What’s in a name
Quite a few people have asked me where the name Four Leaf Clover came from and I figure it’s about time I answer the question. I had a lot of trouble trying to decide what I should name this blog. I even made a list of different titles I was considering and asked my family to choose their favorite. “Four Leaf Clover” wasn’t on this list. Everyone checked something different so I was back to where I started. One day it just popped into my head.
I have a knack for finding four leaf clovers wherever I go. I remember there was one day I found over 25. Below, or after clicking “Read more”, is a picture of the eight four leaf clovers I saved in my journal from April 2010. I was writing an entry and found one, then another, and so on. One of them happens to be the one I used for my header.
Everyone knows that four leaf clovers stand for luck and that’s exactly what I’m hoping for with this blog of mine: lots and lots of luck. I figured I’ve found so many of them in my life, maybe they’ll finally start giving me some luck. I looked up the history and meaning of four leaf clovers to make sure there wasn’t any bad hidden meaning or anything silly like that and was quite surprised with the information I found. Each leaf stands for something different: hope, faith, love and, of course, luck. Most of the sites I found said similar things. There is a legend that Eve carried a four leaf clover from the Garden of Eden. This was especially interesting to me because my name Eva, in other languages, is Eve. (By the way, in case you’re wondering, my name is pronounced EV like EVer, A like Apple: EVA) Another site even says that you are “holding onto a bit of paradise” if you find a four leaf clover. It was said to be a charm against evil spirits. There was one story that said that if a child found a four leaf clover they were rewarded with the gift of seeing fairies. I’ve written a book (which I plan on finally finishing up the editing process soon!) and fairies are a big part of it. As you see, every one of these finds has meant a bit of something for me and hopefully it will help out in the success of my blog. We’ll see!