Do these fit?

I am currently falling in love with [name]Ireland[/name] (I have also seen the spelling Irelyn and not sure if it makes it more feminine or just entirely to trendy) and [name]Clover[/name]. I am not sure though that either one of them fit in my list. Are either of them better than the names on my list? I over 1/2 Irish and I really love that part of me. I think this would be great way to honor that. So what do you think of the names in general and do you think they fit? Thanks :slight_smile:

[name]Clover[/name] isn’t my taste and I prefer the names in your signature (I think those are all fantastic,) but there’s really nothing wrong with it. It’s just not a name I like personally.

I think every name in your signature is better than [name]Ireland[/name] and Irelyn. I greatly apologize if I offend you in any way, but I really can’t stand [name]Ireland[/name]/Irelyn. Nobody in [name]Ireland[/name] would name their kid [name]Ireland[/name], and definitely not Irelyn (okay, maybe not nobody, but it would be very strange.) [name]Just[/name] look at [name]America[/name] Ferrera- I’ve read interviews where she talks about her name, and she hated it because it was so easy to make jokes about. [name]America[/name] isn’t actually too weird in Spanish-speaking countries (it was a name before it was a country/continent) but of course, it’s quite loaded. I think the same thing would happen with [name]Ireland[/name]. And if your child ever goes to [name]Ireland[/name], I think people would find it pretty strange and kind of laughable. [name]Even[/name] in this country, I think some people would find it strange and laughable. To me, it doesn’t come across as a very cultured pick. But again, it’s all just my opinion.

If you want to honor your heritage, pick an Irish name. There are so many great ones- [name]Caoimhe[/name], [name]Saoirse[/name], [name]Aine[/name], and [name]Sinead[/name] if you’re daring, [name]Erin[/name] ([name]Erin[/name] Go Bragh- [name]Ireland[/name] [name]Forever[/name]!) [name]Maeve[/name], [name]Brenna[/name], [name]Brigid[/name], or [name]Alannah[/name] if you want a safer pick. Irish surnames are quite on trend now as well. You could even pick a name of a place within [name]Ireland[/name]- [name]Kerry[/name] or Athea, for example.

[name]Clover[/name] is cute for a little girl, but I can’t see it being an easy name to grow into. It also is seen as a cow’s name, so I’d hate to set a child up for that kind of teasing.
[name]Ireland[/name] - I agree with [name]Daisy[/name]. Pick a proper Irish name if you want to honour your heritage. but i’m not fond of place names and [name]Ireland[/name] is trendy no matter how you spell it. Sorry.

and no, neither fit in with your list.

I like [name]Clover[/name]–I think it’s really, really adorable–but really, it’s quite cutesy. I can’t imagine a business woman named [name]Clover[/name]. I would probably use it as a MN (I think [name]Annabelle[/name] [name]Clover[/name] would be adorable), or as a NN. I think [name]Clover[/name] could be one of those nns that you don’t really need it to be anywhere close to the real name, but I think something with a “C” might help it make more sense to others. I think something like [name]Chloe[/name], nn [name]Clover[/name], would be cute. Maybe [name]Clementine[/name], nn [name]Clover[/name]? I am not sure.

I do like [name]Ireland[/name] a lot, but as you can see with @daisy451’s post, it gets a really loaded response. I think I remember someone saying somewhere that [name]Ireland[/name] was offensive to some people, as well (although I have no clue why!). I think it could be a nice MN, again, if you want to honor your Irish history but don’t want the hugely negative/offended opinions. I think [name]Mary[/name] [name]Ireland[/name] or [name]Juniper[/name] [name]Ireland[/name] or something would be cute.

Good luck!


@daisy451 I also like a lot of Irish names but a not everyone would instantly recognize them as Irish, [name]Ireland[/name] is undeniably Irish and that is what I am looking for. Place names, especially city names, are very common in my family and I [name]DO[/name] NOT find them laughable in any way!!! I have met American children named [name]America[/name] (one of them is even a soldier’s daughter) I find that patriotic not weird! I love [name]Erin[/name] and I have considered it several times but I find it even more trendy than [name]Ireland[/name] and I am not sure that it fits. It can be very hard to find and Irish name to fit my style.

@ashthedreamer - [name]Annabelle[/name] [name]Clover[/name] is really cute! There is a strong possibility that my children will have red hair so [name]Clover[/name] might not be stretch for any of them :wink: They will all probably look even more Irish then me since they will be getting it from both sides :slight_smile: I cannot imagine [name]Ireland[/name] being offensive either, and it does not really bother me when people dislike it so long as they are not rude! [name]Mary[/name]/[name]Juniper[/name] [name]Ireland[/name] could be really cute I think I will play around with them a little :slight_smile:

I like [name]Clover[/name]. I think it’s sweet, a lovely nature name. And I’ll have to disagree with ashthedreeamer, because the [name]Lord[/name] Mayor of [name]Sydney[/name] (here in Australia) is named [name]Clover[/name] [name]Moore[/name], so to me it’s a name I associate with success, having seen her on the telly so often. And who doesn’t love [name]Joan[/name] [name]Jett[/name]'s [name]Crimson[/name] And [name]Clover[/name]? I love names I can link with songs.

I agree with the others on [name]Ireland[/name]. I mean I’m half Scottish, and like you I want to honour that with a baby name, but I’m not going to name my baby [name]Scotland[/name]. I think choosing an Irish/Scottish name is a better way to go. Otherwise you could use [name]Ireland[/name] as a middle name :slight_smile:

I absolutely adore [name]Clover[/name] in every way. It implies good luck, as well as a pretty pinkish blossom! It has a nice gentle sound. Plus, there’s the clover from “[name]Horton[/name] Hears a Who,” which might delight a little girl.

I don’t love the sound of [name]Ireland[/name], but if the place has significance to you, it’s a nice choice! I wouldn’t go for Irelyn, though-- too confusing.


@oddcreature - that is good to know that a [name]Clover[/name] has such a professional career and her name has not limited her!

@schmergo - I never made the [name]Horton[/name] connection but I love Dr Seuss and I have a collection of those books for my future children. I can imagine that she would really like that connection :slight_smile: I was worried about Irelyn being confusing but I wonder if it would make it less of a place name to some people. I also fear it being too much like [name]Americus[/name] in the [name]Natalie[/name] Portman movie “Where the Heart is” because I could not stand that name.