Girly names....Clover?

(68 Posts)
GiveMeVegemite Wed 17-Jul-13 10:42:11

I like unique, but girly names. I did like Lola, but have seen it completely overused and am now pretty off it.

What are your thoughts on Clover? Does it sound like a horse's name? Or a leprechaun? Another suggestions for girly, but different names?

Furzella Wed 17-Jul-13 10:43:30

Hmm. Think it's a cow's name, albeit a nice cow. What about Posy?

Choccyhobnob Wed 17-Jul-13 10:45:46

There was a girl in my school called Clover, really suited her (she looked a bit like Ginny Weasley from Harry Potter!)

GreyGardens Wed 17-Jul-13 10:47:07

Love it, wish I'd slipped it in as an extra middle name for dd (still might). I just think of what Katy Did.

Choccyhobnob Wed 17-Jul-13 10:48:08

Actually just facebook stalked her a bit out of interest blush as I'd totally forgotten about her and she is stunning these days!

MarianneBrandon Wed 17-Jul-13 10:52:07

Tastes great on toast

willyoulistentome Wed 17-Jul-13 10:56:37

I know a dog called Clover. Just saying....

whyno Wed 17-Jul-13 11:32:58

Really, really, pretty.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 11:37:08


FingersCrossedLegsNot Wed 17-Jul-13 11:39:45

Gorgeous name

Pobblewhohasnotoes Wed 17-Jul-13 12:37:20

No, makes me think of cows.

silverangel Wed 17-Jul-13 12:44:51

Clover the Cow? Sorry!

daddoinghisbest Wed 17-Jul-13 12:57:09

Crazy! It's bovine, it's a cheap butter substitute and a pest in the lawn. The only good clover is a four leaf clover. How about buttercup? smile

GiveMeVegemite Wed 17-Jul-13 14:36:45

Haha mixed responses! I am open to suggestions, but so far still loving Clover smile

BeCool Wed 17-Jul-13 14:39:23

a friend of a friend is called Clover- lovely name, lovely lady.

Ignore all the cow & spread comments (Disclaimer I called DD Stella - got a run of beer jokes..............yawn!)

Hmmm - not keen.

How about:


othersideofchannel Wed 17-Jul-13 15:08:03

Sounds masculine, like Rover. Also reminds me of a cow and butter, sorry.

Cow for me too!

CecyHall Wed 17-Jul-13 15:44:30

Yes I love Clover! DH wouldn't agree.

(A What Katy Did fan, hence my name on here!)

daddoinghisbest Wed 17-Jul-13 15:45:37

If my son had been born a girl she would have been named Trixie Matilda. My mum still thanks god every day that we had a boy. But I still like it. What do you think?

Trixie is surely a yorkshire terrier?

PipkinsPal Wed 17-Jul-13 16:03:39

It might be a good idea to give your child a cutesy name but imagine them being an old person and having the indignity of being in the Doctor's waiting room and the Doctor calling Tigerlily Smith over the tannoy and all eyes watching an old lady shuffling in with their zimmer frame. IMO Clover is the name of a cow or a rabbit.

squoosh Wed 17-Jul-13 16:05:41

Trixie Matilda is certainly ummmm, attention grabbing. But I have to say, it makes me imagine a woman called Matilda who performs 'tricks'.

8thplace Wed 17-Jul-13 16:53:03

I don't thinks its a pretty name, or a very girly name either. Sounds quite hard to me and I'm not keen at all , sorry.

(I am of an age where it brings to mind ermintrude, marigold and buttercup)

tammytoby Wed 17-Jul-13 18:27:51

Are you sure it is a girls' name - sounds masculine to my ears, like Grover or Rover.

LOVE it. Classic, feminine but not too frilly. Really, really lovely.

Hate Lola though!

rachel234 Wed 17-Jul-13 18:35:22

I don't find it feminine at all, sorry. But I don't like Lola either, so perhaps we just have different tastes smile.

