funny and [name]Mavis[/name] isn’t so great style wise. Have you considered using a variant of [name]Carole[/name] or [name]Mary[/name]? Some ideas:

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]May[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marilyn[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marie[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mara[/name]

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]

[name]Hope[/name] that was helpful:) Good [name]Luck[/name]!

  • [name]Charlie[/name]

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name]

I love [name]Cleo[/name] :slight_smile: If you don’t mind me asking, what’s your other daughter’s name?

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name] sounds so strange unfortunately. It’s really hard to say because of the CL I keep trying to say Clarole when I say it out loud. I want to suggest [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Caroline[/name] but that has the same problems.
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name] is pretty, as is [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mavis[/name].
What about a variation of [name]Mary[/name] ( like [name]Charlie[/name] suggest above) or something similar. I like…
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marietta[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Maelle[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mireille[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Maria[/name]

Thanks for all your comments. :slight_smile:

My other daughters name is [name]Maya[/name] [name]Kate[/name]. I am glad most agree with me re:[name]Carole[/name], it will make it easier to get my point accross with DH…

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Arabella[/name] would be gorgeous.

Re [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carole[/name] I don’t like this combo

As a [name]Caroline[/name] I have always hated it if anyone called me [name]Carole[/name]. Seriously though I would veer away from [name]Carole[/name].

[name]Mavis[/name] hardly ever used in all my long life I have only ever heard of one [name]Mavis[/name], the modern alternative is [name]Maeve[/name].

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Alicia[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]
[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Maeve[/name]

[name]Mary[/name] there are so many variants of this name and I would be looking at them rather than [name]Mary[/name] alone.

Frilly style [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mariella[/name], very pretty
Plainer, [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Miriam[/name]
Feminine, [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marianna[/name]

You can always say that you have honoured the mother by using the same initial eg the C in [name]Cleo[/name].

I love [name]Cleo[/name]!!! My favorite from your list is [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Mary[/name], and you may also like [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marielle[/name].

Take care!

[name]Rollo[/name] - [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] is gorgeous!

[name]Cleo[/name] [name]Marie[/name].

Tell your [name]MIL[/name] sorry! [name]Cleo[/name] [name]Carol[/name] doesn’t have a very nice ring to it. Maybe the next baby? Good luck!