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?

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

Awful

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

Ok....so 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"
"clever?"
"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?>

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