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Eleanor90 Fri 14-Feb-20 08:08:43

Searching for a name for Sylvie’s sister. Middle name will be Margaret or Marianne.

What does everyone think of Clover?

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Whatsyourflava Fri 14-Feb-20 08:11:37

I don’t hate it but I much prefer Margaret as a lovely first name with nn Maggie or Peggy

I actually did consider the name Clover when I was hormonal and pregnant but husband told me “that’s a cow or butter” and wouldn’t even discuss the name further as he said it’s “completely ridiculous” 🤦‍♀️

Omashu Fri 14-Feb-20 08:12:09

I don’t like it. Also, get ready for the cow related comments.

FamilyOfAliens Fri 14-Feb-20 08:13:19

Or margarine related comments.

Chocolateandcarbs Fri 14-Feb-20 08:22:07

I think it’s a beautiful name, if you love it then use it (... but i did have a pet rabbit called Clover as a child, so not an option for my baby name lists)!

allthedamnvampires Fri 14-Feb-20 12:21:37

Cloven hoof clover! I wouldn't.

Ilovepinot Fri 14-Feb-20 12:23:31

I like it.

Undies1990 Fri 14-Feb-20 12:25:15

I think it's a lovely name.

Arthritica Fri 14-Feb-20 12:27:49

Did you love the What Katie Did novels? I loved Clover as a kid agter reading that.

WoodliceInSunderland Fri 14-Feb-20 12:28:39

I like Clover and the cow association wouldn't bother me at all.

The "spreads easily" thing might though, I can imagine that being tough as a teenage girl.

inwood Fri 14-Feb-20 12:30:54

No from me. Like Daisy unless the child turns out very dainty it's a name to be saddled with.

RhymingRabbit3 Fri 14-Feb-20 12:31:19

I dont really understand the cow or margarine comments. Plenty of kids called Daisy or Flora! I think Clover is nice - it you can use other flower names like Daisy, Heather, Rose, I dont see why not Clover.

RhymingRabbit3 Fri 14-Feb-20 12:33:48

"Spreads easily" hasnt been a tagline for years. I dont think it will be an issue in 15 years time!

ImportantWater Fri 14-Feb-20 12:35:07

I think it is lovely. There are always comments about cows whenever Clover is mentioned but I really don't think it's an issue and it would be a shame if that put you off. There should be more Clovers in the world! It's got the word "love" in it, it's a flower, and Clover from What Katy Did was cool.

ImportantWater Fri 14-Feb-20 12:36:24

I don't see Daisy or Clover as particularly dainty names either. Not like Grace or Willow.

WoodliceInSunderland Fri 14-Feb-20 12:39:19

RhymingRabbit3, A few people mentioned it in a previous thread about the name Clover and it stuck with me.
I'd like to think it would be forgotten as it's a horrible comment.

TrippingOnSunshine Fri 14-Feb-20 12:42:34

Love it! It's my dd1 middle name!

Quadrangle Fri 14-Feb-20 12:45:23

I like it as I think of the flower

Rachelhaydenberk1 Fri 14-Feb-20 13:28:32

I love Clover. It gets the cow association but I think of luck like a 4-leaf clover. I love it but a lot of people dont care for it so its onr of those love it or really strongly dislike it mames which is something to consider.

My pairing fir it is Clover Viveca.

Efeble1 Fri 14-Feb-20 13:29:35

I absolutely love it!!

NotNowPlzz Fri 14-Feb-20 13:32:03

Adore it

xQueenMabx Fri 14-Feb-20 13:32:29

I would never have thought of that for a name, I think its lovely!

ilovepuggies Fri 14-Feb-20 13:33:44

I think clover is very sweet and I didn’t think any of the above thoughts.
Other names I’ve heard recently that I think are lovely are sorrel and wren.

isthismylifenow Fri 14-Feb-20 13:36:05

It is a name of a dairy company here, so for that reason it wouldn't be one that I would consider.

LivingDeadGirlUK Fri 14-Feb-20 13:40:03

My first thought is it's a rabbits name in Watership down, think the rabbit in question gets eaten by a bird of prey...

I used to know a chap called Clovis which I thought was a nice name. I'm kinda on the fence with Clover, its a pet's name in my head but that probably because of the above!

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