Mhysa Wed 17-Jul-13 20:40:13

Love Clover, it's on my dream list that I'm not aloud too use along with Juniper. Beautiful name, think Jennifer Anniston played a character called clover in a film....

shoobidoo Wed 17-Jul-13 22:46:01

Shouldn't it be Clovina or Cloverina for a girl? Clover does sound quite masculine. How about Daisy or Rose if you like feminine flower names?

mirry2 Wed 17-Jul-13 22:46:54

Definitely a cow's name

DramaAlpaca Wed 17-Jul-13 22:50:36

I quite like Clover (another What Katy Did fan!) but not enough to use it myself.

Still18atheart Wed 17-Jul-13 22:54:03

Quite like it

but too many conatations for cows and butter imo.

MoonHare Wed 17-Jul-13 23:03:35

Puts me in mind of cows/rabbits too.

Sorrell, Tansy, Bryony, Saffron???

sleepingbeautiful Thu 18-Jul-13 00:31:33

I love it. When I read WKD I used to wish my own name was Clover.
My DH however had it on his list of cows names, although his is quite an annoyingly long list of "nope, moooo" as he grew up on a cow farm. According to him Harriet and Emma are also cows names?!!

Skygirls Thu 18-Jul-13 00:42:48

Clover brings rabbits to mind, I'm afraid.

How about Fleur? Flora could be nice but then you'd get the margarine connotations.

Love it!

ZingWidge Thu 18-Jul-13 02:47:05

Clover-spreadable butter

a no from me

cafecito Thu 18-Jul-13 02:53:32


rockybalboa Thu 18-Jul-13 04:03:43

Oooh, pretty! I like it.

TenthMuse Thu 18-Jul-13 11:30:05

Love it - think of 'What Katy Did' rather than cows! It's feminine without being frilly or fussy, and I like the nature connection. Definitely a marmite name, though (a bit like Tabitha, one of my other favourites, which invariably gets either 'love it' or 'cat's name' when people comment on it!)

Laquila Thu 18-Jul-13 12:15:22

I'm really surprised at people saying it sounds hard/masculine - to me it's very definitely a girls' name. I quite like it really, but then I was also a big fan of the WKD books! Doesn't particularly make me think of cows, or butter.

Tbh I much prefer it to Lola. Have you thought of Claudia, Florence, Tabitha, Esme?

Eskino Thu 18-Jul-13 12:22:58

I like Clover, and fwiw cows are usually called things like 'D3472' . I've never heard of a cow called Clover.

squoosh Thu 18-Jul-13 12:25:04

As a human I'd find it preferable to be called D3472 rather than Clover!

ZingWidge Thu 18-Jul-13 12:26:52

squuosh sorry, that sounds dark

GiveMeVegemite Thu 18-Jul-13 14:23:56 what middle names go with Clover then? My husband loves the name lily, but Clover Lily sounds like a plant. Last name starts with an S.

shoobidoo Thu 18-Jul-13 14:45:19

"I'm really surprised at people saying it sounds hard/masculine"

Becuase most names ending in -over are masculine e.g. Rover, Grover, Glover. I don't know anyone, male or female, named Clover but I would assume it is a male name if I saw it written down.

ZingWidge Thu 18-Jul-13 14:55:13

I actually think it sounds a bit like clever, and would more so on the phone

"hi my name is Clover xyz"
" Glover you say?"
"no, Clover"
"no, not clever, Clover"
"grin, not clever, grin "

sorry, not taking the piss.
just can't help my imagination.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 18-Jul-13 16:16:41

I agree Clover Lily sounds like a plant. You could have Clover Lilian.
Clover Juliana
Clover Elizabeth
Clover Mary
Clover Alice
Clover Madeleine
Clover Emilia

redrubyshoes Thu 18-Jul-13 16:22:03

Don't really like it. Sorry.

Fern has the same 'feel' to it. A cool shady sort of place.

<Can you tell I am suffering in the heat?>

callow Thu 18-Jul-13 16:23:16

Clodagh is similar.

