Grover or Grove?

See the results of this poll: Grove, Grover, Neither?

Respondents: 63 (This poll is closed)

  • Grove : 17 (27%)
  • Grover : 26 (41%)
  • Neither: 20 (32%)

I absolutely love [name]Grover[/name]. It is really tied to the character, though. But it is also a presidential namesake in the U.S. to me, it’s kind of up in the air. I don’t think it’s quite far gone as [name]Kermit[/name] or [name]Elmo[/name], so I can see it working. I’m not really a fan of [name]Grove[/name], I can see it in the middle, though.

I really love the name [name]Grover[/name], although for us we cannot use it. Our DS is named [name]Oscar[/name]. Although, if I had it to do over, I may have gone with [name]Grover[/name] instead of [name]Oscar[/name] in the first place.

Well, [name]Grover[/name] was one of my favourite [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name] characters when I was young so I have nothing but positive thoughts about the name. I think it’s time that the name is taken down from the shelf and dusted off so it will shine again! I would choose [name]Grover[/name] to put on the birth certificate and use [name]Grove[/name] for a nickname.

Oops! I voted for [name]Grove[/name] and I didn’t mean too! I agree with the above post. If you like the name enough to use it, stick to [name]Grover[/name] and use [name]Grove[/name] as a potential nickname = )

Thanks for the votes. :slight_smile:

[name]Grover[/name] is [name]WAY[/name] too [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name] for me. I just can’t imagine a grown businessman with that name because of the furry blue kids’ character. :confused: I’m truthfully not a fan of [name]Grove[/name] either.

Honestly, I cannot imagine the name [name]Grover[/name] on anything other than a child’s cartoon/puppet character - I really cannot picture it on a boy/man.

I voted neither - I really don’t like it, I’m afraid.

I [name]LOVE[/name] the name [name]Grover[/name]. I used it for a character (from the 1910s) and I named my dog [name]Grover[/name]. I’ve received nothing but positive comments on my dog’s name - everyone thinks it’s so cute. However, my [name]Grover[/name] is a dog and reactions would likely be different to [name]Grover[/name] on a child. I think it is worth noting that hardly anyone has mentioned the [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name] character.

All that aside, I think the name [name]Grover[/name] is funky and cool, vintage and handsome. [name]Grover[/name] would be a bold choice, but if [name]Oscar[/name] can shake off his [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name] persona… why not [name]Grover[/name]? It’d take a certain type of guy to pull it off in today’s world, though. He’d have to be musical, artsy, and a person all his own. Not the type of guy that fits into a conventional male stereotype, if that makes sense. At least that’s how I imagine a modern [name]Grover[/name].

[name]Grove[/name] doesn’t have a different vibe than [name]Grover[/name] to me. I use [name]Grove[/name] as a nickname for my character [name]Grover[/name] - that’s probably why.

Maybe it doesn’t matter if you’re outside the US, but in the states all I can think about is [name]Grover[/name] Norquist. I happen to dislike him, but even for people who love him I think the name is so tied to one political figure that it would be hard to have a little boy carry that name.

If you’re not in the US, I wouldn’t worry about the [name]Sesame[/name] [name]Street[/name] association too much - everyone loves furry [name]Grover[/name]!

[name]Grover[/name] is the only name on our boys list. My husband has his heart set on it!
We have a daughter [name]Autumn[/name] [name]Lily[/name] and expecting in 6 months. I can’t change his mind so am trying to like it and go with it.
It does sound kind of regal to me.
I like that it means ‘from the [name]Grove[/name]’ as we live in a [name]Grove[/name].

[name]LOVE[/name] [name]Grover[/name]! It has such a cool, vintage, funky, charming vibe to me. I would love to meet a little [name]Grover[/name].

[name]Just[/name] out of curiosity, is the emphasis of your last name on the first or last syllable? I think [name]Grover[/name] lee-[name]BO[/name] sounds fine, but for some reason, [name]Grover[/name] [name]LEE[/name]-bo doesn’t sound as good to me…

[name]Grover[/name] is ADORABLE…

in a furry blue monster kind of way. Sorry.

[name]Grover[/name] feels like a dog name to me, sorry. [name]Grove[/name], on the otherhand, is rather redeeming. He feels like a cool nature name.

Doesn’t [name]Grover[/name] remind you of groveller? [name]Fancy[/name] having that teasing potential.


What? Teasing potential? Associations? LALALALALA CANT HEAR YOU! I just love [name]Grover[/name] so much, oh, I hope you use it! [name]Just[/name] because [name]Jim[/name] Henson has good naming taste means he gets dibs forever? No! Take back [name]Grover[/name]!