(48 Posts)
CurryChip Sun 21-Apr-13 13:31:39

Wdyt? Is it totally unusable? smile

MoaningYoniWhingesAgain Sun 21-Apr-13 13:32:11

Only in sandwiches, not on toast.


BreasticlesNTesticles Sun 21-Apr-13 13:34:39

"Roll me over in the clover, roll me over, lay me down and do it again" is the song I think of every time I hear Clover.

However this is closely followed by the sister in the What Katy Did books.

Finally I think of a cow for some reason, sorry sad

BabsAndTheRu Sun 21-Apr-13 13:34:39

Agree with MoaningYoni, just keep thinking of the butter.

Suzieismyname Sun 21-Apr-13 13:35:12

Wasn't that the horse in Animal Farm?

twojumpingbeans Sun 21-Apr-13 13:35:37

Think it's beautiful. Really do...

CurryChip Sun 21-Apr-13 13:36:16

Oh, we don't have Clover butter where we come from so I don't have that association, but that is good to know!

Suzieismyname Sun 21-Apr-13 13:36:32

Sorry, the horse was Boxer.

coffeewineandchocolate Sun 21-Apr-13 13:37:06

To me its a cow-sorry...

Suzieismyname Sun 21-Apr-13 13:37:16

But still no...

PoppyWearer Sun 21-Apr-13 13:37:30

I love it, but DH vetoed it for DC2. Who was a boy anyway. grin

ParmaViolette Sun 21-Apr-13 13:38:42

I love it. The cool sassy blonde one in the cartoon Totally Spies was called Clover- so I think of her, not cows and butter! grin

WeAreNinjaNotGeisha Sun 21-Apr-13 13:39:27

A dear friend of mine has an 8yo dd named Clover (& a 10yo DD named Raven!)...she loved the names when they were younger. Now that they're getting older and stroppier she laments that she's burdened them with 'stripper' names. grin

FWIW, when she was choosing names I was an advocate for 'Clover' as I think it's very sweet. I detest the name Raven, though, poor little girl.

SantanaLopez Sun 21-Apr-13 13:41:13


scaevola Sun 21-Apr-13 13:42:50

Breastickles: I thought of that song too!

BlueStarsAtNight Sun 21-Apr-13 14:52:53

I think I like it. Though it sort of makes me think of a rabbit for some reason!

Its a cows name!

SirChenjin Sun 21-Apr-13 14:54:11

Clover was the name of my sister's first horse - for me it will always be an animal's name. Or the name of a margarine.

VAVAV00M Sun 21-Apr-13 15:05:09

I wish my name was Clover, it's Chloe but it always sounded too 'nicknamey' ... GO FOR IT!

dontblameme Sun 21-Apr-13 15:05:16

My friend had a dog called Clova, after a village in Scotland, I think it's pretty. But for a little girl I prefer Kiva (or Caoimhe ugh).

chainstore Sun 21-Apr-13 15:11:40

I had a dog called clover as a child,so thumbs down from me!

Gingerandcocoa Sun 21-Apr-13 15:18:10

Isn't that a name from Hunger Games? I think I'd always associate it with the book.

I love it, mostly because of Clover in, 'What Katy Did.'

HagsFlungOut Sun 21-Apr-13 15:20:31

It will always be What Katy Did for me, but I do understand the cow reference. Doesn't seem to affect the popularity of similar names though.

I'm unaware of the "butter" reference, as I never buy those artificial spreads, only real butter so I don't look at the rest of it.

mummanj Sun 21-Apr-13 15:45:34

I like it. Clo for a nn is lovely too.

TwllBach Sun 21-Apr-13 15:47:58

I like it a lot. Soft and gentle without being too cutesy. I wouldn't be too worried about the brand association either.

fussychica Sun 21-Apr-13 16:52:04

It's What Katy Did books for me - my all time favourite reads as a child and I think it's a lovely name which obviously has been rather spoilt by the spread reference.

Ruprekt Sun 21-Apr-13 16:53:37

At no point in my life (am now 42) would I have wanted to be called Clover.

Just No.

Nice for a cow or a cat. smilesmilesmilesmile

thermalsinapril Sun 21-Apr-13 17:25:42

I like it!

mewkins Sun 21-Apr-13 23:16:26

Clover and Buttercup are cows' names.

GW297 Mon 22-Apr-13 00:25:46

I like it too!

Love it! Reminds me of 'What Katy Did'

K8Middleton Mon 22-Apr-13 00:32:15

Have you considered Clodagh? Sounds very similar but is a nice Irish name.

It's my dog's name so I cant imagine it for a child personally, it ends up getting shortened to 'Clo' as well which I'm not keen on, it's a bit harsh sounding.

nooka Mon 22-Apr-13 04:48:50

I agree with BresticlesNTesticles (now that is quite a coll name grin). I don't see Clover as a person name at all.

ripsishere Mon 22-Apr-13 04:54:31


HagsFlungOut Mon 22-Apr-13 11:19:47

Do the people who dislike the name Clover also dislike Daisy?

Sarah0378 Mon 22-Apr-13 12:47:57

Clover and Flora are margarine, lifetime of 'spreads easily' jokes at school. No.

Daisy is a nice name.

TenthMuse Mon 22-Apr-13 13:18:11

Love it! It's definitely a Marmite name. I think of 'What Katy Did' and an outdoorsy, faintly tomboyish kind of girl. Don't get the whole 'cow's name' thing, but then again I also love Tabitha (which everyone says is a cat's name) and Rufus (which everyone says is a dog's name)!

Oh we all love clover all over the land oh we all love clover it's the way that its churned.

Umlauf Thu 25-Apr-13 09:51:05

I have, "over and over, crimson and clover"

Anyone else?

I quite like it as a name though. Flora is marg too and still a name.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 27-Apr-13 08:38:23

I absolutely love Clover. It didn't work with our surname <weeps>. Please use it.

FatherSpodoKomodo Sat 27-Apr-13 18:26:06

I love love love Clover! It was always on my girls list, but alas I only had boys.

I loved the What Katy Did books so always associate the name with those rather than cows etc.

Still18atheart Sat 27-Apr-13 18:56:02


Butter connotations and cows spring to mind

In Animal Farm wasn't it the sheep who was called Clover

MrsBazinga Sat 27-Apr-13 19:16:36

Clover is also on of the rabbits in Watership Down.

I know a baby Clover, and I really like the name.

JojoMags Sat 27-Apr-13 20:56:28

Ignore the dairy related comments. Is lovely. Or Flora?

Pixieonthemoor Sun 28-Apr-13 15:38:59


OrangeFootedScrubfowl Sun 28-Apr-13 17:31:34

I think Clover is delightful.

What Katy Did pops straight into my mind.

Clover is nicer than Daisy (bit too cutesy) and Flora (bit too maiden aunt).

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