Dillydollydaydream Thu 18-Jul-13 16:25:49

Not overly keen on Clover. In our local paper on the birth announcements I saw someone named their baby Tulip!

oohdaddypig Thu 18-Jul-13 16:29:32

I like clover! You will get lots of moo-ing though.

But who cares if you like it!

I work with a trixie - it's really grown on me.

Mhysa Thu 18-Jul-13 16:31:17

I love cutesy names, but after asking options on here, I decided DD2 would still be called a cutesy name, but as a NN, just incase, it gives the person options, so my DD is an Elizabeth, NN Betsy also her middle name is Jean, so saved her a life time of BJ jokes wink

Don't agree with the cow/rabbit/butter opinions, I think it totally works as a name, to at all masculine either.

Daddoinghisbest Love Trixie Matilda, sounds very vintage smile I would use Beatrix Matilda though.

Laquila Thu 18-Jul-13 16:39:30

Callow - Clodagh is gorgeous. Also Clody as a nickname.

Shoobidoo I guess because I don't know any men (or indeed anyone!) called Rover, Grover or Glover, I don't even particularly think of them as real names, let alone men's names. More like dogs' names to mesmile

Onetwo34 Thu 18-Jul-13 16:44:03

I really like Clover and I can't believe so many people here think it is a cow name! I was another child WKD fan though! Maybe that's the line. WKD readers, love it, non readers, cow.

squoosh Thu 18-Jul-13 16:46:51

I read WKD and wondered why Katy's sister had a cow name.


oohdaddypig Thu 18-Jul-13 16:50:50

Isn't clodagh Irish though? I couldn't use a name like that, pretty as it is, as I'm not Irish.

OP I wasn't a WKD fan and slightly associate clover with cows and still love it. (Would use it if lucky enough to have more babies smile )

CecyHall Thu 18-Jul-13 17:27:05

I always thought Clover was an odd choice amongst the other Carr names, but never thought cow!

I think Clodagh would have been a good compromise with my DH. But we had boys so it didn't matter in the end!

chilipeppers Sat 20-Jul-13 22:43:31

Just makes me think of the butter! Sorry!

rempy Sat 20-Jul-13 22:46:04

Really, how many botanical names do boys get? Why do girls get the trees, flowers, and weeds?

Sure, go on, name your child after a soil nitrogen fixer/butter substitute. I

It is definitely "original".

devonsmummy Sat 20-Jul-13 22:48:57

Is it just me singing
'Roll me over, in the clover, roll me over, lay me down & do it again' ?

ZingWidge Sat 20-Jul-13 22:57:50

"coz we all like Clover all over this land"

Clover butter, freshly churned

MadonnaKebab Sat 20-Jul-13 23:04:45

Clover Moore has been Lord Mayor of Sydney for many years
I don't think her name has held her back in her career, and I've never heard any negative comments
We don't get Clover Butter here though

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Sat 20-Jul-13 23:08:44

I first thought fake butter
Then I thought cows
Now I'm thinking roll me over

There is a poem called leprechaun with the lines

'You are so hot the first time I touched you I burnt down a Christmas tree
Had to plant my star on top of a 4 leaf clover I made out of two three leaf clovers and some crazy glue
I am crazy about you'

That is possibly quite an obscure reference..but it ends with the advice 'never fuck the cushions on your mothers living room couch.'

I'm not keen, I don't dislike it but when someone tells me their name I like to think I've heard it right. There's nothing worse than having to get somebody to repeat it, twice, and then spell it and then resist the temptation to say 'oh, like the margarine.'

I like Tansy

MrsTedMosby Sat 20-Jul-13 23:28:41

Lovely lovely name, and on my list of girls names. And yes, I'm a What Katy Did fan.

ZingWidge Sat 20-Jul-13 23:30:33

thinkofhappy excellent advise about the sofa cushions! grin grin grin

IThinkOfHappyWhenIThinkOfYou Sat 20-Jul-13 23:40:11

Thanks grin

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